Originally from Dublin Ireland where John was Head of Production for a major Advertising Agency. He moved to San Francisco in 1992 to work in Advertising and in 1994 opened One Union Recording Studios.
John recently worked with Carl Yanchar to design 5 New State of the Art Recording Studios in a Beautiful historical San Francisco red-bricked building.
In September 2017 under his guidance One Union completely re built the entire facility down to the wires and back designing a totally new facility which was completed in June 2018.
Since 2010 John has served on the Board of Directors of SFFW San Francisco Fleet Week, He is also a avid collector of Tequila and a Tequila Master.
General Manager • Executive Producer
Before joining the One Union family, Vickie studied to become a Buddhist nun, but found her calling in the Ad world. This California woman has been in advertising for 12 years and has worked both as a Copywriter and as a Post-Production Producer in San Francisco – she has two Super Bowl commercials under her belt. She keeps the everything flowing at One Union, but you can also find her climbing rocks, being under the sun, or creating things with her hands.
Joaby Deal started working at One Union just months after it opened its doors in 1995. He came on as an intern and rose through the ranks to assistant, and eventually Senior Engineer. At this point, he’s been at One Union for more than half of his life! When asked how he feels about working at one place for so long, Joaby says, “I kind of grew up here; it’s like a second home to me. To be honest, I really can’t imagine working anywhere else.”
After working as an engineer at Crescendo Studios, Eben moved on to Goodby, Silverstein, & Partners to take on the building and then staffing of their very own audio facility. After six years of in-house audio engineering, Eben came to One Union in 2005 ready for change. “Being the only guy over at Goodby, I felt that I had done all that I could by myself,” he says. “So it’s really good for me to be around other engineers and we can learn from each other.” Although Eben worked on an impressive list of commercials while at GS&P, including spots for Saturn, Foster Farms, and a Super Bowl aired spot for Budweiser, he set forth to continue churning out noteworthy spots at One Union, with his work on an Evony commercial airing for yet another Super Bowl and winning a Mercury award for his work on an eBay radio spot. As of late, Eben has been a part of projects for Cheetos, LinkedIn Radio, and Chipotle.
After spending over ten years in Los Angeles, Andy relocated to his favorite city to further his audio career. Since his interview and acceptance of a position at One Union all in one day, the diversity of his job is something he values to this very day. “I’ve always been a tech head, I learn the gear from backwards to forwards. That’s my passion. With One Union’s constant gear upgrades I get to play with new gear all the time.” he says. “I love being able to work with cutting edge technology and share with our clients the highest quality audio that is available these days.” Wearing many hats, Andy not only has been hard at work with the new equipment and shifts to come in 2018, but is still highly committed to his engineering work. He especially looks forward to when he gets projects recording ADR and AVO for films and TV shows such as The Orient Express, Somebody’s Gotta Do It, Silicon Valley, and Deadliest Catch with Mike Rowe. Andy has been putting in awesome work for clients such as Honda, Chevron, and Bay Club as of late.
Matt has been a cornerstone of the One Union Recording Studios team for over ten years. With an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley in cognitive neuroscience and an audio engineering degree from Berklee College of Music, Matthew is a hardboiled expert in both sound and our perception of it. As a jazz guitar player and band leader, Matthew has always been immersed in creative collaboration. His mastery of sound design and dynamic range allows his professional experience to cover anything from radio commercials to rock music to tv and film. He has recorded cinematic dialog and voice-over with stars such as Ellen Page, Connie Nielsen, Metallica, Jonathan Pryce, and George Takei. Matt has also contributed work to films like Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close and Fruitvale Station, and TV shows such as Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe and Game of Thrones. As of late, Matt has had multiple sessions recording for Prime Numbers Film based here in San Francisco as well as doing work for Playstation and Dish.
An accomplished Sound Designer and Mixer, Matt brings over 15 years of wide ranging projects to One Union Recording Studios. After graduating from Expressions College, he spent nearly a decade at Crescendo Studios as an audio engineer before deciding to make his move into freelance work. Low and behold, One Union fell onto his radar for freelance projects, and after a couple of years, he decided to join the studio staff full-time. His work has encompassed recording, talent direction, sound design, editing, mixing, ADR, foley and facility consultation. On his favorite part of the job, Matt loves the all the ins and outs that working with audio gives him on a daily basis. He says, “I enjoy having new types of projects everyday, recording and building custom sound effects and sound design and mixing.” Matt’s most recent work on projects for Levi’s and Google were big hits and top-viewed ads in 2017.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Sound Arts from Expression College, Isaac knew he wanted to start his career path at an Audio Post Production Studio. After graduating and interning at the studio, One Union was the first place he looked into for a job after realizing that there was so much to learn and grow from in this environment. Ranging from prepping material for projects, studio maintenance and client services, and navigating his domain of the Machine Room and controls, Isaac says, “Walking into One Union everyday knowing that I’m working with a fantastic group of engineers and assisting on amazing projects is definitely my dream come true.” In addition to his role in the studio, he continues to work on freelance projects doing sound design and mixing.
Reception • Client Services
Hailing from Oahu, Salina has joined the One Union team after recently graduating from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Media Studies. In addition to her focus on client interaction and studio assistance, she also manages social media and web for the studio. With major changes afoot in the facility, Salina enjoys keeping the digital world up-to-date on the amazing projects, awesome agencies and clients we get to work with, exciting studio upgrades, and all things One Union.