Career Summary

 

I am an I am an audio visual producer, engineer and multimedia specialist with more than 15 years of experience and a working knowledge of all aspects of media design and  live production. I have worked with Fortune 500 corporate clients and top-tier major label artists in most media environments including studio, television, radio, live streaming audio and video, for nearly every type of live event.

Professional Experience

Senior Production Technician – The Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, May 2016 to Present – Works as production and show crew for MAC events in setup and operation of audio, video, lighting, rigging and theatrical IT systems for events; works with Center-hired part-time crew, freelance vendors and traveling companies to produce world class performances; Assists with upkeep of technical systems and equipment; Assists with inventory management; During COVID-19 helped transition from hosting live events to broadcasting and live streaming of remote events, responsible for setup and operation of live stream, editing and presentation of prerecorded and live events to various streaming platforms

Technical Liaison ACCelerate Washington DC Oct. 2017 – Technical liaison for Virginia Tech Institute for Creative Art and Technologies (ICAT) at the Smithsonian Museum of American History; Exhibits: Dense Space, Salt Marsh Suite and Projection mapping project; Lead technician for lighting, audio and installation of projectors for three-dimensional art installation, multimedia dance suite and projection onto entrance of museum on the National Mall

 

Production Manager and Front of House Engineer – Mandolin Orange, February 2016 to June 2016 - work with house technicians to ensure safe and smooth production; coordinate with performance venues prior to show date; load and unload equipment and instruments; tune and ring out house sound system; setup and sound check band; made all efforts to ensure the best possible presentation of performance every night

Director/Producer/Audio and Video Engineer – Live & Breathing, liveandbreathing.com, May 2011 to Present – director of crew and lead role in preproduction, setup (audio, video, lighting), operation and post-production of multi-track audio and multi-camera live performances of bands at festivals and private events; works intimately with top-tier artists and management; works with artist, management and record labels to secure publishing and licensing agreements for placement of work in film and television; edits audio and video content, then posts finished product to websites

www.liveandbreathing.com and http://www.youtube.com/liveandbreathing

 

Freelance Audio Visual Technician, Knoxville, TN/Charlotte, NC/Blacksburg, VA, June 2007 to Feb. 2017 – Lead Technician/Corporate Liaison responsible for setup and operation of audio, video, lighting and stage sets for live events including top tier corporate clients, festivals, concerts, permanent and semi-permanent installations, meetings, the creation of original video content and archival content 

 

Audio Engineer/Education Director Music Lab at Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA, January 2014 to December 2015 – Lead audio engineer in charge of design and setup of studio, all student and private recording projects, teaching of students ages 12 to 19, instructed students in a wide range of music and music production and developed a comprehensive curriculum, communicated with parents, developed internship program with Radford University and Virginia Tech music business and music technology programs

 

Recording Engineer Shakey Graves Nov. 2015/Dec. 2015; Royale -- Boston, MA; 9:30 Club -- Washington DC; Gruene Hall – Gruene, TX – Responsible for coordination with artist, management and venue, setup and operation of mobile Pro Tools studio for multi-track live recording and multi-track audience recording of live performance, mix and master of recording

 

Recording Engineer American Aquarium, Terminal West, Atlanta GA, Nov. 2015– Responsible for coordination with artist, management and venue, setup and operation of multi-track live recording and audience recording of live performance, Live at Terminal West Album Release date Nov. 2016

 

Recording Engineer Chad Eby, Roanoke, VA, June 2015 – responsible for setup and operation of recording session including but not limited to tracking, mixing

 

Recording Engineer - Avett Brothers, Charlotte, NC, NYE Dec. 2013 – Responsible for securing of rental gear, setup multi track, analog recording studio backstage, recording of live performance

 

Floyd Radio Show Guest Engineer, Floyd, VA, Dec. 2013 – Responsible for setup, sound check, live performance, archival and web broadcast of live radio show

 

Recording Engineer - Ian Thomas Live at Preservation Pub, Jan 2012 – Responsible for coordination with artist, management and venue, setup and operation of live multi-track recording of live performance over three nights, released June 2012

 

Recording Engineer - Ben Sollee Louisville, KY, Iroquois Amphitheater, June 2011 – Responsible for Setup and operation of live multi-track recording of live performance

 

