Daniel Mendez has been engineering, mixing, and producing records since 1995.  Credits include Night Riots, Noah Gundersen, The Native Sibling, Alexi Murdoch, Dashboard Confessional, Lit, Eve 6, Heart, Motley Crüe, Duran Duran, Trapt, Meg & Dia, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Bob Schneider, Hudson Moore, Doubting Paris, and more.  In January 2011, he founded Head Above Water, a boutique music production co. working with independent artists to develop and license their music.