I started in sound recording in a small 4-track studio after playing keyboards with a touring band before working for the Record Plant in Los Angeles. At RPLA I worked on the 24 track mobile recording trucks as an EIC. I received a platinum album from Bill Szymczyk for the "Eagles Live" album. I also recorded, produced and mixed several in-studio albums for various artists with record deals
After 10 years in music recording, I worked at Compact Sound Services post-production film sound, and TV audio sweeting for 10 years. Then I transitioned to my own company as a consultant for the Disney Channel, Technicolor, Playboy TV & DirecTV, and helped engineer several cable TV channels. Later, after 15 years of consulting, I worked for Verizon to help launch their streaming TV services and soon after I started teaching electronics and computer programming at ITT-Tech.
For the past 4 years I have been teaching at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts music high school as a substitute teacher.
I have a master's degree in information systems, and a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Phoenix, and an associate degree in electronics technology.
To me, working at FIRST is a dream job, and I am looking forward to working with students to help them succeed in the business of sound and show production.