Jeff Kanan, a native of Denver, made a name for himself as a staff engineer at the world renowned Westlake Audio in Los Angeles for 7 years. During his time at Westlake Jeff engineered on major records for artists including Madonna, No Doubt, Kelly Clarkson and also worked with legendary producers such as Don Was, Josh Abraham, Tim Palmer, Rick Rubin and Randy Jackson.
In 2010 Jeff Moved back to Denver and has worked as an engineer and producer through his production company, Consonance Productions.
Justin's career has spanned decades. Not content with being an ace programmer, Justin decided to build game companies focusing on fun experiences and educational value. After running 21-6 Productions for 12 years, he decided it was time to try something a little different.
Enter Offbeat Entertainment. Offbeat was the perfect opportunity for Justin to merge his love for games and music into something exciting, relevant, and new.
From Rock Band charting to our own game releases, Justin has led the charge fiercely. Justin was also in a band called Dorian Gray and sometimes still thinks he is in his 20's (hence his bio picture).
Marlene started her career working years ago with Major and Indie Labels in the heart of the music industry. Building on many years of establishing her career and collaborating with the best in the music industry building strong respect and relationships had brought her to the next chapter.
The timing was perfect for her to take her talents in a new direction as music industry publicist /media manager starting her own company, Indienink. Marlene is still working with top artists and industry professionals.
Marlene's talent brings a whole new edge to Offbeat and her insight into the music industry has been critical in shaping our vision.
DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
IN MUSIC AND GAMES
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Little is known of Jason’s youth. Some say he was raised by the rare Giant Blue Owl in Colorado’s mountains. Others speculate that he traveled with a band of traveling orphan thieves. But, most just think he spent much of his time indoors playing video games, not making contact with the outside world.
What is known is he graduated from CU Boulder with a BA in psychology. He then followed that up with a degree in Media Arts & Animation from the Art Institute of Colorado. Jason now spends his days drawing and trying not to burn his dinners.
Jason worked with Micah and Justin at 21-6 Productions prior to jumping on board with Offbeat.
Micah started his career building PC game mods and performing in bands while in high school and college.
Micah finished his college education in audio engineering and immediately went to work with Justin building games at 21-6 Productions and charting music with Offbeat Entertainment.
Though primiarily an audio designer, Micah has a handful of years designing games, interactive experiences, UX, and UI.
Micah also just happens to be the bass player in Chemistry Club, a hot new band in Denver.
James Harding's first technical challenge in life was figuring out how to master Mortal Kombat. He was unsuccessful, but at a young age this inspired him to look technically at problems and be proactive in finding solutions.
After programing in BASIC on calculators in high school, James went on to study computer science and information systems at Metropolitan State College of Denver. He also served in the Marine Corps as a Motor Transport Technician for a handful of years.
James now spends his time at Offbeat building all sorts of crazy things. He's still working on mastering Mortal Kombat.