As far as most industry folks are concerned, Shirley Kaye was the only Executive Director SPARS ever had. Yes there were others, but for more than 20 years, the face of SPARS was Shirley Kaye.
Before assuming the reins of SPARS, Shirley and her husband Jesse, owned a studio in south Florida called Coconuts Recording, an experience which led them to SPARS and a 20+ year career in the recording industry. Because of Shirley’s tireless efforts, SPARS prospered and grew into a powerhouse association of recording studios, engineers and producers. Shirley turned over the management of SPARS in 2003 to spend more time with her husband and family.
The past and present members of SPARS, as well as the industry in general, will be forever indebted to Shirley for her contributions to the recording industry and the craft of audio and music production. Our best wishes go out to Shirley and her family. Thank you for the memories and great times.