2014 Judge's Bios

2014 MARCE Judges:

Nick Draeger Nick Draeger
Nick is a Los Angeles-based audio branding and voice talent, working with several clients around the U.S., and abroad. He currently works with GrooveWorx, a Santa Monica based custom music house, working with hundreds of radio and TV affiliates, producing content, and managing a roster of imaging and VO talents.

Andy West

John McDaniel
John established Sonic Arts in 1992 after five years as a composer,
engineer and Synclavier operator in the Cincinnati market. He has a
Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from the University of Houston with additional graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in composition and electronic studio. His composition credits range from music for film and television to theater and modern dance. His mixing credits include numerous films, television productions, special multitrack (from 5.1 to 11.1) mixes for installed venues, and literally thousands of spots for television and radio. He’s known for his meticulous approach to mixing, and producers agree; that’s a
good thing.


Kurt Kleidon Walt Marsicano
Walt Marsicano is a seasoned voice-over talent, copy writer and producer with over 30 years in the broadcast industry.  He has worked as an on-air
radio personality and served as Creative Services Director for multiple stations in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay markets in Florida.
The 2 time Addy Award winner possesses in-depth experience in many facets of media and entertainment. Today Walt continues to keep his hands and voice in various areas within his field. Primarily he serves as Production Director for WBVM-FM, a non-com contemporary Christian music station which received 3 Gabriel awards in 2012 including 1 for Top Religious Radio Station in North America. He also writes scripts of Max Communications, a leader in the On-Hold Messaging industry, and is a free lance sports reporter for Associated Press.