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Erik Wissa

Erik's career has included roles in both the nonprofit and corporate sector. His experience includes positions with The American Friends Service Committee, TJX Companies, TOMS, Sankofa.org, and AEG Worldwide. Erik is passionate about music and [...]

Kate Shamon

Kate is a versatile professional with a rich background in the arts, rooted in the vibrant culture of the Greater Boston area. Her journey in the music industry began as the publicist for the "Original" [...]

Evelyn Cruz

Evelyn is a currently a senior at California State Polytechnic University of Pomona. She helped establish "Studio 24," a student-led music agency at CPP where she promotes artists through playlists, interviews, and end-of-the-semester concerts. She [...]

Melina Aguilar

Melina Aguilar is a creative born and raised in South East Los Angeles. She studied Art History and Music Industry studies at UCLA. It is through her passion for music that she has explored music [...]

Chris Berry

Chris Berry is a sales and marketing strategist with a unique blend of expertise in music education and music technology. With a passion for both the music business and its creative realms, Chris has honed [...]

Quentin Hollis

With roots in Houston, Texas, Quentin has journeyed from the vibrant music scene there to the dynamic landscape of Los Angeles. A Morehouse College alumnus and dedicated member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Quentin [...]

Taylor Marie Contarino

Hi! I am a Program Facilitator at Music Forward! I am from the Philly area and I am passionate about all things music industry! My favorite musical genres are neo-soul, R&B, and hip-hop.

Jo Votolato

Having relocated from Vancouver (Canada) to Los Angeles, Jo is excited to embark on a new soundtrack of her life with Music Forward. Although ostensibly different from her ten-year non-profit career providing educational events to [...]

Josh Kitchen

Josh has lived in Los Angeles for seven years and has worked in several different types of roles and organizations – non-profit, live music, education, and government. Prior to Music Forward, Josh spent four years [...]

Katrina Frye

In 2020 Katrina founded her own indie music label Lauretta Records from her living room floor. With a decade of experience in the music industry, Katrina wanted to ensure support for like-minded artists. She seeks to create [...]
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