Christopher Pierce is an experienced live sound engineer and accelerator physicist located in Ithaca, New York. As the former Technical Director of the Massachusetts based production company Lens and Lights he has provided high quality audio services for hundreds of clients. Having worked events that range from small political gatherings up to internationally touring musical acts, he is capable of fulfilling even the most complex technical requirements encountered on the job. At Cornell University he is working to advance the state of particle accelerator technology with a focus on the generation and transport of high brightness electron beams. He is affiliated with the Center for Bright Beams, an NSF funded national research center.