When Steve sold Stepping Stone, his Seattle based recording studio, he moved back to Southern California to escape the dreary weather of the Pacific Northwest, soak up some sun and spend time surfing. When LA became a bit overbearing, Steve decided to help a friend move out of town, not knowing at the time that it would result in his relocation to Asheville. Steve fell in love with the mountain town and decided to start his first East Coast studio, Echo Mountain Recording. He has 30 years of experience as a recording engineer, mixing engineer and studio owner.
When Jessica had her first studio experience at the age of 16, singing backup vocals on a hip-hop track in Detroit, she never thought it would be the start of her career in music. In 2006 she become the studio manager at Echo Mountain. Since then, her career has included artist and label management, booking and event production. In 2014 she started her own company, Jet Up Productions and co-founded Asheville Music Professionals, a non-profit organization providing education, advocacy, connection and collaboration in the music community.
Assistant Manager, Resident Luthier
Autumn has been working in the music industry since 1998, beginning her career in music retail. She apprenticed to be a luther (person who builds and repairs musical instruments) and started her own business in 2001 offering fretted instrument repair work and on-tour tech services. Autumn owned an instrument repair shop, The Guitar Mama, in West Asheville for 5 years before coming to Echo Mountain in 2015. Aside from taking care of stringed instrument repairs at the studio, Autumn is involved in the daily operations including billing, contracts and scheduling.