HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
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CREATIVE BACKGROUND - A complete understanding of the symbiotic and technical relationship between computers, the creative process of audio production, and music theory.
SOLID EDUCATIONAL/TECHNICAL FOUNDATION - A thorough understanding of the music/post production process from concept through completion. Avid/Digidesign certified instructor operator. Licensed Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Instructor for Audio Recording and Production.
EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS - Experience with a proven track record of results. Member - Society of Professional Audio Recording Services. ASCAP writer member - 5 time songwriting award winner.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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INDEPENDENT PRODUCER, WRITER, RECORDING ENGINEER, ARTIST
1986 - Present
SOUND SYSTEM/ACOUSTICS DESIGNER
1985 - Present
PRESIDENT - Stirling Sound, Inc.
1995 - Present
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ACHIEVEMENTS
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*Billboard Placement, reaching position 17 and being in the top 25 on the chart for 20 weeks with Divine Blush - Marnie Jones - release Grammy nominated.
*Designed, Built, and Own a Digital Production Facility - Stirling Sound, Inc.
*Produced and Composed International Film Scores and Artists (see client list).
*Licensed MnSCU Instructor for Audio Recording.
*BA - St. Olaf College in Electronic Communications.
*Studied Percussion w/Jeffrey Dire - Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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PROVEN LEADERSHIP SKILLS
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*Elected President – Hennepin Technical College Shared Governance Council. The Council was established to make recommendations to the College on the following topic areas: Personnel, Student Affairs, Facilities, Fiscal Matters and General Matters of HTC, which is a 2-year technical college with app 6,000 FTE and an annual budget of over 40M.
*Elected Media Communications Department Chair/Team Leader at HTC
*Audio Production Program Director/Senior Instructor
*President – Stirling Sound, Inc.
*Extensive Management experience
*Elected Executive Committee Member – Minnesota State College Faculty representing over 5,000 faculty statewide
*Elected as Minnesota State College Faculty Chapter President – Since 1999

 

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PRODUCED AND ENGINEERED NUMEROUS RECORDING PROJECTS AT:
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Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN
Pachyderm Disc,
Cannon Falls, MN
Stirling Sound, Inc.,
Clearwater, MN (Pres.)
Metro Studios,
Minneapolis, MN
Cookhouse Studios,
Minneapolis, MN
Pilhoefer Music,
Minneapolis, MN

 

Danger Studios,
Minneapolis, MN
Tricord Studios,
Eden Prairie, MN
(V.P. and partner/
owner - 6/93-4/94)
Westwood Sound,
Long Lake, MN
Studio M,
St. Paul, MN
Oar Fin Records,
Minneapolis, MN



 

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CLIENT LIST INCLUDES (but is not limited to):
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Levi Seacer (NPG/Warner Bros., CBS, etc.)
Don Powell (Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Inside Out, The Jets, etc.)
Jevetta Steele (CBS)
Marnie Jones (Thrival)
Dennis Frederiksen (Toto/CBS)
The Commodores
Constina Jackson
Sarah Groves
Stan O'Daffer (Makata)

 

KYCR Radio
Minnesota Rock n Roller's AAA Basketball team
Madusa (Rivstar)
Ned Eliason (CIM)
Mark Brown (Motown)
Stirling (Precious Records)
Wright Hennepin Electric
Michael Westbrock
Laurie Praetorius
The Surahoulies

 

Kennedy Barber
Ingrid Chavez (Warner Bros./Paisley Park)
Robert McKay
Michael Anthony
Gabrielle Angelique
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Taboo Blue
Darren Kersch
Grace United Methodist Church
Milaca Assembly of God

 

Minnesota Department of Health
Tom Cleveland
Bervin Grady
Marc (Wolfgang) Berry (CBS/Sony)
Ian Peters
Lutheran Church of America
Woodbury Church of Christ
St. Luke's Catholic Church
Youth for Christ
Charley Stroud (KDWB, Star 96
KSTP-FM, Kennedy Barber, etc.)