Before coming to the great white north in 2002, John spent 25 years playing music and working on gear for a wide variety of musicians in Los Angeles. He originally joined the collections department at NMC on a two-year contract, but lucky for us, he has stayed in Calgary for the past 12 years, repairing instruments and playing the occasional gig now and then to appease his adoring fans. As an electronics technician, John specializes in the repair of electronic musical instruments, particularly synthesizers. His focus for the last few years has been on the conservative restoration of NMC’s three mixing consoles: the Olympic Studios Custom Console, The Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio and the Trident A-Range Console. He is looking forward to the major restoration of The Original New Timbral Orchestra (TONTO) after NMC’s move to the new building.