I’m very proud to be aboard the Live Sound International and ProSoundWeb team to help bring some useful content and help to my fellow sound engineers. The column, “Flying Solo on the Front Lines” aims to share what I’ve learned over the past two decades in hopes of helping fellow “sound nerds” better deal with the challenges that lay before us day after day. Future topics will range from gear and maintenance to troubleshooting and organization, as well as advancing shows, client relations, work flow strategies, wireless challenges and of course, mixing tips and tricks. This first article addresses some workflow strategies for mixing monitors (wedges and in-ear monitors) from front of house, in addition to stage techniques to maximize monitoring success. If you’ve read the article, please post or email your questions and additional tips!