Owner / Engineer / Producer
I was raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, back in the age when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, seeking out perfect songs for their Walkman mixtape cassettes. I didn’t really connect with the popular music on the radio, but when I found my mother Charlotte’s stash of classic vinyl, my lifelong love affair with music began. My earliest influences were talents like The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Credence Clearwater Revival, to name a few.
From a young age I knew I wanted to make my own music, so I picked up a guitar and started learning. By 15 I was playing in my own band. Curious by nature and wanting to create music beyond just playing an instrument, my interests progressed to recording and I started making multi-track recordings using a karaoke machine. Not long after I graduated to a 4-track cassette recorder and continued to learn everything I could about recording.
After high school I attended Full Sail University in Florida, the premiere audio recording instructional facility in the nation. During my time there, I began to hone my craft on the most cutting-edge equipment, and I also started to develop a feel for several different genres of music, including rock, jazz, R&B, funk and country.
I returned to PA in 2002 and worked with producer Bill Grabowski, who is best known for his work with Bon Jovi early in their respective careers. My reputation as a credible engineer was already on the rise when I moved to Scott Wray studios, where I soon became the Chief Engineer. I later moved to After 7 Studios in Mechanicsburg to do freelance work.
In late 2009, I decided to go out on my own, and I founded Full Tilt Productions. The creation of my own studio put me in a position to accommodate virtually any recording or production need, which ultimately allowed me to better serve artists than I ever had before.
My goal is to provide a professional, high-quality product with a personal touch while cultivating relationships with my clients. My role as a producer has grown dramatically over the past several years. When you work with Full Tilt Productions, you can expect to find a wide range of services available to you.
I have worked with world-class talents such as Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Jeremy Hummel (Breaking Benjamin Co-founder and X-Drummer), Tom T-bone Edmonds and Jessie Yawn. I maintain working relationships with most of the members of the Badless, including Jeff Feltenberger, Bret Alexander, Paul Smith & Ron Simasek.
I am also a professional musician. I previously played with Grantham Road and Giants of Despair, and I currently play with Hybrid Ice. Additionally, I have been in backing bands for Jimi Jamison of Survivor, Sib Hashian & Barry Goudreau (Boston, Muddy Water), Derek St. Holmes (The voice of classic Ted Nuegent albums), John Cafferty & Michael “Tunes” Antunes of the Beaver Brown Band, Kevin Chalfant’s Journey Experience, and John Elefante of Kansas. I can also be available to play bass or guitar on live gigs or perform on your recording project.