The following is a list of touring crew professionals who we are very proud

to announce are included in ROUND 1 of the FOR THE NOMADS fundraiser.

Payments will begin to process on May 3rd, 2020, and will take a few days to get to everyone.

But rest assured, if they're on this list - they will be getting paid!

To apply please fill out an application under the "Contact Us" page.

Congratulations Nomads!

We worked as a team, we won as a team!

Aaron Beckstead ● Aaron Berkshire ● Aimee Janisch ● Alex Howard ● Alex Mungal ● Alex Wright ●

Alexis Johnson ● Aliza Larisch ● Allison Fitts ● Allison Lanza ● Alyssa Wisser ● Anays Torres ● 

Andrew Lindsley Andrew Mena ● Anne Bond ● Ansley Wynn ● Anthony Paterno ● Ashleigh Humphries ●

Ashley Parker ● Austin Archey ● Austin Belanger ● Autumn Lavis ● Blake Kunkel ● Bradley Cordaro ●

Brian Hardaswick ● Brian Sankus ● Brianne McKay ● Bridget Craig ● Caitlin Ray ● Calbert Tung ●

Caleb Allensworth ● Caleb Arnaud ● Cameron Breen ● Carl Hardin ● Carson Cowart ● Casey Whiteside ●  Charles Haile ● Charlie Griggs ● Chris Lent ● Christian Delgado ● Christopher Medina ● Christy Rosario ● Curtis Wakefield ● Daniel Cooper ● Daniel Posey ● Danny Harvey ● Dara Guiney ● David Atkinson ●

David Bullis ● Dieter Unrath Dre Smotherman ● Drew Sullivan ● Dustin Winter ● Emil Vuorijarvi ●

Eric Bindman ● Erica Turer ● Ethan Thayer ● Evan Foley ● Fabian Fontes ● Frank Fanelli ● Gino Scarim ●

Greg Dubinovskiy ● Holly Turner ● Jack Burns ● Jennifer Hakey ● Jeremiah Jones ● Jessica Jasso ●

Jessica L Hill ● John Douglas ● Jon Young ● Jonathan Klucharits ● Jonathan Rechsteiner ● Juan Pardo ●

Julian (JL) Mason ● Juliana Armbrust ● Julien Elstob ● Justin Slaughter ● Kimberly Glick ● Kristelle Pliez ●

Kristen Richardson ● Liz Flynn ● Liz Westsmith ● Mac-Praed ● Marco Morselli ● Mark Muller ● Matthew Steele ● Meghan Keogh ●  Michael Schmelzer ● Mike Brown ● Mike White ● Nadia Guardado ● Neil Hazel ●

Nick Goss ● Olivia Odette ● Olivia Sharp ● Patricia Gonzalez ● Rachel Woliansky ● Raul Mathison ●

Ray Duker ● Renee Signore ● Riley Ward ● Rocky Rodrigues ● Ryan Warrell ● Saige Rakoski ●  Sam Kirby ●

Sara Monroe ● Sarah Lari ● Scott Fahrig ● Sean Gunn ● Shaun Solo ● Shelby Gallagher-Fisher ● Shevy Marie ● Spencer Arnott ● Spencer Smyth ● Tara Anne ● Tatiana Danielle ● Taylor J Bourque ● Timmy Abercrombie ●

Tom Reardon ● Tracey Wiedeman ● Travis Stiwalt ● Travis Wade ● Tyler Howell ● Tyler Jones ●

William Steinbrecher

*NOTE: NOT AL NAMES ARE LISTED AS SOME PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. IF YOU WOULD ALSO LIKE TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS PLEASE EMAIL US ON THE "CONTACT" PAGE*

The following are just a few of the names, faces, and biographies of the touring professionals that

your donations and support will directly help!

