Meet Our Staff

A business is nothing without the people that work in it. Everyone listed below are the people that make it happen for you each and every day.

Amarillo, TX

Andrew Mueller - Store Manager for Tarpley Music in Amarillo, TX

Andrew Mueller

/ Manager, Guitar Tech

Serving You Since: 1999
Instrument: Guitar, Bass
Favorite Artists: NEEDTOBREATHE, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, The Digital Age, Van Halen
Favorite Product: Taylor Guitars

Mason W. Tarpley

/ Assistant Manager

Serving You Since: 2008
Instrument: Piano, Guitar, Mandolin
Favorite Artists: George Strait, Bob Schneider, Counting Crows, Eagles, Bruno Mars
Favorite Product: Fender Parallel Universe Thinline Super Deluxe Telecaster

Mike Burt

/ Music Education Rep

Serving You Since: 2009
Instrument: Trumpet
Favorite Artists: Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, JD Souther, Chicago, Eagles
Favorite Product: Bach Strad Trumpets

BJ Dyer, Music Education Rep and Backstage Pass Content Team Member for Tarpley Music in Amarillo, TX

BJ Dyer

/ Music Education Rep, Backstage Pass

Serving You Since: 2014
Instrument: Percussion, Guitar, Piano
Favorite Artists: Anberlin, Mae, Mandolin Orange, Snarky Puppy, Incubus
Favorite Product: Meinl Cajons

Ryan Weaver

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2012
Instrument: Saxophone
Favorite Artists: Great Good Fine Ok, Michael Jackson, Seal, Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight and the Pips
Favorite Product: Yamaha Clavinova

Bethany Mueller

/ Sales, Backstage Pass

Serving You Since: 2008
Instrument: Cello, Bass
Favorite Artists: Joe Satriani, Filter, Dream Theater, Apocalyptica, Queensryche
Favorite Product: Pernambuco Cello Bows

Bryan Tarpley

/ Sales, Guitar Tech

Serving You Since: 2010
Instrument: Guitar, Euphonium
Favorite Artists: Steve Vai, Justin Timberlake, Brendan James, Eagles, Huey Lewis & The News
Favorite Product: Taylor Guitars K24ce

Ken Strange

/ Sales, Print

Serving You Since: 2003
Instrument: Piano, Voice
Favorite Artists: Josh Groban, Jim Brickman, Elton John, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns
Favorite Product: Yamaha Clavinova

Eddie Castro

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2018
Instrument: Guitar
Favorite Artists: Metallica, Def Leppard, The Contortionists, The Intervals, Polyphia
Favorite Product: Fender Stratocaster

Miguel Pizana

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2017
Instrument: Trombone, Trumpet
Favorite Artists: Frank Sinatra, Elton John, The Beatles, My Chemical Romance, Train
Favorite Product: Bach Strad Trombones

Donnie Parker

/ Sales, Piano

Serving You Since: 2000
Instrument: Violin, Piano, Guitar
Favorite Artists: The Beatles, John Williams, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys
Favorite Product: Yamaha Clavinova

Ellis Flores

/ Band Repair

Serving You Since: 2004

Larry Pena

/ Band Repair

Serving Your Since: 2018

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Lubbock, TX

Richard Barnett

/ Manager

Serving You Since: 1986
Instrument: Drums
Favorite Artists: Black Sabbath, James Brown, Pat Metheny, Buddy Rich, Deep Purple
Favorite Product: QSC Speakers

Billy Talerico

/ West Region Education Manager

Serving You Since: 2009
Instrument: Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass
Favorite Artists: Black Crowes, Dave Matthews, Government Mule, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Hillsong United
Favorite Product: Majestic Prophonic Concert Snare

Chris Wheeler

/ Band & Orchestra Manager

Serving You Since: 2012
Instrument: Clarinet, Saxophone, Guitar
Favorite Artists: Edwin McCain, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Garth Brooks, Eagles
Favorite Service: Music Education

