Don Johnsen – Sound and Lighting Engineer

1985 – Lighting for Sound of Music @ Homestead High School, Cupertino CA

1986 – Sound design for Diary of Anne Frank – first opportunity to play with a multi-head reel-to-reel magnetic tape recorder @ Homestead High School

1986 Apprentice work at Sonic Images Studio, Santa Clara CA

1986-1987 Sound Technician for Keystone Palo Alto

1987 – built replacement sound system for Homestead High School auditorium

1987 – Enrollment @ De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

1987 – 1988 – Work @ Television Associates, Mountain View, CA in duplication, leading to engineering work rebuilding their edit suite/master control

1989 – UC Santa Cruz – Theater Arts Film/TV focus

1990 – Job @ E-mu System Scotts Valley CA.  tester of new  Proteus keyboard line

1992 – Enroll @ Cogswell College (in Cupertino CA at this time)

1994-1996 – Work in/around Sonic Images and projects they were involved in – build-out of new post-Cogswell Sonic studio in San Jose; site wiring for a church sound system

1997 – Hired by Cisco Systems as a systems administrator; am uninvolved in music technology for a while

2010 – 2017 – Produced live sound and recordings for Apex NC LDS church Christmas Nativity display and music program

2013 – 2016 Apex NC High School Chorus -Daughter was participant; I attended chorus trips as chaperone and captured recordings

2020 – Relocate to Seattle WA

March 2022 – Start running sound for Phase 5 band, later filling in as vocals/guitars for vacationing members