MEET THE NOMADS

FRANK FANELLI

Tour Manager, Merchandise Manager,

Lighting Designer, VIP Coordinator

Co-Founder of NOMAD Fundraiser

Years Touring:

14

Acts Worked For:

Black Veil Brides, Pennywise, JID, Emmure, Bam Margera, Earthgang, Hatebreed, Andy Black, We The Kings, Yelawolf, CKY

 

Story:

As a High School drop out, I started touring as a musician singing for 'The World We Knew' from 2004-2013. Briefly booked tours as a booking agent to pay bills after the band broke up, only to realize how clique filled, and mentally draining it was, so I decided to pin my full attention on being apart of the road crew from there on out.

Tatiana

"Tater"

Danielle

Special Ops, Production/VIP Coordinator,

Merchandise Manager, Production Assistant 

Co-Founder of NOMAD Fundraiser

Years touring: 

6 Years 

 

Acts Worked For: 

Vans Warped Tour, Disney on Ice, Warrior Dash, Troika Entertainment, Mills Entertainment, The Protomen

 

Story:

I graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor's Degree in Entertainment Business. Ever since then I've married my love of entertainment, hard work ethic, and organizational skills into freelancing for various festivals, bands, and live events throughout the country. From arenas to local rock venues - I'm always ready to work and play!

Travis Wade

Tour Manager & Front of House Engineer

Years touring:

9

 

Acts Worked For:

Dance Gavin Dance, CKY, Light the Torch, Suicidal Tendencies, I See Stars, Crown the Empire, Veil of Maya, 

 

Story:

I have always had a long for live shows my entire life. When I first started my college career I also got a job at my local venue pushing cases. After doing that for a while I started bugging up-and-coming acts to take me on tour with them as their front of house engineer just to go. Everything progressed super fast, and before I knew it I was on the road full time and my career shifted into tour management well. Now I am fortunate enough to make this my full-time career and provide for my family mixing bands and running shows. 

Alyssa Wisser

Merchandise Manager, Tour Manager, Driver, Marketer

Years Touring:

8

Acts Worked For:

CAT Clothing, The Floozies, SunSquabi, aerie by American Eagle, truth, High School Nation, Beebs

 

Story:

In 2012, I volunteered for a clothing company on Warped Tour at a local date so I could see a favorite band. I was working in retail at the time so I used my selling abilities and by the end of the day, I was offered a job for the rest of the tour. I was hesitant at first considering it was my third concert ever but I'm so happy I took the leap and did it. Since then, I've worked for various bands, brands, and nonprofits. While I've held a couple of different positions on the road, the Merchandise Manager will always be my favorite.

 

Photo Credit: Justin Bauer

Blake Kunkel

Merchandise Manager, VIP Coordinator, Designer

Years Touring:

9

Acts Worked For:

Dance Gavin Dance,  Light The Torch, Tilian, Veil Of Maya, Too Close To Touch, I The mighty, Lions lions, +more

Story:

After playing in bands most of my young adult life, I was approached about doing merchandising for a clothing company since I handled all my bands merchandise stuff between selling and designing.  Since that, I went from doing Merch for multiple clothing companies to bands and even Tour managed a couple tours.  I found a home on tour and with like minded people and have made it not only my passion but my full time job.

Olivia Sharp

Merchandiser, VIP Coordinator, Personal Assistant, Festival Staff, A/V Tech

Years Touring:

7

 

Acts Worked For:

Set it Off, Starset, Five Finger Death Punch, Slim Jim Phantom & Jennie Vee, Nightwish, Xandria, Kobra and the Lotus, Fearless Records on Warped Tour, Coachella, Austin City Limits, SXSW, DigiTour 

 

Story:

Since a young girl that tended to not be musically inclined, I’ve always wanted to work as crew to touring bands and at music festivals. My dream was for selfish reasons in the beginning, but I soon learned that I thrive in fast-paced environments where I’m able to serve fans and artists by making their event experience easy and great. 

