As the East Coast technical director, I cover studio maintenance, audio engineering and basic IT support for the Marketplace New York and Washington, D.C., bureaus.
What was your first job?
Worked on my family’s apple farm.
What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?
Knowing each reporter setup (in New York and D.C.) and how to troubleshoot each one. Axia routing, and the knowledge of how our databases work with the servers.
What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?
It will take a while for it all to make sense.
In your next life, what would your career be?
Traveling yoga teacher.
Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.
The best butter to make croissants.
What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?
What’s something that you thought you knew but later found out you were wrong about?
Correct microphone placement for the simplest projects.
What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?
Traveling for the remote recordings.
What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?
My sticky notes and Chapstick.
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