Veterans. Community. The Works.
Radio Silence Rooms are perfect for Zoom meetings, podcasts, recording or practicing music, and escaping any type of noise. We can install soundproofing in existing rooms or build enclosed booths of any size. Various components can be added. Whether you're a consumer or producer, let us know what you need, and we'll come up with a cost-effective solution that fits your circumstances. Email us or call 213.375.4150. If you're a low-income veteran, click here to apply for a free Radio Silence Room.
Navy veteran Roy Finegan worked under a flight deck where aircraft constantly landed when he served as a diesel mechanic on the USS Independence from 1989 to 1993. The intense roar and clatter left him with permanent tinnitus and other debilitating effects. More recently, Roy has been plagued by loud disturbances where he lives. After he mentioned the problem in a Nextdoor.com post, HomeFront Rising created a Radio Silence Room in his apartment with funding provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and noise reduction material donated by Soundproof Cow in partnership with WE RISE LA, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Arts Council for Long Beach, Compound LB and 10 other organizations and artists in the Harbor Region.
If you're a low-income veteran, click here to apply for a free Radio Silence Room.
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Project Director & Founder
Jeff Norman is a former TV actor-writer-producer and standup comedian. Nowadays he collaborates with veterans and compatriots on community development, arts and media projects.
Marine veteran Melvin Ishmael Johnson is a playwright, director and community organizer. He created a 10-week program that trains veterans in the theater arts and conflict resolution.
Mental Health Consultant
Donna focuses on homeless issues and music/art therapy. She is a former Adjunct Professor at North Park University in Chicago, where she taught Clinical Psychology.
Director of Legal Services
Don Hammond specializes in DUI defense, criminal defense, administrative law, litigation, parole representation, writs of habeas corpus, business formation, criminal law and aviation law.
Director of Special Events
Todd is a highly-experienced live event producer and facilities manager. He is the former Director of Operations for Live Nation's Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, and Production Manager for Holland America Lines.
Chief Strategy Officer
Keyboardist Cebu Funk has worked in project management and land use planning in the wireless telecommunication industry since 1999. He is in charge of business development for HomeFront Rising.