Jon Klutcharits

Production Manager, Stage Manager, Monitor Engineer, Playback Technician, Guitar Tech, Drum Tech

Years Touring:

5

Acts Worked For:

Black Veil Brides, PVRIS, Andy Black, Juliet Simms, Set It Off, The Interrupters, Vans Warped Tour

Story:

I started professionally in the music industry 5 years ago when I graduated from college. I got the opportunity of a lifetime to go out on the Vans Warped Tour and my life hasn’t been the same since. I’ve spent the past few years in full force on the road and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Aaron Berkshire

Content Creator

Years Touring:

Acts Worked For:

Black Veil Brides, Of Mice & Men, Slaves, Chelsea Grin, Palaye Royale, The Used, Sum 41

Story:

Homeschooled Drummer that fell into metal/rock bands from 2010 - 2017 

Loving the Music Industry doing everything I could to learn and mature, and when I met my wife I fell in love with Photography and Concert Content Creating, it has been a dream come true the whole ride. So grateful to be doing this! 

Jesse Butts

Merchandise Manager

Years Touring:

9

Acts Worked For:

Black veil brides, andy black, Bishop Briggs, eagles of death metal, Asking Alexandria, Jeffree Star, the casualties, Zakk Wylde, Anderson. Paak, Alison Krauss, the impractical jokers, drake bell, Brant Bjork, PJ Masks, Baby Shark

 

Story:

I worked in the restaurant industry since I was 16. Everything from busboy to assistant GM. At 24 I couldn’t do it anymore and rather than show up to my morning shift I packed my car and went to Florida to clear my head a bit. Shortly after my best friend got a job w/ black veil brides. That job seemed like a dream, to just travel the states and be at a show every night. For the next tour, they were gonna need an extra hand and I was willing to do whatever for any kind of pay to get in the business. Knowing I wasn’t gonna make any money I pawned off all my DVDs and various other belongings to have extra money for the next few months. After a few tours that year with them I ended up becoming their merch guy. 9 years later I still work for BvB and for 4 merch companies, Bandmerch, Bravado, Warner Brothers and Kill the 8. 

Andrew Mena

Tour Manager & Driver

Years Touring:

8 years


Acts Worked For:

Fit For A King, The Plot In You, Crystal Lake, Emmure, Havok, Volumes, Oceans Ate Alaska, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Slaves


Story:

I started out as a touring musician in 2011. I learned how to be a tour manager while being in the band. After the band was done, I mainly focused on tour managing for a while then things changed when I started taking over driving gigs. I do enjoy it more actually, seeing the country, being able to travel, being apart of the road crew.

Rocky Rodrigues

Merch Manager, VIP Assistant/Coordinator, Assistant Tour Manager

Years Touring:

5 years 

Acts Worked For:

Unwritten Law, As It Is, Exhorder, Cherry Pools, Hail the Sun, I Prevail, Attila, and The White Noise 

Story:

I shaped and planned my entire life around going to shows and the second I got my license I was on road trips to go see shows every. single. weekend. My natural affinity for this industry started young, watching endless music docs and MTV-I always knew my purpose belonged in that world. Through connecting with touring members already on the road, I got my first offer to do merch halfway through college. I chose to continue my education and finished my Social Psychology degree while on the road touring all over the U.S. and Australia. With a degree now in my back pocket, I continue this beloved life of a nomad on the road as a merch manager. I’m married to this industry and aspire to do as many rolls as I can within it until I’m gray and my body is old.

Erica Turer

Merchandise Manager & Assistant Tour Manager

Years Touring:

5 years 

Acts Worked For:

Silversun Pickups, Postmodern Jukebox, Jonathan Wilson, New Year's Day, Equal Vision Records, Dawes, Lucius, Issues, Hot Chip

Story:

Growing up heavily surrounded by music I knew that's where I wanted my career to be focused. I attended Butler University for a degree in Recording Industry Studies where I had multiple internships with different record labels. Shortly after graduation, I got hired on as the marketing coordinator for a local venue called Bogart's. After 4 years of working there, I knew I needed to get out of the office world and left that role looking for work on the road. I started handling merchandise for Silversun Pickups shortly after, and the ball kept rolling from there and I never looked back. 

