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Pro Audio Career

Traveling the world as an audio engineer

One of the most popular questions I hear, whether during a wine tasting, at a public speaking event or just meeting new people is, “Who did you tour with?” My years in pro audio were unforgettable, and though life on the road can be incredibly tough, I wouldn’t trade a single moment. So for those who are interested in that part of the story, below are the highlights from an old résumé…

Education:

  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
    Music Engineering Technology, August 1989 through May 1992
    Bachelor of Music received May 1992
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
    Computer Engineering, September 1986 through May 1989

Experience:

  • Founder, President, Web Designer, Audio Engineer
    • Intertainment Technologies, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, November 1998 – March 2000
  • Production Manager
    • Jars of Clay “Bubblemaker’s Dream” North American Tour, March – December 1997
    • Jars of Clay “Tour on a Stick” North American Tour, May – December 1996
  • MD Systems / Clair Brothers Audio Enterprises, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee
    • Front of House Engineer
      • Matchbox20 “Stole My Baby” World Tour, December 1997 – July 1998
      • Dino Kartsonakis August 1998
      • Jars of Clay “Bubblemaker’s Dream” North American Tour, March – December 1997
      • Nanci Griffith “Blue Roses from the Moons” One-offs, 1997
      • Michael W. Smith “I’ll Lead You Home” One-offs, 1997
    • Monitor Engineer
      • Reencuentro “Menudo Reunion” South American Tour, September – November 1998
      • Ted Nugent “Cat Scratch Fever – 20 Years” American Tour, August 1998
      • Walt Disney World “Pow-Wow Convention” June 1997
      • Martina McBride “Wild Angels” One-offs, 1997
    • System Engineer
      • Garth Brooks, Tracy Lawrence, Lorrie Morgan – 1997
  • Clair Brothers Audio Enterprises, Inc., Lititz, Pennsylvania
    • Front of House Engineer
      • Jars of Clay “Tour on a Stick” North American Tour, May – December 1996
      • Three Crosses Michael W. Smith support act, January – May 1996
      • Georgia Music Hall of Fame “Southern Jubilee” September 1996
    • System Engineer
      • Michael W. Smith “I’ll Lead You Home” American Tour, January – May 1996
      • Little Texas “Greatest Hits” American Tour, October – November 1995
      • Jimmy Page / Robert Plant North American Tour, September – October 1995
      • Amy Grant “House of Love” North American Tour, January – September 1995
      • Kenny Rogers American Tour, April 1995
    • Monitor Engineer
      • Amy Grant “A Tennessee Christmas” Nashville Arena Grand Opening, December 1996
      • Jars of Clay “Tour on a Stick” May – December 1996
      • HBO Special “Sinbad’s 70’s Soul Festival” St. Maarten, May 1995
      • Tanya Tucker “Black Velvet Lady” North American Tour, May – December 1994
      • Midnight Oil “Earth and Sun and Moon” World Tour, August – November 1993
    • Audio Technician
      • Bon Jovi “These Days” European Tour, June – July 1995
  • Front of House Engineer
    • TNN Special “At the Ryman” April 1995
  • Recording Engineer
    • Bobbe Seymour Recording, Nashville, Tennessee
      • Tracked and overdubbed various demo projects, December 1993 through April 1994
  • Drum and Percussion Technician, Carpenter
    • Julio Iglesias “Calor” World Tour, July 1992 through August 1993
  • Front of House Engineer, Carpenter
    • Dade County Youth Fair and Exposition, 1992, 1993, 1994
      • FOH Engineer for Legends in Concert 1994
      • FOH Engineer for Magic Show 1993
      • Designed and built house loudspeakers utilizing LEAP design software
  • Monitor Engineer, Instrument Technician
    • Maria Conchita Alonso, World Tour 1991-1992
  • Front of House Engineer, Monitor Engineer, Technician
    • Off the Wall Sound and Lighting, Miami, Florida
      • FOH Engineer for Orange Blossom Festival, Goombay Festival 1992, Broward County Fair Country Stage 1991
      • Monitor Engineer for Telemundo “Carnaval” television show 1992, Peter Graves Orchestra, Free Flight 1991
      • System Technician for New World Symphony, Smothers Brothers, Florida Philharmonic, and various local clients 1991 through 1993
  • Monitor Engineer, Stage Manager
    • ACME Communications, Miami, Florida
      • Monitor Engineer for Lucia Mendez, July through August 1993
      • International Reggae Festival, Peru 1992
      • Stage Manager for Liga Contra Cancer telethon, 1992
  • Production Assistant, Assistant Stage Manager
    • Univision Special Events, Miami, Florida
      • Production Assistant for Noche de Carnaval, Calle Ocho, L.A. Fiesta Broadway, OTI Songwriting Festival, Nuestra Belleza, Lo Premio Nuestro 1991 through 1992
  • Production Manager
    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1991 through 1992
  • Software Engineer, Systems Analyst
    • The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, August through November 1988
      • Developed Windshear Detection Package for FAA / MIT project

Publications:

  • “Accuracy and Energy” EQ – The Project Recording and Sound Magazine, 1998,
    Issue Five, Article describing the use of an AMEK Langley Recall automated mixing console
    on the Matchbox20 “Stole My Baby” World Tour 1998
  • “Ears of Clay” MIX Professional Recording, Sound and Music Production, July 1997
    Article describing mixing in-ear monitors from Front of House while mixing a show on the
    Jars of Clay”Tour on a Stick” North American Tour 1996

Endorsements:

PreSonus ACP-8 8-channel compressor / gate, 1996-1997

Memberships:

American MENSA, The High IQ Society, 1998