Family

Ryan Wines

Co-Founder + Fearless Leader + Producer

Ryan Wines

Co-Founder + Fearless Leader + Producer

Ryan is the Founder, CEO and fearless leader at Marmoset. He co-pilots Marmoset's creative teams and enjoys studying people and human systems -- constantly deconstructing the status quo, pushing the boundaries, and searching for a better way to do things.

A fiery advocate of creators, makers and artists, Ryan gave a TED Talk about "leading creatives amidst a modern landscape" and has traveled far and wide sharing his ideas and experiences on topics of music, branding, and leadership at places like SXSW, CMJ Music Festival, TechFestNW, MusicFestNW, NextCon, The University of Montana, Lewis & Clark College, Southern Oregon University, and beyond.

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 strategy roles in the creative agency arena, while advising record labels and artists such as Beat the World Records, The Dandy Warhols, Dolorean, The Dimes and consulting with a variety of brands, bands, and award-winning filmmakers.

A member of The Guild of Music Supervisors and having served on the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy (The Grammys), Ryan is active in the Portland, Oregon Chapter of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) and is currently pursuing related coursework at MIT and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Under Ryan's leadership, Marmoset won a Webby Award, a SXSW Interactive Award, ranked #317 on the INC 500 List, ranked #6 in "The Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon," ranked in "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 also maintains a journal at Nurture Theory, where he shares some of his more fascinating and impactful experiences, specifically focusing in on a new way of leading and achieving high performance among teams of people.

Ryan's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Blonde by Frank Ocean
  • I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It by The 1975
  • Monument Builders by Loscil
  • We got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your service by A Tribe Called Quest
  • Lemonade by Beyonce

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 Composer, 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 Co-Founder, 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 kids.

Brian's favorite albums of 2016:

  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  • Lemonade by Beyonce
  • The Colour in Anything by James Blake
  • 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  • Blonde by Frank Ocean

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 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 be known that Eric is an avid collector of vintage instruments -- mostly guitar equipment, organs and synthesizers; and also the owner 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

A Golden State native, Rob moved to Portland in 2010 in search of changing seasons, a better quality of life and a thriving creative community. Since then, Rob has deeply embedded himself in the core of the Northwest music scene, engineering and producing for a number of artists and eventually landing at Marmoset in 2013.

While Slip by Quicksand was the record that inspired Rob to pursue record production as a career, his love for hardcore music expanded into a vast knowledge and appreciation for all genres, leading him to work with artists like Built to Spill, A Fine Frenzy, fun. and Sheryl Crow. These experiences inform his role as Director of Music Production at Marmoset, where he works closely with our Original Music Team to create customized songs for filmmakers and creatives.

When not at Marmoset, you can find Rob taking in a show at one of Portland’s many music venues or developing artists for indie label, Hey Amigo! Recording Co., which he co-owns with Marmoset's Eric Nordby.

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 2009. A film school graduate, Kat has directed, edited and produced more than 50 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 thrives as a Senior Music Supervisor, using her unique experience behind the lens to expertly pair music and picture since 2013.

When she’s not curating perfect soundtracks for Marmoset clients, you can find Kat shredding on the axe with her indie-rock band, Rilla or coaching for Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls and Ladies Rock Camp. And on the rare occasion she has some quiet time, you can find her feeding one or all of her addictions to traveling, gaming and breakfast foods of all kinds.

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

Madeline Dowling

Music Supervisor

Madeline Dowling

Music Supervisor

Madeline Dowling is: A) An obsessive playlist maker B) A Chicago native C) A nail-art enthusiast D) All of the above. The answer? D. Totally D.

From an early age, Madeline knew that she wanted to work in music and after trying on many hats (show promotion, record label, booking agency, music PR, talent buying, and even The Grammys) she finally landed her dream gig as a music supervisor in 2013. She has worked with top brands like Kraft, Disney, JC Penney, Patrón and more as well as on hit TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Empire and Scandal. Previous to her work at Marmoset, Madeline's career has included roles at places like creative agency mcgarrybowen, Chop Shop Music Supervision and Format Entertainment, not to mention a busy freelance career.

When she's not eagerly keeping up with music's hottest trends or falling down rabbit holes from music's past, Madeline enjoys creating custom glitter graphics, seeing live music and comedy, and visiting hole-in-the-wall bars or Michelin Star restaurants.

