The Audio Nerd Book Club was created in early 2021 by David Williams and Hannah Goodine while they were working through Bob McCarthy's Sound Systems: Design & Optimization. They realized that involving more readers would help everybody share knowledge and motivation to finish the complicated topics within, so they reached out to friends and industry connections to start ANBC. Throughout the first year, ANBC grew to over 800 members and held a number of book-based sessions for the audio community mostly focused on system engineering and audio basics.
In 2023, ANBC filed as a corporation under the name Audio Nerd Book Club Inc. in the state of Connecticut and ultimately became a non-profit organization as recognized by the IRS. During this process, a Board of Directors was founded and now runs the club as you know it today.
ANBC plans to add new book sessions, networking events, and educational opportunities into the future, and hopes to offer a variety of services to the entire entertainment production industry, expanding upon the current offerings for audio-focused enthusiasts.
David Williams is a freelance audio engineer based in Connecticut. He fell in love with live sound while completing his electrical engineering degree, and he brings that perspective into his work as a system engineer. When he's away from the office, David spends his time hiking, cycling, and exploring new bread recipes.
Hannah Goodine is the Product & Application Support Manager at Rational Acoustics. She is a 2021 graduate of Husson University’s NESCom and has been known to freelance as a system tech and monitor engineer. When she’s not working, Hannah enjoys birding, spending time with her pet lovebird and crocheting.