Eric Ryan Alexander
CEO/Lead Dev/Creative Director
Eric Ryan Alexander is the 32-year-old artist, CEO, scientist, entrepreneur, game developer, and music producer from Denver, CO. A virtual reality visionary since 2013, Alexander created the world's first VR music venue and founded Groove Science Studios; fusing his passion for gaming, live music, and immersive visual experiences. Being first is only the beginning for Alexander though, every day he transmutes his imagination into reality so that Soundscape fans are always surprised at what they find waiting for them. His latest invention, the world's first hybrid VR/Real Life music stage, gifts users a profound experience: A new art form that will shatter perceptions on the limits of creativity.
Ryan is a tech guru who started off as a physicist at Berkeley. He has contributed to several startups and is a longtime musician as well as a programmer who can tackle any challenge. A lover of sci-fi, his interest in VR bloomed out of a desire to provide people with both fun and mind--and space- and time-, while we’re at it--bending experiences unlike any other. In his free time, Ryan shreds on guitar, bikes up mountains, dances ecstatically, is an active yoga and meditation practitioner, and Deadhead.
Director of Marketing Outreach
Matt Hogan brings over 15 years of music industry experience to Soundscape VR. He spent 10 years as GM/VP of Marketing for SCI Fidelity Records in Boulder, where he was responsible for managing and promoting releases from The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Keller Williams, Railroad Earth, Lotus and many more. Most recently, Matt was Director of Sales and Business Development for JamBase, working with promoters, festivals, artists and record labels to reach live music lovers nationwide. When he’s not attending concerts or festivals, Matt can be found skiing, traveling, hiking with his dog, and spending time with his family.
George Rocha is from San Jose, CA. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Computer Science: Computer Game Design, where he received hands-on experience working in VR and creating development tools. He prides himself on his flexibility, easy-going attitude, and problem-solving skills. When not developing new systems for VR games, he enjoys writing and reading fiction, cosplaying, playing tabletop games, and practicing new tunes on his keyboard.
VR Game Developer
Brian was born and raised in Nigeria. He was a professional Taekwondo athlete for 5 years and spent 2 years in the National Taekwondo Team. He traveled to Florida to pursue his dream of becoming a game developer in 2014. There, he graduated from Full Sail University with a degree in Game development.
Brian's goal is to use science to aid in expressing his creativity and artistic talent.
CFA / Director of Finance
Warrick has over 20 year of experience in Finance and Investments, including roles in investment banking, equity research, investment management and business consulting. He earned a BA in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara and a MBA from University of Colorado, Denver. Warrick is an avid cyclist, and also can be found skiing, hiking or otherwise enjoying the outdoors.
Director of Social Media
Chris has always been the kind of person to follow his passion, leading to a varied and interesting professional career that has spanned the automotive, media, and music industries. But he is happiest when working with people and communities who share his passion, whether its cars, music festivals, or new technology. Over the past decade he has learned the ins and outs of social media, digital marketing, and creating authentic and organic enthusiasm around the incredible projects and people that allow him to do what he loves - connecting people.
Voice Actress/Community Ambassador
Krista has been an ambassador to the music community for over 3 years, from the very first public showing of Soundscape to the upcoming 2019 tour. Her voice acting work as the Soundscape AI, channels her past theater work and love for science fiction literature. Krista enjoys cats, hiking, camping, and creating costumes for festivals and shows.