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Meet the crew that makes it all happen.

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

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FOUNDER & CEO

Hank Wells     434-321-4545

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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HEAD OF ROSTER DEVELOPMENT

Andy Jaspen     434-321-4547

After growing up in Richmond VA, earning a degree at UVA's McIntire School of Commerce, and working for two years at Capital One, Andy joined Sam Hill Entertainment as a bright-eyed 24 year-old in the summer of 2001. Over the past 17 years, Andy has helped clients book over 10,000 events, including more than 5,000 weddings. An avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and UVa athletics, Andy enjoys traveling with his wife and three children, coaching his kids' little league teams, and doing his best to remember all of the 100+ Phish shows he's attended over the past 25 years.

BOOKING TEAM

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director of booking

Andrew Juge     434-321-4779

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     434-321-4391

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     434-321-4395

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     404-496-5735

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/CLIENT SUPPORT SUPERVISOR

Taylor Lyn Tyler     434-977-6665 x 104

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 LIAISON

Katie Merritt     434-321-4391

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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CLIENT SUPPORT MANAGER

Taylor Turner     434-977-6665 x 100

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.

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software engineer

Chielo Zimmerman  

As Sam Hill’s in-house software specialist, Chielo makes sure that our website and database tools keep running smoothly. He came to us via Coshx Labs, attended Longwood University, and also spent eight years running his own carpentry business. When he’s offline, Chielo plays the drums (completing Sam Hill’s bass-heavy rhythm section), hikes and kayaks around the Charlottesville area, and is an avid traveler. Since code can be written anywhere, you can find him working in locales spanning both coasts if he’s not at his desk in Charlottesville.

CREATIVE TEAM

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creative director

Joe Kaltenbach     434-321-0228

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     434-977-6665 x 135

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     434-321-0223

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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