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Meet the crew that makes it all happen.

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BOOKING TEAM

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founder

Hank Wells  

Hank Wells is the guy who started all this nonsense way back in 1995. Trying to avoid getting a “real” job after graduation from the University of Virginia, he had no idea how many social chairs, brides, and event planners would become loyal clients, and is thankful for each and every one. Outside the office, Hank rides bikes, snowboards, likes racket sports, digs twangy music and remains in relentless pursuit of the perfect Italian sub.

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director of business development

Andy Jaspen  

In the past 15 years, Andy has helped clients book over 8,500 events, including more than 4,500 weddings. His desire to share a slice of wedding cake with every happy couple vanishes when he remembers that’s way too much cake for any mortal man. Andy loves watching the Atlanta Braves, supporting his alma mater, the University of Virginia ('99), walking his dog, Dougie, and traveling with his wife Jenny and children Abe, Annie and Leo. Ask him about the band that played at his own wedding (Ban Caribe in ’04)…or all those Phish concerts he's attended. (93 since ’93—and counting!)

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director of booking

Andrew Juge  

Originally from New Orleans, Andrew spent a large chunk of his childhood growing up in Paris, France. He’s great a great guy and fun to work with, but tends to sound somber the Monday after a New Orleans Saints loss. Andrew and his wife bring their two children back to Louisiana as often as possible. It’s where they got married in March 2009 with the Jangling Reinharts performing at the reception. On any given day you can find him on the tennis court improving his skills from when he played at Washington & Lee University (’03), or listening to Stone Temple Pilots whenever possible.

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booking manager

Mike Miglino  

Originally from New York, Mike considers Fredericksburg, Virginia, to be his hometown. That’s where he accumulated more than 25 years of music performance experience and a lengthy marketing background. (Not only can Mike locate the most demographically appropriate music, he’ll find the 220 volt outlet behind stage.) No one is really sure just how old Mike is, though he attributes his “youthiness” to preservatives and Yellow Dye #5. Mike and his wife, Julie, are proud parents of growing triplets, yet he still has time for his true passion. He continues to perform music with his two cover bands - Short Biggie and Manbug.

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booking manager

Justin Paciocco  

A Richmond native and graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, Justin spent most of college being a “frat dawg,” dominating the tennis courts, playing in popular college band Farm Vegas, and even finding time to study. When he is not booking bands, Justin enjoys playing the piano and guitar, catching as much live music as humanly possible, and cheering on his favorite sports teams. Justin is probably the only person you know who is an avid fan of the NY Yankees, Los Angeles Rams, Orlando Magic, and Richmond Spiders.

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booking manager / Atlanta

Beth Treschitta  

Beth is Sam Hill's eyes and ears in Atlanta and Central Georgia. She was born in California, raised in the Midwest then lived in Connecticut for several years, so she's got the knowledge and experience to help pretty much anyone anywhere. A lifelong lover of many types of music, Beth dreamed of being a singer but realized that given her extreme stage fright she was better suited to the booking and management side of things. An avid reality show junkie, Beth also enjoys lounging at the pool, walking, reading and spending time with friends and family, especially her daughters Samantha and Madeleine.

SUPPORT TEAM

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office manager / contracts supervisor

Taylor Lyn Tyler  

Taylor arrived on the scene at Sam Hill after serving as general manager of The Happy Cook, Charlottesville's boutique cooking supply store. An avid culinary artist, she enjoys studying classic recipes and the chemistry behind cooking. When she's not serving as de facto caterer for family and friends, Taylor spends her free time puttering around in her vegetable garden, taking photos and developing her own prints, and playing guitar. (You can do so much with basic chords!) She saw her first concert at 13 (Widespread Panic) and has been a fan ever since. A Charlottesville native, she just bought a house in the area with Tristan, her husband.

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client support director

Katie Merritt  

Katie began her career at Sam Hill after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2003. She returned in late 2014 on a mission to make the client experience as smooth as possible. Katie knows the biz; she’s worked extensively in event planning and customer service at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, St. Joseph's Villa, and Echelon Event Management. She also operates her own wedding planning company on the side. Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Tim and young sons Owen and Oliver, walking her dog Annie, traveling, knitting, and cheering on Virginia basketball.

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business manager/media director

Charlie Sallwasser  

After over a decade, Charlie has done almost everything someone can do at Sam Hill Entertainment. He found a home at the company making sure all our numbers add up. When he's off the clock, Charlie loves spending time with his wife Jess (married in 2010, to a soundtrack provided by The Jangling Reinharts), his kids, and his dog Maddie. He also loves going to shows, digging through crates of old records, watching NBA games, and seeking out the perfect cup of coffee. (Especially the morning after a show. He's not as young as he used to be.)

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office assistant

Taylor Turner  

Taylor Turner is the happy face you see when you arrive at Sam Hill. Born in Miami, Taylor moved to Virginia shortly thereafter, where she has logged countless hours in her family's greenhouses and weekends camping and kayaking in the Blue Ridge. Having recently completed her degree in Studio Art, Taylor is a devoted printmaker -- focusing on screen and relief prints -- and likes to spend her down time relaxing with a face mask on, trying to create something beautiful. A fan of Animal Collective and Modest Mouse and an aficionado of modern pop, Taylor is trying to school her older coworkers on Migos and Travis Scott.

CREATIVE TEAM

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creative director

Joe Kaltenbach  

Joe brings decades of experience in brand development and creative guidance to Sam Hill. He has extensive history in film and video production, and his work branding Fortune 500 companies combined with life as a professional touring and recording musician makes him an ideal creative leader at Sam Hill. He once discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. Joe is a dad of three, a yogi, a poet and huge supporter of his NY sports teams. Go Yankees, Rangers and Bills!

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post-production manager / live video shoot manager

Mike Jarvis  

Growing up in a small town on the outskirts of Warrenton, Virginia, Mike was that little kid that loved to go to summer art programs and spent countless hours studying music theory. He also enjoyed taking electronics apart, so no one was surprised when he went on to get a music degree and study the digital arts at Longwood University (’01). His life passions are music, cinematography, animation, and spending time with his wife, daughters, and two cats. In his spare time, Mike is guilty of working just a bit more. His mantra is that when you love what you do for a living, you never really work a full day.

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creative team production manager

Amy Quick  

Amy brings an abundance of production know-how to the Sam Hill creative team. From short commercial clips to full-length features, she thrives in teaming with a like-minded creative crew to bring an idea to fruition. Amy grew up everywhere as a military brat, but she (and her two Norwich Terriers, Sadie and Bear) have settled in Charlottesville, where she loves sunny afternoons at wineries, long runs on hilly trails, and getting lost in a good book. She’s waiting on another Pavement reunion, but until it happens, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks will do.

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