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Troy Lafaye

Instructor: Digital Video and Media Production Troy has been making films since the age of 15 and has worked in a number of different industry segments and positions, including producing two independent feature films, numerous award-winning shorts, and a documentary.  His most recent work is as a producer, director, and story editor on the television …

Keith Langsdorf

Instructor: Digital Video & Media Production Keith has been involved in the Minneapolis film community since the late 1990s and since then, his enthusiasm for the craft has only grown. As a director, Keith has worked with numerous local bands, actors, and crew-members, and as an editor, he has an established reputation for attention to …

Colt Leeb

Program Chair, Sound Design for Visual Media A graduate of The Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colt Leeb is a young and gifted instructor with an already impressive and expanding set of credentials. He is an Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor, with specializations in audio recording and production, MIDI, digital recording and …

Andrew Lucas

Audio Engineering, ProTool Minneapolis native Andrew “Ronin” Lucas is a producer, engineer, musician, DJ, and college educator. Andrew has recorded, produced, and mixed music for Bad Boy Entertainment, Cam’ron and the Dip Set, and Pigeon John, among many others. In 2008, the self-titled album by Doomtree, on which he engineered several songs, reached #1 on …

Rich Manik

Music History, Music Theory Rich Manik is a freelance musician, arranger and recording artist living in the Twin Cities. He performs on all woodwinds and keyboard with many local and national artists in a variety of musical styles from symphonic to contemporary popular music. Some of the pop artists Rich has performed with include, The …

Gail Milstein

Instructor, Writing, Communications As a creative writer, Gail brings a lot of passion to IPR. She has worked as a teaching artist for The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis for over a decade. During the summer, she teaches in The Loft’s Young Writers’ Program, and throughout the year, works with writers of all ages at …

Jason Orris

Engineering, Production Jason has been owner/manager/engineer of the Terrarium Recording Studio (www.the-terrarium.com) since starting it twenty years ago as a basement studio equipped with a coffee maker and a 16-track tape machine. After a year and a half the studio moved into the Washington Avenue location where some of the best sounding rock records in …

Christy Perry

Faculty, Mathematics, Computer Technology Christy was born in Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights movement. Her parents continually moved around the South — Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee —averaging a new state every two years. Yet, wherever they went, she found them. She worked for more than 20 years as an insurance product …

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