Meet The Staff

   Tom Keithly    – CEO/Advertising   Tom is an odd mix of a gear hound and a marketing specialist. With over 20 years of sales and marketing experience with Fox and The CW, and five of years working for Aaron Miller creating and managing  Tone Report Weekly , he believes  Distortion Ltd.  is primed for success. He is a quintessential guitar nerd; constantly changing up his pedalboard, amp structures and guitars for almost every gig played. His relationship with gear isn't one of monogamy—the more the better.    FAVORITE PIECE OF GEAR  DigiTech FreqOut

Tom Keithly – CEO/Advertising

Tom is an odd mix of a gear hound and a marketing specialist. With over 20 years of sales and marketing experience with Fox and The CW, and five of years working for Aaron Miller creating and managing Tone Report Weekly, he believes Distortion Ltd. is primed for success. He is a quintessential guitar nerd; constantly changing up his pedalboard, amp structures and guitars for almost every gig played. His relationship with gear isn't one of monogamy—the more the better.

FAVORITE PIECE OF GEAR
DigiTech FreqOut

   Nicholas Kula    – Editor   A dweeb's dweeb, Nicholas has worked in various positions involving gear through the course of his life while on the holiest quest for pedal nirvana. When he's not obsessing over the minutia of obsolete electrical components, he's getting rowdy in Portland Trail Blazers nosebleed seats or donning a lab coat and mixing up new flavors of cocktail bitters. He's also into math, logic puzzles, pinball, Topo Chico, SNES RPGs, Opal liqueur, and he never met a phaser or bitcrusher he didn't like. He'd paddle your little bottom at  NBA Jam.    FAVORITE PIECE OF GEAR  Moog Source with Zilog Z80A chip signed by Mark Mothersbaugh

Nicholas Kula – Editor

A dweeb's dweeb, Nicholas has worked in various positions involving gear through the course of his life while on the holiest quest for pedal nirvana. When he's not obsessing over the minutia of obsolete electrical components, he's getting rowdy in Portland Trail Blazers nosebleed seats or donning a lab coat and mixing up new flavors of cocktail bitters. He's also into math, logic puzzles, pinball, Topo Chico, SNES RPGs, Opal liqueur, and he never met a phaser or bitcrusher he didn't like. He'd paddle your little bottom at NBA Jam.

FAVORITE PIECE OF GEAR
Moog Source with Zilog Z80A chip signed by Mark Mothersbaugh

   Joseph    Rubenstein – Social Media/ Marketing/Videos   Joseph has been playing music for most of his life. He is obsessed with finding new bands and new pieces of gear that make new sounds. Joseph likes the US version of  the Office  far more than the British version. Joseph is docked 10 hipster points. His favorite movies usually star a comedian playing a more serious role, like  Eternal Sunshine  and  Stranger Than Fiction . Thai food is the key to Joseph’s heart. Joseph likes noodly math rock just as much as he likes Carly Rae Jepsen—a lot. Iceland and Budapest are Joseph’s favorite travel destinations.    FAVORITE PIECE OF GEAR  Vintage VOX AC30

Joseph Rubenstein – Social Media/ Marketing/Videos

Joseph has been playing music for most of his life. He is obsessed with finding new bands and new pieces of gear that make new sounds. Joseph likes the US version of the Office far more than the British version. Joseph is docked 10 hipster points. His favorite movies usually star a comedian playing a more serious role, like Eternal Sunshine and Stranger Than Fiction. Thai food is the key to Joseph’s heart. Joseph likes noodly math rock just as much as he likes Carly Rae Jepsen—a lot. Iceland and Budapest are Joseph’s favorite travel destinations.

FAVORITE PIECE OF GEAR
Vintage VOX AC30

 
  Richard E. Jones – Art Director   Richard is our resident punk rocker and graphics guru with a penchant to push our creative boundaries. Richard is a huge fan of KISS and cannot spell so well. When he isn’t on his motorcycle, he is on the ground.    FAVORITE PIECE OF GEAR  Nicholas Kula’s Bass Fuzz Crusher

Richard E. Jones – Art Director

Richard is our resident punk rocker and graphics guru with a penchant to push our creative boundaries. Richard is a huge fan of KISS and cannot spell so well. When he isn’t on his motorcycle, he is on the ground.

FAVORITE PIECE OF GEAR
Nicholas Kula’s Bass Fuzz Crusher

   Join The Team    Want to write about guitar gear and music in general? Hit us up!

Join The Team

Want to write about guitar gear and music in general? Hit us up!