Matt Klomparens serves as a member of the EarthTones writing staff, researching and authoring our weekly Featured Artist profiles and assisting occasionally with other website updates and marketing tools. Born in the Midwest, he moved to Los Angeles from Illinois in the summer of 2010 and has been involved with EarthTones since shortly after his arrival. His past work experiences include serving as Music Director for a Champaign, IL college radio station, as a marketing representative for Sony Music, and as a publishing assistant for a Los Angeles music supervision company. In addition to his abilities as a writer, he brings experience in social media and grassroots marketing, website maintenance, web analytics, and photo and audio editing. Matt is passionate about live music and comedy, craft beer, and the California outdoors. He considers himself a dabbling guitarist and is looking forward to starting law school in the fall.