De Tune has a long history of creating tribes through unique experiences. We take a broader approach by helping clients manage their customer’s journey ‘to, through and beyond’ these extraordinary experiences. We refer to these four phases as Compose, Conduct, Perform and Deliver.

We are artists, technologists, engineers, directors, strategists, designers and content creators.

Our Talent

Through the collaboration of amazing professionals in strategy, technology, design, story-telling, broadcast, build and auditing, De Tune has a unique ability to deliver big, mass experiences, anywhere in the world – turning interest into passion and building tribes around your brand.

Michael Thuney

LOCATION

Marriott Hotel somewhere in the world.. Redlands, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

CEO and founder of De Tune, Michael Thuney has been creating concepts to solve problems for more than 36 years, crafting unforgettable experiences for millions of people. Anxious to get started on his career, Thuney proceeded directly from high-school to life in the theatre – eventually moving on to work on countless concerts, festivals, and live broadcast events. In the past two decades he has shaped many influential events including Blizzcon, the League of Legends Championship World Finals, and the Coachella and Stage Coach music festivals. He has been honored by the National Science Olympiad for Physics and is a proud member of the Circle Theatre Hall of Fame. Outside of his professional life, Michael enjoys hiking, food, history, and travel.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Life is too serious to take seriously… Time is the only thing we do not get more of, so have fun with everything you do.

Founder/CEO

Stephen Tisdale

LOCATION

San Clemente, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Creative Director, Stephen “Tizz” Tisdale, got his start in technology in the 1980s back in the “wild west” of computer development. He continued working in tech through the dot-com boom before shifting his know-how and innovative thinking to the entertainment industry. Being in the rare position of seeing the evolution of modern technology and possessing a mind geared towards storytelling, Tizz connects the world-class creative and award-winning technology that characterizes De Tune. His hobbies include collecting vinyl, producing music, sailing, travel, and nerding out over new tech.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Always be of service.

Creative Director

JoJo Lee

LOCATION

Hong Kong

 

De Tune Office

Hong Kong

 

BIO

With an MBA from triple accredited KEDGE Business School, Jojo is the Managing Director of De Tune’s Hong Kong office and is responsible for regional marketing and networking amidst the ever changing and dynamic market environment of the entertainment industry. A resident of Hong Kong, Jojo loves travel, yoga, and reading.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

Managing Director – Hong Kong

Barb Sherwood

LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Director

David Thuney

LOCATION

Long Beach, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Following 15+ years as an educator, during which time he developed JAMAC (a high school based program that instills the skillset and fundamentals needed to succeed in the Arts and Communications), David now focuses on extending the reach and rapport of De Tune’s business relationships by seeking opportunities to challenge the skills and expertise of our team. In his free time, David enjoys sailing, adventure racing, triathlons, and travel.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Do what’s right, not what’s easy. Life doesn’t work unless you do.

Account Manager

Matt Russell

LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Production Designer, Matt Russell, brings nearly 15 years of design experience to De Tune, with prestigious credits including extensive work with the Grammy’s and 8 years of design at the White House and Library of Congress for “In Performance at the White House”, “The National Christmas Tree Lighting”, and “The Gershwin Prize.” Matt is also on the Art Directors Peer Group Executive Committee at Carnegie Mellon University. When he isn’t busy designing, Matt enjoys exploring new places and art, cooking, cocktail making, and woodworking.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Let’s see what happens.

Production Designer

Rodger Reeder

LOCATION

Idyllwild, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Rodger Reeder has made his career within the entertainment industry for 40+ years. He is constantly scouting for new business opportunities and clients to ensure that De Tune is always on the cutting edge of the industry. A resident of Idyllwild, CA, Rodger is a self-proclaimed “Road Scholar” and drummer; having performed live with Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, and Crosby, Stills, & Nash.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Always trust your heart… except when your gut tells you not to.

Business Development

Mia Henry

LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Production Manager, Mia Henry, is based in Los Angeles, CA and comes to De Tune following a degree and early career in Kinesiology. Though relatively new to the world of entertainment, Mia has quickly adapted to the frantic pace of broadcast media – facilitating communications, and developing teams at all levels of our operations. Mia’s hobbies include art, gaming, and capoeira. She is also a talented bassist having studied at the Silverlake Conservatory.

Production Manager

Mat Stovall

LOCATION

Altadena, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Mat Stovall is a prolific Lighting Designer with a BFA in Lighting Design and Theater Technology from Cincinnati College and an MFA in Lighting Design from University of California Irvine. He describes his job as “defining mood, creating focus, and producing kinetic sparkle.” Outside of design, Mat enjoys cooking, gardening, and looking after his three dogs.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Story first.

Lighting Designer

Andrea Mander

LOCATION

San Clemente, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

With a degree in Health Science and over decade of experience implementing strategies and technologies to improve health care access and quality, Andrea now sets her energies on managing the De Tune’s pre-production activities. She describes her job as “herding cats”, which is sure to resonate with any organizer in a creative field. When she’s not organizing the creative team, Andrea enjoys sailing, yoga, and creating copper repousse artworks.

