Jim Frech | Owner, President
As lead guitarist for The Velcros, Jimmy Frech established MCI in 1985 following the band's opening slot on tour with Van Halen.
Matt Koontz | Owner, Operations Manager
Born in Knoxville, TN and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC, Matt has been with Mental Case since 2007. He spent 7 years as a touring drummer for SC based hardcore band, Hundredth. Matt came off the road in 2014 to oversee Mental Cases' Nashville operation.
Dave Griffis | Shop Manager
Dave Griffis moved to Nashville two years ago and began working for MCI shortly thereafter. He's an accomplished cellist and has "always enjoyed a good tune". Dave loves a wide range of musical styles.
Brian Golden | Lead Assembly Technician
Born and raised in upstate NY, Brian relocated to Nashville and began working for MCI in May of 2016. A professional guitarist for more than 20 years, he spent the past three years touring the east coast with the Syracuse-based Golden Novak Band.
Dino Fair | Owner, Sales, Trade Show Coordinator
Originally from Seattle, WA, Dino has been with MCI since 2013. A touring keyboardist for more than four decades, he spent 19 years with the Lincolnton, NC based Fantastic Shakers. Dino has a strong background in sales and currently performs with Myrtle Beach's Sea Cruz.
Ron Thompson | Owner, Public Relations