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The members of MARS. Click each image to view their full bio.
Kevin Guarnieri is the Director of the Millitrax recording studio.
He holds a B.A. in Business Management from Radford University in Radford, VA and an A.S. in Recording Arts and Sciences from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL.
Mr. Guarnieri started his professional career at Westlake Audio in Los Angeles in 1999. After working as an assistant engineer, he became a freelance recording engineer and digital editor in 2001. Kevin engineered many albums from 2000 to 2010 working with a diverse group of recording artists including: Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Whitney Houston, Mick Jagger, Boyz II Men, Alanis Morissette and Carole King among many others.
As of summer 2018 Kevin maintained his certification in Avid Pro Tools at the expert level in Pro Tools version 12.8. He has been a Pro Tools Certified Expert for almost ten years. In addition he is a voting member the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and participates in the Grammy awards voting process annually.
Logan Andreoni is a freshman Arts Technology major at Millikin University who is originally from Ottawa, IL. He has been passionate about music ever since his grandpa gave him his first guitar before his freshman year of high school. As he taught himself guitar, he started learning how to record and produce music using a 2009 iMac and Garageband. Logan was involved with choir all throughout high school and has continued to grow his musical skills with various lessons from producer Andrew Huang. He now is on track to master Logic Pro and create his own sound as a recording artist. You can find him on all platforms under the artist name, 5IN. He can’t wait to see what the future brings as he continues to grow!
Abbie Cottrell is a senior commercial music major from Chenoa, Illinois. Abbie learned to play the saxophone at the age of 10. She was involved in band and choir and in junior high and high school, as well as playing guitar and singing in her church’s praise band. In addition to writing and performing songs, Abbie enjoys time spent in the recording studio as an engineer and as head studio manager. Abbie enjoys both the musical and the technical sides of making music and loves the opportunities that MARS gives her to further her technical skills.
Quinn Hensley is from Geneva, IL, and is currently finishing up his senior year at Millikin University, studying Commercial Music. He is a second year MARS veteran, and is a new recruit to the studio managers team at Millikin. He is currently working on his first full length album, expected to release in early May of 2021. Along with his love for singing and guitar, Quinn is passionate about drawing, game design, composition, computer construction, and well timed jokes. He is excited to work with MARS to help make the team the best it can be.
Jennifer Williamson is a senior commercial music major from Germantown Hills, Illinois. She has been passionate about music for most of her life and has been involved with choir for several years. Jennifer is also involved with Millikin’s University Choir, vocal jazz, and Dissonance A Cappella. In her free time, she enjoys writing songs, playing piano, listening to music, and painting. She has enjoyed her time at Millikin so far and how it has allowed her to increase her technical skills and studio knowledge. In the future, Jennifer would like to create her own music, art, and online content, as well as see where life takes her. She is excited to be a part of the MARS team and to gain more experience in recording.
Mollie Krueger is a senior Commercial Music and Music Business major. She enjoys songwriting and performing and spent most of her pre-COVID weekends gigging with her band The Hangovers. She loves being in the studio and is also a studio manager in Millitrax. Aside from music, Mollie is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and teaches multiple yoga classes a week. This is Mollie’s first semester in MARS, and she is excited to learn and expand her abilities as an engineer.
Josh Ruhaak is a senior arts technology major with an audio engineering and production concentration from Shorewood, IL. He is also a studio manager at Millikin’s Milltrax Recording Studio. Josh has been passionate about music for most of his life and is looking forward to being a part of the recording opportunities that MARS can provide.
Greg Aughenbaugh is a senior Commercial Music major from Clinton, Illinois. He plays trombone in the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band II, and Trombone Ensemble. He is also a member of the DANTE and Recital Recording Crews.
Paul Rheingruber is a senior commercial music major. He plays percussion and guitar. He is in many ensembles including Percussion Ensemble 1, Jazz Band 2, Wind Ensemble, Latin Jazz Project, and Songwriters Band. Paul is in MARS to continue his quest to record audio. He is a studio manager, a percussion technician, and works for the livestreaming crew.
Nick Dunk is a Junior Theatre: Design and Production major. He has credits as sound designer and engineer in multiple School of Theatre & Dance productions as well as other work in theatre and live sound outside of Millikin. Since coming to Millikin he was worked for Big Blue Productions and Kirkland Fine Arts Center. While he primarily works in live sound, Nick enjoys expanding his knowledge and experience in sound in any way possible.