Madeline's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Light Upon The Lake by Whitney
  • Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper
  • Teens of Denial by Car Seat Headrest
  • HEAVN by Jamila Woods
  • Puberty 2 by Mitski

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

Ryan Fitch

Senior Creative Advisor

Ryan Fitch

Senior Creative Advisor

A passionate musician at heart, Ryan brings more than 15 years of experience in music and branding to Marmoset's creative team. As a longtime music supervisor and producer for New York-based creative agency, Saatchi & Saatchi, Ryan spent more than 10 years orchestrating big brand licensing deals, while working closely with thousands of different artists, labels and publishers.

After Saatchi & Saatchi, Ryan moved on to BMG Chrysalis to lead the TV and Film Team, representing a prestigious catalog of more than 1 million songs. In his free time, he kept busy by occasionally touring with bands like Son Lux and Mitten – always at home away from home behind a drum kit.

Ryan joined the Marmoset team in 2016, where he wears many hats throughout the company. He leads Marmoset’s A&R Team, reinvigorating efforts to have the strongest, best performing and most wonderfully obscure music licensing catalog on the planet. In addition to leading the A&R Team, Fitch also serves as a Senior Creative Advisor, lending his vast agency experience to Marmoset’s Music Supervision and Original Music Teams. He regularly works with bands and artists to produce exciting new original music for the catalog.

But wait, there’s more! Ryan’s secret power is working closely with Marmoset’s Development Team as an Assistant Product Owner, helping ideate new digital and software solutions to improve company systems and software.

Outside of the office, you can usually find Ryan boogie boarding at The Oregon Coast, taking tennis lessons with his wife, or heading out on weekend adventures, exploring new hikes and day trips among Oregon’s lush greenscapes and forests.

Fitch's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  • A Man Alive by Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
  • Blackstar by David Bowie
  • In Movement by Jack DeJohnette, Matthew Garrison, Ravi Coltrane
  • Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper

Katy Davidson

Producer

Katy Davidson

Producer

Born in 1977 in rural Arizona, Katy’s first home was a geodesic dome her father built on a Sonoran Desert mountain. Raised in the beautiful serenity of the desert, Katy’s love for music bloomed along with the poppies. Unlike most children, she spent hours listening to Third Stage by Boston and The Ragged Tiger by Duran Duran, whilst teaching herself to play guitar on a nylon six-string by strumming along to Liz Phair CDs.

Katy moved to Portland in 1995 to attend college at Lewis and Clark, and in 1999, she started the indie-folk band Dear Nora. She has been a part of a number of musical projects since, including: Key Losers, Lloyd + Michael, Weird Cactus, Mount Eerie, Gossip and YACHT. At Marmoset, Katy applies her unique ability to translate words into music to help clients bring their dream projects to life as an Original Music Producer.

Much to the joy of music lovers everywhere, Katy is reviving Dear Nora in 2017, reissuing an album on vinyl and taking the band on tour. You can catch her performing on the road or, until then, sipping mezcal at a local dive bar.

Katy's favorite albums of 2016:

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Jessica Cassady

Creative Projects Manager + Marketing Team Lead

Jessica Cassady

Creative Projects Manager + Marketing Team Lead

Jessica grew up in the outskirts of Seattle and it didn’t take her long to become fully immersed in the music world. With the likes of Nirvana and Fleetwood Mac being a staple in her childhood, she naturally gravitated toward music while exploring school band from elementary school through early high school. In college, she got an internship at Sub-Pop Records and during her final year of school, she landed an internship at Marmoset. One week after graduation, she packed her bags and moved to Portland.

Bringing a Ph.D level of organization to the role, Jess and her team work closely with Marmoset’s Music Supervisors and Producers, leading client relations and client appreciation, all while researching new markets and orchestrating the tens of thousands of miles traveled each season. Whether curating high concept Listening Hour experiences or prioritizing an invite list for a secret show at Marmoset HQ, Jess does the work of three people -- and we still don’t know how she does it.

When she’s not wrecking shop at Marmoset, you may find Jess exploring new corners of Oregon, crafting custom Bolo Ties, or cruising the aisles of Portland’s art supply stores, dreaming up her latest project.

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

David Katz

Music Supervisor + Producer

David Katz

Music Supervisor + 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 Music Supervisor 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 recording project, Altadore. In fact, he recently released an album in 2016 titled Opal, Luna, and Hymn, which has caught the attention of lo-fi, alternative music lovers far and wide. 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.

