Blue Room Studios Staff

Ryan Young
Ryan Young got involved with audio production at a young age. He started out as a musician playing in various bands performing all over the Los Angeles area at landmark venues like The Roxy, Troubador, Key Club, Derby, and the Hollywood Knitting Factory. While studying music at College of the Canyons, Ryan realized a new love in audio production. As the owner and operator of Blue Room Studios, he has created sound design for radio commercials, animation projects, and feature films. He has also produced Demo CDs and Full-length Albums for artists like Elegy, Tacit, Lefty's Head, Doom Stew, and LotusFear.

In addition to playing in the college orchestra and touring with LotusFear, Ryan has also taken on the position as the drumline instructor for Valencia High School. Ryan has recently been certified through Digidesign, and is now Pro Tools certified in both music and post-production. Young plans to pursue a career in the film industry as a sound-designer.

Koren Young
Koren Young has produced and contributed his talents to many films and videos. He has a vast array of skills he acquired while attending film school, working on internships, and on-set experience. Young, a film enthusiast since the age of 12, graduated from College of the Canyons with an associate's degree in Media Arts and from California State University Northridge with a bachelor's degree in film production. He started his venture into the entertainment industry as an intern for the Santa Clarita Public Access channel, DreamWorks SKG, and Overseas Film Group in Cannes, France. Even as a high school student, Young produced three television news shows for his school and the community.

Recently, Young's films have been screened around the world. He has worked on digital video, 16mm, and 35mm film productions with budgets ranging from "shoestring" to over $70,000. Young prides himself as being fiscally responsible without the compromise of quality. He is a problem solver who's resourcefulness, coupled with his innate creativity, combine to create an impressive product every time.

Zak Winnick
Zak's musical career began at Granada Hills High School where he was a member of the 9-time City Champion Granada Hills High School Highlander Marching Band, playing percussion and tuba. At GHHS, he was also a member of the WGI-West Champion Granada Hills HS Scholastic World Indoor Percussion Ensemble. At College of the Canyons, he went on to produce studio albums for LotusFear, and for an up-and-coming Los Angeles area band, The Hashknife Outfit. He also served as Stage Manager and Sound Designer for three theatrical productions.

Now attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Zak is working to obtain his bachelor's degree in Audio Engineering and Political Science. He works as the audio specialist for Apple Computers, at their location in the Fashion Show Mall on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Zak operates the Las Vegas division of Blue Room Studios.