Lenny Helton, Co-Owner
Lenny is the Engineer behind After Later Audio. He does all the circuit board work, including designs and re-designs. He manages all the parts ordering, testing, calibrating and when he’s lucky enough to have the time, making music with the modules.
In his teens and 20s he was a house music DJ in Chicago, eventually helping to run Dust Traxx Records. In addition to playing records, he created his own sounds on classic synths like the 909, 303, etc. He spent 2 years studying Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at GMI in Flint Michigan. After working in both telecom and at several software companies, he has spent the last 11 years at Microsoft, most recently in Azure Sphere where he is involved in both software and hardware development.
Clarissa Helton, Co-Owner
Clarissa takes care of most of the day-to-day operations of the company. She builds, solders, ships, runs the social media outlets, and manages messages and customer emails. When a question becomes technical, it goes to Lenny, but most inquiries go through her first. Clarissa has a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine and before running After Later Audio, she spent 14 years as owner/operator of Queen Anne Acupuncture in Seattle.