Todd Haemmerle has been living in the Bay Area since 2006, but originally came from the Inland Empire of Southern California. He received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education with emphasis on classical guitar performance from Cal State San Bernardino in 2002. He won awards for every year of his music education, including the Chair Award, Instrumentalist of the Year, and Musician of the Year. After graduating, he released what became known as the Brown Bag EP, which included seven original songs. He later moved to Oakland and became a Music Analyst for Pandora, analyzing more than 10,000 songs for their Music Genome Project. After being laid off in 2008 due to the housing crisis, Todd began serving the elderly, eventually performing over a thousand shows in Retirement Homes, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing Facilities in the Bay Area. He was also the primary worship leader at Regeneration Church in Oakland from 2011 to 2012 and continues to lead there on occasion. Todd returned to Pandora in 2014, where he currently works as a Senior Music Analyst, leading a team of musicians in the genre specialties of Religious, New Age, and Children's music. He calls the island of Alameda his home, where he lives with his beloved wife Jean and daughter Layla Rain.