Who We Are

History & Operations

The Global Z Recording Project was founded by Executive Director & President, Dr. William Lord. the organization formally filed articles of corporation with the state of Colorado, August 2014. The organization received nonprofit 501 (c)(3) status February 2015. Dr. Lord relocated to the state of Maryland, and restructured the organization as a Maryland-based nonprofit corporation April 2017.


Dr. William (Bill) Lord
Founder, Executive Director and President
Occupation: Senior Training Specialist, ISD & Distance Learning
Employer: USDA

Dr. Lord is the Executive Director and President. He holds a Doctorate in Adult Education, Training & Development – International Communication and has a MA in Educational Media, Media Production – Distance Learning. He grew up and began playing music at the age of five in  Woodstock, New York. He has been in regional bands, has extensive experience with audio production equipment and processes, and is an award-winning commercial/ fine art photographer and songwriter. Currently, Bill is employed as a Senior Training Specialist with the US Department of Agriculture. Previously, he worked in the field of higher education for almost 20 years where he consulted with faculty on matters pertaining to instructional design, multicultural online learning, distance education, and educational technologies. In all capacities he produced multimedia-based support materials and developed international partnerships via Internet-based communication tools. Research interests include exploring the use of computer-mediated communication technologies in the multicultural, multilingual online learning environment, and Cultural Historical Activity Theory.

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Mr. Bradley Plesz Bradley Plesz playing drums
Chairman of the Board and Secretary
Occupation: Audiovisual Program Manager
Employer: University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Mr. Bradley Plesz is a percussionist, audio engineer, and educator. He is currently an Audiovisual Program Manager at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and holds a BA in Music Performance from Appalachian State University. He was awarded first place in the Concerto Aria Competition and placed “finalist” in the Rosen-Schaffel Young Artist Competition and the Hayes Young Artist Scholarship Competition. Along with his classical training, he marched in Division 1 Drum and Bugle Corp as a member of the 2010 Boston Crusaders Snare Drum Line. Mr. Plesz has served in various capacities as an audio engineer including providing live-sound reinforcement for concerts, technical seminars, comedy shows, telematic concerts, and political debates. He is also trained in production stage-lighting and video production and is proud to have coordinated the 2014 Colorado Gubernatorial and Mayoral Debates. Mr. Plesz is currently endorsed by Soultone Cymbals.

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Dr. Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAIPM 
Board Member
Occupation: Physical Therapist
Employer: President & Owner, Bethesda Physiocare / Myopain Seminars

Dr. Jan Dommerholt combines two aspects of life that are important to him: Physical Therapy and music. Dr. Dommerholt is a widely published and highly sought after Dutch-trained physical therapist, lecturer, educator, and owner of Bethesda Physiocare and Myopain Seminars (Bethesda, MD). His physical therapy thesis was titled, Musica et Medicina and focused on medical problems of wind instrumentalists. He is a recognized expert in dry needling and in the physical therapy diagnosis and treatment of persons with myofascial pain syndrome, chronic pain syndromes, and whiplash associated disorders. As a former clarinetist and saxophonist, he also combines his interests in music and physical therapy in the diagnosis and treatment of musicians with musculoskeletal problems. He has authored several articles on performing arts physical therapy and contributed chapters to most leading medical textbooks on performing arts medicine. Dr. Dommerholt holds a Master of Professional Studies with a concentration in biomechanical trauma from Lynn University, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. He also attended New York University where he became certified in Performing Artists Disorders through the NYU Human Performance Analysis Laboratory, and has studied dry needling techniques in Europe, the United States and Canada. Dr. Dommerholt is a Diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, a member of several medical and physical therapy professional organizations, and editorial boards of several professional journals.


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Dr. Jonathan Cresci
Board Member, Director of Audio Production
Occupation: Producer, engineer, performer and educator
Owner: Fundamental Sounds
Employer: Frederick Community College; York College of Pennsylvania, Montgomery College

Jonathan maintains a career as a producer, engineer, performer and educator. He has performed and lectured at the Southeastern Horn workshop at Appalachian State and International Horn Symposiums in San Francisco and Denton.  He is a member of the Artist Faculty for the National Trumpet Competition.  Jonathan has given recitals and master classes at the University of Memphis, York College, and the Peabody Institute.  He has performed with the Acadiana and Lake Charles Symphonies, Chorale Acadiane, Orpheum Theater, York Symphony, Maryland Chamber Orchestra, and The Mt. Vernon Brass Consort. Jonathan is a panelist at the Music and Gaming Festival.  Through his company, Fundamental Sounds, Jonathan has recorded Chris Gekker, the Maryland Symphony, and the Prince Georges Philharmonic.  He has also recorded and produced albums including Greg Small’s “Singularity” and Kyle Millsap’s “Scatter the Darkness”. Jonathan is Assistant Professor of Music and program manager for Audio Production at Frederick Community College, faculty at York College of Pennsylvania, and Montgomery College.  His areas of scholarship are natural trumpet performance, trumpet pedagogy, recording arts and science, and American popular music.  Dr. Cresci earned a doctoral degree from the University of Memphis, a master’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in both trumpet performance and recording arts and sciences.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Nannery, CPTD
Board Member, Director of Instructional Design
Occupation: Director of All Things Learning & Talent Development
Employer: Available to Work

Mrs. Elizabeth Nannery is a learning enthusiast with a unique professional career that spans 30 years. She started as a math teacher for grades 8-12 and became interested in teaching on Live cable TV as a way of reaching more students outside the classroom. This launched into a consulting career teaching adults and developing training for employees in various industries – from Sailors onboard US Navy vessels to doctors and nurses in our medical facilities and technicians in the material handling spaces.  She has extensive experience in Instructional Design, having designed, developed, and delivered numerous eLearning courses that incorporate various learning modalities to reach all learners. As a clarinetist during high school and college, she has used music to motivate and engage learners. Elizabeth graduated from Appalachian State University and spent a year backpacking through Europe before settling in to a career in teaching and eventually creating innovative, technology based courses.  She recently received her Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) credentials from Association of Talent Development (ATD).  Her vision is empowering people to be their very best at what they are naturally gifted through learning, support, and love. Her passion is learning and sharing what she has learned so that those who will follow after her will be knowledgeable, skilled, and confident in their ability to lead in their field of study. Her mission is to develop a learning culture within organizations that drives employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and financial growth.

Our Exceptional Subject Matter Expert Volunteers

Global Z has attracted interest and assistance from more than 20 Subject Matter Expert Volunteers from leading institutions of higher learning and peace education located across North America and around the globe. We are actively recruiting additional volunteers to expand the cultural diversity of our experts. Please see People and Partners for more information.