Who We Are

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.

Lauren Sullivan
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.

Adam Gardner
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.

Lara Seaver
Project Manager

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!

Outside of REVERB, Lara spends most of her time exploring the world with her two young daughters, Dagny and Maisy, and her husband, Dan. As a family, they love live music, the outdoors, watching Food Network, and messy arts and crafts.

Tanner Watt
Project Manager & Partnerships

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.

Since coming to Maine, Tanner spends his time exploring New England with his wife, Shauna and his sons Donovan and Waylon. They are all strong believers that 'Life is an Adventure' and plan to continue experiencing all that this beautiful planet has to offer.

Paige Roth
Community Coordinator
Paige coordinates the wonderful REVERB volunteers across the country and provides support for touring, outreach and programs while overseeing the Portland office administration. She joined REVERB in early 2013 and is thrilled to be involved in such an innovative organization with an important mission.

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.

A beach bum in the summer, Paige enjoys exploring thrift stores and flea markets, collecting vinyl records, live music, horror movies and spending time with her family in Penobscot.

Mike Vangelist
Warehouse and Logistics Coordinator
Mike oversees REVERB’s Warehouse Logistics. He is a strong multi-tasker, who is excited at the opportunity to contribute to a great organization!

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.

In his free time Mike trains and competes in Mixed Martial Arts, studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing. He currently holds an amateur record of 2-0 and plans to turn pro in 2015. Mike also enjoys spending time with his family and new puppy Lucy!

Kristin Verbeeren
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.

Chris Mendosa
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!).

Paul Gallegos
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.

Emilio Roberts
Onsite Tour Coordinator

Emilio's passion for live music and protecting the environment first brought him to Reverb as a volunteer in 2009. After graduating from Five Towns College, Emilio began working in concert production as an audio engineer. He has also worked as the assistant fund raising director for a public radio station in Upstate New York. When not working with Reverb, Emilio can be found checking out some new bands, rock climbing, recording his own music, or obsessing over the NHL (GO RANGERS!)

Sam Mason

Sam is a senior at Gordon College where he studies biology. He hopes to go onto graduate school to earn his Master's degree in environmental science because he thinks the title "Master of the Environment" sounds impressive. He has run track and played tennis for almost all of his life and looks forward to the day that these sports actually become popular. Sam loves to listen to music and for five years has been the proud owner of a guitar that is in a perpetual state of being learned next summer. He is excited to be part of this team and feels lucky to be working with everyone at REVERB.

Gretchen Williams

Gretchen recently joined REVERB as an intern helping with a mixture of summer projects in the Portland office and on-site at concerts. She grew up in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and she moved to Maine four years ago to attend Bowdoin College, where she majored in art history and Italian. Having just graduated in May, Gretchen is thrilled to continue living in Maine and soaking up all that the state has to offer. She loves exploring new restaurants, going on runs and hikes, and seeing all kinds of live-music with family and friends. She is very excited to learn the ins and outs of REVERB's work and be a part of their awesome team this Summer.

Molly Grannell

Molly was born and raised in Maine and will be a senior at Wheaton College (MA) this fall. She is a Biology major hoping to pursue a career in the non-profit world following graduation. At Wheaton, Molly serves as Programming Council Chair for her Student Government Association. This allows her to be heavily involved in the planning of student activities, one of her passions. Molly likes to spend summers on Little Sebago Lake with her family and friends enjoying loons and lobsters!