Nicole Dadoly is a Senior Arts Technology Major with Concentrations in Audio Engineering & Production and in Video Production. She is from Chicago, Illinois and has been surrounded by music and film her entire life. She came to Millikin with the dream of being an audio engineer and has since been able to work in every audio studio on Millikin’s campus as well as adding film to the list of her passions. Millikin’s Arts Technology program gave her the opportunity to create beyond what she had known in the audio world and make the films she had always wanted to make while also expanding her knowledge of sound in other areas of media. She is over the moon excited to be a part of MARS and have the opportunity to integrate two of her passions into one incredible experience while also learning from all of her talented classmates!!
Past Team Members
Past members of MARS. Click each image to view their full bio.
Brittany “Britt” Archibald
Brittany Archibald from Peoria, IL is a junior Commercial Music Major with a Vocal emphasis. She first got into music as a young child in her church choir, slowly working her interest into the pop music scene with artists like Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. Her all time favorite album that introduced her to the production side of music is SZA’s ‘Ctrl’ album. The variety of songs and musicality on the album peaked her curiosity into engineering and studio work. She is beyond excited to be in MARs to experience first hand live recording, mixing, and editing. She cannot wait to be able to gain new skills and work with those who love music as much as she does.
Chris is a Junior Commercial Music Major at Millikin. He grew up in Plainﬁeld, IL and originally came to Millikin for an education degree. Before long he learned of a passion he didn’t know he had in audio engineering, and is now in his second semester in the commercial program. Finding himself on two crews for recording and now MARS in the same semester, he is eager to prove himself in a cast full of pros.
Angel Faith is a 22 year old Senior Arts Tech Major, with a concentration in Audio Engineering. She has an Associates in Music from Lincoln College. She started at Millikin University in 2016. Angel is a vocalist and she plays Saxophone, Piano, Vibraphone, and some percussion. She is in M.A.R.S. as a student Venture. Before working with M.A.R.S. She gained experience through Big Blue Sound. A live sound organization ran on Millikin’s campus. She has one Student Venture let and hopes she gets to take M.A.R.S. again next semester.
Bekah Ford is a senior Commercial Music major from O’Fallon, Missouri. After coming to Millikin as an education major, she found her passion for songwriting in early 2017 and soon changed her major to fit. Since then, she’s released multiple demos of original songs and is writing as often as possible. She’s been actively involved in traditional choirs for 9 years and vocal jazz ensembles for 7 years, traveling the country and internationally since 2010. Bekah joined MARS in the Fall 2019 semester and is excited to learn and grow as an engineer!
Tristan Gammell from Niles,Il is a Junior Theatrical Design and Production Major with an Emphasis in Lighting and Sound Design. Tristan has be involved with music since he was very young. Tristan loves loves music with a passion which led him to playing a variety of different instruments. Millikin allowed Tristan to do it all. Tristan has played in the band before, he has light design and sound designed theatre main stage shows, been an Master Electrician and Sound Engineer for main stage. Shows as well as Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre (a student run theatre on campus), Manager as well as Sound Engineer, Projection Technician Lighting Technician/Designer for Big Blue Productions ( a student run event company on campus), Sound Engineer for various vocal ensembles on campus, and Vice Chair of a USITT Millikin Student Chapter. Tristan is excited to be a part of M.A.R.S. and and cant wait to gain new skills in recording audio and video editing.
Andie Fonseca Hidalgo
Andie Fonseca Hidalgo grew up in Heredia, Costa Rica. Aged 18, in 2015 she moved to the US to attend college. She was drawn to the audio engineering and production department and has since been involved in multiple projects as a producer, engineer and singer. She’s currently a senior commercial music major at Millikin University and continues to improve her skills and craft by stepping out of her comfort zone and exploring new techniques and styles.
Caroline “Carol on the Weekends” Lodovisi
Caroline is a senior commercial music major from Crown Point, Indiana. She is a returning veteran of MARS with audio interests mainly in engineering and mixing. Starting on the educational route, she realized that her true passion lies in the music industry and the technical side of recording. Full, natural sounding arrangements spark her interest the most, and that sound played a large role her decision to take on commercial recording after not having prior experience. Artists like the Avett Brothers and the Eagles inspire her to keep true to her sound and develop her layering skills. Caroline is also a Studio Manager for Millitrax as well as a Dean’s List student and former student athlete.
Andrew “Mig Bood” Moody
Andrew Moody is a senior Commercial Music major at Millikin University. He is from Cornland, Illinois and hopes to make a living through mixing and mastering records. He serves as a student worker for many crews at Millikin which gives him many opportunities to improve his mixing, production, and engineering abilities. Whenever he’s not using Pro Tools, you can find him hanging out with friends around campus.
