Technical Director | Re-Recording Engineer | President
Jeremiah began his career as a location sound engineer on films and commercials. In 2002 he started Jereco Studios Inc., designing his first commercial recording facility in Bozeman, Montana, and in 2010, he founded his second recording facility, Peach Street Studios.
Today, Jeremiah is responsible for producing and engineering Post Production Sound, Live Sound, Music Recording, and Location Sound for shows and events both nationally and regionally. In 2010, Jeremiah was appointed the Audio Director of the 11th & Grant with Eric Funk music television series on Montana PBS. By 2011, Jeremiah earned his first Emmy Award for Audio for his work on the 11th & Grant TV series. To Date, Jeremiah has earned ten Emmy Awards. Clients and network relationships include: PBS, National Geographic, Microsoft, Disney, Nickelodeon, Animal Planet, HBO|Cinemax, NBC, Comedy Central, The Discovery Channel, and Audible.com.
A graduate of Montana State University – Bozeman, Jeremiah continues supporting, working, and teaching at the institution. Jeremiah is faculty at the School of Music and also at the School of Film & Photography. He teaches Entertainment Business, Sound for Film & TV, Multimedia Audio Production, Recording 2, and a graduate level sound class for the Science & Natural History Filmmaking's MFA program.
Jeremiah is: the Technical Director for the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, MT. Serves on the Board of Governors for the Northwest Chapter - National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A mentor for the Recording Connection. An active member of the Audio Engineering Society [AES] and the Recording Academy [Grammy Awards].
Jeremiah enjoys skiing wherever there is fresh powder, trout fishing in his childhood backyard of the West Boulder River, driving big trucks, and listening to music of all kinds.
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Director of Operations
Ross Ridenour grew up in Bozeman and graduated from Montana State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. While at MSU, Ross worked as a Financial Analyst for a local CPA firm, in addition to performing with a wide variety of bands as a professional guitarist, bassist, and vocalist. As a performing artist, he had the opportunity to compose and produce many original compositions.
Over the years Ross’ passion for music and performing arts have aligned with his professional financial background. Ross managed and operated one of the largest independent music instrument retail stores in the country for six years. During this time, he worked with clients around the globe and assisted in several regional ‘build and install’ contracts for theaters, studios, and commercial spaces. As a recognized professional expert in acoustic and electric guitars, Ross was the editor of a nationally recognized acoustic guitar review internet publication. His expertise was recognized by instrument manufacturers and music commerce publications as Ross tested and reviewed many products used in the industry. Manufacturer and Publication relationships include; Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Two-Rock Amplification, Gibson, Martin, and Taylor Acoustic Guitars,Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, DiMarzio Pickups and Cables, Music Inc. Magazine, NAMM Young Professionals, and Reverb.com.
Ross continues his passion for the industry utilizing his experience to facilitate the audio, visual, and lighting needs for commercial, residential, and venue spaces with Jereco Studios, Inc.
Studio Manager | Audio Editor & Engineer | Composer
Luke is a graduate of Montana State University's School of Music with a Bachelor’s in Music Technology. In addition to managing the daily studio upkeep at Jereco Studios, he likes to bang on drums in his band.
Chris received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in 2005. During 2014-15, Chris worked on the renovation of the Willson Auditorium for Bozeman Public Schools in Bozeman, helping to design the sound and lighting systems. Chris worked as a design consultant on the Rialto Theater in Bozeman, MT designing and installing the theatrical lighting fixtures and control system. He then worked as the Rialto’s Technical Director their first year of operation. As Technical Director, Chris was responsible for all technical aspects of the theater.
Lighting design clients include Montana State University Commencement and Convocation Ceremonies, Red Ants Pants Festival, Sweet Pea Festival, and the Intermountain Opera Association. He has experience as a systems tech as well as programmer on both ETC EOS and High End Systems HOG 4 consoles. Chris has worked as a house audio engineer and on festival productions. He works fluently on AVID, MIDAS, and DiGiCo consoles. In 2019, Chris received training and certification to become an Electronic Theater Controls Authorized Service Provider.
Chris has played piano professionally for 18 years and has developed a reputation as a first-call player in the South West Montana region for both live and recording work. Highlights include opening for Dave Brubeck at the Victoria International Jazz Festival and working as a studio keyboardist for Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers.
Chris is a long time Bozeman resident where his love of music coexists well with the lively arts and music scene. He, his wife, and daughter enjoy as much time outside in the mountains as possible. Chris brings a unique skill set to any project he works on providing an experienced view point as both an artist and engineer.
Sr. Project Engineer
Ryan Meissner moved to the west in 2007 and has been active in the audiovisual integration industry in the region since. His talents range from system design and programming to project management and implementation. Through completion and oversight of many commercial and residential projects, Ryan has showcased his attention to detail and focus on customer experience. Ryan has successfully integrated lighting control, window treatment, security, climate, audiovisual, network, and other peripheral systems into ergonomic control platforms on projects valuing up to $1,200,000. His background in electrical engineering, including a B.S.E.E. allow him to tackle the most challenging technical projects while remaining attentive to them from a comprehensive perspective.
