Jonathan Camacho ('08) is fulfilling a dream he's had since he was a kid.
"I've wanted to be a record producer since I was 10 years old," he says. "I started playing piano at 8 at church and since then, I was enamored with the idea of creating and helping others create music."
Camacho's music was featured in Destination: Team USA, a feature about 2016 Olympic athletes that is streaming on Netflix. This led him to scoring the film What Carter Lost, about the 1988 Dallas Carter High School football team, which aired as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series.
Camacho is currently producing the new Hello Shannon album, a collaborative project with his wife, Shannon Camacho ('11), a music education major he met in front of UNT's Music Building. He runs the all-genre production company, C-Factory Productions, with Christian Chavarria. And he teaches at Septien Entertainment in Addison.
"Music was always pulling me in so many directions," he says. "Being a producer was the best way for me to create all the styles I love without having to commit as an artist to just one lane."