Daniel Shores

Daniel Shores

Shore is an acronym that stands for “to shore up or strengthen”. This noun refers to structures such as ship decks or building walls that offer support or stability.

Daniel Shores is an audio engineer based out of Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and heads Sono Luminus as its Executive Director and is also an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University where he teaches remote recording and surround sound classes. Daniel is also five-time Grammy nominated.

Early Life and Education

Daniel Shores was raised in Carver, Massachusetts. As the first in his family to attend both college and graduate school – earning both degrees at University of New Hampshire before continuing on to Georgetown Law School on his own finances.

Shores has extensive expertise in intellectual property law and holds offices both in Boston and Washington DC. He served as Executive Officer of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court before joining the Massachusetts Bar Association as a full member.

He currently resides in Sandwich with Lindsay and their two English bulldogs Jarves and Rosie. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, volunteering, cooking and traveling – as well as teaching as an adjunct professor for Shenandoah University’s Music Production & Recording Technology program.

Professional Career

Since 2010, Daniel Shores has been representing clients with Intellectual Property issues. As an integral member of the firm’s Technology, Trademark and Litigation departments, Daniel is experienced at handling complex technology-related matters including intellectual property strategy development as well as procurement and strategic counseling services.

He specializes in recording, mixing and mastering music. His experience includes over 250 commercial releases for Sono Luminus, Steinway and Sons and other labels; with an ear for capturing the true essence of musical composition. Acoustic sound technology has also become part of his arsenal of abilities.

He currently directs Sono Luminus Records and serves as an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University teaching remote recording and surround sound classes. A five-time Grammy nominee, he has received many other professional honors over time.

Achievement and Honors

Dan Shores, an alumni of Shenandoah University and recipient of their Alumni of Excellence Award. Active within his community and serving on its board of trustees for Massachusetts Maritime Academy Sandwich MA. Shores is an avid student, eagerly searching for opportunities to expand his knowledge. His dedication and love of music has allowed him to build the successful business, Sono Luminus. Shores has worked for Sono Luminus since 2002, but in addition to that has taught as an adjunct professor in Shenandoah’s music production & recording technology program as an adjunct professor. Shores attributes his time at Shenandoah with providing him with valuable tools that help make him more marketable within his field and hopes to continue expanding it as well as his career with Sono Luminus for many more years to come.

Personal Life

Shores was a loving husband and father. An avid sportsman who excelled at skiing, surfing, karate, horseback riding, mountain biking as well as having his own sign painting business, Shores was also an accomplished artist with his own sign painting business.

Shores maintains his law practice as well as serving as executive officer of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, an Intellectual Property Inn located at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit in Washington, DC. Additionally, he is part of Shenandoah University’s music production and recording technology program.

He worked during each semester of law school education and personally covered all costs associated with both his undergraduate and law school tuitions. Furthermore, he serves on the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Trustee board.

Net Worth

After leaving McKinsey in 1997, Dan took on various roles at NextCard a credit card startup company. He was an integral member of their marketing team and helped facilitate an IPO for NextCard.

Shores was also an executive producer at Dick Clark Productions and oversaw production on various theatrical movies, television movies and series pilots including Reaching for the Stars, Copacabana and Promised a Miracle.

Shores also works at Sono Luminus, and his work there has been widely recognized as outstanding. He credits Shenandoah with making him more marketable in the music industry and owns over 5,900 units of ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc stock worth over $1,710,189 as of August 22. His most recent trade took place on that date.

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