Poole of Knowledge Publishing
is named after our Consultants:
Chuck & Margarite Poole
Otherwise known as Mom and Dad
They are our wonderful, salt-of-the-earth, beautiful
parents. And they remind me if the site is too pretentious or full of techno babble; therefore without
their blessings, I would not be successful. Thanks to Mom & Pops.
We Love You Two
I was raised
as Merlin Dean Poole, but once I became a club
DJ in my early days, I used the stage name Merlin
Dean, and it stuck ever since.
Here is a quick take on my prior history: in addition to my
Communications background at AT&T, I have a few years of experience in the music
industry, professional photography, and website design.
With my other company Eagleview Aerial Photography, I spent over
12 years shooting aerial photos from a helicopter for the real estate and entertainment industry
in Los Angeles, so I was able to learn the nuances of digital photography firsthand.
By night, I had the time of my life in the
music business as a nightclub DJ, with my company Retro Motion Productions. That culminated
with over 17 years experience.
I was fortunate enough to spin dance mixes at some
of the most legendary clubs in L.A. history; such as The Red Onion, Bar One Beverly
Hills, Aftershock Studio City, Live Bait, Australian Beach Club, Fred's Cafe, Golden
Bear, Moose's, almost 30 clubs & restaurants total, covering almost two
decades worth of music.
I retired DJ'ing after I got married, chilled out with
Aerial Photography, and became a happy Dad. My boy JD will probably be mixing the latest dance tunes
around the year 2023.
People always ask me if Merlin is my real name, and it
is. They think I became a DJ and changed it. But in a way, I became a DJ because I already had the
The money was good enough to put me through college at Orange
Coast and Long Beach State, where I studied Radio/TV/Film, and then UCLA, where I studied
Writing & Producing.
Website Design started in 2007 with Poole of Knowledge
The combination of that educational background, and
life experiences, made me really appreciate how originator Steve Jobs enabled the iPhone
to merge all of the Arts and Communications worlds together; Music - Video - Photo - Audio - Internet - and Smartphone --
all combined into one
device? Absolutely brilliant.
It motivated me to create video shorts and write
articles at Smartphone
Nirvana.com, so we could show the world how to enjoy such an
Poole of Knowledge Publishing and our
growing list of web properties, we are focused on one thing -- the convergence of complex technical language into something made simple. Quickly, easily, and