Hi, my name is Chris Jenkins. I have been an audio engineer for over 10 years now, but my journey in music started much earlier than that. I have been involved in music and audio in one way or another since early grade school where I started with the clarinet and then quickly moved to the “cooler” saxophone. I started as an engineer right out of high school and was trained by a former audio engineer from the famous Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco (Grateful Dead, Santana, Jefferson Airplane). I quickly caught the engineering bug and developed a passion to constantly study the state of the art to be the best resource possible for my clients.
I have a passion for helping people. I consider it my responsibility to be intimately familiar with the needs and issues of every musician and engineer, whether it’s live for sound reinforcement, professional audio installations for large and small venues, engineering in the studio, or the performing musician. I get the greatest satisfaction when I am able to help you have your voice be heard, and I am fully confident, given my experience and training, that I can help you do just that.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1716E-mail Chris
I was born in Florida but raised in beautiful, sunny Southern California. I consider Sweetwater to the absolute best at what they do and didn�t think twice about having to relocate to Indiana to be a part of the team.
Lead Audio Technician for Hope Chapel in Lancaster California, Audio Engineer for Live Oaks Studio, and Technology Team Coordinator for Antelope Valley Disaster Relief Network, are a few jobs and/or positions I�ve had in the past. All of which have prepared me for my position here at Sweetwater.
I love music and music technology. I also love teaching others about the things that excite me. Sweetwater offers an opportunity for me to combine those two things and help customers meet their unique needs.
All things live sound and studio related, but I have a passion for problem solving that drives me to find the correct solution for every situation.
Excellent guys that run this site. They know their stuff and can really help your productions come to life.
The mixing console, and the saxophone.
I am married to an amazing and talented wife who is the best pianist and singer I know.
There are many, but I�d have to say Rice Crispy Treats, and if you ever come to visit I�d be happy to share from the stash I keep at my desk at all times.
It would have to be being an integral part of making people's musical dreams become a reality.
Before coming here, I was skeptical about everything I had heard regarding how much Sweetwater really does care and have the best interests of the customer at heart. It's just not something you find at other companies, but I'm happy to say that those suspicions were unfounded - I wouldn�t be working here if we didn�t operate that way.
Excellent equipment, sold by very knowledgable, helpful sales staff. I will order again from Sweetwater without second thought. As a Broadcast / Audio Engineer, I need people who speak the same language / lingo on the other end. I found that with Chris and staff. If he didn't have an answer to a question, he found an answer immediately. Without a doubt, a 5-star transaction and my audio needs were met above expectations!
Danel from Grand Rapids, MI
Excellent customer service, excellent product, excellent staff! I love that I can always reach a live person with questions. I always get individual treatment.
Kathy from Wilmington, NC
Absolutely amazed by the personal service on our order! It is obvious customer satisfaction is a priority. Your company would be the first place we would look for music related items. Great prices, great service and BTW, even the little touch of adding some candy made my kids very pleased! Thank you!
David from Renton, WA
I have to say it's the most personal order I've ever made from the pre-ship phone call, to the email, and finally the candy in the box. Thanks! I don't think I could beat the customer service even in a local shop
Chrystal from McMinnville, TN
From the customer service call after my order, to e-mailing me a copy of the invoice, to the great price, free shipping and candy in the box...a pleasure!
Rick from Gloucester, MA