Our Team

As a certified small business, MD Acoustics has a well educated and talented staff that is capable of quickly and efficiently turning around projects. MD staff has completed numerous acoustic/vibration studies and evaluations. In addition, MD has conducted and completed many noise/air monitoring studies.

Mike Dickerson, INCE
Principal

Background

Mr. Dickerson has a passion for the science of sound and vibration. His versatile experience includes leading and assisting in the design review of many facets of acoustical engineering and air quality projects, including but not limited to air/noise assessments, computation acoustics design and testing, architectural acoustic design, acoustical product design,  noise/vibration abatement strategies.

Mr. Dickerson has successfully completed numerous projects. His strategic knowledge, project planning and cost effective management solutions enable him to excel in the field of acoustics. In 2016, Mr. Dickerson presented a paper at the Acoustical Society of America’s Conference in Salt Lake City for his research and work on the feasibility of using mobile devices for remote noise monitoring.  In 2011, he was asked to present a paper at the Acoustical Society of America’s Conference in Seattle Washington for his research and work on noise and vibration within a cockpit door module. He continues to work closely with many engineering disciplines and provides quality results.

Mr. Dickerson’s relevant work experience includes the following:

  • Oversight of noise and vibration assessments for large and small public and private development
  • Prepare, write and sign over 3,200 technical noise and vibration assessments
  • Participate in business development and marketing efforts including: client maintenance, cost/budget reports, preparation of proposals, monitoring schedules and delivering presentations to clients and public agencies
  • Perform product concepts, testability, and manufacturability assessments. Provide technical support and peer review for cross functioning teams on product development
  • Mentor, train, and oversee work of junior level staff
  • For additional project information see Projects+News

Education

Bachelor of Science – Physics (Acoustics), Brigham Young University

Professional Affiliations

Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Full Member

Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE), Full Member

BYU Acoustic Research Group

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Association of Environmental Planners (AEP), Member

Michael Dickerson Sr, INCE
Principal

Background

Mr. Dickerson has a passion for Engineering including sound and vibration. He has over 45 years of noise and vibration experience and includes designing, analyzing developing and reviewing mechanical, systems, vibrational, acoustical engineering and air quality projects both commercial and DOD, including but not limited to aircraft design and analysis, spacecraft design and analysis, mechanisms, shock, vibrations and controls design and analysis, project management, program management, air/noise assessments, ceiling/floor assembly design (STC/IIC) and testing, architectural acoustic design, acoustical product design, vibration analysis and noise mitigation strategies.

Mr. Dickerson has worked for AeroViroment Inc., Sargent Fletcher (Div of Cobham Corp), General Motors, Jet Propulsion Lab, Teledyne System and Dataproducts. He has successfully completed hundreds of projects on vibration, thermal, structural, material, systems and air/noise related projects. His strategic knowledge, project planning and cost effective management solutions enable him to excel in the consulting field of acoustics and vibration. In 2011, Mr. Dickerson was asked to present a paper at the Acoustical Society of America’s Conference in Seattle Washington for his research and work on noise and vibration within a cockpit door module. He continues to work closely with many engineering disciplines and provides quality results.

Mr. Dickerson’s relevant work experience includes the following:

  • Oversight of noise and vibration assessments for large and small public and private development
  • Prepare, write and sign over 1,100 technical noise and vibration assessments
  • Participate in business development and marketing efforts including: client maintenance, cost/budget reports, preparation of proposals, monitoring schedules and delivering presentations to clients and public agencies
  • Perform product concepts, testability, manufacturability assessments. Provide technical support and peer review for cross functioning teams on product development
  • Mentor, train, and oversee work of junior level staff
  • Airport, traffic and noise data collection
  • For additional project info see Projects+News

Education

Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Masters of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member

Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Full Member

Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE), Full Member

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

International Council of Systems Engineers

Robert Pearson
Acoustical Consultant

Background

Robert Pearson graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Sociology. Prior to Mr. Pearson joining MD Acoustics, he worked for over 7 years as an Acoustical Field Technician for Advanced Engineering Acoustics.

Mr. Pearson has also worked for over 9 years as a Project Manager in the Large format printing and Telecommunications industries.

Representative Project Experience:

  • Basis Phoenix Gym, Mesa, AZ
  • Westbrook Village Multi-Purpose room, Phoenix, AZ
  • First Service Residential the Ridge, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Super Star Express Car Wash, Mesa, AZ
  • Surf thru Express Car Wash, Visalia, CA
  • Motte’s Romola Farms, Menifee, Ca
  • Panorama Properties, San Jacinto, CA

Education

Bachelor of Science – Communications and Sociology, Utah State University

Claire Pincock INCE
Acoustical Consultant

Background

Mrs. Pincock graduated from Brigham Young University in the top 5% of her graduating class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics with an emphasis in acoustics and minor in mathematics. While at BYU she was a research assistant (under Dr. Timothy Leishman) and evaluated how speech radiates from the mouth. She presented the research at the Acoustical Society of America’s Conference in Boston Massachusetts in 2017.

