A personal note of thanks from Caleb Madsen, founder of Acoustic Masterminds®
I thrive best in a supportive environment and wish to express my gratitude to all those who have supported me along the way. Read on if you’d like to gain some insight on significant people who are important to Acoustic Masterminds.
Chuck Knowledge definitely deserves kudos for his encouragement to me. He not only was the one who issued the challenge to come up with a moonshot idea during a college course, but also gave needed support when deciding to establish Acoustic Masterminds. Chuck is a brilliant human being who consistently encourages me to dream big.
With Chuck’s guidance, Acoustic Masterminds’ Acoustic Analysis Service prototype app reached the top three in the Utility category of Google’s Build An App contest in the summer of 2015, against big competitors including NASA, Stanford, and MIT. A later prototype app revision won the Software Engineering: Best Program or App category in the Cogswell Excellence Awards, April 2016. Chuck has kindly agreed to continue in a consulting advisory role to Acoustic Masterminds. His industry experience and expertise are highly esteemed and much appreciated.
Chuck introduced me to a top-notch simulations programmer, Danny Bernal. Danny and the team at Signal Garden deserve a standing ovation!
Additionally, I’d like to thank the following advisors/supporters:
Paul Hickman, Attorney at Law with the TIPS Group — expertly guiding us through the patent filing process for Acoustic Knowledge, LLC
Dr. Cassiano de Oliveira, University of New Mexico, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Professor — sharing your expertise in math and physics
Justin Jelincic — sharing your financial forecasting expertise
Jesse Padilla — sharing your logo design expertise
Dave Hopmann — going above and beyond as my business strategy mentor
Daniel Madsen — wise business consultant
Jeanette Madsen — ready on-the-fly editor
Isaac Madsen — prototype development and music creation for the AcoustiTools video theme
… and heart-felt thanks to the many friends, advisors, and family members who have encouraged me and contributed along the way.