Family

Ryan Wines

Co-Founder + CEO + Executive Producer

Ryan Wines

Co-Founder + CEO + Executive Producer

Ryan co-pilots Marmoset’s creative teams, overseeing all music supervision and music licensing endeavors, music clearances, and produces original music projects.

A fiery advocate for artists, Ryan recently gave a TED Talk on "Fostering Creative Culture" and has given talks about the "intersection of music and branding" and the new economy of the music industry at CMJ Music Festival, SXSW, TechFestNW and MFNW. Ryan serves on the Board of Governors for the Pacific NW Chapter of The Recording Academy (The Grammys), MusicFestNW's 2014 Board of Advisors, and is a member of The Guild of Music Supervisors.

An Oregon native, Ryan first realized his passion for music as a College Radio DJ at his alma mater, Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Since then, he's worked in a variety of digital strategy roles in the creative agency arena, while also driving success for record labels and indie artists such as The Dandy Warhols, and consulting with brands, bands, and filmmakers.

Under Ryan's leadership, Marmoset won a Webby Award, a SXSW Interactive Award, plus accolades for "The Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon," "The 100 Best Places to Work in Oregon," "The 100 Greenest Companies in Oregon," and in 2014 Ryan was honored with the "40 Under 40 Award" by The Portland Business Journal.

Ryan's favorite albums of 2015:

  • The Epic by Kamasi Washington
  • Cool It by Sam Cohen
  • Goon by Tobias Jesso Jr.
  • Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam by Thundercat

Brian Hall

Composer + Co-Founder

Brian Hall

Composer + Co-Founder

We hate to brag, but it's hard to contain the enthusiasm we have for our co-founder and creative leader, Brian Hall. Underneath his gigantic red beard and his youthful demeanor is a true anomaly and an undeniably special talent. Simply put, he's the secret sauce on our marmoset.

In addition to his role as a Partner and Creative Director, Brian is Marmoset’s most prolific composer, lending his talent to many of Marmoset’s most memorable and defining work. He’s forged his mark as a young maestro in the music production arena scoring independent films, recording and producing records, and crafting original music and sounds for brands and creative agencies big and small, across the world.

Most importantly, Brian's ability to understand and appreciate the spirit of nearly any creative endeavor and translate the intangibles into compelling and emotionally conducive sounds, has been the catalyst to his early and continued success.

When he’s not in the studio, Brian devotes his time to Portland Timbers matches, late nights with friends around his backyard campfire, playing music with his bands Rosasharn and Sunbeam, and hanging out with his 6 month old son, Jayden.

Brian's favorite albums of 2015:

  • The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers
  • Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  • EMOTION by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Self-Titled by Natalie Prass
  • Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Eric Nordby

Director of Music Supervision

Eric Nordby

Director of Music Supervision

Nicknamed "The Weather" by his friends, Eric Nordby is an Oregonian through and through. At Marmoset, he is involved in almost every facet of our little community, heading-up Music Clearances, playing a central role on the Music Supervision Team, and managing a wide array of projects. However, more than just a music enthusiast, Eric is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the band, Norman, a Portland-based alt-country pop band, who toured Europe for the first time in 2012.

Let it also be known that Eric is also an avid collector of vintage instruments - mostly guitar equipment, organs and synthesizers; and also of a sweet pair of salmon colored pants that drives both men and women crazy.

Eric's favorite albums of 2016:

  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  • Emotional Mugger by Ty Segall
  • A Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  • A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  • Heart Like a Levee by Hiss Golden Messenger

Rob Dennler

Director of Music Production

Rob Dennler

Director of Music Production

Rob Dennler: Enigmatic. Scrupulous. Wry. Tattooed. Mustachioed… A perfect villain, one might say. We however, like to think of him as our secret weapon behind the glass. Over the past 12 years, Rob has spent much of his time working as an engineer / producer. He is most at home in the recording studio, where he's had the good fortune of working beside such amazing artists as Built to Spill, A Fine Frenzy, Fun., Sheryl Crow, The Parson Red Heads, and Pierre DeReeder (Rilo Kiley).

Contrary to popular belief, Rob was not hired at Marmoset merely because he loves tacos and bourbon. He is also a coffee and fried foods savant - he loves his mama’s southern cookin’. Rob also has an insatiable appetite for new music, and can often be spotted in the crowd or back stage at one of Portland's many music venues.

