1. When did you start dabbling in music?
I started on trumpet at age 10, but got more passionate when I picked up bass and guitar in high school. During college, I had a band where I shared lead vocals and electric guitar duties. After that I was in a variety of bands usually on bass or behind the mixing board.
2. What training have you had?
I studied electrical engineering in college but mostly learned recording and music on my own. Recently, I completed the Master of Songwriting and Guitar program through Berklee Music.
3. When did you get into recording?
I have always been fascinated with tape recording since fifth grade. I started by recording demos by bouncing back and forth between two cassette decks. Later I moved on to portastudios, ADATS, pro studios, then to a DAW based project studio.
4. People you have worked with/for?
I work with songwriters world wide as the founder and creator of LilacWriter.com - an online collaboration site for songwriters. I have also done production, mixing and mastering for a variety of indy artists and bands regionally.
5. Why are you so good at training people?
I have always been interested in making technology easier to use and understand. I think showing examples is essential when introducing a topic. I feel recording should be a fun and creative experience and I hope that comes across in my videos.