John has worked in high end audio video systems for fifteen years but has been in love with music and electronics all his life. His mother used to exclaim 'Look at all those wires' as he was growing up 'inventing' things like remote controlled air-boats, robots, giant balsa wood gliders, and of course solid fuel rockets!
Prior to Pearl Audio he worked as a software engineer in areas ranging from first generation digital cellular systems all the way to media solutions for the Olympics and World Cup games. John loves working with high performance audio and computer based music and media systems. John is an analog addict and has been setting up turntables for nearly twenty years now. He'll get it someday (we hope).
Russ brings calm to our store. There can be phantoms, there can be fires on the road, and Russ will serenely and calmly acquire and judiciously utilize both the fire extinguisher and the anti-phantom fogger. Russ has been with Pearl Audio for a decade now, and his 'do it right' work ethic, excellent musical ear, and talent for perfect customer service have already made him one of 'the greats'.
Russ enjoys photography (Yes, it's that Russ from Glaziers), vintage auto rallys and traveling extensively throughout the great Northwest. Russ is an analog addict too. He's only been setting up turntables for six years, but his natural sense of mechanics (He did drive a vintage MG-A cross country last year) and natural thoroughness has made him a master early on.
Tara aka The Great Organizer is our office manager and service coordinator. Coming from a long line of musicians, Tara is a jazz saxophone player and our name that tune dojo champion. Tara loves everything from Lady Day to Lady Gaga to the Muppets who go Mana Mana. Tara enjoys concerts, running and volunteering with Rotary.
Prior to Pearl Audio, Tara grew up in Missoula Montana where her music loving mother and her music professor grandfather mentored her lifelong love of classical music and opera, with a dash of Justin T of course. Tara also grew up as a member of the Children's Theatre of Missoula, something that doesn't show in the least.
Mike is our staff energizer bunny and owner of an eternal positive smile. Need something done ten times faster than is humanly possible? Ask Mike, he'll be done before you end your sentence. Mike is a veteran of audio video and an expert in all things iPad, iPhone and Android.
Mike enjoys Skiing, running, playing music a little too loud (he has a McIntosh MA8000), and driving a little too fast in his Golf R. Mike grew up here in Oregon, and has a degree in Economics.
Susan also brings calm to our store. Susan is our CFO (Chief Financial Or-Else!) who keeps our businesses finances on track and the books in order. Susan's been with our store since its early beginnings in 2003. Susan enjoys music, traveling to the great outdoors and spending time with her family including her golden retriever Caribou (aka friendliest dog ever!).
1038 NW Johnson Street, Portland, OR 97209 503 222-2599