Rob's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Pussy's Dead by Autolux
  • Skin by Flume
  • Congrats by Holy Fuck
  • This Is Acting by Sia
  • Freetown Sound by Blood Orange

Kat Olsen

Senior Music Supervisor + Producer

Kat Olsen

Senior Music Supervisor + Producer

Kat’s relationship with music and film runs deep. As a former Midwesterner, she hit the trail from her hometown of Holland, Michigan and ventured to the Northwest to attend Portland State University in 2011. A film school graduate, Kat has directed, edited and produced more than 20 films. She’s also worked as a Production Coordinator at Portland-based agency, Sandymontana, and at brand agency, Roundhouse, where she climbed the ranks to Producer and worked closely with Adidas North America.

At Marmoset, Kat is a badass Senior Music Supervisor, a role she’s thrived in for nearly three years. An archetype of collaboration, teamwork and beaming enthusiasm, Kat’s unique experience behind the lens provides tremendous insight into her work at Marmoset, dovetailing the perfect harmony of music and picture.

When she’s not curating perfect soundtracks for Marmoset clients, you can find Kat shredding on the axe with her indie-rock band, Rilla. And on the rare occasion she’s able to find a little quiet time, you may find her blasting Heart’s Steamboat Annie, or the soundtrack to Pride and Prejudice on vinyl. She has extra copies if you need one.

Kat's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Metal Resistance by Babymetal
  • Art Angels by Grimes
  • Vroom Vroom by Charli XCX
  • Metanoia by Andrew Judah
  • Gon' Boogaloo by C.W. Stoneking

Emilee Booher

Music Supervisor + Producer

Emilee Booher

Music Supervisor + Producer

Emilee will admit that moving to Portland wasn’t her original plan, but after graduating from the University of Oregon, she was drawn in by the creative energy here. She visited only once and hasn’t left since. Music and film both play a major part in her life, as she actively bounces between being an artist and filmmaker herself. Initially starting out as a music writer for Willamette Week, she moved to production (producing/shooting/directing/editing), documenting live sessions with the likes of Shakey Graves, The Thermals, Pure Bathing Culture and Mac Demarco. From there, she jumped into the agency world and spent some time as a videographer and editor for Portland creative ad agency, North. Her diverse background and unique perspective finally led her path to Music Supervisor here at Marmoset.

Simply put, Emilee is chill. Her calming demeanor allows her to handle virtually any project that comes her way.She has the adept ability to speak the language of both musician and filmmaker, which helps her bridge the path of placing the perfect soundtrack for film. Some say her spirit animal is an Albatross, and it makes sense as she glides from point A to point B in collaborations with serenity and ease.

Emilee’s itch to hit the road happens frequently and when she’s not in the studio, you’ll probably find her cruising down the scenic California highway toward Oakland, New Orleans, or Austin, car camping on her way to the next music festival. She also plays many instruments in the Zeb Dewar Band.

Emilee's favorite albums of 2015:

  • The Range of Light Wilderness by The Range of Light Wilderness
  • Goes Missing by The Cairo Gang
  • Donald Beaman by Donald Beaman
  • Stuff Like That There by Yo La Tango
  • Cool It by Sam Cohen

Ron Lewis

Senior Music Supervisor + Producer

Ron Lewis

Senior Music Supervisor + Producer

Musically speaking, it’s safe to say that Ron has done almost everything under the sun and has left no stone unturned across the country. His relationship with music has taken many forms. After playing and touring across the world with many different bands including The Shins, The Fruit Bats, Grand Archives and Vetiver, he shifted his focus toward soundtrack composition and set his sights for Portland. He’s left the tour bus and is exploring and expanding his role as a Senior Music Supervisor for Marmoset.

If you know Ron, you know he’s a human encyclopedia and wordsmith. Mind you, some of these words might not exist in a proper encyclopedia, but they do in the book of “Ron-isms” we hold so dear. Not only does his vast knowledge of music run deep, his ability to discern an emotion and translate it into words and communicate to picture is boundless. He’s a wizard.

Music is not the only passion for Ron -- in his spare time, he races and literally climbs mountains with his cycling teams. He’s an avid photographer and continues to fulfill his wanderlust through biking. Also, it’s little known fact that Ron is a certified and legitimate cheesemonger and can tell you what goes well with any meat or wine that you can imagine.

Ron's favorite albums of 2015:

  • Suedehead Box Set by Trojan Records
  • Gone by Dawn by Shannon and the Clams
  • Winter Garden by Harold Budd
  • Coast/Range/Arc by Loscil
  • Time of the Last Persecution by Bill Fay

Nicole Wilson

Music Supervisor + Producer

Nicole Wilson

Music Supervisor + Producer

Nicole first realized her passion for music upon listening to her parent's record collection while growing up. It started with the Beach Boys and the Beatles and has been non-stop ever since. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nicole landed in Portland in 2007, firmly focused on finding her path in the music industry. Soon, she found herself traveling the world, working in a variety of tour roles with bands such as The Dandy Warhols, Darker My Love, and Kings of Leon. Eventually she focused her interests on Music Supervision, where she honed her craft at Search Party, and her own endeavor, Cast Iron Songs.

