WAM Certified Engineers & Producers

Terri Winston

Terri founded WAM in 2003 while she was a tenured Professor and Director of the Sound Recording Arts Program at City College of San Francisco from 2001-2011. Her love of music and the recording arts spans 25 years as a songwriter, composer, recording engineer, and producer. Winston was signed as a recording artist, engineer and producer by Polygram and BMG subsidiaries, and has shared the stage with such acts as P.J. Harvey, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Flaming Lips, Fugazi, Cake, and Third Eye Blind. She has collaborated with Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group and Greg Hawkes of The Cars and worked as a recording artist and producer for MainMan whose roster also included David Bowie, John Mellencamp, Lou Reed, & Iggy Pop. Winston has composed and produced theme music for KRON-TV's "First Cut" series, Banana Republic and for various films that have shown on BRAVO's Independent Film Channel, French Television's Cine Cinemas and major festivals all over the world. She is a founding member of the seminal San Francisco band Her Majesty the Baby,  has received numerous awards including an ASCAP songwriting award, Boston Music Award and Bay Area Music Award, is a voting member of the Recording Academy (The GRAMMY's) and is active in the Producers and Engineers wing. She has most recently produced/engineered Kronos Quartet, the SHE's and master world musicians from around the world. Winston has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

Laura Dean

Dean is a veteran recording engineer, based in San Francisco. She has worked at Tiny Telephone and Hyde Street and now graces the WAM studio with her presence. Clients include Kronos Quartet, Salman Rushdie, the SHE'S, Sean Dorsey, Necessary Monsters, John Vanderslice, Tiny Television, Dolorata, Shawna Virago, Katastrophe, Amanda Palmer and the Dead Kennedy's. There is a reason we call her "the wizard".

Jenny Thornburg

Jenny was born and raised in the Bay Area. She received her B.A. from San Francisco State University and has worked at many studios around the Bay Area including Fantasy Studios, Broken Radio, Laughing Tiger, and Spliggityfidge Studios. Some of the artists she has worked with are George Winston, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Weather Pending, Tropicali, Pete Devines Jug Band and Pamela Rose.

Hillary Johnson

Hillary is a New York based producer/engineer who sometimes blesses WAM with her presence - she can be persuaded to come out to SF! Hillary has twiddled knobs for many bands from New York, as well as across the country and abroad. In addition to local up-and-comers you may or may not have heard of, she has also worked with established artists, such as Jeff Buckley, Jennifer Kimball, Rufus Wainwright, The Ramones, The Prids and Michael Gira (Swans, Angels Of Light). Hillary has also worked with producers such as Lenny Kaye, Henry Rollins, Genya Ravan, and Daniel Rey. Hillary's Website where you can contact her.