Mrs. Pincock’s work experience includes the following:

  • Noise and vibration assessments for architectural and environmental assessments
  • Develop and prepare acoustical models (e.g. Matlab, EASE, SoundPlan)
  • Develop data acquisition methods
  • For additional project info see Projects+News

Education

Bachelor of Science – Physics (Acoustics), Brigham Young University, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations

Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Full Member

BYU Acoustic Research Group

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Samuel Hord INCE
Acoustical Consultant

Background

Samuel Hord is an Arizona native with knack for noise control. While a student at Brigham Young University, he investigated the reflection of sound off the ground as a research assistant for Kent Gee and Traci Neilsen. After graduating from BYU, Mr. Hord spent a summer in the Sound Research Group at Caterpillar, Inc. There he conducted experiments in the acoustical chambers at their Peoria, Illinois facility before heading to graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin. As a Longhorn, Mr. Hord performed acoustic MEMS research under Neal Hall while completing his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Mr. Hord’s work experience includes the following:

  • Research Assistant for Neal Hall
  • Engineer, Populus Group, Caterpillar, Inc
  • Research Assistant for Kent Gee and Tracianne Neilsen
  • For additional project info see Projects+News

Education

B.S. Applied Physics, Brigham Young University

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE), Full Member

BYU Acoustic Research Group

Jason Schuyler, INCE
Engineering Tech 1

Background

Jason Schuyler works directly with many of our clients in the field and conducts many field inspections and evaluations. He has a knack for troubleshooting on the fly and identifying noise and vibration issues. In addition, he enjoys photography and follows our projects from start to finish.  In his spare time he enjoys working on restoring his classic cars.

Relevant work experience includes the following:

  • – Field Work and Evaluations
  • – Photo Surveys
  • – Long-term noise and vibration monitoring 
  • – Troubleshoot vibration isolators and identify flanking paths

Education

Bucknell University, 1997 Bachelor of Arts – Economics
Sandler Sales Institute level III Sales, 1998

Affiliations and Awards

Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE)
Metro Rail Safety Certified

Matthew Baldwin 
Engineering Aide

Background

Matt Baldwin has started his professional career here at MD Acoustics. He assists with the field work and CAD drawing. He has started his undergrad studies at Gilbert Community College and plans on attending ASU. He has a passion for music which has lead him to the path of understanding acoustics. His skills include Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, EASE Modeling and other analytical software.

Relevant work experience includes the following:

  • Field Work and Evaluations
  • CAD and Drafting
  • Website Development and Programming

Education

Highland High School Graduate

Mary Collins 
Operations Coordinator

Background

Mary Collins

Relevant work experience includes the following:

  • Field Work and Evaluations
  • CAD and Drafting
  • Website Development and Programming

Education

Shon Baldwin
Engineering Aide

Background

Shon Baldwin joined MD Acoustics in October 2019. As Facility Manager, he’s responsible for the maintenance of our equipment and lab while also ensuring the team follows safety protocols and OSHA regulations. Additionally, he works out in the fi eld conducting site inspections, evaluations, and performing measurements using various sound level meters. Prior to joining the MD Acoustics team, he worked for over 20 years in the security and facilities management industries.

Relevant work experience includes the following:

Noise and Vibration Assessment

  • Field Work and Evaluations
  • Photo Surveys
  • Long-term noise and vibration monitoring

Construction Noise and Vibration

  • City of Scottsdale Central Groundwater Treatment
    Facility, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls, Goodyear AZ
  • Lacuna Kava Bar, Phoenix, AZ
  • Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
  • Porchlight Homes, Phoenix, AZ
  • Santa Rosa Crossing, Maricopa, AZ
  • KB Homes, Rancho Sahuarita, AZ
  • KB Homes, Tucson, AZ

Noise Assessment

  • Bella Vista HOA, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Fulton Homes, Estrella Commons, Goodyear, AZ
  • Copper Trails School, Goodyear, AZ
  • Lacuna Kava Bar, Phoenix, AZ
  • Quick Quack Car Wash, Surprise, AZ
  • San Tan Adventure Park, Gilbert, AZ
  • Smoke Tree Resort, Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Super Star Express Car Wash, Goodyear, AZ
  • Super Star Express Car Wash, Mesa, AZ
  • Super Star Express Car Wash, Phoenix, AZ
  • The Grove Pilates, Scottdale, AZ
  • The Gunner, Phoenix, AZ
  • Super Star Car Wash, Tucson, AZ
  • Super Star Express Car Wash, Surprise, AZ
  • Super Star Express Car Wash, Casa Grande, AZ
  • Super Star Express Car Wash, Cave Creek, AZ

