Often felt more than heard, subsonic Trist lays the foundation of the harmonic house of m-pact. Musically intuitive from the start, his study of Music Education at the U. of N. Colorado further introduced this co-founding member to percussion ensembles, jazz bands, choral/vocal groups, and full-scale operas. His impressive 100,000 track digital jukebox is exactly what you get when a true musicologist practices music retail therapy. When not absorbing new music, his natural eloquence and instinct for instruction draw international interest in Trist as a respected voice in music education.


Birthday: May 27

City of Birth: Kearney, NE

High School: Cheyenne Central, Cheyenne, WY

College: Northwest College, Powell, WY; University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Favorite food(s): pizza, pasta, steak, wings

Favorite movie(s): Fargo, 12 Monkeys, Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Favorite TV show(s): LOST, Heroes, 24, Swingtown, Numb3rs, NFL Sunday Ticket

Favorite musician(s): Prince, Bobby McFerrin, Stevie Wonder, Eric Whitacre, Clifford Brown

Favorite book(s):  Born Standing Up - Steve Martin

Favorite quote:  "There are no stupid questions, only stupid people."

5 things that make you happy: music, Jill, being an uncle, coffee (esp. Illy), marco

5 things that make you angry: litter, disrespect, seeing people littering, american idol, marco

5 Guilty pleasures: chips (not like john/ponch...more like bbq/ranch), Forensic Files, early Willie Nelson, caramel (or just about anything with caramel in it), NFL Network (year-round)

Worst job you’ve ever had: KFC (when only employees called it that)

Coolest place you’ve ever been: Italy

Coolest place you’ve never been: Australia

Favorite m-pact song: My Way

Favorite m-pact gig: UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival

Fletcher        Jarrett        Marco        Jeff        Morten        Trist