|I have been a recording engineer for 37 years and an audio engineer for 43. For the last 25 years I have produced and co-
produced projects. I just finished my 31st year as the Chief Audio engineer at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University,
Houston, TX. I have worked at SugarHill Recording Studios since October of 1984 and was a part owner/chief engineer from
October of 1996 until January of 2015. I have co-written a book about the 74-year-old recording facility, called “House of Hits”
with noted author Professor Roger Wood. The book is published by the University of Texas Press and became available in April
of 2010. I served on the Texas Board of NARAS (The Grammy’s) and have been a member for close to 25 years. I co-teach
Music 733 with Professor Kurt Stallman at the Shepherd School. I have worked with quite a number of Grammy nominated and
winning artists and producers. In the non-classical world I have recorded Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Ray Price, Roy Head,
Freddie Fender, Smash Mouth, Destiny’s Child, Johnny Rodriguez, Radio Birdman, Cynthia Clawson, Herb Ellis, and many others.
In the Latin field I have worked with Little Joe y La Familia, Emilio Navaira, Elsa Garcia, La Fiebre, Xelencia and countless others.
Many of my clients are recipients of gold and platinum record awards for record sales.
The classical music world has brought many remarkable artists and organizations into my orbit. I have worked on a number of
projects with multi-Grammy award winning classical record producer Judy Sherman. I recorded Itzak PearlmanCecilia Bartoli,
Rene Fleming, James Dick, The Houston Symphony, The Houston Grand Opera, The Houston Ballet, The International Festival
Institute at Roundtop, Texas, The Fayetteville Chamber Music Festival, The Kingwood Musical Arts Society, Jon Kimura Parker,
The Webster Trio, The Fischer Duo, and The Chiara String Quartet. I have had the pleasure of recording new works by many
noted modern composers like Libby Larsen (Pulitzer prize winner), Arthur Gottschalk, Robert Sirota, Anthony Brandt, Richard
Lavenda, Ellsworth Milburn, Paul Cooper, and countless others.
I specialize also in on-location recording with my recording partner, Francis Schmidt. Clients include Radio Birdman,
Chapelwood United Methodist, Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity Episcopal, Kristine Mills, & Woody Witt. Passing on my
knowledge to the young engineers in the world is something I consider a vitally important aspect of my life outside of my family
and recording career. Therefore I accept interns from the tertiary institutions in the area that offer degrees in audio
engineering. Some of these include The Houston Community College, San Jacinto Community College, University of Southwest
Texas and Full Sail in Orlando, Florida. I have also received interns from the music schools of Rice University and the University
of Houston. Many of my interns have gone on to successful careers in various different aspects of the music business.
Prior to becoming a record engineer I spent six years touring Australia as a live audio engineer. I worked as either a FOH (front
of house mixing engineer) or as a monitor engineer. Among the many different bands that I worked for or with were Radio
Birdman, the Hitmen DTK, the Saints, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Midnight Oil, and Cold Chisel. I also worked major stadium tours of
Australia with Little River Band, Air Supply, Fleetwood Mac, and Santana.