das_120x96Doug Schneider, Publisher: Doug has been an audiophile since 1981 and a film fan for as long as he can remember. Doug has degrees in computer science as well as business administration and management. He worked for more than ten years in the high-tech sector before founding the SoundStage! Network in 1995. Besides being the publisher, Doug reviews audio and home-theater equipment in addition to movies and videos. He also writes feature articles and oversees the speaker-measurement program with Canada's National Research Council for which the SoundStage! Network is well known.

Some favorite music: Bruce Cockburn: Humans, The Clash: London Calling, The Mission (soundtrack), Blue Rodeo: Five Days in July, Roxy Music: Avalon, Willie Nelson: Stardust.

Some favorite movies: Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler, Goodfellas, Citizen Kane, American Gigolo, Boogie Nights, Pulp Fiction, Out of Sight, Sin City, Requiem for a Dream, Apocalypse Now.

jf_120x96Jeff Fritz, Editor-in-Chief: Jeff signed on with the SoundStage! Network in 1998 as a contributing writer. A few years later he became the managing editor and today oversees much of the day-to-day activities required to operate the Network’s family of Internet publications. Jeff’s contributions have appeared across all of the sites, but his writing appears these days on SoundStage! Ultra. Jeff has a degree in English and lives in coastal North Carolina.

Some favorite musicians: Chris Cornell, Metallica, Loreena McKennitt, Alison Krauss

Some favorite pastimes: Spending time with his wife and two children, saltwater fishing, martial arts, running, watching movies, helping reform troubled youth.


Karen Fanas, Art Director: Karen is responsible for the look of all the SoundStage! Network sites. Karen has an education in graphic arts and design in addition to tremendous experience producing print work as well as electronic-media design. 

Some favorite musicians: The Killers, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Velvet Revolver, The Clash, Andrea Bocelli

Some favorite movies: Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Fight Club, Crank, Sin City, Best in Show


Complete SoundStage! Network Masthead

Publisher: Doug Schneider

Editor-in-Chief: Jeff Fritz

Senior and Associate Editors: Roger Kanno, Joseph Taylor, Peter Roth, S. Andrea Sundaram, Hans Wetzel, Wes Marshall

Entertainment Editor: Rad Bennett

Art Director: Karen Fanas

Copy Editors: Richard Lehnert, Jebadiah Roberts, James Hale

Proofreader: Janet Dingle

Consulting Engineer: Bascom King


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