Theodore J. (TJ) Wuth, P.E.is currently the Lead Instrumentation Engineer for the F-35 at Edwards AFB. He earned his BSEE degree from California State University, Fresno in 2011 and became a licensed Professional Engineer in 2014. From 2005-2011 TJ worked as the Technical Director for NorthPointe Community Church in Fresno, CA where his principal duty was FOH Mix Engineer. He has mixed FOH for artists such as JJ Heller, LoveLite, and Trevor Davis and has served as System Engineer for Lincoln Brewster, Leeland, and David Crowder Band. He continues consulting and training church audio teams today. As a teen he studied speaker box design and learned woodworking skills which he used to design and install car audio systems and eventually became a MECP Certified Installer. TJ first joined AES in 2014 and recently renewed his membership. TJ lives in Tehachapi, CA with his wife and their three young children.
Karen Read is an audio professional who has been working in Television Post Production for over 20 years. She studied Film, Video and Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she learned the fundamentals of signal flow and sound design on an original analogue Moog synthesizer. She has worked as an audio engineer, restoration specialist and mixer at Point 360 in Burbank since 2001. Currently, as the Audio Technologies Manager, Karen is the leader of a highly successful creative and technical audio team. She develops workflows and best practices, guiding her team along the cutting edge of audio post production. Although she can become overly-enthusiastic about discussing broadcast specs, she never loses sight that the technology and guidelines only exist to serve the art.
Scott Estersonconsiders himself lucky to have been involved with the audio community for over 40 years. He started by working on the road with George Benson, The Crusaders, Air Supply and many others. He has worked for several companies in many different capacities, including Lexicon, Tascam, DTS and Genelec which, he says, “has given me a wide knowledge of many different areas in the audio world.” He is currently Western Sales Manager for Adam Audio. During the 2016 AES Convention in Los Angeles, he served as chairperson for Special Events, which he found the experience “extremely rewarding.” His goal is to increase the relevance of the AES to the game community, systems integration, forensic audio and other audio arenas. He believes that by increasing awareness in other areas, we all become more knowledgeable and valuable.