Admittedly an indie film geek, when not at Marmoset Nicole enjoys spending time with family, she keeps Bob Dylan in regular rotation, and takes long walks with her miniature wire-haired dachshund, Una May.

Nicole's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Banshee by The Cave Singers
  • EP 4 by Wolf Parade
  • Mangy Love by Cass McCombs
  • Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  • Stiff by White Denim

Katy Davidson

Producer

Katy Davidson

Producer

Born in the spiny Sonoran foothills of Arizona, Katy Davidson's modus operandi is to blast through life with the passion of a rain-javelina on a festive stampede. Katy does things that others only imagine — like playing keyboards for the band Gossip at the opening gala of the Cannes Film Festival or backpacking for a week through the New Mexican wilderness during an unprecedented early-summer snowstorm. In addition to playing in Gossip, she’s a former member of YACHT, played in Mount Eerie, Feelin' Alright, and led her own projects: Key Losers, Lloyd & Michael, and Dear Nora. She also DJs as the mysterious and vaporous, Weird Cactus.

Although she loves the Pacific Northwest vibes, it's only a matter of time before she bails for coastal Mexico, opens a gay mezcaleria, and lives out of the rest of her days dancing cumbia whilst wearing ultra-soft fabrics and Vibram barefoot sports shoes.

Katy's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • ANTI by Rihanna
  • Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  • The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  • Emily's D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding

Bob Werner

Creative Project Manager + Producer

Bob Werner

Creative Project Manager + Producer

Originally from Cincinnati, where his diet consisted almost exclusively of chili dogs, Bob is a graduate of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he studied music, video, and sound production.  

At Marmoset, Bob is a Creative Project Manager, supporting the Music Supervision Team, the Original Music Team and and is always standing by ready to mix a real mean margarita. In the rainy season, you'll find him tucked away in his home studio geeking out over personal music projects. But when the sun comes out good luck finding him at all — he'll likely be out rock climbing in the Mt. Hood National Forest, surfing on the Oregon Coast, or chasing his three year old chocolate lab around Southeast Portland.

Bobby's favorite albums of 2016:

  • City Sun Eater in the River of Light by Woods
  • Wildflower by The Avalanches
  • Painting With by Animal Collective
  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  • Singing Saw by Kevin Morby

Tim Shrout

Producer + Audio Engineer

Tim Shrout

Producer + Audio Engineer

Despite his New Jersey upbringing, Tim is not an obsessive Springsteen fan. Instead he spent his formative musical years listening to local punk bands like Bigwig and Bouncing Souls. He caught the production bug while learning his way around an old 4-track cassette recorder while working with his high school band, and he’s yet to find a cure. Tim studied recording and classical guitar at USC in Los Angeles, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and eventually migrated to Portland in 2011, where he and some friends immediately launched a venue and recording space in an old Northeast Portland home.

When he’s not spending his time at Portland music institutions like PDX Pop Now! and Banana Stand Media, Tim bikes around town in heavy rain gear, gets in to arguments about pizza, and is known to lose sleep worrying if his homebrew recipe will turn out okay.

Tim's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic by The Gotobeds
  • Singing Saw by Kevin Morby
  • Cardinal by Pinegrove
  • Being Close by Little Star
  • Nonagon by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Katie Seaton

Music Supervision Coordinator

Katie Seaton

Music Supervision Coordinator

Born and raised in the high desert terrain of Bend, Oregon, Katie adventured out of state for awhile, attending college in Montana and Southern California, before landing more permanently in Portland. A huge lover of live music and an unabashed fan of mainstream pop, Katie soaks in any form of music that’s playing in ear shot, always seeking out new sounds -- preferably something she can dance to.

Katie’s role as Music Supervision Coordinator is well informed by her vast experience in the music biz. She worked backstage and in artist relations at Portland’s revered Crystal Ballroom, worked as a college rep for Warner Music Group, and interned for Silva Artist Management (Foo Fighters, Beck and Sonic Youth), and Dangerbird (Darker My Love, Fitz and the Tantrums, Silversun Pickups)while living in LA.

When not at Marmoset HQ, Katie is probably out and about hiking with her surprisingly sassy Westie Terrier named Chance, or exploring the ocean of bands playing around town. Seriously -- ask her if she’s seen a band come through Portland and the answer is probably yes. She might also be on a plane bound for a Fleetwood Mac concert -- but only if they’re playing songs post Rumours, ‘cause that’s when they got good.

