A training guide for church sound system volunteers and technical teams.
A training guide that teaches audio fundamentals for all sound techs.
A live streaming how-to guide for independent artists, entertainers and musicians.
A short story about flying across Canada & Alaska in a small plane with my brother John.
Free mobile app with digital practice mixer, frequency analyzer and sound tips.
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I grew up in western Montana. My dad was an electrical contractor, so I got to learn a valuable trade and see how a small business really works.
It’s funny. Growing up, the last thing I wanted to be was an electrician. Turns out, I became one, in two states!
Music became my primary focus in high school. Maybe it was the drums that gave me an outlet for that suppressed teen angst.
After high school and a bit of college, I spent the better part of two decades working as a performing artist, installing and designing sound & video systems, and remodeling houses.
That last one might seem a little out of place, but real estate investing is a great way to provide one of the best solutions – an affordable roof over somone's head!
Some of my favorite projects have been:
These experiences impressed upon me two key points:
1. A lot of technology is misused or not maximized to its potential
2. The average user can use a little help and technical support
Most of my work today revolves around solving problems associated with those two issues.
After procrastinating for way too long, I finally wrote a book about a technical subject that had been on my mind for over 12 years.
Great Church Sound was book number one.
Apparently I had a lot more that needed to be said.
So I wrote some more stuff about live streaming.
And then I even turned some travel journal entries into a short story.
I’m not one to use a lot of words. And I hated writing assignments in school. So writing books (and being an electrician) was the last thing I planned to do in life.
There seems to be a pattern developing here…
Anyway, I think that provides enough of the summary about where I come from and what I’ve done. You can find more professional details on my LinkedIn profile.
I’m thrilled to be living in Missoula, Montana, with my beautiful wife Kate. We got married on 10-10-10. Yeah, we’re kind of nerdy that way.
Kate is a professional baker and illustrator.
You should check out her work.
If you’re passing through western Montana, give me a shout! If I’m not solving a tech problem or hiking up a mountain, we can grab a tasty local brew :)