Scott Stebbins is the Project Manager, Lead Field Technician, and System Designer with the installation division of Jereco Studios, in Bozeman, Montana. Originally from Helena, he graduated from Montana State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology and a minor in English Writing. While at MSU, Scott worked as a concert recording technician, lab monitor, and production intern at MontanaPBS. His work at MontanaPBS led to multiple opportunities in the audio/visual field, including pre-wiring with Black Box Design, editing video for on-air interstitials, and field recording audio for a documentary in Europe. Over the years, Scott rose through the ranks of the regional audiovisual integration market, installing home integration systems (audio, video, network, HVAC, security, lighting, and window treatment) and quickly moved into his current lead field technician/project management role. In this role, he has led, designed, and installed projects budgeted up to $750,000 focusing on high-end custom system integration in residential and commercial establishments, including private homes, conference rooms, bars, restaurants, and music venues.
In addition to his work at Jereco Studios, he has been a professional upright bassist with the Bozeman Symphony, bluegrass band The Bridger Creek Boys, and others since 2008.
Sue grew up in Bozeman and graduated from MSU with a degree in Electrical Engineering. With over ten years of technical production experience, she has specialized in lighting design with expertise in livestream video and audio engineering as well. Formerly the technical director at The Ellen Theatre, Sue has taken on various other roles for shows at The Ellen, The Commons, and Warren Miller Performing Arts Center.
Lighting design was Sue's first love and continues to be her favorite aspect of technical production. When approaching a design, she aims to enhance the performance rather than distract. She is the primary lighting designer at The Ellen Theatre and Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. Most of her experience is with ETC lighting consoles.
Since 2014 Sue has been the primary director of livestream video content at The Commons. As demand for video live streaming has increased during COVID, she has also assisted Moshunal Productions with live streaming.
In addition, Sue is also well versed in audio engineering, primarily working on Midas and Soundcraft consoles. She has several years of experience working as an audio engineer and training others in the field.
Ultimately, Sue is willing and capable to take on any role, because after all, the show must go on.
Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Frank bounced around to the Teton Valley and Asheville, North Carolina before settling in southwest Montana. While attending massage therapy school, Frank fell in with the local Bozeman band Cure for the Common in 2013, and slowly became consumed with lighting and event production. After the band's final show in 2017, Frank began working with Jericho Studios at the beginning of 2018 and has been the company's company's lighting designer and programmer ever since. In his spare time Frank enjoys hiking, skiing, and enjoying as much music as possible.
Website Manager/Office Assistant
Jim is the Website Manager and Office Assistant at Jereco. Jim Grew up in Missoula, MT and attended Berklee College of Music and Montana State University.
When not at the Jereco offices, Jim teaches guitar and performs with the “Bridger Creek Boys”.
Assistant Audio Engineer | AV Technician | Composer | DJ
Nate is an audio engineer, composer, and performer who has become an important part of the Jereco team. He can fill any role, whether it’s setting up AV for conferences and events, FOH/Monitor engineering, helping as a stage hand, or even performing at events himself. Nate is also the lead audio engineer at Springhill Presbyterian Church in Bozeman, as well as a member of the tech teams at The Ellen Theater and The Rialto Theater in Bozeman. He is a graduate from Montana State University with a BA in Music Technology and a minor in Business Entrepreneurship.
In his downtime Nate composes music of multiple genres and is a performer and event host.
Stage Manager/Monitor Engineer
Matt Grayson is the Stage Manager and Monitor Engineer at Jereco Studios. He is responsible for the operation of the monitor mixing console and ensures that each production runs smoothly. Matt has been actively working in live sound and event production since 2016 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology from Montana State University in 2018.
Outside of work Matt is an avid guitar player and musician and has been playing and writing music for more than half of his lifetime. He is also deeply fascinated by electronics, specifically those relating to audio and music, and spends much of his free time studying and building his own circuits for use in the studio. This desire to play, write, and create has been the fuel for Matt’s career as an audio professional.
Technical Director/Project Manager/A1 Audio Engineer
Stephan is an audio engineer who specializes in concert and theatrical sound design. After graduating from Montana State University, with a bachelors degree in music technology, Stephan became the technical director of the Ellen Theater in Bozeman. Currently he is the co-technical director at Jereco studios, works as a AV tech at the Rialto Theater, and does freelance audio work. In his spare time, he enjoys the many outdoor activities that Bozeman has to offer.
Social Media Manager
Maggie is a current student at Montana State University studying Music Technology and Business Finance. Outside of school, she enjoys student government, chess club, and kickboxing.
Zachary McKinley is an AV technician at Jereco Studios. He grew up in Helena Montana and graduated with a Bachelors in Music Technology from Montana State University in 2016. When not playing guitar in several bands he enjoys restoring his ’79 El Camino. Zach also has an 8 year old tortoise named Tequila.
Lauren is currently a student studying Music Technology at Montana State University. Along with Music Technology, she has found a great passion for Lighting Design and has excelled exponentially through Jereco Studios. In addition, she has worked with Warren Miller Performing Arts Center and MSU.
Lauren is a singer/songwriter, dog lover, family oriented person, and loves her Music Technology and Lighting Design path.
Stage hand/Stageline SL100 operator&driver/Monitor engineer
Stage hand/Stageline SL100 operator&driver/Monitor engineer
Garrett stephens is a Stage hand, Stageline SL100 operator/driver, and monitor engineer for Jereco Studios. He is a Saxophonist for a few groups in Bozeman and has performed in many jazz ensembles. Garrett has a BA in Music Technology and has worked in live event production for two years. Outside of work he likes snow sports, playing music, and composing.