Monitor Engineer - Avett Brothers, North Carolina, Dec. 2010 – Four night end of year tour including New Year’s Eve at Asheville Civic Auditorium; Responsible for setup, sound check, monitor mixes and end of show load out

 

Assistant Recording Engineer - Black Lillies – “100 Miles of Wreckage” July 2010 – album assistant to Scott Minor (Sparkle Horse, Wild Chorus Studios), assisted in setup and operation of mobile recording studio, treatment of recording space

Audio Engineer - Speed Channel “Pinks All Out” Bristol, TN, Oct 2010 – record location audio of live action and interviews while drag races happened in the background

 

Audio Engineer/Assistant Producer WDVX, Knoxville, TN June 2009 – August 2011

Audio Engineer for "The Blue Plate Special" a live daily performance broadcast live on radio, over the web and in front of a live studio audience. Worked to move the program toward international syndication and ramped up web presence, managed the day-to-day production of the program and oversaw post-production of syndicated show, an average of 40 to 50 bands per month performed live on the program, created syndicated program in charge of writing, post-production, posting of finished show, Developed and managed internship program with 3-4 interns annually

 

Manager - Same As It Ever Was, A Talking Heads Tribute March 2006 – June 2007 Responsible for managing the 9 members of the group, booking, publicity, logistics, rentals, advancing with venues, securing payment and accounting profit/loss, some bass playing

Touring Musician 2003 – 2007 Touring bass player for jazz, Americana, Rock and Progressive bands; musical acts include Christabel and The Johns, Concrete Donkey, Same as It Ever Was and others

 

 

Skills

  • Certified audio engineer, set up and operation, successfully managed more than 1000 recording sessions

 

  • Dante Level 3 Certified for audio over network

 

  • ETC EOS Level 2 User Certified for lighting consoles and systems

 

  • Certified Pro Tools User with 15 years experience

 

  • Familiar with the use of 360 cameras and footage including Insta 360, GoPro and others

 

  • Trained video engineer, trained in set up and operation of video switchers, video conversions, projection mapping, pixel mapping, streaming video, video conferencing,

 

  • Familiar with nearly all models of professional projectors including but not limited to Christie, Barco, Panasonic, Sony, BenQ, Epsom

 

  • Proficient video and still photographer with Panasonic, Sony, Nikon and Cannon professional video and DSLR cameras

 

  • Experience in computer-driven audio production environments: production and editing of computer automated design and multipoint surround-sound systems

 

  • Proficient in Macintosh and Windows operating systems, computer networking, Microsoft Office, Touchdesigner, Notch, Maya, Unreal, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite, Max MSP, Unity, Processing, Arduino Programming, OSC, Q Lab, V-Mix, ProTools, Reaper, Cubase, Logic X, Ableton Live and other Digital Audio Workstations

 

  • Trained in set up and troubleshooting of most audio production systems, including but not limited to line array and multi point audio systems, cable and connector repair, maintenance

 

  • Thorough knowledge of acoustics, resonance and physics of sound

 

  • Able to work in high paced environments with a deadline and maintain excellent customer service skills to comfortably and accurately communicate with clients and peers in professional manner

 

  • Strong work ethic with a dedication to continued learning and education

 

Certifications

 

ETC EOS – Level 1 & 2  Certified July 2020

Dante Audinate – Level 1, 2 &3 Certification June 2020

Meyer D-Mitri and SpaceMap – Certification January 2018          

Crestron – June, August 2012 – Level 1 & 2

Recording Workshop – Chillicothe, OH 2007

                            Certificate – Recording Engineering & Music Production Program

                            Certificate – Advanced Recording Engineering & Music Production

                            Certificate – Studio Maintenance & Troubleshooting Program

              

Education

 

Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA Fall 2018 to present

            Candidate for Master of Fine Arts in Creative Technology

            Anticipated Graduation Date Spring of 2022

The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN 2004 Graduate

                            Bachelor of Science in Communication and Information Sciences

                            Major: News/Editorial Journalism

                            GPA: 3.44

Oak Hills High School – Cincinnati, OH

                            1998 Graduate

Honors

              University of Tennessee

                                     Graduated Summa Cum Laude

                                     Cum Laude 6 semesters

Recording Workshop

                                     Graduated with Honors