Born in Newark, Delaware, Mike Whetzel is an audio engineer based in Hermitage, Tennessee, just a few miles east of Nashville. After attending John and Martina McBride's Blackbird Academy Professional School of Audio, he pursued a 6-month internship at the world-renowned Blackbird Studios in Nashville. Following the internship, he worked for Clair Brothers Audio Systems as a subcontractor for commercial audiovisual installation work.
From June 2015, to June, 2016, Mike toured with the multi-platinum rock band .38 Special as their full-time touring monitor engineer. In June, 2016, Mike accepted a job as the monitor engineer for the EDM violinist/internet sensation Lindsey Stirling's summer tour of the USA and Canada. He continues to tour regularly and help produce successful shows at venues all over the USA and also internationally.