YEAR ROUND STAFF

Dan is the president and co-founder of the SoulFest. He started New Sound in 1977, SoulFest in 1998. Dan has worked as an artist Manager, advocate, musician, songwriter, concert and event promoter, record and film/tv/documentary producer and released his first album, Feel the Echoes, in 2017.

Dan is the president and co-founder of the SoulFest. He started New Sound in 1977, SoulFest in 1998. Dan has worked as an artist Manager, advocate, musician, songwriter, concert and event promoter, record and film/tv/documentary producer and released his first album, Feel the Echoes, in 2017.

Dan Russell
President & Producer

Alison is the CFO of New Sound Concerts and a co-founder of the SoulFest. She joined New Sound in 1983.

Alison is the CFO of New Sound Concerts and a co-founder of the SoulFest. She joined New Sound in 1983.

Alison Russell
Vice President & CFO

Vanessa is a little bit country, and a little it rock n’ roll. Born and raised in WV, she has spent 1/2 here life now in MA (all but 2 years in southern Peru as a church planter). With a B.A. in Sociology and a passion for using music's ability to rally, encourage, and activate people, Vanessa loves the role she plays in bringing Christian music to New England. As co-producer of the SoulFest, she helps shape the unique platform the festival has to connect thousands of people to serving their neighbor and fighting injustice locally as well as abroad.   What she’s listening to:  (This is too hard to limit) Josh Garrels, Sarah Reeves, Gawvi, Propaganda, Lecrae, Remedy Drive, Sylvan Esso, Maggie Rogers, Local Natives, Jazz

Vanessa is a little bit country, and a little it rock n’ roll. Born and raised in WV, she has spent 1/2 here life now in MA (all but 2 years in southern Peru as a church planter). With a B.A. in Sociology and a passion for using music's ability to rally, encourage, and activate people, Vanessa loves the role she plays in bringing Christian music to New England. As co-producer of the SoulFest, she helps shape the unique platform the festival has to connect thousands of people to serving their neighbor and fighting injustice locally as well as abroad.

What she’s listening to:
(This is too hard to limit) Josh Garrels, Sarah Reeves, Gawvi, Propaganda, Lecrae, Remedy Drive, Sylvan Esso, Maggie Rogers, Local Natives, Jazz

Vanessa Ayersman
General Manager

Renna is our Associate Producer, which is really just a fancy way to say she wears many hats. Her main role at the festival is logistics, but she also to listens to all the music submissions, approves & advances our vendors, and builds the festival map and secures lodging for over 40 festival staffers.    What she’s listening to:  for KING & COUNTRY, John Mark McMillan, Kings Kaleidoscope, Jon Foreman, The Grey Havens, and Disney Soundtracks

Renna is our Associate Producer, which is really just a fancy way to say she wears many hats. Her main role at the festival is logistics, but she also to listens to all the music submissions, approves & advances our vendors, and builds the festival map and secures lodging for over 40 festival staffers.

What she’s listening to: for KING & COUNTRY, John Mark McMillan, Kings Kaleidoscope, Jon Foreman, The Grey Havens, and Disney Soundtracks

Renna Muheidden
Associate Producer

Ally graduated from Rivier University with a degree in Business Management in 2018. Starting out with Newsound as an intern, Ally is now our Marketing & PR Coordinator. Ally is the voice of our social media and weekly emails, and does everything possible to sell out concerts and communicate to SoulFest attendees! If she’s not working on advertising while gulping a triple shot cortado, she’s probably baking sourdough bread or leading worship at her local church.   What she’s listening to : Kings Kaleidoscope, Joy Williams, Lady Gaga, Sleeping at Last, Lauren Daigle, Andra Day, Carole King, Bon Appetit Foodcast

Ally graduated from Rivier University with a degree in Business Management in 2018. Starting out with Newsound as an intern, Ally is now our Marketing & PR Coordinator. Ally is the voice of our social media and weekly emails, and does everything possible to sell out concerts and communicate to SoulFest attendees! If she’s not working on advertising while gulping a triple shot cortado, she’s probably baking sourdough bread or leading worship at her local church.