Katie's favorite albums of 2016

  • This Is Acting by Sia
  • Blonde by Frank Ocean
  • Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  • Freetown Sound by Blood Orange
  • Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper

Krissy Justice

Director of Business and Financial Affairs

Krissy Justice

Director of Business and Financial Affairs

Born in Virginia but not there for long, Krissy grew up in many places around country. With her father in the Air Force, she traveled around and attended more than nine schools before she settled into San Francisco for 10 years. We’re stoked she eventually made her way up to Portland after realizing her deep affinity for nature and the lush Pacific Northwest outdoors.

More than 17 years of accounting and HR experience have prepared Krissy for the role of Marmoset’s Business and Financial Affairs Director. A lifelong love for arts, music, and especially hardcore music, helped too. Krissy worked for three years as the Accounting Manager of Timbuk2 in San Francisco, and later at Portland tech startup, OakTree Digital. Her vast experience -- not to mention her always cool demeanor and unreal Excel wizardry -- make her a perfect fit at Marmoset.

When not dominating numbers at the studio, Krissy loves going outside and being active. An avid runner, yogi and crossfitter, she ran Hood to Coast last year and once climbed to the top of the Mayan pyramids in Beliz. She loves exploring any and every trail she can find.

Krissy’s favorite albums of 2015:

  • Abandoned by Defeater
  • Hot Shame by The Atom Age
  • Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border by M.I.A
  • Indie Cindy by Pixies
  • The Songs of Neutral Milk Hotel: A Tribute by Neutral Milk Hotel

David Katz

Music Licensing Coordinator + Producer

David Katz

Music Licensing Coordinator + Producer

Raised in the outskirts of Vancouver, Washington, David eventually crossed the Columbia River to Portland, Oregon, and after cutting his teeth as an intern, he’s quickly grown to dominate the role of Licensing Coordinator at Marmoset.

Musically, David draws inspiration from the natural beauty of the Oregon coast and often ventures out there to write tasty riffs for his band Altadore. He just released an EP titled Wandering Ghost and is currently topping charts on sites like Noisetrade. While he might be too humble to talk about these things -- we’re not -- one thing he’s not afraid of touting is his role as Marmoset’s best ping pong player.

While his unofficial title is Marmoset’s “Resident Pop Music Enthusiast,” -- John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” is a particular favorite of his -- David’s experience with writing songs and playing in bands allows him to easily translate emotion into sound. Most days he works closely with filmmakers and creatives of all types in navigating Marmoset’s digital licensing platform and helps creatives find the perfect sonic pairings for their projects.

David's favorite albums of 2016:

  • The Party by Andy Shauf
  • Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  • Blonde by Frank Ocean
  • Golden Age by Chris Staples
  • Everything You've Come to Expect by The Last Shadow Puppets

Shane Geiger

Digital Team Lead

Shane Geiger

Digital Team Lead

Born and raised in the Portland area, Shane has always felt at home in the Pacific Northwest. He attended the University of Portland, and during his time on the bluff he became infatuated with the Portland music scene. Frequently opting to forgo food to pay for concert tickets, he can often be found attending just about every electro-pop show that Portland has to offer. Shane is a talented saxophone player as well, and one day dreams of joining a Glenn Miller-esque jazz band. He also owns an Akai MPK25 and a copy of Ableton, and, using an alter-ego, plans on becoming a world-renowned electronic artist without any of his friends knowing.

Beyond music, Shane is an avid runner who competed in track and cross country for UP. He’s also vegan, so feel free to taunt him with cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizza at your own leisure.

Shane's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Malibu by Anderson Paak
  • Blonde by Frank Ocean
  • Man About Town by Mayer Hawthorne
  • Concrete Vision by Still Parade
  • Garden Party by Grubby Little Hands

Jessica Cassady

Creative Projects Manager + Marketing Team Lead

Jessica Cassady

Creative Projects Manager + Marketing Team Lead

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Jessica is a Pacific Northwest native -- and proud of it. Growing up with an obsession for the Seattle music scene, she enrolled in band at the age of 10, playing percussion, and has been involved in music ever since.

Jessica interned at Sub Pop throughout college, and upon graduating from the University of Washington in 2014, she packed her bags and headed south to Portland, accepting an internship at Marmoset, which quickly evolved into a full-time role as Studio Manager and Project Coordinator, where she wrecks shop on a daily basis. A Fleetwood Mac super-fan, Jessica loves well-timed puns, painting, and her miniature Schnauzer, Marty.

Jess' favorite albums of 2016:

  • Don't You by Wet
  • Next Thing by Frankie Cosmos
  • The Party by Andy Shauf
  • Masterpiece by Big Thief
  • Light Upon the Lake by Whitney

Andrea Feehan

Community Ambassador

Andrea Feehan

Community Ambassador

Andrea is the first to admit that she might’ve been that screaming fangirl at her first concert -- Passion Pit on their Manners tour. And she's not ashamed of it.