 

FAVORITE QUOTE

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

~ Aristotle

Production Manager

Benjamin Ryle

LOCATION

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Endi Maricevic

LOCATION

Burbank, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Senior Broadcast Engineer, Endi Maricevic, is De Tune’s systems integration expert. He has 25+ years of experience in the broadcast and entertainment industry and thrives on the challenge of having unique problems to solve every day. Endi has a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and a minor in management from Woodbury University and deep experience contributing to his knowledge base. In his free time, Endi likes off-roading, boating, and building stuff.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Actions — not words.

Senior Broadcast Technical Supervisor

Ari Jacobs

LOCATION

 

De Tune Office

 

BIO

Albert Iskander

LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

With over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Albert Iskander is considered a swiss army knife of live, segment, and post-production. He holds a BA in TV Production from Cal State Northridge, and his proudest professional moment was putting together Machinima’s E3 coverage, doing everything from budgeting, staffing, set build, and booking the game guests. In his free time Albert enjoys playing basketball, football, and video games, as well as hiking and travelling.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

I tell it how it is.

Producer

David Hotle

LOCATION

 

De Tune Office

 

BIO

Stephen Furness

LOCATION

London England

 

De Tune Office

Germany

 

BIO

A veteran of the entertainment industry of 30+ years, Production and Technical Manager Stephen Furness makes live media happen anywhere, anytime, anyplace. He resides in London, England and loves travel, exercise, and cooking. His proudest professional achievement was broadcast production of the PUBG 2018 Invitational, which set records at 60 million concurrent viewers. He loves the challenge inherent in the entertainment industry. In addition to English, Stephen speaks Polish, Romanian, and Russian and has worked in three continents.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Bring the best talent and get the best result.

Broadcast Technical Manager

Thomas Wegenke

LOCATION

Germany, Tönisvorst

 

De Tune Office

Germany

 

BIO

Thomas Wegenke is a live events Technical Producer based out of Tönisvorst, Germany, with 20+ years of experience in the broadast industry. Thomas is a “jack-of-all trades” with experience as a sound designer and an expert in event technology, he is also a skilled carpenter and a trained electrician and light technician. Thomas enjoys mountain biking, carpentry, and EDM.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Smile and wave boys, smile and wave…

Technical Producer

Chachi Ramirez

LOCATION

 

De Tune Office

 

BIO

Geoff Knight

LOCATION

Rochester, NY

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Geoff Knight leads production teams in collaboration with De Tune’s creative talent to oversee and facilitate all stages of production from budget to build. Currently based in Rochester, NY, he has traveled the world producing events including Riot Games’ League of Legends championships, Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale esports broadcasts, and is proud to have also worked on major motion pictures including Pitch Perfect 3.

Technical Producer

Vanessa Sun

LOCATION

 

De Tune Office

 

BIO

Gabby Clarke

LOCATION

Long Beach, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Production Coordinator, Gabby Clarke, is a collaborative team member who helps to ensure day to day operations run smoothly both onsite and during pre-production. Having graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor degree in Sports Management, Gabby has a wealth of knowledge to contribute to our esports based projects. Gabby is also a musician, painter, and athlete.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Have the courage to use your own understanding!

Production Coordinator

Laura Asch Mueller

LOCATION

Culver City, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

With 7+ years of experience in broadcast media and a degree in Journalism, Laura Mueller is a crucial organizer at De Tune ensuring our productions and projects run smoothly. She lives in Culver City, CA and enjoys the outdoors, travel, improv, and is a self-described beer and wine connoisseur.

 

FAVORITE QUOTE

“Whoever is happy, will make others happy too”

~ Mark Twain

Production Coordinator

Les Taylor

LOCATION

 

De Tune Office

 

BIO

Dachris Tan

LOCATION

Shanghai

 

De Tune Office

Hong Kong

 

BIO

Dachris Tan is a live event Technical Producer and Project Manager based in Hong Kong who has worked on major product launches, international conferences, and exhibitions for 15+ years. Dachris’ proudest professional moment was being the Technical Producer and Event Planner for China’s League of Legends World Championship. In his free time, Dachris enjoys basketball, travel, and food.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Never back down from challenges.

Technical Producer

Grant Sterling

LOCATION

Fullerton, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Grant Sterling, is currently a theatrical production student at California State University Fullerton studying scenic and sound design. As a Production Assistant, Grant provides direct support to De Tune’s Creative Director and the Production team through a variety of assignments, from research to sound design. In his free time, Grant is an avid musician, improvist, and swing dancer.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Live the heroic life.

Production Assistant

Charles T. Henry (Charlie)

LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

As a camera operator, Charles Henry is always trying to catch the excitement of the moment. This is mirrored by his excitement for new technologies and media. In addition to being a camera operator, Charles enjoys other forms of art and model building. His proudest professional moment is standing on stage filming in front of a 90,000 person crowd in South Korea.

 

PERSONAL MOTTO

Keep positive.

Camera Operator

Aldo Necco

LOCATION

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

 

De Tune Office

Los Angeles

 

BIO

Previously director of post-production at Fox Sports, editor for American Idol, and cameraman during Californian Wildfires, Aldo has found a home with De Tune handling all post-production aspects of our live and live-to-tape broadcasts. When he’s not editing, Aldo enjoys gaming, scuba diving, soccer, and drone videography.

 

FAVORITE QUOTE

“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

Post Production Supervisor

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