Staff

At United we are incredibly proud of our team. Their dedication, years of experience and talent are a huge part of United’s outstanding reputation. Meet the people who are here to make your job easy.

Studio Manager

Rob Goodchild

Rob Goodchild has been a part of the Los Angeles studio scene for almost 15 years. Starting as an intern at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, Goodchild has held almost every studio position on his way to being Studio Manager at United Recording.

Goodchild oversaw the transition of Ocean Way Recording become United Recording in 2014.  During his career he has worked with numerous artists including Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Beck, Radiohead and Alabama Shakes to name a few.

Hailing from (near) Leeds, England, he made the move to Los Angeles in 2001 having been awarded a degree in Commercial Music Production and Business from the University of Manchester. Early on in his time in the U.S., while working as a runner at Ocean Way, he had some success as a musician, songwriter and session musician.

 

Assistant Studio Manager

Justin Fisher

While the state of Michigan is a beautiful place, the harsh winters year after year were enough to send Justin Fisher on a journey to follow his passion for music and satisfy his need for sunshine. His path first took him to the Conservatory School for Recording Arts in the polar opposite state of Arizona.  From there, he continued on to Los Angeles and began to work as a runner at Ocean Way Recording.  Surrounded by world renowned talent in artists, musicians, producers, and engineers, Justin also played in different bands of his own over the years. While his role in the bands changed from bass player to lead vocals and guitar to writing, producing, and singing on his own project, he stayed rooted in the studio, working his way up to Office Manager. A rebranding to the original name United Recording also brought with it a larger role as Assistant Studio Manager. Justin currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, and their cat and dog. He still plays music whenever he can, with his favorite audience by far being his baby daughter. 

Night Manager

Victor Janacua

Victor began working at United Recording in 1989 under its former name, Ocean Way Recording. In 1992 he started working for producer Bill Bottrell on Sheryl Crow's "Tuesday Night Music Club" after which he returned to the studio to work on various records. The following year he was offered a job as assistant engineer for famed producer, Scott Litt.  and worked with such artists as REM, Nirvana, Liz Phair, Incubus, The Jayhawks and many more. In 2002 he served as the Operations Manager at Record One Studios in Sherman Oaks, a world-renowned studio which, for several years was home to Michael Jackson and Dr. Dre. Vic returned to United Recording in 2013. 

Victor has also been a well-known DJ (DJ DIABLO) on the LA/Hollywood scene for the past 20 years.  

Chief Technician

Mike Guerra

Mike began working at United Recording in 2000 under its former name, Ocean Way Recording. In 1975, he started his audio engineering career at Studio Center Sound Recordings, a film, television and music production facility in Miami, FL. This led to editing several successful 45 single releases, one yielding his first gold record in 1976. In 1977, Mike joined the engineering team at Criteria Studios and continued on in the early ‘80’s as an independent engineer working in Birmingham, Nashville, Memphis and Atlanta. He relocated to Jensen Beach, Fl in the mid ‘80’s to begin studies in Electrical Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, later moving to the Northeast to complete a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Technology at U. Mass. in 1989. He made the transition to full-time electronic maintenance engineer for the recording studios, edit suites and mastering rooms in the Capitol Records Tower that same year. In the later ‘90’s, he held positions at The Village and Conway Recording Studios. 

Staff Engineer

Wesley Seidman

Wesley began his professional career at Conway Studios after Graduating Sound Master Recording School.  Starting as runner, he soon advanced to become a highly requested assistant engineer. Nathaniel Kunkel, a client Wesley frequently worked with at Conway, recognized Wesley’s talents and gave him the opportunity to work with and learn from him on various projects with high profile clients.  Wesley continued his career by becoming a staff engineer at United Recording in 2005. 

Staff Engineer

Scott Moore

Scott Moore was born and raised In Colorado Springs, Colorado.  He grew up playing piano, guitar, and saxophone.  His appreciation for music led him to the recording industry.  He's worked in the industry for 13 years and had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects such as Puddle of Mud, Faith Hill, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Carly Rae Jepsen, Johnny Mathis, The Simpsons, Lost, The Muppets Movie, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

He studied at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Phoenix AZ, and interned at Signet Soundelux Studios.  Before coming to United Recording, he worked as an assistant engineer at O'Henry Sound Studios in Burbank.

Runner

Micky

Monique Evelyn (or "Micky" as she is affectionately known at the studio) grew up loving music more than anything else. She credits her father with this, who was not only a musician but had many of the Classic Rock era bands to thank for helping him to learn English. Watching a documentary on the making of The Dark Side of the Moon with her father, Micky was introduced to the magic of making records and was completely captivated. The moment the documentary was over she immediately began looking up schools that offered programs in audio engineering. Six years after watching that documentary she still feels that same intrigue and excitement every time she learns more about the audio engineering profession. She looks forward to waking up to that enthusiasm for the craft every day and constantly reliving that epiphanic moment.

Within two weeks she was at Citrus College in Azusa, CA trying to fight her way into the prerequisite courses for their Recording Technology program. With persistence she was successful and, after finishing school, ran live sound in a venue scene that ranged from Jazz and Blues to Punk Rock. In May 2013, following an internship at Conway Studios, Micky was invited to be a part of the crew at United Recording.