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Summary

An organized, detail-oriented, and conscientious self-starter with over 20 years experience in the music and audio industry. Expert at set-up, trouble shooting, and operation of digital audio editing systems including Pro Tools software and digital audio effects units. Highly experienced at live performance audio management and real-time troubleshooting of audio. A listening leader that supports team engagement and always seeks to improve productivity. 

Work experience

Mar 2017July 2017

Interim Worship Leader/AV Manager

Trinity United Methodist Church

Hired to identify and implement methods to improve professional presentation of worship team, troubleshoot issues with audio settings and to set up audio and video systems in move to new sanctuary. During my tenure was able to resolve multiple issues with current audio set-up. Responsible for all content posting of presentation material using ProPresenter. 

20112017

Audio Engineer (Volunteer)

Cornerstone Church of Rome

Responsible for all audio requirements for worship services and events

Managed any technical issues regarding AV equipment including live troubleshooting and correcting levels, including setup and tear down

Helped direct the worship team in improving sound quality and professional presentation

Identified areas to improve productivity and reduce costs for the music ministry

Jan 1993Present

COO

Musikworks and Temple Recording Studio

MusikWorks provides instruction for voice, guitar, piano and keyboards, violin, drums and percussion, electric bass, mandolin, banjo and dobro/resonator guitar. We also offer Musical Theater audition/preparation and Music Therapy services for special needs populations. Temple Recording produces custom albums and CDs for local clients and students. Services include engineering, production and musician logistics.

  • Grown company to 10 employees
  • Serve over 300 students annually
  • 90% customer retention
  • 80% growth in students year over year
  • 75% complete 2 or more years music instruction
  • Expert at set-up, trouble shooting, and operation of digital audio editing systems including Pro Tools software and digital audio effects units
  • Highly experienced at live performance audio management and real-time troubleshooting of audio 
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office tools including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, along with other office productivity software packages
Jan 2011Present

COO

Back Porch Syndicate Records

This boutique/independent record label has been in force since early 2011 and promotes the artist; Jefferson Grizzard, who began as one of my students. As staff producer for the label and personal manager for Grizzard, my duties include: accounting, marketing, booking, travel and tour logistics, legal and music copyright supervision and music publishing/licensing coordination. As producer,  I am also responsible for coordinating all label releases, musicians, studios, engineers, song arrangements and music direction. 

  • Booked Grizzard into hundreds of venues in the US and internationally
  • Produced all 3 of his albums resulting in over 16,000 distribution
  • Built promotion plan including social media, online distribution of music and fan building
  • Mentored this green musician into a mature professional
19901993

General Manager

Logical audio

Worked as electronic technician and became General Manager of the Professional audio repair facility
Responsibilities included: employee/job supervision, invoicing, parts/supplies procurement, interface/relationships with customers and vendors

Education

Music Studies

Shorter University

While working, I completed 2 years of music studies at Shorter University to improve my skills in performance and theory.