We're a varied and eclectic bunch here at REVERB, with diverse backgrounds in both the music and environmental fields. In addition to 6 full time office staff, REVERB also employs contractors, tour staff, and interns.
Director & Co-Founder
In the spring of 2004, Lauren, with the help of some friends, proceeded to chase the Barenaked Ladies’/Alanis Morissette “Au Naturale” tour back and forth across the country… and so REVERB’s days of green touring and education began. Today Lauren works on many of the organizational elements that keep REVERB chugging: financial oversight and development, governance and legal, with some biodiesel coordination thrown in.
Lauren earned a B.A. in Social Psychology and Spanish from Tufts University and an M.S. in Environmental Education from the Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University. Lauren has worked as a campaigner with the Rainforest Action Network in San Francisco, and in Brooklyn, NY with Partnerships for Parks helping communities to advocate for and reclaim their parks, gardens and green spaces.
Outside of the office, Lauren enjoys whoopie pies, kayaking, and brushing up on her Spanish. She is Mom to her wonderful kids, Sloan and Julian.
Director & Co-Founder
Adam keeps himself busy with two full-time jobs: Guster guitarist and REVERB Co-Director. Pre-REVERB, he lamented the fact that despite living an earth-friendly lifestyle at home, his band's tours left a big not-so-eco-friendly footprint. He knew many other artists felt the same way, so he reached out to his friends and peers in the music world and found resources (thanks Bonnie Raitt!) and guinea pigs (thanks Barenaked Ladies!) as REVERB figured out how to make touring – and the music industry in general – greener.
As the REVERB "music guy," Adam spends much of his time working with bands, managers, and various entities in the music industry. He also tends to talk a lot; he recently had the honor of testifying to Congress about sustainable biodiesel, and was a keynote speaker at Powershift '09.
Adam grew up in New Jersey in "the garden part of the Garden State," exploring the woods and discovering what he was sure were ancient arrowheads. He left home for Tufts University, earning a B.S. in Psychology and thinking it didn't really matter which college he went to, only to meet both his wife and fellow band mates there.
Manager of Tours and Sponsorship
Josh is the Manager of Tours and Sponsorship. He oversees REVERB's work with artists, mangement and their touring staff as well as REVERB's brand partnerships. Josh has spent a number of years on tour with artists including: Phish; Jack Johnson; Dave Matthews Band; John Mayer and Barenaked Ladies.
Josh first joined REVERB in 2006 as lead tour coordinator and has also worked with multiple cause campaigns on the U2, Coldplay and Dave Matthews Band tours. Prior to joining REVERB, Josh worked for multiple political campaigns on the Presidential, federal and state level.
When not working Josh enjoys living at the beach, spending time with his family and his dog Sam, being a political junkie, traveling, skiing and camping.
Lara works with REVERB's tours, media and interns. She's probably the one replying to your tweet, while answering a call and balancing a cup of tea.
Lara came to REVERB after a dozen years in the radio industry. She hosted a morning radio show for 3 years (on a carbon neutral station!), put on events of all sizes and managed promotions for 8 stations. Lara grew up in Massachusetts and came to Maine to attend Bowdoin College ... she fell in love and she's still here!
Sponsorship, Education & Outreach Specialist
Before coming to REVERB, Tanner worked in both the alternative fuels and music industries. He received degrees in Public Relations and Photography from Northern Arizona University, then worked for the Apple Computers Sales and Marketing team and as a private contractor specializing in event production and audio/video solutions. From videography and audio mastering to operating a water camera for big wave surfing events at Peahi, Maui, to producing concert events for Willie Nelson, Alanis Morrisette and more... Tanner's experience is incredibly diverse. Most recently, the Associate Director of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance. Tanner considers himself a problem solver and a fire fighter, and is at his best in high stress situations.
Originally from Maine, Paige attended Eckerd College in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida where she received her BA in Classics. She spent five years as a wash-ashore on Martha’s Vineyard before returning to her home state to continue her education in the Nonprofit Management program at USM’s Muskie School of Public Service. She has administrative, fundraising, event planning and volunteer coordination experience from the museum world and social service nonprofits.
Prior to joining REVERB at the start of 2013, Mike was an Inventory Buyer for L.L. Bean. At Beans, he was responsible for forecasting and buying the Men’s Signature Line. Mike graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 2010 with his B.S. in International Business and Logistics.
Onsite Tour Coordinator
Kristin has passionately been involved with REVERB since 2009. She has worked with some great bands including The Fray, Guster, Ben Harper and Jack Johnson. Her favorite part of the job is reaching out and connecting with thousands fans and dedicated volunteers about environmental issues. Most recently, she feels lucky to have worked with over 800 volunteers on the Jack Johnson To The Sea tour!
Kristin is originally from Chicago, but spends most of the year on the road. She is an avid foodie, a lover of travel, and a complete book worm.
Onsite Tour Coordinator
Chris’s love of live music brought him to REVERB, as the onsite coordinator for the John Mayer Summer Tour in 2010, and Brett Dennen in 2011.
After graduating from Roanoke College with a B.A. in English Literature, Chris owned and operated his family's seafood restaurant, Scupperjack's, in Acton, MA, from 2001-2011. Chris has also worked as the production manager for The Microsoft University Tour. In his earlier days, Chris attended Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA, with fellow Reverb employee Josh Glasheen.
When he is not on the road, Chris lives in Concord, MA, and spends his free time surrounded by family and friends, trying out new restaurants and catching live music shows (especially the Grateful Dead!).
Onsite Tour Coordinator
Paul started working with Reverb after volunteering as a touring partner for Oxfam America on the Campus Consciousness Tour in Fall of 2011. Since then, he has worked as an onsite tour coordinator for the Spring 2012 Campus Consciousness Tour featuring J Cole, as well as for the 2012 Honda Civic Tour featuring Linkin Park and Incubus.
Paul recently graduated with his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY in the Spring of 2013. He continues to work and live out of Laramie when not out with Reverb. His previous work has included campus activity programming at the University of Wyoming and production assistance for the Anschutz Entertainment Group out of Denver.
In his off time, Paul is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance at community studios. He is also an avid cyclist and general appreciator of the Front Range outdoors.
Katie is excited to be an intern for REVERB this summer and hopes to learn more about the music industry and contribute to making it more sustainable. She recently graduated from Eckerd College with a degree in Environmental Studies, and hopes to put some of her knowledge to good use through REVERB's important efforts. She enjoys the beach, books, and riding her bike around Portland.
Rebecca is thrilled to be a member of the 2013 summer intern team at REVERB! She is a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Political Science. Her passion for music, the environment and social justice brought her to REVERB. When she is not in office, Rebecca is playing violin, watching TV, reading, or exploring Portland!
Laura joined Reverb as an intern for the summer 2013 season. She has an interest in social justice, driving her to work with a great environmental non profit like Reverb. When she is not in Vacationland, she attends Tufts University as a Computer Science and Philosophy double major. In her free time she likes going to thrift shops, making yummy vegan food, and listening to one album for a month at a time. Especially Figure 8 and Sainthood.