Partner; Gray, Burress & Associates

October 2013 – Present, Raytown Missouri; Bonner Springs, Kansas
Various services for musical artists representation, including live sound, recording, contract services and bookings. Event planning and production. Concert production.

Owner, Designer, KVG Laboratories, LLC: 

May 1977 – Present, Lee's Summit, Missouri; Raytown Missouri; Bonner Springs, Kansas
Manufacturer of audio equipment and music instruments, also operates a music and voice-over recording studio, independent record label, photographic studio, online television production house, and electroacoustics research laboratory. Provides acoustics design and consultation, OEM equipment design services, including turnkey production; talent representation for voice-over talent, guitarists and vocalists. Member of The National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences, a.k.a The Recording Academy. Recording studio has had two recordings submitted for a Grammy Award, and counting.

Web Slinger, Antiestablishment Web Design:

January 2009 – Present , The World Wide Web
Design, publishing and maintenance of web sites for artists, musicians and voice over talent.

Managing Editor, Woods & Waters Press:

January 1995 – Present, Raytown Missouri and Bonner Springs, Kansas.
Specialty publisher of business and technical nonfiction titles.

Vice President, Gainsharing Corporation of America:

June 1987 – February 2010, Raytown, Missouri
Management consulting, specializing in gainsharing motivation programs for business.

System Operator, The Tripodium:

April 1989 – October 1996, Raytown, MO
Designed, installed and operated computer BBS (bulletin board systems) accessed via dial-up modem telecommunication terminals.

Editor, Parkway Press:

March 1984 – June 1993, Kansas City, Missouri
College textbook publisher

Designer, Applied Force Dynamics:

June 1987 – November 1992, Kansas City, MO
Development, testing and applications engineering of ballistic, aerodynamic and acoustic apparatus.

Freelance Photographer, Coincident Recording Photography:

December 1979 – September 1987, Kansas City, Missouri Area
Construction process, small product, botanical, documentary, photo-ethnography, event, aerial and general commercial photography; custom photofinishing services.

Audio Electronics Designer, The Amplification Nation:

May 1977 – October 1984, Lee’s Summit, MO
Regional manufacturer of professional audio amplifiers, loudspeakers and modifications for studio recorders. Provided tech support, service and modification for Ampex, Studer-Revox, Scully, Ampro, Pioneer, Teac Tascam, Dual, Shure, Ortofon, Nakamichi, AKG, ElectroVoice, Altec, JBL, McCurdy, McMartin, Langevin, Collins and Westrex. Application Engineering services for Cinaudagraph, Altec, JBL, ElectroVoice, AKG, CTS, Calectro, Audax/Polydax, Peerless, SEAS Denmark, Creedence Loudspeakers, Siare, Foster, Motorola Semiconductor, Signetics, Harris Semiconductor, RCA Electron Tube Division, Sylvania Vacuum Tube Division, and Eimac.

Master Engineer, Specialized Recording and Audio:

July 1976 – October 1984, Lee’s Summit, MO
Recording engineer. Company specialized in location recording and live sound production. Affiliated with Columbia Records from 1978 to 1981.

Audio Engineer, Berean Radio Productions: 

October 1976 – July 1983, Kansas City, MO
Recording engineer, live sound engineering. Company produced weekly radio show for a local church.

Associate Sales, CMC Stereo:  

May 1977 – October 1977, Raytown, MO
Stereo equipment and accessories sales.