One day some years ago while I was teaching at Pinnacle College, I happened to chat up one of my students. He told me that he was working sound at the Anaheim House of Blues and his ultimate goal was to work for Disneyland doing sound. He needed some formal education in audio to complete his resume. As I consider both of these places “top shelf” venues, he had my attention. I knew I had to keep an eye on this one!
Mike graduated and got that job at Disneyland. In my 10 years of teaching and 25+ years in audio production, I’ve met a lot of young people, all aspiring to make their mark in the business. Most just haven’t have the drive, the endurance, the aptitude, or...well, we get that they just don’t have what it takes. Mike Anaya has shown me that he has a plan, a goal, and can execute. These days it seems like everybody wants instant gratification, yet Mike stands out from the crowd, pushing forward, understanding the job at a hand, and working toward realizing his goals as well as the goals of the team.
Carter William Humphrey Engineer
4 Time Grammy Nominations and 1 Time Grammy Award