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, navigating Marmoset’s digital licensing platform and helping them find the perfect sonic pairings for their projects.

David's favorite albums of 2016:

  • The Party by Andy Shauf
  • Down In Heaven by Twin Peaks
  • Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  • Do Hollywood by The Lemon Twigs
  • Eternally Even by Jim James

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 suburbs of Portland, Oregon, Andrea felt drawn to the music biz because of her long-lived addiction for 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

Steve Schroeder

Catalog Curation Manager + Artists & Repertoire

Steve Schroeder

Catalog Curation Manager + Artists & Repertoire

There are two little-known facts about Steve. First, he moved to the Pacific Northwest in the '90s due to an undying love for Nirvana. Second, his DJ skills are out of this world. Seriously -- from obscure soul music to '80s new wave and 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 with, 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
  • Big Baby D.R.A.M. by D.R.A.M.

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. 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, Ohio 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 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, California 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 album of 2016:

  • Lemonade by Beyonce

Alex Fitch

Music Licensing Coordinator

Alex Fitch

Music Licensing Coordinator

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 drums with to this day.

Alex applies an impressive music IQ to his work as a Music Licensing Coordinator on the Music Supervision Team, where he uses his virtuoso musical ability to help filmmakers and creatives find the perfect soundtrack for their projects.

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 2016:

  • Puberty 2 by Mitski
  • Masterpiece by Big Thief
  • Singing Saw by Kevin Morby
  • When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired by Mothers
  • The Party by Andy Shauf

Graham Barton

Composer

Graham Barton

Composer

Graham is the first to admit the recording studio is his second home. He’s perfectly content to go for hour upon hours with little to no sunlight. And while, his obsession with K-Pop is strong, don’t be fooled, his catalog of musical influences runs deep. From his first show -- when Hanson played near his hometown of Flint, Michigan -- to his devoted, ongoing love of Metallica’s... And Justice For All, Graham’s diverse (and sometimes random) knowledge of music is constantly informing his craft.

Early on, Graham worked as an occasional freelance composer for Marmoset, while he juggled other odd jobs. However, it was only a matter of time before we convinced him to bring his talent across the country to Marmoset’s Original Music Team as our in-house composer.

Movies, video games and dive bars are a few of Graham’s personal pursuits. And of course, he’s always neck deep in music, exploring new projects and sounds. In fact, Graham hopes to start a new power-pop band called Teenage Overdrive Supergalactic, complete with riot baton drums, evil kaleidoscope synths and laser beam guitars. Any takers?

Graham's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Love Sign by Laboum
  • Nattesferd by Kvelertak
  • The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
  • 7/27 by Fifth Harmony
  • Night Thoughts by Suede

Ryan Rebo

Software Engineer

Ryan Rebo

Software Engineer

Before landing in Portland, Oregon, Ryan Rebo has literally been all over the map. A lifetime of experience, he’s worked as a designer in Austin, Texas then moved 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.

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 Marmoset's 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 two children, 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

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 spend hours spinning old records at their Sunday "music nights"-- an experience that inspired her toward a career in music.

Allison brings a lot 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 to get new tunes 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

Mike Wroblewski

Software Engineer

Mike Wroblewski

Software Engineer

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. When 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

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

Kaitie Todd

HR Coordinator + Chief Content Editor

Kaitie Todd

HR Coordinator + Chief Content Editor

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 led her to a hybrid role as our HR Coordinator and Chief Content Editor, where she regularly juggles a dozen projects or more 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 theater 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
  • 22, A Million by Bon Iver

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 and 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

Matt Lemine

Senior Business Affairs Coordinator

Matt Lemine

Senior Business 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 relatively new to the 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

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 officially joined the team in May 2015, where she plans trips and takes names on the Marketing Team.

Immediately immersed in the Portland music community, Quinn’s radar for new music has her frequenting local house shows and sharing the best new music with the rest of the Marmo fam. Whether she's going to shows or seeking out new awesome people to work with, her role and influence at Marmoset has helped shape the amazing group of filmmakers and creatives that make up our community.

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

Stephen McNally

Licensing Coordinator

Stephen McNally

Licensing Coordinator

Born in Royal Oak, Michigan and growing-up, as he puts it, in the “perpetual heatwave” of Austin, Texas, Stephen is a lover of spicy Thai food, milkshakes and running in the heat of midday. He moved to Portland in 2014 to find D.B. Cooper’s lost treasure and to chase the dream of the 90’s. That didn’t all exactly pan out for him… but as it turns out, law school did.

