The mission of Linear Velocity is to establish a Direct Line of Communication® between people and cultures using technology to communicate thought processes, human discourse and cultural arts.

Pete Tidemann founded Linear Velocity in November 2000 in response to the need for corporate communication support in sound engineering. Shortly after founding the company, he went back to Zanzibar to work with a film festival, and found that the company had a new breadth of vision through education and training, project development, fundraising, strategic communications support, technical direction, event and arts organization management.

He successfully led the first ever theatrical education and training courses in East Africa, building the capacities of individuals and staff from the area. In addition, he helped to create a technical infrastructure for the organization and expand its capacities in long term growth and self sustainability.

Through both corporate and non profit events, literally tens of thousands of people have seen, heard and experienced his work. He believes in accountability, transparency, excellence, reliability, trust and experience both in the workplace and in life. Most of all he believes in fun, because if you are having fun you have a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.

Along the way, Pete credits many people in believing in him and giving him the opportunity to work alongside other talented individuals. It is through his interactions with others that he is who he is today.

Pete is a published writer in the audio engineering field, writing occasionally for industry magazines and publications. He has also been a featured presenter at the largest world music conference in the world, WOMEX.

He is an accomplished glacier mountaineer, having reached the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, peaks in the Cascades, Rockies, and Olympic mountain ranges. His hobbies include mountain biking, filmmaking, music and writing.