When I was 12 years old, I woke up one day and the first thing that caught my eye was a transistor radio I had ripped apart the day before. I looked at the speaker, then at the 9v battery, and I suddenly realized what would happen if I touched them together. So I did, and POP, I entered the wonderful world of electronic audio.
I grew up listening to The Beatles, Wendy Carlos, Frank Zappa and ELP and I wanted a synthesizer, but the only way I could afford one was to build it myself. This led me on a journey that included several world tours as a keyboard tech (roadie) with recording artists and many years in electronic music repair. I returned to PCC in the early 80s studying Electronics Engineering, and have been employed as a Science Instrumentation Technologist at PSU since 1996.