Education

Jordan Trubakoff
Design Consultant

Background

Jordan moved directly from his formal education in Audio Engineer to audio hardware sales and analytics. Filling roles from Sales and
Training Manager to Consumer Relations/Data Analyst for Fender Musical Instruments.
Upon leaving employment by Fender, Jordan became a motivated entrepreneur who has seen success in the private sector.
With full autonomy, creativity, interpersonal relationship building, charisma, analytics, and innovation Jordan built a creative solutions and fabrication business that had doubled in revenue every year for the last 5 years. Through the consistent nurturing of relationships, his business had secured an extensive network of returning customers, vendors, and partners. Jordan now serves MD Acoustics as a Designer, Marketing Strategist, and Engineering consultant.

EXPLORATORY TESTING/ANALYST

  • Beta tester for Fender Rumble Bass amplifi er series
  • Beta tester for Fender SLIDE Recording interface
  • Beta tester for Fender Passport Studio Monitors
  • Beta tester for Presonus Studio One DAW
  • Beta tester for Presonus Studio Live Console

CERTIFICATIONS

  • NEVE VR
  • SSL
  • Neotek Elite
  • Otari MTR-90
  • Masterlink MDR
  • Alesis HD24
  • M3000
  • UA 1176
  • LA-2A
  • LA-610
  • Avalon 737
  • Manley Pultec EQ
  • Tier 4 Pro Tools 7
  • Logic 8
  • Waves
  • SMAART
  • Apple Gold Instruction

Education

The Conservatory of the Recording Arts and Sciences

Past Experience

TruCollective Design + Fabrication – Principal Pheonix, AZ
Fender Musical Instruments -Consumer relations and data
analyst Scottsdale, AZ

Drew Gibson
Acoustical Consultant

Background

Drew Gibson

Relevant work experience includes the following:

  • Field Work and Evaluations
  • CAD and Drafting
  • Website Development and Programming

Education

Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering Technology, Arizona State University

Francisco Irarrazabal
Acoustical Consultant

Background

Francisco Irarrazabal has experienced different engineering fields. His passion for science and leading-edge technology has brought him to the supreme art of sound and vibration. His career path started at aerial firefighting field developing aeronautical products for the UH-1 series Helicopters. He then served as a combat pilot for the Chilean Air Force for five years. He then went back to the engineering field and has worked professionally in aerospace and mechanical engineering since 2013. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, from the University of Concepcion in Chile. Motivated by professional and culture growth, Francisco started his acoustical path at Brigham Young University in 2018 as a graduate student in the Master of Science in Physics with an emphasis in the acoustics program, graduating in April 2021.
Francisco has participated in several engineering projects, including developing a structure for aviation uses and certification process, the development of brick change criteria for lime kilns, chemical cleaning application for oil refinery plants, mechanical repairs in Cupper refinery plants, aeronautical products certification, and the installation of a tactical communication system on military rotorcraft. In the acoustics field, Francisco has worked with Dr. Kent Gee on outdoor measurements using vector intensity techniques for infrasonic sources. He presented his research at the Acoustical Society of America meetings at Louisville, KY, and San Diego, CA, regarding outdoor rocket and wind turbine noise measurements.

Relevant work experience includes the following:

Architectural Acoustics Assessment/Design

  • Roosevelt Towers Mixed-Use Development, Ontario, CA
  • Elux at McQueen Residential Development, Chandler, AZ

Noise and Vibration Assessment

  • Surf Thru Car Wash, Reno, NV
  • Glendale Mobile Car Wash, Glendale, CA
  • Super Star Car Wash, Moreno Valley, CA
  • OKC Window Noise Evaluation, Scottsdale, AZ

Construction Noise and Vibration

  • Equestrian trails, Phoenix, AZ

Industrial Noise and Vibration Assessment

  • TBD: Andersen windows? The gunner? AEI Machine Shop? – Noise Evaluations

Education

Universidad de Concepcion
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2008
Universidad de Concepcion
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2014
Brigham Young University
M.S., Physics (Acoustics), 2021

Affiliations and Awards

Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Student Member
BYU Acoustic Research Group

Kevin Nielsen
Director of IT

Background

Kevin Nielsen

Relevant work experience includes the following:

  • Website Development and Programming

Education

 

Tyler Klassen
Air Quality Specialist

Background

Tyler Klassen

Relevant work experience includes the following:

  • Field Work and Evaluations

Education