Joel’s interest in music began at an early age growing up in Muncie, IN. He began as a singer and pianist in church and state competitions. In High School he began writing music and recording on a 4-track portastudio, which sparked his passion for the studio and the art of recording. After completing a degree in Commercial Music from Greenville College in 2002, he moved to Nashville and made his way to Dark Horse Recording in Franklin, TN. While freelancing as an engineer in Nashville, he worked as touring guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. In 2006, Joel moved back to Indiana and started his career in Pro Audio sales. Since then he has earned his Masters in Music Technology from Indiana University, worked as an engineer for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Echo Park Studios in Bloomington, IN and taught as an adjunct Professor at Trevecca University in Nashville, TN. Joel comes to Westlake Pro after working for Yamaha and Steinberg as an application support specialist. He is excited to be a part of the Westlake Pro team and is looking forward to serving the Nashville music community and abroad.