I began recording multi-track with cheap cassette decks at age 8 using the "bouncing tracks" method pioneered by Les Paul.
At age 15 I started a small lighting service for friends in bands. I did not want to be a live sound engineer. I thought musicians were always very rude to engineers even when they had a lot of audio talent.
As a teenager, I was a member and sometimes leader of several bands.
When I turned 21, I was able to work in nightclubs, and started learning the ropes of live sound by apprenticing for several years.
A few years later, I started my own sound company after working for a recording studio in Philadelphia for a year, and managing a local music radio show. My sound company Starground has done over 3000 events.
In 1996, I received my degree in Electronics Engineering from Delaware Tech.
In 2001, I began attending Meyer Sound Labs seminars, and received Meyer SIM3 certification from training by both Bob McCarthy and John Meyer. I have also been educated by Don Pearson (weeks before he passed away) who owned the best sounding soundcompany in the world - Ultrasound (Steely Dan, etc). Don helped me plan my largest show to date with 10,000 attendees.
In 2005 I became a member of the Theatrical Union (IATSE 284-DE)
In 2008 I became a factory authorized dealer of APB-Dynasonics consoles. These are almost purely resistive-path consoles with no capacitors (except phantom power circuits) or active electronics in the signal path. My company currently owns three.
In 2009 I went back for Meyer's new mixing seminar taught by Buford Jones (of Pink Floyd, etc, etc). This has lead me to new mixing techniques and some exciting new sounds.
In 2010, a story about my company was published in ProSound News May Edition.
In 2012 I had 28 Meyer loudspeakers and was able to provide sound for the Mickey Hart Band in an outdoor festival setting with a crew of 5 independent engineers.