Originally from the inner burbs of Portland, Oregon, Andrea felt drawn to the music biz because of her long-lived addiction to anything with a good beat. After graduating from University of Oregon with a degree in Public Relations and working for a year and a half at Publicity Agency R/West, Andrea eventually found her way into music, jumping into the role of Community Ambassador at Marmoset.

Andrea is Marmoset’s Swiss Army knife of community engagement. She’s a data and analytics ninja, well-versed in thinking from different perspectives, and she regularly hardcore geeks out over spreadsheets. Recently she’s been brushing up on her photography skills, traveling far and wide around the Pacific Northwest to find the perfect shot.

Believe it or not: Andrea just might be the biggest beer aficionado at Marmoset HQ, currently favoring the pFriem IPA...especially when paired with her favorite food, homemade mac and cheese. With the spirit animal of a liger and a deep love for 90’s hip hop, it’s safe to say Andrea exudes the same amount of enthusiasm today as she did for that first Passion Pit concert back in 2009.

Andrea’s favorite albums of 2016:

  • Malibu by Anderson Paak
  • Man About Town by Mayer Hawthorne
  • Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  • Generationwhy by Zhu
  • Concrete Vision by Still Parade

Allison Soule

Project Coordinator

Allison Soule

Project Coordinator

Music has been part of Allison’s life since she was a little girl, when her father would have “music nights” with her every Sunday, spinning old records. This inspired her toward a career in music.

Allison brings a ton to Marmoset in her role as Project Coordinator, finely balancing the many tasks of Client Relations with a calm, highly organized ease. She earned a degree in Communication and Business Administration from Portland State University, and gained two years of experience at a Portland Marketing company, where she dominated client services and project management. Allison’s love for music defines her passion in getting it to as many ears as possible, making her an ideal fit for her role and frequent communication with the Marmoset community.

In her spare time, Allison enjoys yoga, plays sand volleyball, and takes in as much live music as possible -- sometimes even hitting the road with her friend’s band. Allison plays the bass…and you can ask her anything about Podcasts. They’re her jam.

Allison’s favorite albums of 2016

  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • Color Book by Chance the Rapper
  • Introducing Karl Blau by Karl Blau
  • IV by BADBADNOTGOOD
  • I'm Alone, No You're Not by Joseph

Brandon Day

Senior A&R Advisor + New Music Scout

Brandon Day

Senior A&R Advisor + New Music Scout

Growing up in the small country town of Albany, Oregon, Brandon formed close bonds to music at an early age and went to every show that he could. Eventually he packed his bags and headed north to Portland to soak in a broader arts and culture experience. He graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Advertising.
     Brandon was one of Marmoset’s very first interns, where his love of music and infectious enthusiasm have rocketed him into his current role as Artist Relations Manager and New Music Scout. If you find out about a band, he’s probably already heard of them. In fact, he’s probably already seen them perform live….twice! Brandon is a fiery advocate for the artists on our roster, always ready to go to bat for them in any situation. He’s sorta like a one man A-Team.
    In his free time, Brandon logs thousands of miles on his growing collection of bikes -- commuting, racing, and doing tons of off-road touring throughout the summer months. You can follow his adventures via his personal Instagram feed here: https://instagram.com/brday/

Brandon's favorite albums of 2015:

  • Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
  • I Love You, Honeybear by Father John Misty
  • Untethered Moon by Built To Spill
  • If I've Only One Time Askin' by Daniel Romano
  • Southland Mission by Phil Cook

Victoria Semarjian

Senior Project Manager + Operations Team Lead

Victoria Semarjian

Senior Project Manager + Operations Team Lead

At ten years old, an unassuming musical interaction would prove to be a life changing event for Victoria. While on a short trip to Florida, she was left under the supervision of her older brother’s friend. And in order to prevent cramping his style, Vic was instructed to lay low in the back of his convertible 70s MG while he cruised the strip. He popped a cassette in the tape player — Dead Kennedy’s Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables. For Victoria, it was as if nothing else in the world existed as she imagined Jello Biafra was speaking to her and only her. Immediately upon returning home to Cleveland, Victoria pierced her ears eight times, cut her hair into a mohawk and dyed it the provocative shade of Blueberry Wine. The rest, as they say, is history.

Victoria no longer has blue hair, but still likes to live life with reckless abandon. Prior to settling in and calling Portland home, she’s lived in Cleveland, Milwaukee, Chicago and Boston (although in NYC most of the time). Notable life experiences include watching 70,000 German metal heads pump their fists to Iron Maiden and having a cataract inflicted moray eel wrap itself around her while diving in the Caribbean. Victoria is mildly obsessed with all things Japanese, midcentury modern furniture and kung fu movies. In her free time, she runs her boutique underwear company, makes jewelry, paints and also finds time to play in an underground pinball gang.

