Staff

Roger Talkov

Managing Partner
(781) 431-8708 x211
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“I love great sounding equipment, rooms and recordings.”

Industry veteran Roger Talkov has been working in audio for over 40 years, hence his gray hair. Roger attended the University of Miami and Berklee College of Music, followed by 11 years at NYC’s Hit Factory, earning him the reputation of one of the most requested engineers at the facility. Roger’s credits include Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Keith Richards, Michael Bolton, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi and others. Roger also did a brief live sound stint with the Amnesty International World Tour. After serving as Director of Partnering Programs at Sonic Solutions, Roger went into business for himself, founding DVDLabs, in Cambridge, Mass., a new media leader that created some of the first HD audio discs. Seven years ago, he joined Parsons and the rest is history. He works tirelessly as a volunteer in his hometown of Swampscott and also holds a Coast Guard Masters License.

Rick Scott

Sales Weasel
(781) 431-8708 x213
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With over 25 years of sales experience at Parsons Audio, Rick is the only alum of the “old” Parsons among the new owners.  He is a founding member of the musical group Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, serves on the Executive Committee of the Boston AES, and is a man of few words (unless you get him talking about cars, the Red Sox, microbrews or gear!).  Rick owns a vintage motorcycle and would be an avid rider if he had any spare time

Les Arnold

Senior Sales Representative
(781) 431-8708 x214
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Industry veteran Les Arnold has been with Parsons for 27 years.  An experienced audio pro, he has recorded and mixed live sound for national recording and touring acts.  Les represents Parsons for diverse clients such as Bob Ludwig and Adam Ayan (Gateway Mastering), MGM Grand at Foxwoods, and Boston broadcast stations.  He is also a professional videographer, avid road cyclist and enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

William Castro

VP of Sales

A professional sound engineer and acoustician, Castro has more than 20 years of experience working in the music and entertainment industry, including working directly with international record labels and urban and Latin urban music artists. In the past two decades, Castro has provided strategic counsel for music studio owners, artists, and investors looking to finance and launch their own music studios. He has also designed and overseen the building of numerous music studios in Puerto Rico, Florida, and New York City. Willy also records and mixes music intended for international consumer audiences and has vast experience in international pro audio e-commerce.

Cat Reuthe

Sales Support
(781) 431-8708 x218
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Cat earned her BS in Communications with an emphasis on Audio in 2008 from the New England School of Communications. Prior to joining the Parsons family in 2011, she worked as an Assistant Engineer at East Coast Recording Company in Warminster, PA. Cat has become an integral part of the Parsons team, wearing many hats and helping keep everyone in line as the Office Manager. When she’s not busy answering audio questions, Cat can be found spending time with her plethora of pets at home, enjoying the great outdoors with her boyfriend, or visiting family in New Hampshire.

Theresa Beauchamp

Sales Support
(781) 431-8708 x219
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Theresa studied Audio Engineering at the New England School of Communications and earned her BS in Communications in 2008. After a short time working for Elite Audio Visual Services in Las Vegas, she joined the Parsons Audio team in 2009. Theresa has found her niche using her exemplary customer service skills and love of audio to help clients get the gear they want and need for their projects. Theresa works remotely from Honolulu, Hawaii with her Coast Guardsman husband and their two rescue dogs. In her free time she enjoys going on hikes with her husband, volunteering at Malama Na Honu, and enjoying all that Hawaii has to offer.

Steve Wirtes

Sales Support
(781) 431-8708 x212
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Steve studied Audio Engineering at The New England Institute of Art, graduating in 2012. Previously, he’s worked as a Technical Support Representative for Bose, as well as Assistant Engineer at Labrador Studios, where he continues to freelance. Steve joined Parsons in early 2016 assisting with sales and installations. Living close to the city allows him to pursue his niche of recording standup comedy albums. Also an avid podcast enthusiast, Steve’s non-audio spare time is usually spent paddle-boarding and clamming with family down on Cape Cod in beautiful Onset.

Marko Freedman

All-Around Fun Guy
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Marko has been a recording studio owner (Labrador Studios) and musician for nearly 40 years. Marko understands the needs of the home recording enthusiast as well as the discerning professional, always staying current with the latest market conditions and emerging trends. Marko’s friendly demeanor makes it easy to talk to him and his wealth of experience, both as a recording studio owner and as a musician, provides great insight into the workings of the music industry. Marko is also licensed as a physician’s assistant.