Hi from Nate Lee
Welcome to my website!


I am currently in the process of re-design of the site so please excuse this 'no-frills' temporary page. Web design is one of my skills under development. Primarily I am an electrical engineer, musical composer, musician and singer. As a musician I play guitar, bass, and have growing skills on piano and electronic keyboards. I read music to some degree and currently improving my reading skills, as you will read about below. I have recorded and produced a cd of original music. You can view my music website at this link Nate's music website .

I have made my living for decades mostly utilizing my electrical engineering training but have maintained activity in occasional music perfomance as well also acquiring skills in arranging, recording and production in support of my songwriting. Of course being a technically trained person means I have been deeply involved in technical aspects of music equipment doing everything from equipment design, repair and modification, to recording studio design, building and operation. I spent most of the last ten years working as an engineer for DTS, the surround sound company and that ended in summer of 2012. There I was laid off for the 5th time in my engineering career of over thirty years with the feelings of "here we go again". Interestingly the Veteran's Administration had a new benefit program called VRAP (VRAP info) which I qualified for being a U.S. Air Force veteran. This program had strict guidelines which surprisingly would not allow me to go to a four year university to take classes and upgrade my engineering skills. However it would allow me to go to a two-year college and focus on training in a so-called "high demand occupation" from a list created by the U.S. Department of Labor (high demand occupation list). Believe it or not the profession of 'musician' was on this list so I applied to go to Moorpark College near my home and take music classes to upgrade my knowledge and skills in music and was approved. By the way; one of the requirements was that I had to go to school full time. Trying to take a full time load of engineering classes again after all these years would have been way too overwhelming.

I completed  the first full time semester last May with five music classes and a phys ed class. I earned five A's and one B in my classes and also earned two awards; one from the theater department and one from the music department. The award from the music department was for a soundtrack I created for a theatrical improvisation show where I competed against about 19 other students. I also helped out in a technical capacity for the show. The award I received from the music department was for 'Outstanding Music Technology Student'. The good grades I received plus the unexpected awards made me feel I had made the right move at this point in my life . Here is a recent pic of me with two awards.

 

You can view the opening video clip from the improv show using my music track by clicking this link Improv Show opening video . It lasts about two minutes. I also created soundtracks to a couple of advertising video clips and have received compliments from several people on these works. I cannot publish them on the internet due to corporate nature of the sources of the videos. I can show those to you in person though if you ever want to see them and we are face-to-face. I really enjoyed working on these soundtracks and people tell me I really have a good sense for this kind of work. That's nice to hear because I would like to transition now into earning income primarily using my musical skills and/or my technical ability in support of musical activities (e.g. such as recording studio building and/or operation).

I finished up my second full time semester last December. The VRAP program officially ends for all vets on April 1, 2014 so I am focusing on new income opportunities in 2014 while taking only two classes at Moorpark. You can view my employment history by clicking this link technical resume . I don't enjoy talking about myself nor the 'ups' and 'downs' of my life so I am trying to be creative in regards to this web site exposing the things I have been doing all these years to survive, make a living and live as decent and respectable a life as possible. I have worked for many corporations of various sizes. Everywhere I have worked I have done my best to be the most positive and productive employee possible along with trying to be an enjoyable co-worker. Nevertheless though I've seen and experienced all kinds of things that go on in the corporate world. If you view my resume will see the explanations of why my relationships ended with my former employers.

The other things you might be interested in knowing about me is I am a father, husband, golfer, military veteran and Christian. You can click the hyperlinks of those as shown if you want to learn more about those activities. Okay that's all for now. Thanks for your interest and for listening to my story. Have a great day. You can contact me at  info @ natelee.net . Remove the spaces. I used them to prevent spam from automatic web site robots.  You will receive an email reply from my Yahoo address if your email is legitimate.

Last update 3-7-14