Growing up in central New York, I was acutely focused on studying music and science. While I was searching for a way to combine the two, I met Ron Keck of Subcat Studios . He introduced me to the world of live sound recording and I was immediately hooked. I later enrolled in the Sound Recording Technology program at SUNY Fredonia. There I studied the art of sound recording under professors Dave Fridmann , Bernd Gottinger , and Arman Petri . I enriched my studies with trombone performance, as well as classical theory, jazz theory, and music history.
After graduating in 2003, I made the big move to NYC where I bounced between several studio internships until I landed my dream job at the world-renowned Sear Sound . Under the mentorship of the legendary Walter Sear, I began his tradition of educating young engineers in the art and science of sound recording. Over the next few years I spent what seemed like endless hours working for Walter, but what I now realize went by much too fast. In 2006 he promoted me to the coveted Chief Engineer position. I am forever grateful for the time that I was able to study under a leading mind in the music industry.
I see every new project as a chance to meet interesting people who are passionate about music, and every session as an opportunity to learn. So far I have had several opportunities to work next to the most prominent producers and artists, as I continue to better my craft. I consider myself fortunate to be given the responsibility of capturing the music of some truly great artists. I believe that it is the engineer who sets the vibe that allows for the creation of memorable musical moments that keep us listening.