Meet the Team
Studio | 627 E Peach St, Bozeman, MT 59715
A/V design and install | 140 Graves Trail Bozeman, MT 59718
Call | 888-776-5582
Technical Director | Re-Recording Engineer | President
Jeremiah began his career as a location sound engineer on films and commercials. In 2002 he started Jereco Studios, designing his first commercial recording facility in Bozeman, Montana, and in 2010, he founded his second recording facility, Peach Street Studios.
Today, Jeremiah is responsible for producing and engineering Post Production Sound, Live Sound, Music Recording, and Location Sound for shows and events both nationally and regionally. In 2010, Jeremiah was appointed the Audio Director of the 11th & Grant with Eric Funk music television series on Montana PBS. By 2011, Jeremiah earned his first Emmy Award for Audio for his work on the 11th & Grant TV series. To Date, Jeremiah has earned eleven Emmy Awards. Clients and network relationships include: PBS, National Geographic, Microsoft, Disney, Nickelodeon, Animal Planet, HBO|Cinemax, NBC, Comedy Central, The Discovery Channel, and Audible.com.
A graduate of Montana State University – Bozeman, Jeremiah continues supporting, working, and teaching at the institution. Jeremiah is faculty at the School of Music. He teaches the recording arts classes including, Sound for Film & Video, Multimedia Audio Production, Recording 1 & 2, Video Game Sound Design, and Entertainment Business.
Jeremiah is also: the Technical Director for the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky, MT. Serves on the Board of Governors for the Northwest Chapter - National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as their elected National Trustee. An active member of the Audio Engineering Society [AES] and the Recording Academy [Grammy Awards].
Jeremiah enjoys skiing wherever there is fresh powder, trout fishing in his childhood backyard of the West Boulder River, driving big trucks, and listening to music of all kinds.
Jeremiah Slovarp is on IMDB.com, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook
Director of Operations
Ross Ridenour grew up in Bozeman and graduated from Montana State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. While at MSU, Ross worked as a Financial Analyst for a local CPA firm, in addition to performing with a wide variety of bands as a professional guitarist, bassist, and vocalist. As a performing artist, he had the opportunity to compose and produce many original compositions.
Over the years Ross’ passion for music and performing arts have aligned with his professional financial background. Ross managed and operated one of the largest independent music instrument retail stores in the country for six years. During this time, he worked with clients around the globe and assisted in several regional ‘build and install’ contracts for theaters, studios, and commercial spaces. As a recognized professional expert in acoustic and electric guitars, Ross was the editor of a nationally recognized acoustic guitar review internet publication. His expertise was recognized by instrument manufacturers and music commerce publications as Ross tested and reviewed many products used in the industry. Manufacturer and Publication relationships include; Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Two-Rock Amplification, Gibson, Martin, and Taylor Acoustic Guitars,Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, DiMarzio Pickups and Cables, Music Inc. Magazine, NAMM Young Professionals, and Reverb.com.
Ross continues his passion for the industry utilizing his experience to facilitate the audio, visual, and lighting needs for commercial, residential, and venue spaces with Jereco Studios, Inc.
Studio Manager | Audio Editor & Engineer | Composer
Luke Scheeler is a drummer, composer, and three-time Emmy award winner for his work as an audio mixer and sound designer. Through Jereco, he provides audio post-production services for film and television, as well as recording services for albums, voiceovers, and podcasts. Catch him behind the drum kit with Goochslam at your local dive bar.
Scott Stebbins is the Project Manager, Lead Field Technician, and System Designer with the installation division of Jereco Studios, in Bozeman, Montana. Originally from Helena, he graduated from Montana State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology and a minor in English Writing. While at MSU, Scott worked as a concert recording technician, lab monitor, and production intern at MontanaPBS. His work at MontanaPBS led to multiple opportunities in the audio/visual field, including pre-wiring with Black Box Design, editing video for on-air interstitials, and field recording audio for a documentary in Europe. Over the years, Scott rose through the ranks of the regional audiovisual integration market, installing home integration systems (audio, video, network, HVAC, security, lighting, and window treatment) and quickly moved into his current lead field technician/project management role. In this role, he has led, designed, and installed projects budgeted up to $750,000 focusing on high-end custom system integration in residential and commercial establishments, including private homes, conference rooms, bars, restaurants, and music venues.
In addition to his work at Jereco Studios, he has been a professional upright bassist with the Bozeman Symphony, bluegrass band The Bridger Creek Boys, and others since 2008.
Senior Project Engineer
Ryan Meissner moved to the west in 2007 and has been active in the audiovisual integration industry in the region since. His talents range from system design and programming to project management and implementation. Through completion and oversight of many commercial and residential projects, Ryan has showcased his attention to detail and focus on customer experience. Ryan has successfully integrated lighting control, window treatment, security, climate, audiovisual, network, and other peripheral systems into ergonomic control platforms on projects valuing up to $1,200,000. His background in electrical engineering, including a B.S.E.E. allow him to tackle the most challenging technical projects while remaining attentive to them from a comprehensive perspective.
Chris received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in 2005. During 2014-15, Chris worked on the renovation of the Willson Auditorium for Bozeman Public Schools in Bozeman, helping to design the sound and lighting systems. Chris worked as a design consultant on the Rialto Theater in Bozeman, MT designing and installing the theatrical lighting fixtures and control system. He then worked as the Rialto’s Technical Director their first year of operation. As Technical Director, Chris was responsible for all technical aspects of the theater.
