Ackermann was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He spent his childhood in St. Peter, Minnesota and Fredericksburg, Virginia attending Falmouth Elementary School, Drew Middle School, and Stafford High School. Ackermann studied Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. He returned to Fredericksburg, Virginia and worked at Zolo Designs.
In 1995, Ackermann formed Skywave with Paul Baker and John Fedowitz. The band put out recordings and toured during 1998 through 2004. Ackermann moved to Brooklyn in 2004… read more