Jay Weinland is a senior employee of Bungie Studios and head of the sound department. He studied at Oberlin College and Conservatory for five years and then went on to teach as a high school orchestra teacher for another five years. He has been in the video game industry since at least 1996. He is a major aficionado of science fiction novels, sports, brass instruments, and beer- with beef jerky.
He is married to Seattle actress Heather Hawkins, and has two children.
- He enjoys Jolly Ranchers.
- He was a voice actor for one of the pilots on the ship In Amber Clad in Halo 2.