I believe there is something very special about music. We try so hard to communicate our feelings and thoughts with the people we care about on a day-to-day basis, but often we are unable to because of the limitations of language. However, when language is paired with music, our deepest thoughts and feelings can easily be conveyed when it matters most! This fact is truly something special.
After graduating high school in 2003, I decided to pursue my budding passion for music through drumming, playing guitar, and performing vocally for various groups. It was a very special time in my life, as some of the greatest music I have ever been a part of was created. As some of these groups inevitably ended, I found myself saddened that much of the music that had the potential to change a life, and had indeed changed mine, would be lost in the sands of time. It was at this point I resolved to enter the audio production world to save as many of these songs as I could.
I started to record and produce vocal and instrumental groups, in hopes of saving in digital format, the music that meant so much to its creators. In 2005 I entered the Music Business degree program at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. There I studied a number of topics including arranging, conducting, private vocal study, composition, audio production, music business, and many more. Equipped with a better understanding of music and the music business world, I began my first audio production collaboration with Kent Lutt, which eventually lead to the formation of our own audio production company.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2011 with a Bachelors in Music and an emphasis in Music Business. Equipped with my new found knowledge and experience, I have since decided to continue my journey of learning to better capture, engineer, and produce the music that can change a life.
Since graduating from college I’ve found and developed a few new ways to capture a person’s important message, and deliver it to the World Wide Web. These new principals include web development and app development.
I was employed for Yandas Music & Pro Audio for 10 years where I served as Internet Director, helping the company develop it’s online marketing and social media presence. During that time my team took a virtually “non-existent” company e-commerce department, and developed it to a 1m+ dollar annual business that delivers musical instruments and services to thousands of people in North America. It was also during this time that I learned native app development, starting with Apple’s “Swift” coding language. I coded and released the Yandas Music iOS app, that is still in use today.
After 10 years with Yandas, I knew it was time for something different. Chasing after a dream with a fresh new app idea, I resigned from Yandas, and am currently coding my dream into reality as a self employed developer. I also continue to do free-lance audio and video production for the greater Nebraska area.
I have a wife (Maggie), a son (Max), and a new little baby daughter (Elly). They are amazing 🙂 Life is good!