Terry Fite

/ Sales, Guitar Tech

Serving You Since: 2011

Terrence Adrian

/ Music Education Rep

Serving You Since: 2013

Pat Brown

/ Band Repair

Serving You Since: 2001

Marisela Wheeler

/ Accounts Receivable

Serving You Since: 2013

Bob Johnson

/ Band Repair

Serving You Since: 2012

Victoria Boerner

/ Music Education Rep

Serving You Since: 2018

Jarrod Dugger

/ Piano Sales

Serving You Since: 2010

Jovan Carrasco

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2017

Ben Stueve

/ Band Repair

Serving You Since: 2011

Zach Munoz

/ Music Education Rep

Serving You Since: 2018

Mariah Valdez

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2017

Matthew Tarpley

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2015

Dylan Fink

/ Sales, Guitar Tech

Serving You Since: 2018

Jonathan Trevino

Serving You Since: 2018

Georgia Hageman

Serving You Since: 2018

Bernard Tackitt

Serving You Since: 2016

Maxime Laurent

Serving You Since: 2017

Mitchell Kennedy

Serving You Since: 2017

Jared Chavez

Serving You Since: 2018

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San Angelo, TX

Wes Manley

/ Manager

Serving You Since: 2015
Instrument: Guitar
Favorite Artists: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ryan Adams, Merle Haggard, Joe Banamassa, Hully Gully Boys
Favorite Product: Gretsch, Fender, Martin, Taylor & Alvarez Guitars
Certifications: Fender Bronze Certified Electric Guitar Technician, Fender Bronze Certified Acoustic Guitar Technician

Robert Chatman

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2006
Instrument: Guitar, Keyboard, Bass
Favorite Artists: Prince, AC/DC, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, Zac Brown Band
Favorite Product: Yamaha Keyboards

Clint Hill

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2006
Instrument: Drumset, Percussion, Bass
Favorite Artists: Gavin Harrison, Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Jeff Lorber, Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons
Favorite Product: Tama Imperialstar Drumset

Nathan Garcia

/ Music Education Rep

Serving You Since: 2011
Instrument: Drumset, Percussion
Favorite Artists: Steve gadd, La Sombra, Usher, Hanson, Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters
Favorite Product: Moongel

David Martinez

/ Music Education Rep

Serving You Since: 2013
Instrument: Tuba, Marching Accordian
Favorite Artists: Maná, The Temptations, Eminem, David Lee Garza, Randy Rogers
Favorite Product: Brass Instruments

Matthew Anderson

/ Sales, Guitar Tech

Serving You Since: 2015
Instrument: Guitar, Bass
Favorite Artists: Joe Satriani, Flea, John Petrucci, Andy James, Geezer Butlet
Favorite Product: Ibanez Guitars
Certifications: Fender Bronze Certified Electric Guitar Technician, Fender Bronze Certified Acoustic Guitar Technician

Bryan Gary

/ Sales, Guitar Tech, Backstage Pass Team

Serving You Since: 2008
Instrument: Guitar, Drumset, Ukulele, Triangle
Favorite Artists: Warren Hayes, reverend Horton Heat, James Taylor, Robert Chatman, Leo Leo Kottke
Favorite Service: Customer Service

Ronnie Atwood

/ Brass Repair

Serving You Since: 2006
Instrument: Saxophone
Favorite Artists: The Beachboys, Eagles, Chicago, Boston, Aerosmith
Favorite Service: Repair Services

Dan King

/ Woodwind Repair

Serving You Since: 2016

Jorie Anderson

/ Sales Support

Serving You Since: 2016
Instrument: French Horn
Favorite Artists: Pearl Jam, Eminem, Gorillaz, Justin Timberlake, Eagles
Favorite Product: Ibanez Guitars

Lynn Green

/ Sales, Orchestra Repair

Serving You Since: 2013
Instrument:
 Guitar, Mandolin, Drums, Keyboard 
Favorite Artists: Sanctus Real, Hillsong, All Sons and Daughters, Zach Williams, Bethel Music
Favorite Product: Orchestra Strings

Kyle Ziegler

/ Sales, Guitar Tech

Serving You Since: 2018
Instrument: Saxophone, Bass, Guitar, Trumpet
Favorite Artists: The Foo Fighters, Weezer, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Mumford and Sons, Stevie Wonder
Favorite Service: Guitar and Bass Restrings
Certifications: Fender Certified Gold Sales Representative

Dakota Gipson

/ Sales, Band Repair

Serving You Since: 2017
Instrument: Guitar, Recorder, Triangle
Favorite Artists: Periphery, Deftones, Veil of Maya, Korn, In Flames
Favorite Product: Ibanez Guitars

Wes Sutton

/ East Region Manager

Serving You Since: 2007
Instrument: Drumset, Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel Guitar
Favorite Artists: George Strait, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Johny Bush, George Jones
Favorite Service: Music Education Services

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Waco, TX

Chuck Lambert

/ Manager

Serving You Since: 2016
Instrument: Guitar, Keyboard, Bass, Trombone
Favorite Artists: Chris Cornel, Curtis Mayfield, Willie Nelson, Jeff Beck, Steely Dan
Favorite Product: Martin Guitars

