It all starts with the music. My own journey to sound started with a passion for music and the way it can make people feel. I do this work because I love making people sound their best, so they can focus on making music and connecting with their listeners.
I grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada playing a few different instruments, but mainly alto and baritone saxophone. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in music after performing made such an impact on my high school years, and I moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music with the hopes of playing saxophone professionally. However, life often takes us on journeys we don't expect and shortly after arriving at Berklee I found I had an even stronger connection to the "behind-the-scenes" of professional music. I saw the difference a great engineer can make to an artist and their work, and I found I had a knack for using my technical knowledge to help musicians translate their performances into timeless recordings and exciting live shows.
I graduated from Berklee in 2014 with a degree in Music Production and Engineering, as well as a solid understanding of the "what" of audio engineering. I knew how to use the tools of cables, consoles and microphones, but it wasn't until I moved to Nashville and started working in live sound that I found out the "why". Working downtown at Tin Roof Broadway, in the city's live music trenches, I learned to trouble-shoot, work quickly, and build trust with a band or artist. I built a reputation for providing worry-free, accurate sound with a positive attitude behind it.
I also spent a year working for a production company, MidCoast Sound, where I deepened my technical knowledge by working on larger shows for nationally touring acts. The production company world taught me what really goes into live shows, from beginning to end. There's a lot of value in knowing how every part of your stage works, from generator power to lighting, to how to protect your gear from the elements in an outdoor show.
While in Nashville I've mainly focused on live sound, but I've also had the opportunity to work on a few very special records. With my new home recording studio I'm about to make recording and mixing a much bigger part of my business.
Currently I'm working full-time in sound and I'm always looking for a new audio adventure! Reach out if you need to sound great at your next show or on your next record.