Tara “Nooch” Nuccio
By the time I was seven years old, music was already such an important thing in my life, but I never figured it would be something that I would do as a career. I have been singing and performing for most of my life, of course with the passing thought of doing it on the side, until I stepped foot into my first recording studio. From that point on, I learned that I could spend my life doing the one thing I considered only a passion before– music. I came to Millikin University with little knowledge about the ins and outs of recording, but through great classes, hands-on experiences, and joining Big Blue Productions (a student based multimedia company,) I quickly became attuned to the world of sound. I also work with another multimedia company out of Chicago during the summers. Besides recording, I have spent my whole life with music, as my dad teaches and has developed many courses involving music at the collegiate level, including music technology. I still perform every once in a while, but music technology is where my heart belongs.
Austin Oberg is from Jacksonville, IL. His introduction to music as a craft was his learning to play the piano from his grandmother when he was 5 years old. At Millikin University, he’s worked at Big Blue Productions as a live sound technician and also in the Information Technology department asking customers if they have “turned it off and back on again.” He hopes to broaden his horizons with audio engineering and become a recording engineer once he graduates.
Tobi is a Sophomore Commercial Music major. He has experience in live sound, recording, video editing and more. He also plays several instruments, including piano, bass, and percussion
Hunter Sphar is a Senior Commercial Music Major at Millikin University. He spends most of his time engineering and mixing projects as a Millitrax Studio Manager. He is involved in various recording crews on campus, as well as playing electric bass in his band Chocolate in Your Pocket and the jazz band on campus.
Justyn “ronan” Stanford
Justyn Stanford is an Audio Engineer, Producer, and Songwriter from Chicago, IL. He attended the Chicago High School for the Arts where he studied vocal performance and technique. During high school, Justyn began to write songs and found his love for commercial music. He currently is a senior at Millikin University pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music. and works hard to develop his production and engineering abilities. He believes in mastering songcraft from the original idea to create the best possible product. Through his work at this goal, he has become a Studio Manager and Audio Engineer at Millitrax Studios, and a member of the Millikin Audio Recording Services. Justyn plans to continue developing his abilities by practicing audio engineering as production, and by learning as much as he can through applying his skills as a professional outside of the classroom.
Justin Corp is a senior commercial music major at Millikin, and he’s member of several recording services at Millikin. Justin is a studio manager in Millitrax Recording Studio. Along with his engineering work, Justin is a vocalist and horn player. He’s excited to start his year in Millikin Audio Recording Services and record in the Millikin-Decatur community.
Adam “Lemon” Marion
Adam Marion is a junior music business major. Adam grew up and currently lives in Springfield, IL. He has been involved with music for pretty much all of his life, starting with singing in church choir at a young age. Adam also has played piano for around 10 years. He have a lot of passion for the recording arts, and is a certified Millikin University recording engineer. Adam look forward to furthering his skills and offering professional service to anybody looking to have MARS work for them.
Nico Mho is a sophomore Arts Technology major with a concentration in Video Production. Originally from Mount Prospect, Illinois, Nico got into video in high school by filming and editing videos of his friends, family, and the places they went. He is also a member of the Millikin Men’s Soccer team as well as a part of the Millikin Creates student-run venture. Nico is excited to be able to gain more experience in performance recording while also meeting some great people along the way.
Brad “Cool Brad” Miller
Brad Miller grew up on a farm in Arthur, IL, where he tried to be as involved as possible in school activities. Brad was a part of the choir and band singing and playing percussion, as well as a part of the community Partners In Praise Band and his church’s praise band. Millikin provided Brad a place to use my passion for music to witness other talents and use his to make music. He joined the MARS group because he is able to use the technical skills he has gained and listen to various talented artists and musicians perform.
Chris is a Senior Commercial Music Major at Millikin. He grew up in Plainﬁeld, IL and originally came to Millikin for an education degree. Before long he learned of a passion he didn’t know he had in audio engineering, and is now in his second semester in the commercial program. Finding himself on two crews for recording and now MARS in the same semester, he is eager to prove himself in a cast full of pros.
Braun Sheets is a super-duper senior completing his degrees in Arts Technology and Arts Administration after a decade long hiatus from Millikin University. Aside from being a student at Millikin, he also acts as the Director of Rock University: Millikin and a guitar instructor in the preparatory department. Being a life-long fan of music and production, it only made sense to head into the studios and anywhere else there is a need for audio recordings throughout campus.
JT is a senior Arts Tech Major from Decatur, IL. He spends most of his time working on his skills in photography and videography. His goal it’s to eventually be a director of photography for his own photography business.