Lighting design clients include Montana State University Commencement and Convocation Ceremonies, Red Ants Pants Festival, Sweet Pea Festival, and the Intermountain Opera Association. He has experience as a systems tech as well as programmer on both ETC EOS and High End Systems HOG 4 consoles. Chris has worked as a house audio engineer and on festival productions. He works fluently on AVID, MIDAS, and DiGiCo consoles. In 2019, Chris received training and certification to become an Electronic Theater Controls Authorized Service Provider.
Chris has played piano professionally for 18 years and has developed a reputation as a first-call player in the South West Montana region for both live and recording work. Highlights include opening for Dave Brubeck at the Victoria International Jazz Festival and working as a studio keyboardist for Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers.
Chris is a long time Bozeman resident where his love of music coexists well with the lively arts and music scene. He, his wife, and daughter enjoy as much time outside in the mountains as possible. Chris brings a unique skill set to any project he works on providing an experienced view point as both an artist and engineer.
Duke Milakovich joined Fall of 2023 full-time as the Production Manager at Jereco. He has many years of experience working with local and national TV programming including MSU Football games. He brings a wide range of experience from multiple national programs and we are grateful to have his expertise on our team.
Website Manager | Office Assistant
Jim is the Website Manager and Office Assistant at Jereco. Jim Grew up in Missoula, MT and attended Berklee College of Music and Montana State University.
When not at the Jereco offices, Jim teaches guitar and performs with the “Bridger Creek Boys”.
Ryder Usher is a great team lead for Jereco and is our resident expert on in-house networking.
Zachary McKinley is an AV technician at Jereco. He grew up in Helena Montana and graduated with a Bachelors in Music Technology from Montana State University in 2016. When not playing guitar in several bands he enjoys restoring his ’79 El Camino. Zach also has an 8 year old tortoise named Tequila.
Ezra Bowman is the newest addition to our installation team starting in 2022 at Jereco. He loves working with like-minded people in a positive, versatile, and proactive environment.
Outside of work, Ezra plays as a drummer and DJs.
Lighting Designer | Show Programmer
Jesse is our lighting lead for shows with Jereco. Growing up Boca Raton, Florida, Jesse got a BA in Theater from Florida Gulf Coast University where he focused on lighting design. Jesse fell in love with Montana and started to work with Jereco while he was on vacation with his family in Big Sky. He has not left since.
In his free time Jesse like to ski, play video games, and ride his motorcycle.
Sound Engineer | Production Technician
Sean Hartford is one of our highly-skilled audio engineers at Jereco. He graduated in 2016 with a BA in Music Technology where he left to work for several years in California. Having worked in both corporate and musical settings, Sean is flexible in his capabilities behind a mixing board.
In his free time Sean enjoys cooking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and spirited drives through the many canyons surrounding Bozeman.
Monitor Engineer | Stageline SL100 Operator & Driver
Garrett Stephens is a Stageline SL100 operator/driver, and monitor engineer for Jereco. Garrett has a BA in Music Technology and has worked in live event production since 2018, including performing on saxophone with several groups.
Outside of work he likes snow sports, playing music, and composing.
Sound Engineer | Stage Technician
Nate is a great sound engineer with Jereco. Nate is an audio engineer, composer, and performer who has become an flexible team player. He can fill any role, whether it’s setting up AV for conferences and events, FOH/Monitor engineering, helping as a stage hand, or even performing at events himself. He joined the team after graduating from Montana State University with a BA in Music Technology minor in Business Entrepreneurship.
Outside of work, Nate is the lead audio engineer with Moonlight Productions as well as a member of the tech teams at The Ellen Theater, The Elm, and The Rialto Theater in Bozeman.
Jessica Coordinates events for our team specializing in scheduling and keeping communication channels clear. She plays a vital role with our long term clients such as the Kimpton Inn's Armory.
Director of Marketing and Visual Media
Morgan is the Director of Marketing and Visual Media for Jereco. She manages the public relations between Jereco and clients. This includes social media, video editing services, photo and video advertisements, Youtube gear reviews, case study reviews of the best gear in the industry and so much more. For live streaming and recorded productions Morgan plans, executes, and directs the events to ensure we deliver a high-quality production.
Outside of work, Morgan is pursuing a Master's in Science and Innovation Management at Montana State University.
Sound Engineer | Stage Technician
Trace is the Jack of All Trades at Jereco. Growing up in Southeast Wyoming, Trae has family roots in Montana. Before joining the team in 2022, Trace graduated from Montana State University's Music Technology program. Trace enjoys being a "Swiss Army Knife" at Jereco with skills in both audio, lighting, and video-wall technician.
In his free time Trace plays and releases music under multiple projects: MINT, Windsor Io, Storey Blvd. And Ranger X
Lighting Designer | Stage Technician
Brady is our second-in-command for lighting project with Jereco. Brady was born in New Jersey but grew up in San Antonio Texas. Brady is a Music Technology student at Montana State University and while studying music he also found a love and passion for concert lighting. Brady has been into music (both performance and production) since he was 12.
In his free time, Brady loves to ski, climb, and hang out with friends.
Social Media Manager | Stage Technician
Cole Chelsey manages the Instagram, Youtube, and TikTok channel for Jereco, taking the reigns in Summer 2023 after graduating from Montana State University with a BA in Music Technology.
Outside of work, he spends time with his friends and manages multiple other TikTok accounts @Coleches
A1 Audio Engineer
Matt Grayson works is a highly-skilled audio engineer at Jereco. Matt has been actively working in live sound and event production since 2016 and received his BA in Music Technology from Montana State University in 2018.
Project Manager | A1 Audio Engineer
Stephan is an audio engineer who specializes in concert and theatrical sound design. After graduating from Montana State University, with a BA in music technology, Stephan became the technical director of the Ellen Theater in Bozeman.
In his spare time, he enjoys the many outdoor activities that Bozeman has to offer.