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 compeleted 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 have signed over 3,200 technical noise and vibration assessments
  • Participate in business development, 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
  • For additional project info 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 have signed over 1,100 technical noise and vibration assessments
  • Participate in business development, 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

Utah State University

B.S., Communications and Sociology, 2018

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

W. Douglas Day, LEED AP

Education
Master of Architecture, University of Utah
Bachelor of Business Management, University of Utah

Professional Affiliations
LEED Accredited Professional – United States Green Building Council

Background
With a zeal for the aesthetic and the well-designed, Mr. Day enjoys designing, developing and producing projects that are clean, functional and beautiful. His background in architecture, art and business have proven key in providing a firm foundation from which he begins every project.

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Day strives to bring sustainable and environmentally friendly practices to every project with which he is involved. His view of quality integrates healthy design principles for the client, society and the environment.

Relevant Work Experience

  • Design and oversight of over 30 residential and small scale commercial remodel and new construction building projects
  • Management of all business related activities for a small design-build company
  • Management and improvements to number of multi-unit properties, including tenant management
  • Business administration for both a large scale construction company and a large scale architectural firm

Education
Master of Architecture, University of Utah
Bachelor of Business Management, University of Utah

Professional Affiliations
LEED Accredited Professional – United States Green Building Council

Background
With a zeal for the aesthetic and the well-designed, Mr. Day enjoys designing, developing and producing projects that are clean, functional and beautiful. His background in architecture, art and business have proven key in providing a firm foundation from which he begins every project.

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Day strives to bring sustainable and environmentally friendly practices to every project with which he is involved. His view of quality integrates healthy design principles for the client, society and the environment.

Relevant Work Experience

  • Design and oversight of over 30 residential and small scale commercial remodel and new construction building projects
  • Management of all business related activities for a small design-build company
  • Management and improvements to number of multi-unit properties, including tenant management
  • Business administration for both a large scale construction company and a large scale architectural firm

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

– Bachelor of Arts – Economics, Bucknell University

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