Who am I?
I am a theater maker, musician, programmer, mixer, engineer, and any of the thousands of hats sound professionals wear. I came to technical theater at a very young age. As a child, I was always intrigued by music and technology. Around the age of 10, I participated in my first community theater production as an actor- imagine that! It wasn't long until the tech carts carrying the light and sound console were rolled to the top of the hill and I was immediately drawn to them. How could anyone that age not be with all the knobs and wires? The technicians were so generous and started to teach me the beginnings of what would be this fabulous adventure in sound. The following summer, I was at the sound console for the productions where I stayed for many years. Outside of the community theater world, my passion for technology and music continued to develop as I participated in many computer and robotic camps and started to pick up the trombone. Throughout High School, I continued to develop greatly as a musician and composer and was exposed to a vast array of theater, music, and opera. It wasn't long until I finally put two and two together and realized that the theatrical sound world is a perfect meld of my technical and musical talents. My high school technical director, Kyle Himsworth, remarked that I treat the mixer like an instrument; a thought that sticks with me to this day. I continued my education at Penn State where I completed a B.F.A. in Design & Technology with an Emphasis in Sound Design along with minors in Electronic Music and Trombone Performance.
My time at Penn State and the many productions I have been a part of over the past few years have developed me into the sound professional I am today.