Profile

I am an audio engineer, audio engineering instructor, guitarist, guitar instructor, music producer, sound designer, and an all around music enthusiast.  I am interested in hardware and software development, gesture controlled interfaces, technical writing, and education.

Experience

ENGINEERING AND MARKETING ASSISTANT, LIVID INSTRUMENTS; AUSTIN, TX -- AUG 2014 - PRESENT

  • MIDI Controller Manufacturer
  • PCB rework, board testing, final QC
  • Content creation (promo and demo videos, product integration guides)
  • Website optimization (Wordpress)
  • Custom software development - developed an application to work with Livid's Guitar Wing controller

TEACHING ASSISTANT, BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC; VALENCIA, SPAIN -- SPRING 2014

  • Instructor for undergraduate course: MP-114 - "Critical Listening for Musicians"

ENGINEERING GRADUATE ASSISTANT, BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC; VALENCIA, SPAIN -- 2013 - 2014

  • Audio Engineer, Recording Studio Supervisor for recording studio facilities at Berklee Valencia
  • Five studios (four small production suites and one large Scoring Stage)
  • Avid/Euphonix System 5 Console in Scoring Stage
  • Provide direction and training on studio procedures and technical matters for students using the studios

CHIEF AUDIO ENGINEER, GUITAR INSTRUCTOR, REHEARSAL DIRECTOR, DETROIT SCHOOL OF ROCK AND POP MUSIC; ROYAL OAK, MI -- 2008-2013

  • Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Engineer for projects at this music school in suburban Detroit, MI  
  • Instructor for the school’s “Studio Techniques 101” course
  • Leader of the school’s “Studio Circle” (a weekly meeting, class, and support group for anyone interested in production and recording techniques)  
  • Private guitar instructor for several students, ages 5-60
  • Band rehearsal director for student bands 
  • Live Sound Engineer for student bands‘ performances
  • Assistant director of the school’s “Summer Rocks” summer camp program

AUDIO ENGINEER, SOUND DESIGNER, GUITARIST, TANGERINE MOON PRODUCTIONS; CLAWSON, MI -- 2009-PRESENT

  • Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Engineer, Sound Designer, and Recording Guitarist for live entertainment production and management company
  • Produced audio content for backing tracks which accompany Tangerine Moon Productions’ live bands
  • Live Sound Engineer (2009-2012)
  • Guitarist/vocalist in Tangerine Moon’s band “Boogie Dynomite” (2009-2012)

CHIEF ENGINEER & AUDIO ENGINEERING INSTRUCTOR, HARMONIE PARK MUSIC; DETROIT, MI -- 2006-2011

  • Music recording and audio postproduction facility
  • Musical clients include Aretha Franklin, B.O.B., Mark Farner, Dave Mason, The FourTops, Joni Sledge, and many local musicians 
  • Postproduction clients include EA Sports,  ABC, Showtime, Detroit Medical Center, Michigan Lottery
  • Audio Engineering Instructor through the Recording Connection audio engineering education program
  • Recipient of “Outstanding Recording Studio” award at the Detroit Music Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Guitar work on several commercials and local music projects

GUEST LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN; DEARBORN, MI -- SEPTEMBER 2010

  • Taught a class on analog-to-digital conversion in an Audio Techniques course, COM.345 - “Audio in Media,” at University of Michigan

Education

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC; VALENCIA, SPAIN

  • Master of Music in Music Technology Innovation, Summa Cum Laude, 2014
  • Elected as Music Technology Innovation representative for Student Advisory Board  
  • Master's Thesis project was called “Robaton,” a musicmaking robot, controllable by gestures.  Robaton was a collaboration between myself and another student.

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC; BOSTON, MA

  • Bachelor of Music in Music Production & Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 2003
  • Principal Instrument: Guitar
  • Chosen as Mastering Engineer for 2004 Music Technology Division Showcase CD

IN THE STUDIO WITH BRUCE SWEDIEN; OCALA, FL

  • Intensive one week masterclass at Bruce Swedien's Westviking Studios  

  • Studied acoustics, ribbon microphone design and applications, microphone techniques for all styles of music, and mixing techniques