Meet Our Crew...

Key Operational Executives:

Jean Champagne | Chief Executive Officer

Jean Champagne earned degrees from the University of New Orleans and Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, and is an attorney, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and LEED Accredited Professional. Mr. Champagne has provided legal, accounting, financial, and general business consulting services to a number of start-up business ventures in the banking, hospitality, housing, real estate development, disaster recovery, and professional services industries. He is a member of the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, the American Public Works Association, the Trust for Public Land, the United States Green Building Council, the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.


Jonathan Maki | Director of Marketing

Jonathan Maki, who completed his MBA with a focus in digital media in 2009, brings years of experience working in brand development and marketing strategy with a cross-section of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He holds a BBA in Marketing from The University of Mississippi and currently resides in New Orleans, LA.

Chris Bonner | Director of Sales

Chris Bonner (Also known as "The Wolf") is a native of New Orleans. He went to Jesuit High School and attended Louisiana State University, where he received a BA in Psychology. Chris has been in advertising sales for 19 years. He was an Account Executive for an NBC affiliate in Baton Rouge and most recently served as Senior AE for Charter Media. At Charter, he was responsible for local as well as national accounts. He has won numerous "Top Biller in the Nation" awards and several national sales contests. Additionally, Chris won the "Peak Performer " award 5 years in a row, - an award for reaching sales above and beyond the other sales reps in a budget category.


Founding Partners:

Aeron McKeough | Founding Partner, Board Member, and Inventor

Aeron McKeough is an audiophile who was never satisfied with speaker solutions on the market and decided to make his own. Inspired by on-location camerawork, which is often isolating and open to the elements, Aeron conceived of the idea for drytunes 3 years ago. Since that time, he has worked diligently to perfect its design in cooperation with a professional product engineer and industrial designer. Aeron has worked as an assistant cameraman in the film industry for the past seven years. Before working in the film, Aeron studied mechanical engineering and biology at The University of Southwest Louisiana.

  Michael Applebaum | Founding Partner and Board Member

Michael Applebaum has spent his entire 24-year career in the film production industry. In the pasyears, Michael has worked as a cinematographer and camera operator on more than 50 major studio feature films and TV programs. Applebaum is a six-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee, and won the Emmy for outstanding cinematography in both 2009 and 2010. 

Michael received a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1990. During the course of his career he has been employed by advertising agencies, network TV affiliates, and production companies.  Applebaum resides in Mandeville, Louisiana with his wife and three children. He is also a member of the Consumer Electronics Association, and The Bluetooth Service Industry Group. 

Cameron Mary | Founding Partner and Board Member

Cameron is a graduate of Loyola University and Loyola Law School in New Orleans. He has been a practicing attorney for 16 years. For the past seven years, Cameron and his wife have established a thriving litigation firm in Mandeville named Brown & Mary, LLC. Founded in 2006, Brown & Mary has represented close to a thousand clients, ranging from individuals to major insurance companies. In this capacity, Cameron Mary has hired and managed office personnel, engaged in aggressive marketing efforts regionally, and all other functions required of an entrepreneur/attorney. He received a Bachelors Degree from Loyola University with a double major in psychology and history. Cameron resides in Mandeville, Louisiana with his family.

"Buddy" Applebaum | Chairdog of the Board

Buddy Applebaum was rescued by his human family on January 1, 2012 and is believed to be 5 years old. Buddy is an integral part of the drytunes family and can be found in our offices every workday. His work responsibilities include alerting employees to the arrival of delivery trucks, fertilizing the surrounding green space, and offering loyalty and companionship to all drytunes employees. His hobbies include playing tug of war with knotted ropes, riding in the car with his head out of the window, and showing small plush toys that he is their boss.