Who We Are
Travis S. Branch
Owner + Chief Creative Officer
Travis Branch is a broadcast journalism major, a musician, actor, former radio anchor, and long time corporate marketer who decided to combine his interests and create a production studio capable of fulfilling a host of professional needs. Travis has surrounded himself with a terrific team of artists, musicians, and audio and video professionals, each with years of experience, in order to build a flexible team to support the Recording Den's services.
Studio Lead + Mix Engineer
Michael Sorrentino has a degree in jazz with a concentration in Saxophone. His journey into recording and mix engineering began back in the late 80's when composing and producing original songs and arranging others. Since then, he has engineered, mixed and produced countless projects and a spectrum of genres. Mike is still recording his own compositions and albums, and he also cameos on other people's projects.
Eric Jiaju Lee earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at Hunter College. Lee has been published in various publications and exhibits regularly both locally and abroad, with works belonging to international private and corporate collections. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Lee is a professor of fine arts, an independent curator and guest lecturer at museums and institutions in the greater New York area. In addition to Photography, Lee works in various other media such as Painting, Drawing, and Sound.
Joanna has been practicing professional photography for the past decade. Having obtained her degree in Art and Design in Poland, she has since worked in Poland, the Czech Republic and United States. She has worked with Skateboards, Vice, Hiro, and Elle magazines. Her works have been shown in multiple galleries, and she had great success with print advertising in Eastern Europe. Joanna has worked extensively with designers on fashion editorials, and also has experience with pack shots, artwork, weddings, portraiture - and she loves to work with kids.
Michael Valente is a professional videographer, voiceover talent and editor with over 10 years of experience in radio, television and other aspects of the media. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of New Haven. Since then, Michael has worked with various local television and radio stations where he has directed, produced and done videography from everything between musical performances, special events, interviews and in-studio projects. In addition to videography, Michael is a professional voiceover talent that specializes in commercials, explainer videos, and various narration projects.
Thank you to all of the interns and extended staff that have worked with us over the years. If you have an interest in internship opportunities with The Recording Den, please email HR@recordingden.com with inquiries.