I am a 1995 graduate of Northeast Community College with an associate of applied science degree in audio and recording technology. After graduation, I returned to my home state of North Carolina to pursue a career in the music business at AMI Inc, an audio tape duplication company. The skills I learned at Northeast were put to the test daily as I maintained and repaired audio tape duplicating equipment. As cassette tape popularity faded, I moved into instrument and audio repair using my knowledge of recording processes and electronics. I am currently teaching guitar and use the skills and knowledge my instructors and classmates help me develop at Northeast.