As an engineer and assistant studio manager, I’ve gained a range of experience over the last several years. I began as a receptionist at Electric Lady Studios and within the first year was promoted to Assistant Manager, a role previously non-existent. During my time at Electric Lady, I was also an in-house engineer. My responsibilities included coordinating and fulfilling all of the client’s day-to-day needs and comforts, as well as the technical aspects of running large format consoles, tape machines, analog gear and modern day equipment. I worked on many great records with artists like Lana Del Rey, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Frank Ocean, Ryan Adams, and more... This rich experience was invaluable to shaping my outlook on the process of making records and the many details that go into such an involved commitment.
Ultimately, these two full time roles drove me to pursue opportunities as a freelance engineer, which gave me insight into the difference between supported and independent artists. I worked in Haiti with Jackson Browne, engineered remote sessions for Roger Waters and Lucius on his world tour, and worked with local artists like Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Joan as Policewoman and Thomas Bartlett. My efforts as an engineer are to serve the intention of the music at hand through critical listening and attention to detail. Through this journey, I soon learned my passions lie in making a larger positive impact in the industry.
This led me to co-found a monthly NYC meet-up called Now What??. This networking event is an evolving platform that provides a space to discuss questions and explore answers with peers in the music industry. We have seen artists and producers collaborate, local acts get gigs and managers and scouts find new talent. It is a fulfilling challenge to play a part in strengthening New York's music community.