Krysten Dean took an unconventional path to the world of touring and audio. A mechanical engineer by trade, Krysten started in the automotive world before leaving corporate America to become an audio engineer. Krysten joined 8th Day Sound and has become one of the most sought after system engineers in the business. Recently Krysten started an organization called KMissionD (ka-miss-ion-ed) to encourage more women and minorities to pursue STEM. Our discussion today covers her transition to the industry, the technical aspects of filling a room with sound, the co-pilot relationship with front of house, and her efforts to build a career pipeline to the industry.