After years spent exploring and mastering a variety of roles at creative agencies across the country, Victoria’s love of music has planted her firmly at Marmoset -- where within her first week on the job was responsible for instituting and filling a swear jar.

Victoria’s favorite albums of 2016:

  • Blackstar by David Bowie
  • Iggy Pop by Post Pop Depression
  • A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  • The Ship by Brian Eno
  • Metal Resistance by BABYMETAL

Moof Mayeda

Software Engineer

Moof Mayeda

Software Engineer

Moof might be the closest thing Marmoset has to a scientist -- a scientist of code, that is. Growing up in Los Angeles and double majoring in Mathematics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA, Moof spent the next nine years traveling the country as the senior organizer of the LGBTQ Task Force before landing in Portland more permanently. Also worth mentioning, Moof spent some time helping organize Ladyfest – a global music and arts festival for feminist and women artists.

After studying software development at Epicodus in 2014, Moof joined acclaimed software shop, Metal Toad for two years, before landing at Marmoset in 2016, combining their love of both math and music. At Marmoset, Moof focuses on keeping the back end of the platform running smoothly, creating the best user experience imaginable for our website and in our “behind the scenes” software supporting the Marmoset staff.

When not performing digital wizardry, it’s likely you’ll find Moof schooling friends at German board games like Settlers of Catan, catching shows at one of Portland’s many venues, or galloping like a happy wood elf through one of the Portland area’s many nearby trails, always passionate to connect with nature.

Moof's favorite albums of 2015:

  • No Cities to Love by Sleater-Kinney
  • Beauty Behind the Madness by The Weeknd

Steve Schroeder

Catalog Curation Manager + Artist Relations

Steve Schroeder

Catalog Curation Manager + Artist Relations

There are two little-known facts about Steve. First, he moved to the Pacific Northwest in the 90’s due to an undying love for Nirvana. Second, his DJ skills are out of this world. Seriously -- from obscure soul music to 80’s new wave to current pop hits -- he dreams up unlikely musical pairings that are pure magic.

After growing up in a handful of cities across the country, Steve eventually found his way to Portland -- not Seattle, which he says was a little too “on the nose” at the time -- because of its smaller grunge music scene. Once settled, Steve jumped right into the DIY culture and started his own label, States Rights Records, where he began working with fascinating and obscure bands like Dirty Projectors and YACHT.

Steve’s musical radar is both finely-tuned and expansive, perfectly serving his role as Catalog Curation Manager. Not only does he carefully track and analyze every artist and band that Marmoset works, he helps curate our expansive roster of artists, always striving to keep things fresh and interesting.

If you’ve ever met Steve, you’d know his glowing personality is infectious. When not dominating Marmoset’s roster, Steve burns up the trails throughout the Pacific Northwest and travels the country as Tour Manager for YACHT.

Steve's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Crab Day by Kate Le Bon
  • Next Thing by Frankie Cosmos
  • Lemonade by Beyonce
  • ANTI by Rihanna
  • Telefone by Noname

Kaitie Todd

Executive Assistant + Project Manager

Kaitie Todd

Executive Assistant + Project Manager

Raised near Portland, Oregon, Kaitie is a lifetime music aficionado. She studied journalism at the University of Oregon, where she worked as a reporter and editor at her student newspaper. Upon graduating, she became a freelance writer, covering dance, music, theater and other arts-focused events for Portland’s prized publication, Willamette Week.

Her superhuman powers in communication, organization and attention to detail have helped her soar in her role as Executive Assistant, where she works closely with Marmoset Co-Founder Ryan Wines on a variety of initiatives. Kaitie regularly juggles a dozen projects or more simultaneously -- often under tight deadlines, yet always in a calm, cool and seemingly effortless manner. Kaitie is a quiet storm of awesomeness.

When not making things happen behind the scenes at Marmoset, Kaitie is committed to her daily yoga practice and is often out and about town, geeking out over Portland’s many dance and theatre performances. When the rain finally ceases -- or not -- she tears up the trails in the Columbia River Gorge and likes to take a little time here and there to smell the roses at Portland’s Peninsula Park.

Kaitie's favorite albums of 2016:

  • The Colour in Anything by James Blake
  • Wildflower by The Avalanches
  • Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  • How To Be a Human Being by Glass Animals
  • A/B by Kaleo

Ryan Rebo

Developer

Ryan Rebo

Developer

Before landing in Portland, Oregon, Ryan Rebo has literally been all over the map. Over the past three years, he’s worked as a designer in Austin, then moved out to the sticks for an extended artist residency in the Wallowa Mountains. Next he ventured east to Brooklyn, New York to take part in an intense bootcamp school for developers, which he followed by moving back to his home turf in Montana, where the buffalo roam.

