Cary (aka Chef Mason Green) Stratton – Music, Plants and Praise Ministry
Jack of Many Trades, Man with Many Hats
Cary Stratton is a versatile, colorful, accomplished drummer and musical performer with over forty years experience. His styles include rock, pop, jazz, country western, bluegrass, fusion, bee-bop, Latin, reggae, metal, Bossa Nova and yes, even Taiko! He enjoys being an active participant in the visual elements of performance as well.
Cary was also a member of the Motion Pictures Editors Guild with over ten years experience in the post production sound industry for Todd A.O./Glen Glenn Sound and 20th Century Fox Studios. He has worked as an ADR, Foley and Transfer Recordist and worked on movies like Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, and The Big Lebowski. His technical background gives Cary critically sharp listening skills. His personal qualities are exceptionally strong in accuracy, good judgment, and ability to get along with clients, co-workers and fellow musicians. Cary has a strong work ethic, is loyal, conscientious and meticulous with details.
Cary has re-invented himself a few times. First by learning building skills and helping to rehabilitate over ten historic Mid Century Modern Homes, including basic carpentry, plumbing, apprenticing as an electrician and mastering his green thumb in the garden.
Another reinvention was Chef Mason Green. He hustled his first job bussing tables when he was 14, so a love of food service, brought him to later graduate as a Certified Gourmet Raw Food Chef and Educator under Cherie Soria at Living Light Culinary Institute. Mason is trained in wild food in the Western Hemisphere and addiction recovery through nutrition. Chef Mason has 20+ years informal experience in recovery-oriented programs that deal with interpersonal relationships and communication. He helps his fellows overcome addiction through a “Recovery Diet.” He teaches about “Illuminati Health” through mental, physical and spiritual wellness: BE the eye of God at the heart of the triangle of the IRIS. He has been primarily plant-based since 1992 and associated with raw foods since 2004. Lastly, but most importantly, he has been successfully married to his wife, anand, for over three decades.