About Mark Monteverdi

Figure I’d write up a quick bio:

​I've been an active musician in the Portland music scene for over 25 years. I started practicing percussion at 13yrs old and received my first drum kit at 15. I was active in symphonic band, marching band, competitive drum corps and jazz band throughout my school years.  During my late teens, I started jamming with friends and playing in rock bands. Since then, I can be seen at local venues beating skins in various projects (Currently: Them or Us and Zek. Past projects: In Repose, Askance, Tenesmus, and a few others). Music, whether playing or listening, is one of the greatest joys of my life. I couldn't imagine what life would be like without music. It is a deep rooted part of my identity. 

In 2003 I started Green Mountain Recording with an old ADAT, 12ch mixer and a handful of mics-- enough to get me going!  From there, GMR grew piece by piece, tracking band after band. The studio has taken a life of its own and has become an awesome playground for creativity.
I strive to learn new technical aspects and techniques while honing my ears and style. I also regularly trade learnings with my recording buddies. 

Although GMR mostly caters to my personal musical endeavors, I open up the space to the public often providing recording services to folks in need. This has definitely been a labor of love.

​I received a degree in electronics engineering technology in 2004.  I repair, modify and build all sorts of audio electronic gadgets.  Whether it be equipment repair, stompbox design or building microphone preamps, etc, I'm often out in the shop working on something.   

​On a side note, my father was a semi-professional photographer for over 40 years and he got me into it many years ago. Shooting portraits is something I enjoy doing when I have time. See the images page for some random examples.    

​Lastly, the most important and best part of my life has been my loving family. I have a beautiful wife and an incredible daughter that never ceases to amaze. They are my home and give me purpose on this rock. 

That’s all for now. ;)

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Green Mountain Recording History (Control Room)
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