Guitarist for the indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, as well as a music producer who founded the Alberta Court studio.
His first band out of high school was a short-lived group called The Wallflowers (not to be confused with the popular California-based band).
Before the Alberta Court studio, he was the owner of the Hall of Justice.
When he was young, his parents' stereo became a remixing machine for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club.
He was an active supporter of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.