Long before lending his coding talents to Marmoset, Ryan was an artist on the roster for music licensing and has released five albums to date. Equally compelled in the realms of recording and producing, Ryan provided the production magic behind Amy Seeley’s highly lauded 2010 release, Plum Coulee -- recorded in Helena, Montana.

When he is not writing lines of code and deploying new features to the Marmoset digital universe, Ryan enjoys the artful pursuit of stalking hungry trout with his fly rod and reel -- preferably with a six pack of ice cold Tecate nearby. More than anything, he loves spending time with his wife Kelly, their baby boy River, along with their hound dog Joonbug and little orange cat named Woolybugger.

Ryan's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Introducing Karl Blau by Karl Blau
  • Eyes on the Lines by Steve Gunn
  • Absolute Loser by Fruit Bats
  • Golden Age by Chris Staples
  • Mangy Love by Cass McCombs

Matt Lemine

Financial Affairs Coordinator

Matt Lemine

Financial Affairs Coordinator

Growing up near the sunny beaches of Jacksonville, Florida, Matt journeyed to rainy Portland soon after he learned of the connection between Marmoset and some of his all-time favorite bands, Pacific Gold and The Soil and the Sun, while randomly glancing through their websites.

Starting as an intern at Marmoset in the summer of 2014, Matt returned to Florida State University that fall to finish up his degree in Finance. Upon graduation, Matt and his wife packed their bags and traveled across the country to become permanent residents of Portland.

His experience in finance, not to mention his background playing drums in a variety of bands, has prepared him to rock his role on the Business Affairs Team at Marmoset. There he regularly crunches numbers, cuts checks, and slays Quickbooks -- all with a quiet demeanor, a cool smile and a sincere willingness to help out whenever anyone needs it.

Though he’s still sort of new to area, Matt’s already a big fan Mt. Tabor hikes and delving deep into Portland's intense foodie culture. He’s a lover of sunsets and long walks and believes the best views are always down a trail -- a lesson he’s learned during one of his many backpacking trips.

Matt’s favorite albums of 2016

  • I'm Alone, No You're Not by Joseph
  • Sunlit Youth by Local Natives
  • The Party by Andy Shauf
  • Blanco by David Bazan

Mike Wroblewski

Developer

Mike Wroblewski

Developer

Mike sees many parallels between web development and music. Born and raised just down the road in Salem, Oregon, Mike found the pull of Portland’s music scene strong and moved up to the city after high school, where he started learning software code and playing in local bands with friends.

The way he tells it, learning JavaScript gave him flashbacks to mastering barre chords in middle school band. He loves both music and coding because they challenge him in similar ways -- both can be extremely frustrating and likewise, each can be quite rewarding. After studying code independently for some time, he attended Portland Code School in 2014, and is growing as a front-end developer -- and also an accomplished mustache-grower. Often referred to as “Mustache Mike” around Marmoset HQ, Mike spends most days working through our ever- evolving list of software innovations and advancements every day like a pro.

When not making our wildest website dreams come true, you can probably find Mike on a stage around Portland, playing with his band, Paper Brain. And if not on stage, he’s often backpacking somewhere in the PNW backcountry, carrying everything he needs in his pack.

Mike's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Psychopomp by Japanese Breakfast
  • Out EP by jo passed
  • Klickitat by bed.
  • III EP by Sheer Mag
  • Being Close by Little Star

Graham Barton

Composer

Graham Barton

Composer

Graham is a Mitten state native, Minneapolis transplant, and guitar pedal enthusiast. When he isn't producing and making music with local Twin Cities artists, he plays Pokemon Blue with his hermit crab, listens to K-Pop during the day, and develops Twin Peaks conspiracy theories at night.

Graham's favorite albums of 2015:

  • Kiss My Lips by BoA
  • Dopamine by BØRNS
  • Meliora by Ghost
  • Welcome Back to Milk by Du Blonde
  • Truth Serum by Tove Lo

James Calkins

A&R Intern

James Calkins

A&R Intern

A true native, James was born and raised in the same Southeast Portland neighborhood he still resides in today. Though truth be told, he did leave for a season, traveling overseas with the United States National Guard, where he was deployed to Iraq through 2005.

His passion for music, dovetailed with his sense for community and collaboration led him to Marmoset, where he works as an intern on the A&R Team.

When not at Marmoset, James crafts his own blend of hip hop under the name J Poetic,once winning a spoken word slam in Philadelphia. James also works as a program leader at Portland non-profit, My Voice, and occasionally lends his social media skills to his friends at local record label, Humble Beast Records.

