Paul Zibits, Bass/Personnel Manager, has been a member of Pacific Symphony since the opening of the first Segerstrom Hall in 1986. Originally from Chicago, he's been an active studio musician since moving to California in 1979, performing on over 500 motion picture soundtracks. He runs his own business, Ichiban Entertainment Inc, which provides music contracting services for venues throughout Southern California. He taught at the University of California, Los Angeles for 20 years, and is currently on the Department of Music faculty at California State University, Long Beach. Zibits is married to Kimiyo Takeya, violinist in Pacific Symphony, and has two sons, Zachary, 11 and Andy, 29.