Executive Staff and Board of Directors



Why go to a school built by academics who are NOT doing what you want to do for a living, when you could attend an Apprenticeship Program taught by industry professionals who are doing exactly what you want to be doing for a living (CREATING music, films, or radio programming)?

The RRFC family of Apprenticeship (Externship) Programs (RECORDING, FILM AND RADIO CONNECTION) is industry sponsored. Over 3,000 well-known Music Producers, Audio Engineers, Film Producers, Film Directors, Radio DJs, Program Directors, Editors, Mixers, Artists, Filmmakers, Sound Technicians, Screenwriters, Studio Owners, Production Company Owners, Gaffers and Lighting Technicians, Sound Engineers, Live Sound Engineers, and Composers have officially endorsed the validity and effectiveness of our method of education and course curricula.

The following music, film and radio professionals who currently sit on The RRF Board of Advisors are an integral part of the RRF family because they understand that the best way to learn and break into music, film or radio is via the RRF apprenticeship (externship) family of programs. As the Board of Advisors for our program, these professionals want you to know that they approve in full of our method of education and courses.

 

James Petulla

CEO

Phone: (800) 800-9581
Phone 2: (310) 456-9623
E-Mail [email protected]

Founder and Chief Executive Officer-A successful film writer, producer and former radio broadcaster, Petulla came up with his take on the mentor/apprentice method of education while working as an instructor for the world famous and now defunct Columbia School of Broadcasting. He believed that the people who worked there were great but that overall it was…Read More

Brian Kraft

COO

Phone: (800) 295-4433 x223
Phone 2: (310) 456-9623 x223
E-Mail [email protected]

Brian Kraft is Chief Academic Officer and COO.

Kraft attended The University of Santa Monica (USM) in Santa Monica, Ca. to study Transpersonal Psychology and is a career counselor and mentor to adults. Read More

Tim Palmer

Music Producer

Tim Palmer is one of alternative rock’s most recognized and respected names. Originally from England, then L.A., and now based in Austin, Texas, Tim is a household name among famous musicians and record executives. His Platinum credits speak for themselves: as a record producer, engineer and mixer, Tim’s credits include David Bowie, Tin Machine, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears and U2.

Warren Huart

Music Producer

Warren Huart is a well known songwriter, audio engineer, music producer and mixer who has made recordings for The Fray, Korn, Better than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, and Howie Day to name a few. Warren also has extensive Film and TV credits including: Inglorious Basterds, Transformers 2, MTV’s The Hills, Lost, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy. Warren also co-owns a recording studio in Los Angeles, CA.

BZ Lewis

Composer, Studio 132

BZ Started Studio 132 in 1996. Today, Studio 132 has one of the largest sound effects libraries in the Bay Area. BZ Lewis works as a composer who has done work for feature films, popular video games, national commercial advertisements for companies like Nissan, TV shows such as The Shield, and numerous MTV shows.

Ryan Greene

Producer/Engineer/Mixer, Area 52 Entertainment

Ryan Greene is best known for working with such bands as NOFX, Lagwagon, No Use For a Name, Authority Zero, Good Riddance, Sick Of It All, Big Wig, Stretch Armstrong, Fenix TX, Bracket, Pulley, Propaghandi, Ignite, Nerf Herder, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmes, Ten Foot Pole, Mad Caddies, Megadeth, Tonic, Lita Ford, Cheap Trick, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Mr. Big, Wilson Phillips, Tracy Spencer, and Dangerous Toys, to name a few.

Rob Burnett

Producer, Director, Editor

In 2010, Burnett directed music videos for Sammy Hagar’s rock supergroup Chickenfoot, assistant edited the 20th Century Fox feature LIKE DANDELION DUST and began directing and editing episodes of the HBO/Cinemax anthology series FEMME FATALES, which debuted in May, 2011. Currently, he’s directed five episodes of the series. Read More Read More

Preston Boebel

Chief Engineer, Clear Lake Audio

Preston Boebel was a student of recording Connection back in 1999 who trained with Recording connection mentor Brian Levi at Clear lake Audio. Now he is Chief Engineer of Clear Lake Audio and a Recording Connection mentor himself!

Billy Flores

Sound Engineer

Billy Flores attended the Recording Connection and worked his way up the ladder. Now he does live sound for Eminem, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Black Eyed Peas and more. With a grueling tour schedule that took the Black Eye Peas across the U.S., Europe, Australia and back to the U.S., Flores has been with the band for more than a year, and for over a quarter-century he mixed monitors for the likes of Sting, Four Play, B.B. King and Eminem.

John Paul

Program Director/DJ, KUPL

John Paul is a 20-year radio vet and current program director/afternoon DJ at KUPL in Portland, OR. He spent his radio career holding nearly every job in a radio station (APD, MD, Promo Director, producer, DJ on every day part), and programmed radio stations in Buffalo, NY, Columbus, Indiana and Portland, Oregon. Worked multiple formats (country, rock, oldies, Top 40, talk).

Joseph Heier

Producer/Musician

Joseph Heier is charismatic and gifted producer/musician. Joe’s commitment to quality started over 28 years ago as he realized the need for “doing it right” in the studio world. In that span, Joey has earned a reputation in excellence, and has helped revolutionize the pro video and audio field by bringing integrity back to the forefront.

Cortez Farris

Engineer/Producer, Sound on Sound Studios

Cortez Farris began as an assistant engineer in New York City where he took a position at the famous Hit Factory. Cortez quickly became one of the hottest Producers in the Hip-Hop and R&B community, having worked with the Black Eyed Peas, Lil’ Kim, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keyes to name a few. Aside from working with many of today’s top selling artists, Cortez currently works as a freelance Engineer/Producer for Sound On Sound Studios in midtown Manhattan.