From a young age, I’ve had a deep love for music. I started with piano lessons at age five, and a year later, began to study classical music theory (yes, I got a jump start). I started playing trumpet in grade school and then, in college, studied guitar, flute, voice, bass and drums, performing in several local bands. This working knowledge of so many different instruments, greatly enhanced my performance and composition skills and broadened my perspective on how each element of an orchestra or band has its own unique voice.
In 1984, while still in college in New Mexico, I opened a small recording studio, helping local musicians record and produce their own projects. Thus, began Synoptic Sounds.
In 1987, I attended the College For Recording Arts, in San Francisco, CA, graduating magna cum laude. The coursework included Audio Engineering, Music Production, Studio Electronics, Music Law, Synthesizer Principles, Sound Reinforcement and Audio Visual Production. While still at CRA, I was offered jobs by some of my instructors who owned recording studios in the Bay Area. I soon found myself in high demand as an audio engineer and joined the Audio Engineering Society in 1988. I make it a point to attend seminars and conventions in order to stay current with the rapidly changing field of audio engineering, as the art of music continues blending with new technology.
Then, in 2006, after years of researching equipment & technology, Synoptic Sounds took a quantum leap into the field of HD video production, and changed names to Synoptic Productions.