Zoe Thrall is a music industry professional with decades of experience in recording studio management.
Her career started at the famed Power Station Studios in New York City where she learned both sides of studio operations as both an assistant engineer and in studio management. There she met producer/musician/actor Little Steven Van Zandt who hired her to work for him as an engineer and as a musician in his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul.
She later returned to Power Station to become their studio manager and eventually President of the company. Her career continued on to become manager of Hit Factory Studios in New York City, overseeing 9 studios and 75 employees.
In 2005 the Palms Casino Resort courted her to Las Vegas to build and operate the Studio at the Palms where she worked for 15 years. She is now the Director of Studio Operations of The Hideout Recording Studios in Henderson, Nevada.
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Voting Member
Audio Engineering Society Member and co-chair of the 2021, 151st Convention
Brian (Bt) “Gibbs” is co-owner & principal at Skyline Entertainment & Publishing (Tool Shed Studios) in Silicon Valley. With 30+ record credits in 2020, Gibbs uses his B.M. from Berklee College of Music (Jazz Composition) as a record producer, mixing engineer & immersive mixing engineer. He has worked on many records for Bay Area artists including Los Tigres del Norte’s “Realidades” (2015 GRAMMY Award for Best Regional Mexican Album, including Tejano).
Gibbs is also a 10yr+ Recording Academy voting member on the Board of Governors for the San Francisco chapter, serving as the Chair for the SF Chapter Producers & Engineers Wing. In action for advocacy on behalf of creators, Gibbs is also a 3-year District Advocacy Captain (CA-19). In helping to develop the next generation of creators, Gibbs regularly serves as a Grammy U mentor, as well as, alumni mentor for his alma mater Berklee College of Music..
For the Audio Engineering Society, Gibbs served as 2020 San Francisco Section Chair, AES Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Task Force and is a current Co-Chair for the AES 151st Convention (Fall 2021).
In addition to presenting at multiple AES conferences on immersive mixing techniques, he has also presented multiple times at Music Expo (SF & Boston) Berklee College of Music, Cal State University campuses, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Webster University and other audio engineering educational institutions. He is also a current SMPTE member in the San Francisco section.
One of Gibbs’ primary focus is on diversity & inclusion across all disciplines and genres of music creation, both behind the microphone and behind the record.