Mike Karseboom– Engineer / System Tech
Starting as an Electrical Engineering major at CU in Boulder, I’ve had a strong interest in everything tech related. From building kit computers to designing video games with ancient and rudimentary technology, the lab was where you would usually find me. Having an audiophile for a roommate with a powerful tube based stereo sparked a life long interest in high definition audio.
That interest was confined mostly to home audio/visual applications while a career as a software developer and project manager took first priority. I was able to retire from that after moving to Mt. Shasta. About five years ago while working with entertainer and promoter Paula Reynolds, it became clear that the area could benefit from some additional live sound reinforcement options. That was the beginning of Shasta Live Sound. Initially I mostly worked with local groups at smaller bar gigs. I got experience on larger format gear by working as an assistant engineer at big regional events like Reggae on the River, EarthDance, and Gaia Fest.
I have had the opportunity to work with just about all the local bands and many regional touring groups as well. Through word of mouth and good reputation we have been able to steadily increase our production capability and can now support the bigger local outdoor events. Festivals with multiple acts are my favorite and I will often work as a system tech and share mixing duties with guest engineers.
Community support is a big part of Shasta Live Sound and I love helping to make big music events possible and “bringin’ it to the people”. Besides, what kid didn’t want a huge stereo to play with?
Fernando Flores – Engineer
Fernando Flores has been engineering live stage performances and in the studio for over 15 years. His experience in live sound ranges from stagehand to sound engineer. In the studio he has worked with many artists from across the globe.
His body of work includes productions for artists such as Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, George Benson, Dave Brubeck, Natalie Cole, Natalie Merchant, Train, Liza Minelli, Kenny Loggins, The Gossip, and Sublime With Rome.
His previous employment includes, Production Logic, Third Ear Sound, Radiostar Studios, and David Carroll and Associates. He has also interned at Studio 880, now owned by Green Day and operating as Jingletown Recording, where he was assistant engineer on sessions for Keith Urban and The Gossip.