A graduate of Lewis and Clark College’s Northwestern School of Law, Stephen studied music law and applies that knowledge to his work with Marmoset’s Business Affairs Team, where he regularly geeks out over PRO and Copyright projects and spends much of his time reviewing contracts and license agreements. When not at Marmoset HQ, you can probably catch him at one of the many music festivals nearby, a Portland Timbers match, or happily not waiting in line for brunch at a restaurant down the block.

Stephen's favorite albums of 2016:

  • 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
  • Puberty 2 by Mitski
  • Cardinal by Pinegrove
  • The Wilderness by Explosions in the Sky

Luisa Jeffery

Executive Assistant + Project Manager

Luisa Jeffery

Executive Assistant + Project Manager

Luisa has never met Drake, despite being born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Just so you know.

As a child, Luisa developed a passion for “standing on moving boards” -- specifically snowboards and skateboards -- and this soon became her absolute favorite thing to do. This love eventually led her to Whistler BC, where she spent five years eating, breathing and living snowboarding. Luisa eventually headed south, in search of two things: a job and better Mexican food. She landed in LA, where she stayed for a few years, before more recently nesting in Portland, where visits the surrounding mountains as often as possible with her Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy, Rick.

Before joining the team at Marmoset, Luisa spent two years working in Music Supervision at Vapor Music Group in Toronto, and later went on to work as a Music Supervisor at Jingle Punks in Los Angeles, where she learned the ropes of pairing music to picture. It’s there she discovered her knack for project management, organization and wrangling details -- experience which has since led her to Marmoset, where she uses her superpowers managing a variety of projects and collaborating with Marmoset Co-Founder, Ryan Wines.

Luisa's favorite albums of 2016:

  • 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  • Lemonade by Beyonce
  • Light Upon the Lake by Whitney
  • Changes by Charles Bradley
  • Conscious by Broods

Ashley Rountree

Financial Affairs Coordinator

Ashley Rountree

Financial Affairs Coordinator

“Music” was Ashley’s first word -- literally. Born in Decatur, Georgia and raised between Atlanta and Birmingham, Ashley grew up listening to the classics, with a deep love for Jeff Buckley and Fleetwood Mac. Her passion for craft beer and background in the cocktail industry led her to work in accounting for a number of microbreweries, including Uinta Brewing and Epic Brewing, both in Salt Lake City.

As fate would have it, Ashley left Utah with a wealth of accounts payable and receivable experience and ventured to Portland for a change of scenery and to chase the dream of the ‘90s. With an equal passion for music and math, she’s found her happy place working in Accounts at Marmoset.

Besides her love for music, craft beer and numbers, Ashley has an even greater love for her tiny Chihuahua, Luna, who she recently took on a backpacking trip on Oregon portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. When she’s not walking Luna or keeping things on track at Marmoset, Ashley can be found traversing one of Portland’s many hiking trails or picking back up on her training in classical ballet.

Ashley's favorite albums of 2016:

  • We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest
  • Not To Disappear by Daughter
  • X-Communicate by Kristin Kontrol
  • American Band by Drive-By Truckers
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé

Dave Miller

Technical Director

Dave Miller

Technical Director

After growing up in Grand Rapids Michigan and playing more than 1,300 shows with his band, The Lucky Strikes, in Austin, Texas, Dave followed the winds of change to Portland in 2002, drawn to its easy access to skiing and nature and the (then) inexpensive neighborhoods. Since then, he’s applied his extensive software development experience to a wide array of projects, building backend banking systems for a financial company and immersing himself in Portland’s open source, autodidact, tech community (we’re not quite sure what that means either).

At Marmoset, Dave leads our Dev Team as Technical Director, serving as a sensei of sorts to our ingenious developers and constantly discovering new ways to make our (computer) engine run smoothly. When not at Marmoset HQ, you can find Dave spending time with his three kids, volunteering as a Hill Captain for the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, or occasionally playing the standing bass at gigs around town -- a feeling he equates to a “mini-vacation” that comes when making music with friends.

