Mike is very happy to help bring the good message and techniques of the wonderful Highlander School to wider exposure, as some of the same civil rights pioneers from the 50’s struggle again in their old age to help preserve what they gave blood for back then. He thanks his mom for bringing him to know about it. Mike was an early disciple of the home studio boom, living in Boston before returning to native Knoxville for a small studio space in a basement. Mike has been Sound Engineer and Sound Designer for UT Theatre and the Clarence Brown Theatre for 22 years, designing, engineering, and composing for many productions over the years. Some standout productions have been the American production of the Hungarian movement-only play, Dance in Time, with the creator Laszlo Marton, as well as playing live music and sound effects “poolside” for Metamorphoses.