-Noise Control
-Room Design
-System Calibration


-Audio Post Production
-Sound Design

Audiovisual Consulting
-Digital Signage
-System Design &


-Editing & Production
-Podcast Management

Recording Engineering
-Education & Training
-Field Recording
-Voiceover & Narration


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Sound Service is a Chicago based design and engineering company that provides comprehensive audio services and noise control consulting for home recording. Sound Service was created by Wesley Lethem in the Spring of 2020.

Wesley Lethem is an experienced audiovisual & acoustic engineer with a diverse background in audio design & production, podcasting, theater, live sound, noise control, recording, AV integration, and architectural acoustics.

Wesley graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College of Columbia College Chicago and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Acoustics. He then worked as the head engineer for Paradise Theater, a luxury private theater design firm, designing and engineering top of the line audiovisual and acoustic systems.

Wesley has worked for cultural institutions like The Adler Planetarium and The Jazz Institute of Chicago and Volunteered for The Third Coast International Audio Festival, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, The Moth, The Chicago Sinfonietta and SPORK!. He currently works as the Senior Manager of Exhibitions Media Integration at The Field Museum of Natural History on Chicago’s Museum Campus. 

This unique and comprehensive background brings an informed and elegant approach to your project, merging the artistic and scientific aspects of design with a holistic approach. 


Work Experience

December 2022 - Current
      Senior Manager of Exhibitions Media Integration
The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
March 2021 - November 2022
     DSP Testing Engineer
     Shure Incorporated, Niles, IL
July 2019 – November 2023
Narrator and Podcast Engineer
Wisconsin Watch, Madison, WI
July 2019 – July 2020
Theater Technician
Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL*
*Laid off due to COVID-19 Pandemic
March 2018 – April 2019
Senior Engineer
Paradise Theater, Kihei, HI
May 2016 – March 2018
Private Theater Engineer
Paradise Theater, Kihei, HI
May 2015 – May 2016
Acoustical Society of America – Columbia College Chicago 
Chapter, Chicago, IL
December 2014 – May 2016
Acoustics Laboratory and Teaching Assistant
Audio Arts & Acoustics Department –Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
April 2014 – May 2016
Engineering Intern
Paradise Theater, Kihei, HI
December 2015 – February 2016
Acoustic Technician
Nuline Concepts Inc., Chicago, IL

Exhibitions and Shows

Native Truths: The Creator’s Game
The Chicago Archaeopteryx
The Changing Faces of Science: Ylanda Wilhite
Unseen Oceans
The Changing Faces of Science: Janet Voight
Audubon's Birds of America

Wild Color Traveling Exhibition
Death: Life’s Greatest Mystery Traveling Exhibition
Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches
The Machine Inside: Biomechanics
Chicago’s Legacy Hula
The Changing Faces of Science: Jingmai O’Connor
First Kings of Europe


May 2016
Bachelor of Science - Acoustics / Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
3.8 GPA, Honors program graduate, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Organizations

Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA)
October 2019 - October 2020
Regular Member
Acoustictal Society of America (ASA)
May 2016 – December 2019
Associate Member
May 2015 – May 2016
Columbia College Chicago Chapter President
May 2014 - May 2016
Student Member
Audio Engineering Society (AES)
May 2015 – December 2019
Associate Member

Certifications & Achievements

2020 Adler Planetarium Staff Star
2020 Dante Certification Level 1, 2, & 3
2019 Third Coast Conference Volunteer Program
2017 CEDIA Awards: Home Technology Professionals – Level III
2016 Trinnov Dealer Training
2016 Wisdom Audio Dealer Academy
2016 Smaart Application Practicum
2016 Smaart Operator Fundamentals Software Training Seminar
2016 Symetrix Certified Pro – Composer
2015 JBL Synthesis Master ARCOS Calibrator
2015 Harman Luxury Audio Training

Volunteering Experience

July 2020 - Current
Short Story Narrator
SPORK!, Chicago, IL
March 2019 – Current
WBEZ, Chicago, IL
  • The Moth
  • Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
  • WBEZ Presents: An Evening With Preet Bharara
October 2019
Third Coast Conference Volunteer
Third Coast International Audio Festival, Chicago, IL
March 2019 - May 2019
Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago, IL
November 2013 – January 2014
Volunteer and Outreach
The Square / Participant Media, Chicago, IL

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Acoustic Consulting
Noise Control
Room Design
System Calibration

Audio Engineering

Audio Post Production
Sound Design

Audiovisual Consulting

Digital Signage
System Design & Integration

Podcast Production
Editing & Production
Podcast Management
Verbally Described: Memes

Recording Engineering
Education & Training Voiceover & Narration
Field Recording