Dave's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Fugue State by Vulfpeck
  • Betty Davis: The Columbia Years 1968-69 by Betty Davis
  • Bagpipe Woodland by Buce Hinkle
  • Videocassette Necklace by Mavis Bowie
  • The Ballad of Christian Wolfcock by The Monkey Power Trio

Sarah Crisp

Product Owner + Scrum Master

Sarah Crisp

Product Owner + Scrum Master

Born and raised in Olympia, Washington, Sarah’s childhood can be defined by a passion for animals, music and technology. A graduate of The Evergreen State College, Sarah channeled her love for animals by working in veterinary medicine throughout school and a few years after. However, it was only a short time until destiny took over and she made the transition to software work in 2011.

Having taught herself HTML4 in 1998 to create interactive quizzes about the Redwall book series, Sarah’s interest in software development and coding eventually led her to Marmoset, working as our Product Owner + Scrum Master. Here, she maximizes the value of the software built by the Dev Team by owning and managing the product backlog, sprint cycles, scrum events, QA and releases.

When she’s not perfecting Marmoset’s app with the Dev Team, Sarah can be found biking around Portland, hanging out with her pets or watching RuPaul’s Drag Race at Beulahland.

Sarah's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude by Pusha T, King Push
  • Missed Calls by Tunji Ige
  • Summer's Over by Jaylien
  • For All We Know by NAO
  • Cutlass by Notty Taylor

Josh Brine

Visual Content Director + Community Ambassador

Josh Brine

Visual Content Director + Community Ambassador

Seven years ago, Josh Brine dropped out of school (for the second time), quit his job, left his band behind and made the long trek all the way from Phoenix to Portland — and we couldn’t be happier that he did.

Growing up in Brisbane, Australia with a love of adventure, music and Blink 182, Josh moved to the States with his family when he was 13. His journey in filmmaking started in high school, when he and his friends tried to make their own version of Jackass videos. Since then, Josh has finessed his filmmaking chops, working on projects for brands such as Nike, Lyft and Facebook before landing at Marmoset as our Visual Content Director. At Marmoset, Josh leads creative film projects and documents all of the crazy, quirky happenings in the studio.

Josh spends his free time playing drums for tents — a local band with that also features Marmoset co-founder Brian Hall — writing prose, drinking bourbon and religiously supporting his favorite soccer team, Manchester United.

Josh's favorite albums of 2016:

  • The Ride by Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Red Earth & Pouring Rain by Bear’s Den
  • Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
  • Sunlit Youth by Local Natives
  • 22, A Million by Bon Iver

Erin LaCerra

Studio Manager

Erin LaCerra

Studio Manager

Erin was born and raised in the rolling hills of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. While she lived three hours from any major cities, Erin describes Williamsport as a tiny creative hub of its own. Growing up with a love for music, Erin would often sneak into her dad’s studio and dabble with the keyboards -- as soon as she could reach them. Her love for adventure led Erin to rock out in the punk band, Key of V, tour around the country in a rickety old school bus and eventually land in Portland, Oregon, where she could continue to grow musically and artistically.

Before joining Marmoset as our amazing Studio Manager, Erin used her yin and yang for creativity and organization to organize multiple music festivals, serve as a camp counselor for Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, direct a preschool music program for the Portland School of Rock and start her own business, Art Jam, LLC., offering private and group lessons in art & music for children.

When she’s not holding the fort down at Marmoset, you might find Erin jamming out with her band, Clawfoot Slumber, where she plays multiple instruments, including keys, viola, drums, irish flute and vocals.

Erin's favorite albums of 2016:

  • This is Acting by Sia
  • A Seat at the Table by Solange
  • Black Star by David Bowie
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • The Ship by Brian Eno

Emily Kingan

Software Engineer

Emily Kingan

Software Engineer

Emily Kingan was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, in a time when Madonna, The Indigo Girls and Nirvana reigned supreme. She moved across the country to Portland in 1994 to attend Reed College and has called Portland home ever since. Inspired by the Riot Grrrl movement and Team Dresch, Emily began playing and touring in bands in 1996 and has continued to do so for the past 21 years.

In 2015, Emily began looking for a new career challenge that was still creative and left-brainy, enrolling in a web development course at General Assembly in San Francisco. This eventually led her to Marmoset, where she works as a Developer with the Development Team to crack codes and solve problems on the daily.

When she’s not playing music or crafting code at Marmoset, Emily is probably working on her crossfit game or going off the grid with a peaceful backpacking excursion.

Emily's favorite albums of 2016:

  • Blonde by Frank Ocean
  • Art Angels by Grimes
  • The Colour in Anything by James Blake