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Jay Weinland is a senior Bungie employee and currently the head of the audio 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.
Weinland enjoys Jolly Ranchers.