Gene Kelley

/ Assistant Manager

Serving You Since: 2016
Instrument: Pedal Steel, Fiddle, Bass, Guitar
Favorite Artists: Paul Franklin, Buddy Emmons, Eagles, Steve Wariner, George Strait
Favorite Products: Fender Guitar Amps

Clavin Zwernemann

/ Music Education Rep

Serving You Since: 2016
Instrument: Clarinet
Favorite Artist: Gaither Vocal Band
Favorite Product: Yamaha Band Instruments

Chaz R. Branch

/ Music Education Rep

Serving You Since: 2014
Instrument: Clarinet, Guitar, Voice, Triangle
Favorite Artists: Guster, Hillsong, Bethel, Rich Mullins, Shane and Shane
Favorite Service: Education Services

Jake Harrison

/ Band Instrument Repair

Serving You Since: 2016
Instrument: Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Guitar
Favorite Artists: Jeff Beck, Paul Gilbert, John Lennon, Brian May, David Byrne
Favorite Service: Band Repair

Kerry Wheeler

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2018
Instrument: Guitar

Joshua Riddle

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2018
Instrument: Drums, Percussion, Guitar
Favorite Artists: Pup, Charly Bliss, Microwave, Rozwell Kid, Weakened Friends
Favorite Product: ProMark Firegrain Drum Sticks

Bob Crook

/ Sales, Guitar Tech

Serving You Since: 2016
Instrument: Guitar, Keyboard
Favorite Artists: Rush, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Steely Dan
Favorite Product: Taylor & Martin Guitars

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Clovis, NM

Tony Eisenbraun

/ Manager

Serving You Since: 1994

Joe Cunningham

/ Sales, Guitar Tech

Serving You Since: 2006

Lee Elk

/ Sales

Serving You Since: 2015

Seth Harpold

/ Sales, Guitar Tech

Serving You Since: 2017

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Tarpley Media

Jonathan Smither

/ Division Manager, Backstage Pass

Serving You Since: 2007

Casey McGrew

/ Senior Consultant

Serving You Since: 1992

Ricky Schultz

/ Designer

Serving You Since: 2014

Monroe Kirk

/ Lead Installer

Serving You Since: 2012

Tim Hyatt

/ Installer

Serving You Since: 2013

Brad Stokes

/ IT, Programming

Serving You Since: 2006

Martin Duran

/ Electronic Repair

Serving You Since: 2010

Rachel

/ Division Secretary

Serving You Since: 2018

Brad Hutcheson

/ Installer

Serving You Since: 2018

Corporate Office / Warehouse

David Tarpley

/ President, Co-Owner

Serving You Since: 1984
Favorite Artists: Eagles, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Michael W. Smith, Dire Straits
Favorite Product: Fender Custom Shop Guitars

John Tarpley

/ Secretary, Co-Owner

Serving You Since: 1989
Instrument: Guitar, Trumpet
Favorite Artists: Eagles, ZZ Top, Beatles, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bob Schneider
Favorite Product: Taylor & Martin Guitars

Kim Rains

/ Credit Manager

Serving You Since: 2010
Favorite Artists: Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, The Honeydrippers, B.B. King, Aerosmith
Favorite Product: High-end Guitars

Haley Birchfield

/ Bookkeeping

Serving You Since: 2014
Instrument: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Favorite Artists: Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Lorde, Megan Trainor, Shania Twain
Favorite Product: Orchestra Instruments

Maria Newman

/ Human Resources

Serving You Since: 2016
Instrument: Guitar
Favorite Artists: Eagles, Journey, Loverboy, Prince, R.E.M.
Favorite Service: Music Lessons

Brad Tarpley

/ Marketing Director

Serving You Since: 2006
Instrument: Saxophone, Guitar, Ukulele
Favorite Artists: Eagles, Switchfoot, Daft Punk, John Mayer, The War on Drugs
Favorite Product: Duesenberg Guitars

Tanner Estes

/ Marketing Communication Manager

Serving You Since: 2016
Instrument: Guitar, Bass
Favorite Artists: Radiohead, Wilco, Explosions In The Sky, B.B. King, Jason Mraz
Favorite Product: Fender Guitars

Jordan Oliver

/ Warehouse Manager

Serving You Since: 2015
Favorite Artists: Paramore, Baby Metal, Joe Hisashi, Austin Wintory, Michael Giacchino
Favorite Product: Yamaha Pianos

Max Tarpley

/ Warehouse Support

Serving You Since: 2018