Dedication. Commitment to Excellence. Deep Experience. These are the kind of pompous descriptive phrases that our people just frickin’ HATE!

(But they actually do kind of describe the team here pretty well.)


Eric Johnson  senior sound designer

Eric Johnson
senior sound designer

Yes, THAT Eric Johnson. The guy who’s been sculpting soundscapes at Clatter since before MySpace was a thing.  He prefers his music on vinyl, takes ‘photographs’ with something called ‘film’, smokes artisan meats… and yet throws around 1’s and 0’s in his state-of-the-art control room as if they were one of his Frisbee golf discs. Yes, he’s somewhat guilty of hipsterism, but he’s not douchy or anything.


Sam Gray  senior sound designer

Sam Gray
senior sound designer

You’re a creative person with your eye on the Big Picture.  Or perhaps you’re a harried producer who lives and dies with the gritty details. Enter Sam. He is the consummate micro/macro kind of guy. That far-away look Sam gets when you explain your vision?  Sure, it might just be low blood sugar, but chances are he’s about to suggest something frickin’ brilliant.  
Check out his reel, and turn it up!


Ben   Kersten   music composer | sound designer

Ben Kersten

music composer | sound designer

Super talented at both sound design and music composition, incredibly nice, a great husband and father, tall, good looking… what’s not to love about Ben?  If Clatter&Din were a high school, Ben would be the homecoming king (although probably not a husband and father). But he would still sign even YOUR annual!  And it would be thoughtful and personal too.


Susan LaSalle  executive producer

Susan LaSalle
executive producer

Susan has had the good fortune to develop projects with some of the Northwest’s best directors and crew, and is excited to be a part of the multi-talented team at Clatter&Din. Her work has produced many awards such as Tellys, Addys and Daveys, along with several film festival accolades. Susan has a deep passion and extensive experience working with productions both large and small and strives to scale to clients’ budgets while maintaining the integrity and creative vision of every project. She is regarded as a high energy, creative and confident producer and Director’s Guild UPM with 25 years of industry experience; highly skilled in all aspects of production and post for commercials, corporate and film.   


Joanna Raustein  senior producer

Joanna Raustein
senior producer

Jo is a dog person.  Which is sort of perfect for senior producer.  Always glad to see you, eager to please, happy to fetch whatever information request is thrown her way, terrific intelligence and a natural herding instinct.  And she goes bat-shit-crazy when presented with a treat.  Seriously.


Kate Powell  production assistant

Kate Powell
production assistant

Kate came to Seattle from the fair and tiny city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she was a public radio reporter and producer. Happy-go-lucky and extroverted, Kate’s favorite thing about Clatter&Din is that she gets to spend her days with the world's coolest people (and dogs). Above all, Kate enjoys writing songs. Staff favorites include “Waterloo The Homeschooled Kangaroo” and “Come On, Laminator, Be Nice To Me Today.” If you find yourself in need of a jingle, she’d be happy to make one up on the spot. She’d be almost equally happy to bring you your scripts and a spicy chai latte. 


Peter   Barnes  co-founder

Peter Barnes

From punk rock drummer to media mogul, co-founder Peter Barnes has done it all - and there’s a decent chance that he’s done at least some of it with you or someone you know.  When not wearing a metaphorical suit and taking care of bidness, he’s serving as a post-supervisor, executive producing or sorting mic cables by length and color coding them accordingly. He’s actually not nearly as cool as everyone thinks he is. 


Meredith   Bacher  accounting

Meredith Bacher

Apparently, a place as magical as Clatter&Din doesn't just run itself.  For all the technical wizardry and beer-swilling good times, there lurks behind the scenes stupid boring stuff like ‘paying people’ and ‘sending invoices’ and ‘having another talk with the staff about inappropriate workplace behavior’.  Meredith takes that bullet for our team.  And although the rest of us don’t really know what she does, we’re glad she does it.  She also brings treats. (See ‘Joanna Raustein’)