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Summary

An organized, detail-oriented, and conscientious self-starter with over 20 years experience building businesses, providing long-term customer service, leading teams and bringing creativity "on demand". 

Work History

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. We teach all styles; from Rock/Pop to Jazz, Classical to Country. 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
  • Managed inventory, sales and pricing of products
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.