Grammy-winning musician, Music Producer & Defence consultant, USA
Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter is a consultant/contractor for a number of US Government agencies and advises top military, government and civilian groups on missile defense, terrorism & counter-terrorism, cyber-warfare, intelligence, virtual reality, next-generation technology and unconventional strategies.
He is also a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Regents at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a member of the Director’s Strategic Red Team at MIT/ Lincoln Laboratories as well as holding consulting agreements with a number of large organizations including Northrop-Grumman. He is a Specialist Reserve Officer with the Anti-Terrorist Division of the Los Angeles Police Dept and a member of the Terrorism Early Warning Group.
He has also had a long and successful career in the music industry as a founding member of the group Steely Dan; Grammy winning guitarist with the Doobie Brothers; and as a record producer for such artists as Carl Wilson, Nazareth and The Stray Cats. He has toured with such bands as The Stray Cats, Elton John, Julian Lennon and Linda Ronstadt. He has been a studio musician for 35 years, recording with such artists as Donna Summer, Dolly Parton, Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Julio Iglesias and Rod Stewart and has composed music for movies and television including the original theme for “Beverly Hill 90210”, music for “King of the Hill” and scoring for movies like “Bull Durham” and “Roxanne.” He is still actively involved as a guitarist, composer, producer and engineer.