Joe is a professional sound designer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Always enthusiastic to be working with audio, Joe enjoys designing sound effects and composing music for theater, dance, film, and video games. In addition to design and composition, he specializes in sound system design and live sound engineering. After receiving a BA in Theatrical Design and Technology from UC Santa Cruz and a Technical Certificate in Sound from Yale School of Drama, Joe is currently an MFA Candidate in Sound Design at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale.
When he had free time before Yale, Joe didn’t stray too far from the world of sound; studying music theory, honing his production skills, and practicing with his keyboard, drum pad, and turntables. Aside from making noise, Joe enjoys exploring nature, camping, cooking, science fiction, and carpentry projects.
Joe has worked as a sound engineer and stage technician for a variety of companies in the bay area and beyond, including Stanford University, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Microsoft Inc., Yale Repertory Theatre, Live Design International, Theaterworks Silicon Valley, Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in NYC, Hamilton College Theater Department, Musson Theatrical, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, The Jewell Theater Company, Tandy Beal & Co., and The Hammer Theater Center in San Jose. After receiving a Technical Certificate in Sound Design from Yale School of Drama in Spring 2020, he returned to Yale to pursue a Master of the Fine Arts in Sound Design.