Gino Scarim

Tour Manager, Assistant Tour Manager, Front of House Engineer, Monitor Engineer, Artist Manager, Co-Founder with Scarim Management,  Owner DuckPhone Records, Co-Founder Lakeside System Productions 

Years Touring:

5 years 

Acts Worked For:

Dance Gavin Dance, Plain White T's, The Amity Affliction,  Asking Alexandria, Every Time I Die, Blessthefall, Chelsea Grin, Eluveitie,  The Smoking Popes, Sohn, The Invisible

Story:

I've worked full time in the music industry since 2004 when I was the house engineer at the Clearwater Theater in West Dundee, IL. A year later I started full time as the monitor engineer at the Metro in Chicago. It's there where I sharpened my skills and started networking. 2009 I excepted my first tour with the Plain White Ts ad their monitor engineer and I have been touring full time ever since.  I've been very lucky touring the world working with amazingly talented bands.

 

In 1999 I started Duckphone Records, a small indie label out of the NW suburbs of Chicago. Working with many up and coming bands in many different genres. DPR still has an exciting roster today!

In 2016 I started Scarim Management with My Cousin Jeremiah Scarim. We Manage over 20 artists and have a roster of very talented managers that all come from touring backgrounds. In 2019 I started Lakeside System Productions with Ben Gordan from the Metro in Chicago. We rent and install sound Systems for Music venues and events.

Jessica Hill

Tour manager & Stage Manager

Years Touring:

15 years 

Acts Worked For:

In This Moment, Dimebash, Ride for Dime, Dimebag Hardware, New Years Day, George Lynch, Kerry King, Head, God Forbid, Egypt Central, Guilt By Association

Story:

I grew up around the live music industry and knew from a young age that I wanted to go on tour. I went on my first tour at 18 as a guitar tech. After that, there was only one career path for me. I love every minute of the organized chaos my life has become over the last 15 years of touring!

Nadia Guardado

Tour Manager, Personal Assistant, Merchandise Manager

Years Touring:

14 years 

Acts Worked For:

Megadeth, Steel Panther, Shiprocked, Lights All Night, Straight Line Stitch, 12 Stones, Buckcherry, Atreyu, Letters From The Fire, Fear Factory, SOJA, Nonpoint, many more

Story:

I started out going to concerts back home I’m Hollywood, CA at the age of 12. I landed my first tour at age 17. I’ve worked my way up from a merchandise manager to a production assistant, tour manager and currently as an executive assistant to the CEO of 900 Management. 

 

Aside from my love for music and the life I chose to live as a crew member, I tour for my kids. It’s a way to provide for them. Being able to travel the world and see countries I would have only dreamed of seeing when I was a child is a plus.

Scott Roberts

Guitar Tech, Stage Manager, Drum Tech, Monitors

Years Touring:

15 years 

Acts Worked For:

Queensryche, Super Joint Ritual, Nevermore, Moonspell, Saliva, Drowning Pool, MTF, Katatonia, Rob Halford, and many others

Story:

I’ve always been on tour since I was 19 and I’m 45 now. It’s always on tour and it’s been my dream to tour and see the world, which I have many times over and it has always taken care of my family, but this virus has taken away so much from us and the fans.

Liz Flynn

Merchandise Manager, Tour Manager, Assistant Tour Manager, VIP Coordinator, Production Assistant

Years Touring:

2 years 

Acts Worked For:

Hope for the Day, Parcels, Roam, Jo Dee Messina, Sabaton, Easton Corbin, and Walker Hayes

Story:

I first got my start in music by working in Mental Health. I got my first tour in 2018 with a non-profit called Hope For The Day and quickly transitioned into music and have had multiple positions on the road, mainly merchandise manager. Touring is my dream job and something I never thought was possible but I’m lucky enough to have made it my full-time career.

Caleb Arnaud

Content Creator

Years Touring:

2 years 

Acts Worked For:

As I Lay Dying, Chelsea Grin, Born of Osiris, Bad Omens, Crystal Lake, Kingdom of Giants, Make Them Suffer, Carnifex, Unearth

Story:

I grew up being in local bands through high school and college. A few years ago I picked photography and that became my entire life. Portrait and wedding work turned into touring at the end of 2018, and that turned into my full-time commitment. Being able to merge my passions of photography and live music has been such an amazing experience!

Ryan Warrell

Guitar Tech & Stage Manger

Years Touring:

11 years 

Acts Worked For:

The Hu, Of Mice & Men, Set It Off, Powerman 5000, Moose Blood, Strung Out, Dance Gavin Dance. 

Story:

I started off as a musician touring for many years after my band was no longer touring I took to the other side of things and started off as a bandwagon driver and moved my way over to guitar teching for the last 5yrs of my touring career. 

Brie McKay

 Sponsorship/Activation Manager,

VIP Coordinator, MC, Merchandise Manager

Years Touring:

7 years 

Acts Worked For:

Coachella, Vans Warped Tour, Sixthman Cruises, Live Nation, Lane One, Street League Skateboarding, etc etc etc :)

Story:

Brie McKay is a Jane of all trades, a human Swiss Army knife. Growing loving pop and emo, she gravitated towards live music and events. Sponsorship, VIP, MCing, Merch, Activities and more... Her festival jobs have her traveling the world.  She’s spent 117 days at sea helping run 26 music festivals on cruise ships, spent 3 summers on a rock n roll tour bus working Van’s Warped Tour (and was voted warped tour’s punk rock prom queen). Brie has managed Sephora and NYX’s sponsorship activations at Coachella the past 3 years (this would have been her 8th year working Coachella).

Autumn Lavis

Promoter Rep for Psyko Steve Presents, Box Office for The Rebel Lounge, VIP Coordinator, Merchandise and Tour Manager

Years Touring:

6 years 

Acts Worked For:

Worriers, War On Women, Silent Planet, Anti Flag, Old Wounds, Sundressed, TWRP, The Maine, A Voice For The Innocent, Safer Scenes, Alternative Press Music Awards, Vans Warped Tour, Rock on the Range, 8123 Fest

Story:

I wear a lot of hats in the music industry. When I’m not on the road working Merch and Tour Managing, I’m giving out high fives at the door at Rebel. We were voted as Phoenix’s Best Punk Club. Additionally, I am a part of the Psyko Steve Presents team running shows all over the city. My whole world revolves around live music. I love taking care of bands and being a part of creating a memorable experience for attendees. 

Tom Reardon

Guitar Technician & Stage Manager 

Years Touring:

15 years 

Acts Worked For:

Pop Evil, Saint Asonia, Saving Abel

Story:

I began touring at the age of 18 with my own band as a guitar player & traveled all over the world. As I grew older, I made the switch from main-stage to backstage. Touring has always been my “zen” and am truly blessed to be able to have made it my full time profession. 

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Chris "Brooklyn" Stella

Tour manager, Stage manager, Stage tech, and Roof Tech

Years Touring:

17 Years 

Acts Worked For:

Vans Warped Tour, Yelawolf, Rittz and countless others building stages in stadiums. 

Story:

Started on the warped tour making a horror movie and fell in love with it, did everything from building tents and delivering water/ice to stage and production management. Currently work with G2 structures building stages for stadium shows. Clients include Billy Joel, the Eagles, Def Leppard and Green Day.

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Kristen Richardson

Merchandise Manager, VIP Coordinator and Assistant Tour Manager

Years Touring:

2 Years 

Acts Worked For:

Hammerfall, Nonpoint, Letters From The Fire, No Resolve, Edge of Paradise, Temple Balls

Story:

I started getting into the music scene by going to local hardcore shows growing up and just helping out my friend’s bands by selling their merch. Then I got more into bigger concerts and festivals like Warped Tour, Uproar, Mayhem, and Carolina Rebellion which eventually led me to Shiprocked where I met someone who was a Tour Manager. He told me about his job and the touring life and my life has since changed. I knew that’s what I wanted to do. My first tour was 3 months after that cruise and I’ve never looked back. I’m still new to the industry but I’m excited to continue to learn and grow through touring.