The Five Percent

Profiles of Women in Audio

The Next Generation

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Starr McLaughlin – Monitor Engineer for Japanese Breakfast, Alex G, Jessie Murph

Starr McLaughlin is an industry gem, casting a bright light on everyone she encounters. With 10 years of experience under her belt, she’s garnered an impressive resumé that includes indie-rock sensation Japanese Breakfast, Alex G, and most recently Jessie Murph. She is also a cardholder of IATSE Local 917 and Local 8.

Ianina Canalis Specialist in Live Sound – Spatial Audio – Software Development – Education 

Ianina has been working for Meyer Sound for the last four years and has been working in audio for over 20 years. 

Christina Masha Milinusic – Sound Engineer and Audio Educator

Christina Masha Milinusic is a seasoned professional with 20 years of experience in Live Sound, Recording, Location Sound Recording, and Audio Education. As the owner of Unity Sound, Christina has contributed her expertise to various institutions, including the City of Calgary, the Calgary Stampede, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, Mount Royal University,...

Luana Moreno – Live Sound and Recording Engineer

Luana works as a freelance engineer working with venues, rental companies, musicians, and event organizers. She currently is in the process of setting up a small commercial studio. She has been working in audio for over 15 years. Luana is originally from Brazil and now resides in Adelaide, Australia. 

Yi Hsuan Lee – Independent Live Sound Tech

Yi Hsuan Lee aka Kate Lee has been working in audio for the last 12 years, getting her start in 2012, and has recently toured with LCD Soundsystem and Pearl Jam as part of the monitor team.

Live Sound Engineer Sana Romanos

Sana grew up in Lebanon, Beirut, a region that is hostile to women and their advancement, yet Sana prevailed as a native Arab woman, running mixing consoles and leading teams.

Aline Bruijns, M.P.S.E 

Aline Bruijns, M.P.S.E, works in Audio Post Production, specializing in sound effects and foley editing, and as a sound designer and re-recording mixer.  Aline has been working in audio since 2007 and owns her own company called AudioRally Sounddesign in the Netherlands. 

Lilla Stipp – Brazilian Live Sound Engineer

Lilla Stipp is an independent live sound engineer based in São Paulo, Brazil. Lilla works both as a FOH and Monitor Engineer. She is currently the monitor engineer for an artist called Urias, and is an engineer for the shows at Instituto Moreira Salles SP (Moreira Salles Institute in São Paulo). 

Sydney Bolton Live Sound Engineer, Production Manager and Translator

Sydney is a freelance live sound engineer working out of the great Northwest. Working in live sound since 2012 and works for the Showbox / Showbox SoDo, Morgan Sound, Carlson Audio Systems,  and The Triple Door. She will be heading out on the road this fall with Gaslight Anthem as their monitor engineer.
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