A self-motivated, driven and results-oriented operations and live audio production professional with a distinguished track record of proven results and career successes as a Technical Director, Audio Engineer, Concert Promotor, Manager of Systems, Production Scheduler, master of technology, mentor and leader.
I’ve worked with Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Entertainment Division, Sony Pictures, RH Factor and numerous independent Film Productions. Nominated for an Emmy Award and multiple Golden Reel Awards for best sound for a Motion Picture / Television series.
I’ve had the great pleasure in serving the Whittier College community for 22 consecutive years as the Technical Director and Senior Audio Engineer; Contributing to the legacy and history of their institution. Working with individuals such as David Palmer and Shane Cadmen, in the Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts, where we’ve created the longest running Hawaiian music series in the World; this brings a great pride to this institution and its community. We pride ourselves on the commitment to excellences in service, support and solutions.
My strong points are as follows: Promotions, event planning and problem solving, specializing in Live Concerts, Live Broadcasting, Award Shows, Banquettes, Tours and Staging, Trade Shows, Video Conferences, Web Cast, Streaming, Pre and Post-Production sound for Film and Television. Post-Production sound editorial and designer, ADR, Foley, Virtual Mixer from conception to completion.
I have been actively involved as a Technical Director and Supervisor of services for events from developing concepts, planning strategies of implementation, logistics, publicity, primarily interfacing with the general public and staff, evaluating and reporting event operations.
Overseeing all aspects of events, from hiring and managing crews, screening vendors to service the venue. Supervising installation of all sound, staging and lighting equipment. Interfacing with City and County zoning inspectors, Fire Marshals and Law Enforcement.
Solid background in electronics system design, event technology, audio system signal flow and advance electronic wiring. Strong knowledge in system design for both soft and hard installations. Event set-ups and breakdowns of large array systems and smaller systems for any size venue. Extensive knowledge of PC and Mac platforms. Final Cut Pro 7, DVD Studio, Motion and Adobe Photoshop, Pro-Tools HD3 and Pro-Tools 11 systems, Projection Systems, Digital Recorders, Yamaha PM5D, DiGiCo SD9 & SD10 and Midas M32 system mixers.
Out of the many years of service I served as the Technical Director for a ten-day multiple city jazz tour of South Africa with US delegates of the World AIDS Conference held in Durbin, South Africa. Although faced with numerous unexpected delays and program changes, we provided a wonderful sound and visual experience to the thousands of viewers and attendees.
I served as the Technical Director for Jazz at Drew / Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science for 12 consecutive years. The venue accommodated 10,000 attendees per day for a 2-day show.
I also hold a contract for NAMI Walk Los Angeles in downtown at the Grand Park facility for 12 consecutive years as the Technical Director / Audio Engineer and the last attendance was 7,000 people.
"County of Los Angeles Commendation"
County of Los Angeles Commendation – 13th Annual Jazz at Drew Scholarship Foundation Los Angeles Musical Legacy Series Honoree, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Chair of the Board – Supervisor, Second District
"City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition"
City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition presented by Jan Perry, Councilwoman, 9th District For Dedicated Service to the Affairs of the Community and For Civic Pride Demonstrated by Numerous Contributors for the Benefit of All Citizens of the 37th Congressional District of California
"First Annual Roland Hayes Betts Award / Jazz at Drew"
Building Cultural Bridges Through Music For Dedicated and Committed Service To The World Community
"The Golden Reel Award"
Motion Picture Sound Editors – The Golden Reel Award For Outstanding Achievement in the Motion Picture And Television
"Primetime Emmy Awards"
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
Thea Award for the best Theme Park Concept Design and Installation / Disney’s California Adventures / WDI Team
Synergy Show Systems, Inc.
President / CEO
"STAGE OF STORIES"