Brandianne Brown, Tahoe Production House
Brandianne is the owner of Tahoe Production House, a Video Production, Sound Recording, and Photography Studio, as well as TPH Marketing.
Born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, Brandianne Brown studied at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Television Production. Brandianne has always had a love for all aspects of production. In high school, Brandianne interned at the local TV station, KMTN Television, as the teen correspondent. This solidified her passion for video production. At university, Brandianne helped launch the University TV station, ROAR Network and received high marks for her thesis film on the Harvey’s Wagon Wheel Bombing.
Brandianne’s years spent at Lake Tahoe Television/Outside TV as the Production and Marketing Manager provided her a strong foundation in managing video and TV production activities as well as helping Clients develop integrated marketing strategies. As the industry moves forward in technology and the way we use the Internet to market ourselves in an ever changing and growing focus to many. Brandianne was an early adopter of Social Media marketing helping Clients create and managing numerous social networking sites.
Brandi’s decision to launch Tahoe Production House was driven by the realization that Lake Tahoe was lacking in a full service production facility that are the norm in big cities. Since opening its doors, TPH has worked on numerous video and sound projects for range of clients from small to medium-size businesses to numerous city, state & regional public organizations.
Tim Whaley, Tahoe Production House Production Director
Tim has worked in Television and Video Production for a number of years. He has experience as a Director, Technical Director, Lighting Director, Cameraman, Editor and Video Engineer for both live and field productions.
Megan Murray, Marketing Director TPH Marketing
Megan Murray’s long marketing career has provided her extensive experience across diverse marketing and advertising disciplines with emphasis on brand strategy and stewardship, advertising campaign planning and buying, product development and product launches, online marketing, and social media.
Megan’s career began at the award winning ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles. During her time at there, Megan worked in Brand Planning, Account Management and Business Development highlighted by re-branding and repositioning efforts, national and global ad campaign launches, new product launches and multimillion dollar new business “wins.” Pedigree, Pennzoil, Jimmy Dean, Ball Park and Uncle Ben’s are some of the brands she worked with.
As a Marketing Manager at Vail Resorts’ Heavenly Mountain, Megan’s core responsibilities were strategic planning and execution of the Resort’s season pass sales, marketing and advertising efforts; up-sell/cross-sell marketing for Ski School, Food & Beverage and Retail profit centers; national and regional ad campaign messaging strategy, media planning and execution.
As of late, Megan has immersed herself in the world of social media marketing. She’s worked with numerous clients to help them establish strong social media platforms that provide interactive, engaging content in order to keep them in touch with their customers in the fast-paced, ever-changing (and sometimes fickle) world of social media.
Joshua W. Carlson, TPH Sound Engineer – Real Audio Workshop
Joshua W. Carlson is a musician, live audio engineer and studio-recording engineer. Josh grew up deeply imbedded in the music industry essentially from birth. Ever since he was a child Josh has been backstage either watching the show with his father, Wayne, or working. Born in South Lake Tahoe California, Josh spent mostly every weekend with his dad; which meant he was usually at a show or performance of some kind. Every show was spent watching every move that was made on the mixing console, learning what those moves did, and what his ears could be capable of hearing. Later, he would take the reigns himself finally getting the chance to drive the machine he loved so deeply.
Josh also has a deep passion for playing music. He used this passion to learn how to play many instruments making him well rounded when it comes to getting the best sound on both engineering and playing sides. He was gifted enough to learn how to play multiple instruments including guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, and many others. He loves to write music about everything that inspires him.
Currently, Josh engineers audio for many of the local concert venues in Reno and Lake Tahoe; through which he has worked with many top name artists. Josh loves to express himself through his music and his work. He spends his time doing what he loves and will always be striving to improve his skills. Live to play, play to live.
Kurt Holobaugh, TPH Engineer
Upon completing High School from South Lake Tahoe High in 1977 Kurt attended Phoenix Inst of Technology to obtain a degree in electronics and communications in1978, followed by 4 yeas of industrial electronics experience working at Heavenly Valley and Kirkwood ski resorts. Kurt then gained a strong background in communications and security systems as well as audio mixing for live venues while working for Harvey’s Casino between 1982 and 1987.
In the 87’s Mr. Holobaugh returned to school to complete an A.S. degree in Computer and Digital Technology from Cuesta college while working in the field engineering and manufacturing groups for Teatronics Inc, a national reseller of hi end theater lighting systems. Teatronics provided a wealth of experience in international and domestic travel and project management while installing million dollars systems in such places as Whu Han City, China, Ponce Theater of Arts, Puerto Rico, and Universal Studios Ca.
In 1995 Kurt’s interests turned to the development software and information technology systems, Internet audio/video and digital network systems to support digital video streaming being developed by Xing Technology Corp, which was the very first company to introduce real time, MPEG 2 video streaming on the internet. At the same time Kurt began attending Cal Poly University for a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology & Management.
Between 1997 and 2000 Kurt worked as a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer for Rantec Power Systems, honing his skills in engineering production and operations management related to the development of military power supply products. In the fall 2000 Kurt became a principle project engineer with on of the leading Audio File companies, PS Audio and went on to develop award winning products such as the PS500, equipment power plant and the D1000 Class D power amp which were showcased by Stereophile magazine in 2002 and 2003.
More recent senior level project management experience between 2005 and 2009 includes four years with Lockheed Martin’s ISGS, Integrated Solutions & Global Services group working on the modernization of the range safety system, RSAII at Vandenberg Air Force Base as well as two year commitment at Pax River MD, working on the Presidential Helicopter Program – VH71. During this time Kurt also completed the Engineering Masters, Systems Engineering program from George Washington University.
Sierra Automation, owned and operated by Mr.Holobaugh currently provides systems engineering consulting services for projects such as:
Wayne Carlson, TPH Sound Engineer – Real Audio Workshop
It all started in the summer of 1963 when I started playing drums, and in 1964, I joined my first band “The Scorpions. Not to be confused with the famous Scorpions; however, we did do a short tour, and a bit of recording with a song we wrote called “He’s Gone”. We were on the radio and even had a spread in the newspaper. Not bad for 12 year olds! I was always interested in the technical side of music, but back then, there wasn’t a lot of education in the field like there is today, however, I learned what I could. After classes here and there, I was able to intern at a couple of recording studios. I spent the next 8 years working in various studios between Los Angeles and San Francisco where I finally opened my own studio.
Deciding I wanted to see the light of day, I took my studio skills and expanded my education into live sound. The next 8 years were spent on the road with some of the hottest bands of the day. This led me to Lake Tahoe where I decided it was time to settle down, and accepted a position as Head Sound Tech for Harrah’s Tahoe where you can still find me 25 years later. Even after all these years, music continues to be an important part of my life. I continue to work at Harrah’s, even though you are apt to find me in the studio, or at a local concert mixing the show. I enjoy lending a hand wherever I’m needed. An avid guitar player as well, I write and produce songs, and take pride in encouraging young musicians to reach for their dreams. I can’t imagine my life any other way, it’s in my blood. It’s an honor to be working with Brandi, and to be a part of the team at the Tahoe Production House.