James' favorite albums of 2016:

  • Untitled Unmastered by Kendrick Lamar
  • 99.9% by Kaytranada
  • Body Wash by Mndsgn
  • The Colour in Anything by James Blake
  • Endless by Frank Ocean

Quinn Kennelly

Project Coordinator

Quinn Kennelly

Project Coordinator

Chicago is home to Wilco. And Quinn Kennelly. We could stop there, but…

After interning for two years at Bloodshot Records, Quinn ventured away from the landlocked midwest and headed west to Oregon to attend Lewis & Clark College, where she recently earned a degree in Rhetoric & Media Studies. No longer the most tenured intern at Marmoset, Quinn joined officially joined the team in May 2015, where she helps out with A&R and Client Relations.

Immediately immersed in the Portland music community, Quinn’s radar for new music has served her well as a New Music Scout at Marmoset. Whether reviewing new submissions or going to shows, her role and influence in curating Marmoset’s catalog has helped shape the quality of every song we work with.

Most of all, if you don’t remember anything else about Quinn, know this: she’s crazy for pepperoni pizza.

Quinn’s favorite albums of 2016

  • Telefone by Noname
  • Masterpiece by Big Thief
  • My Woman by Angel Olsen
  • Next Thing by Frankie Cosmos
  • Singing Saw by Kevin Morby

Alex Fitch

A&R Catalog Coordinator + New Music Scout

Alex Fitch

A&R Catalog Coordinator + New Music Scout

As a child, Alex bounced around from Oklahoma to New Mexico before finally landing in Salem, Oregon, where he spent most of his teenage years learning drums and playing in high school band. He moved to Portland in 2009 to for college, and somehow got caught-up following his favorite band, Typhoon to the city -- a band he now drums with.

Alex applies an impressive music IQ to his work as our A&R Catalog Coordinator + New Music Scout, where he scouts out new bands, tags and uploads music to our catalog, and provides critical outreach with our artist community.

On top of drumming in a handful of bands around town, Alex also works as a freelance composer, setting his own music to picture in his spare time. That, or you can find him biking around the city on his pride and joy bike, a Soma Double Cross Disc.

Alex's favorite albums of 2015:

  • Sometimes I think and Sit, and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett
  • Heat Wave by Wild Ones
  • Sun Coming Down by Ought
  • Another One by Mac Demarco
  • Bones by Son Lux

Reid MacKenzie

Production Assistant

Reid MacKenzie

Production Assistant

As Production Assistant for the Original Music Team, Reid has been something like the young Luke Skywalker to the team’s Yoda, quickly learning the ins and outs of music production and scoring to picture, while also managing the original music catalog, expertly curating the freshest new tracks.

While Reid might be the reigning champion of pickup basketball around Marmoset HQ, he really just loves being outside. He recently hiked the entire Oregon portion of the Pacific Crest Trail and regularly runs in excess of 20 miles. If only his beloved salt ‘n pepper colored pug, Phyllis, could keep up.

Reid's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  • Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  • Visions of Us on the Land by Damien Jurado
  • Absolute Loser by Fruit Bats
  • Singing Saw by Kevin Morby

Alex Hogan

A&R Intern

Alex Hogan

A&R Intern

A long-time cinephile, Alex landed at Marmoset after graduating from University of Oregon with a degree in Cinema Studies. She blames her love of film on her childhood, where she became obsessed with watching movies…and climbing trees. Her fave films include The Usual Suspects, Cinema Paradiso and Shadow of a Doubt.

This lifelong love -- not to mention her work as a Production Assistant on TNT’s show Leverage -- led her to pursue a career with Marmoset. An intern with Marmoset’s Marketing Team, Alex excels in all things having to do with relationships and creative projects.

Alex's favorite albums of 2016:

  • A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  • Stranger Thing Vol. 1 and 2 by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  • The Colour in Anything by James Blake

Frankie Simone

Studio Manager

Frankie Simone

Studio Manager

Born in the sleepy beach town of San Clemente, California, Frankie grew up photographing surfers, often swimming out into the ocean to get the best shot. A songwriter and musician at heart, Frankie discovered Portland while on a solo tour -- soon after she packed up her things now calls Portland home.

Not only is Frankie passionate about music and photography, she’s also an organization nerd. As Marmoset's Studio Manager, Frankie juggles a variety of projects around the studio, quietly slaying all of it with a meticulously kept to-do list.

Frankie's favorite albums of 2015:

  • Sound and Colour by Alabama Shakes
  • The Switch by Emily King
  • Ibeyi by Ibeyi
  • Coming Home by Leon Bridges
  • Pray for Rain by Mary O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra