Meet the team members who make Winding Way Records possible. We have many diverse talents and interests that work together in our mission as Artist Advocates.
John Fisher, President
John Fisher has 30+ years of entrepreneurship experience as founder and operator of an international electrical engineering firm (Unidec). His past clients have included AMS-Neve, Bose, Marshall Amps, Mesa Boogie, Peavey, Soundcraft and Sony Music NYC to name a few. He brings his experience at strategy, business development, distribution, marketing, social media networking, planning, project management, PR and promotions to the label.
John is also a musician (drums/percussion), studio and live musician and has worked on many original projects over the years. John handles A&R, contracts, operations, promotions, software engineering, business strategy, audio engineering, audio production and video production.
John earned a Masters Degree in Management from The University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His undergraduate degree is in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Villanova University.
Jill Huentelman, Strategy Consultant
Jill has over 25 years of business experience, a Philly 100 award winner, a successful entrepreneur and business strategist consultant. Jill holds a BA in English from Western Washington University and a MBA from Villanova University.
Jessica Escandón – Marketing and Operations Associate
Jessica Escandón joined our team in 2023 and helps lead our marketing, promotions and label operations behind the scenes. Jessica taught at the Music Academy La Academia in Bogota, Colombia prior to moving to the Philly area and has since had roles in hospitality, staff supervision and operations management prior to joining the WWR team.
Juliann Frances – Music Operations Associate
Juliann joined our team in 2022 after completing her Bachelors of Science in Music Industry and Recording Technology from York College of Pennsylvania. Juliann recently completed her Masters in Business Administration with a focus in Music Business from Southern New Hampshire University in a joint program with the Berklee College of Music. Juliann is a professional musician (Bassist) who performs with Witch Weather, a York, PA based band ( Check Juliann out here)
Ellen Miller, Photography, Videographer and Video Editing
Ellen is a very talented freelance photographer, videographer video editor and also happens to be a big music fan. Ellen holds a Bachelors of Science in Professional Communications from Philadelphia University. Check out Ellen Miller Photography. Ellen’s work has been featured at WXPN’s The Key and several other prominent media outlets.
Juliana Jones, Art Direction and Video Production Consultant
Juliana Jones is a Studio Photographer with a focus in portraiture and an emphasis on color, video editing, graphic art design and social media. She is skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Design, Photo Editing, Set Design, and Event Photography. Jules, is a Strong creative professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Fine Arts and Art History from University of Delaware.
Carmella Martonick, Art Director – Consultant
Carmella Martonick is our freelance artist, art director and creative. She is a big fan of the Philadelphia music scene and brings her experience to help make our releases look great. Check her out here.
James Pike, Art Director- Consultant
James is our go-to Art Director. He has decades experience in Commercial Art, has designed artwork for notable music artists and created our logo. Check out some samples here.
Jamie Kassa , Photography Consultant
Jamie is an incredibly talented independent photographer specializing in concert, studio, portraits, headshots, performance, music photography and artistic photography. We are pleased to work with Jamie on our projects. See her info here.
Dave DiRentis, Photographer (Dave DiRentis Photography)
Dave is a professional photographer with 15+ years experience shooting portraits, events and is known for his outstanding works capturing performers. See his work here.
Our interns are young professionals from highly respected educational institutions and programs. Our interns are here to learn (and teach us), they are educated, knowledgeable and provide valuable energy and support to many of our projects. We thank all those that joined and acknowledge all of their outstanding service as Artist Advocates.
Zoe Jackson – University of Delaware
Zoe Jackson is a junior University of Delaware Undergrad studying Marketing and Communications, a DJ and loves music. Zoe has a passion for the music industry, A & R and will be helping review past and present artist submissions so Winding Way Records can identify talented artists that a good fit to our culture and resources.
Parker Shaw – Drexel University
Parker Shaw is a rising junior at Drexel University’s music industry program, a music fan and very interested in the marking side of the business. Parker will be helping Winding Way Records identify new music festivals for 2023 in the USA and local festivals in specific geographic regions like CA, PA, NY, TN, TX here in the states , Canada, Ireland, England, Australia, and Israel.
Julieta Diiorio – The Grayson School
Julieta is a high school student at The Grayson School, a small private school for gifted children. She helps with (and learns about) website maintenance and WordPress.
Abe Diesenhof – Drexel University
Abe is a sophomore in the music industry program at Drexel University. He is helping us with artist promotion and is a member of WKDU, Drexel University’s radio station.
Victoria Cagnetta – Drexel University
Victoria was part of our production team helping with live sound production and audio and studio production. Victoria is a Drexel University Music Industry student.
Jen Jordan- Syracuse University
Jen was a sophomore at Syracuse University studying a BM in Music Industry with a Classical Voice concentration. She had been helping us with research, website design, and promotion of our artists and events. Jen also focused on audio production and sound engineering both in our live shows and studio. Jen also helped out with publishing and promotions.
Nicole Pratt – Albright College
Nikki helped big-time with marketing, promotions, and booking for our artists in 2021. She is a recent Albright College graduate with a BA in Music Industry Studies and Arts Administration. Nikki returned for a second year here at WWR in 2021.
Grace Metzger – Villanova University
Grace is an Honors BA candidate (2022) in Communications, Humanities and Rhetorical Studies from Villanova University. Grace is active in theater management and helped lead the Winding Way Records Presents, Cinema House Live and other music events programming activities. Thank you Grace!
Angela Eang – Swarthmore College
Angela is a rising star undergrad at Swarthmore College studying Computer Science. She helped out with the website content, SEO and other coding projects. She also brought her digital art and video production skills and produced two full-length videos. Her roster video is here. Thank you Angela!
Jack Weidmayer – Villlanova University
Jack Weidmayer graduated with the class of 2021 from Villanova University as a communications major who also minored in history. Jack’s production experience stems from his two year involvement with Villanova’s social justice documentary program, and he kick started our in-house documentary featuring our staff. Jack is also an avid motorcycle re-builder and rider.
Garry Wagner-Robertson – Drexel University
Garry W.R. was part of our production team helping with live sound production and audio and studio production. Garry joined us from the Drexel University Music Industry program and enjoys audio and video production.
Kat Griffin – Drexel University
Kat is a writer and helped with WWR press releases, bios, EPK and website content. Her PR work on Sharon Little was published in Philadelphia Weekly! Kat is a Drexel University Music Industry student. Thank you Kat!
Natasha Walters – Monmouth University
Tash obtained her BA in Music Industry with a minor in Marketing from Monmouth University, NJ. Tash lead our industry networking and outreach and assisted in promotions in 2021. She is an avid equestrian.
Sarah Khron – Oberlin College
Sarah is a Student at Oberlin College, an indie Singer-songwriter and self-taught music producer. Sarah worked on promotions, paid promotions, market research, database entry, email campaigns to social media influencers and assisted with A&R calls. Check out Sarah here.
Sophie Roe- Drexel University
Sophie joined the team from Drexel University where she was majoring in Music Industry with a concentration in Business. Her main focus was helping with our social media presence and outreach.
Emma Byler – Millersville University
Emma was a recent Music Industry graduate of Millersville University with a concentration in music management and production. Emma’s focus was on Artist promotion and communications.
Nicole Catania – Immaculata University
Nicole is graduate of Immaculata University with a BA in Communications with concentration in public relations and journalism. Nicole grew up playing piano and is avid music fan. Nicole helped out with PR and promotions in 2020.
Madelyn Van Trieste- Temple University
Madelyn joined us from Temple University as a Film & Media Arts Major. We were super happy to have Mady intern – she had great energy, good sensibilities and a keen eye.
Caraline Grim- Drexel University
Caraline is an experienced freelance artist manager and joined us from Drexel University’s Music Industry program . Cara worked on merch production, poster design, video promotions, marketing plans, strategy and radio promotion, A Rockstar!
Gabriele Sagherian- West Chester University
Gabe Sagherian was our communications intern, he helped write our artist bio’s, PR and other promotions. Gabe joined us from West Chester University. Gabe was the Music Director at 91.7 WCUR and staff writer for The Quad (newspaper) and wrote album reviews for the CMJ website.
Jill McMonagle- Drexel University
Jill is a pianist and guitarist, joined us from Drexel University Music Industry program where she had a concentration in Performing Arts. Jill helped us with merchandising and promotions.
Tanner Richardett- Drexel University
Tanner is a very talented graphic artist, copywriter and publishing admin. He joined the team in 2018 and is a BS-Music Business candidate at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
James Evans – Drexel University
James helped with booking and was instrumental in building our GIS databases of terrestrial radio stations and music venues.
Jesse Lall – Eastern University
Jesse did our music composition, transcription and sheet music helping to transform our Artist’s music into sheet music for publishing.
Ethan Haughton – Belmont University
Ethan worked exclusively on mixing our Artist demos and is currently exploring the many opportunities in the music industry.