What she’s listening to: Kings Kaleidoscope, Joy Williams, Lady Gaga, Sleeping at Last, Lauren Daigle, Andra Day, Carole King, Bon Appetit Foodcast

Ally Misiag
Marketing & PR Coordinator

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Jesse Russell
Resident Musician

Sarina   oversees the year-round graphic designs for print materials (posters, flyers, programs), web & social media content, SoulFest Merchandise, and festival banners. She has been a part of the SoulFest team as the graphic designer since 2012 and has over 15 years experience doing graphic design. Sarina also has the privilege of getting to be a mother, wife, artist, worship leader, ministry leader, administrator, event coordinator, daughter of the best Chinese food restaurant owner in NH (China Station in Lebanon, NH - check it out!), Vermonter by birth, and lover of Jesus.      Who's she's listening to lately:  Bethel Worship, Hillsong United, Bryan & Katie Torwalt (Jesus Culture), Jason Upton, Kari Jobe , Lacey Sturm, Blindside, Anberlin, and DC Talk!

Sarina oversees the year-round graphic designs for print materials (posters, flyers, programs), web & social media content, SoulFest Merchandise, and festival banners. She has been a part of the SoulFest team as the graphic designer since 2012 and has over 15 years experience doing graphic design. Sarina also has the privilege of getting to be a mother, wife, artist, worship leader, ministry leader, administrator, event coordinator, daughter of the best Chinese food restaurant owner in NH (China Station in Lebanon, NH - check it out!), Vermonter by birth, and lover of Jesus.


Who's she's listening to lately: Bethel Worship, Hillsong United, Bryan & Katie Torwalt (Jesus Culture), Jason Upton, Kari Jobe , Lacey Sturm, Blindside, Anberlin, and DC Talk!

Sarina Heroy
Graphic Designer

Tony’s first SoulFest was in 1999. He started out as a volunteer on stage crew. Since then he has traveled to 19 countries and 46 states as a tour manager, production manager, and audio engineer for phenomenal artists such as BRMC, Vega4, and Trucks & Tedeschi. In that time he has been blessed to have been mentored by amazing industry veterans such as Dan Hallas, Harv Hallas, Michael Been, and Johnny McDaid.     As an Enneagram 1, Tony loves a well-manicured spreadsheet. Most specifically, he pays close attention to the production schedule of SoulFest. He makes sure every band gets on and off stage at just the right time. At SoulFest, you can generally find him looking at a spreadsheet, on stage, or loading a nerf gun to fire at his co-workers.   If he’s not managing all the technical details at SoulFest, then Tony is teaching physics. Since 2009, he has taught high school and college physics in the greater Boston area. He is currently the department head for both math and science at Lexington Christian Academy. He is also involved in a grant from the National Science Foundation to bring physics education to underprivileged school districts through the country. He has a undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a graduate degree in Physics Education, both from Gordon College.  Tony has been married since 2005 to his amazing wife Erin and together they have four beautiful & crazy kids. Spending time with them is his most treasured gift.    What he’s listening to:  Snow Patrol, BRMC, Dandy Warhols, The Trigger Code, Josh Garrels, Hayley Reardon, Kings Kaleidoscope, Vega4, Martin Smith/Delirious?, John Mark McMillan, U2, Mat Kearney, Ed Sheeran, and TSwift

Tony’s first SoulFest was in 1999. He started out as a volunteer on stage crew. Since then he has traveled to 19 countries and 46 states as a tour manager, production manager, and audio engineer for phenomenal artists such as BRMC, Vega4, and Trucks & Tedeschi. In that time he has been blessed to have been mentored by amazing industry veterans such as Dan Hallas, Harv Hallas, Michael Been, and Johnny McDaid.


As an Enneagram 1, Tony loves a well-manicured spreadsheet. Most specifically, he pays close attention to the production schedule of SoulFest. He makes sure every band gets on and off stage at just the right time. At SoulFest, you can generally find him looking at a spreadsheet, on stage, or loading a nerf gun to fire at his co-workers.

If he’s not managing all the technical details at SoulFest, then Tony is teaching physics. Since 2009, he has taught high school and college physics in the greater Boston area. He is currently the department head for both math and science at Lexington Christian Academy. He is also involved in a grant from the National Science Foundation to bring physics education to underprivileged school districts through the country. He has a undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a graduate degree in Physics Education, both from Gordon College.
Tony has been married since 2005 to his amazing wife Erin and together they have four beautiful & crazy kids. Spending time with them is his most treasured gift.

What he’s listening to: Snow Patrol, BRMC, Dandy Warhols, The Trigger Code, Josh Garrels, Hayley Reardon, Kings Kaleidoscope, Vega4, Martin Smith/Delirious?, John Mark McMillan, U2, Mat Kearney, Ed Sheeran, and TSwift

Tony Wallace
Production Manager

SOULFEST KEY LEADERS

Brittany joined the SoulFest team in 2009 as a volunteer, and stepped into the coordinator role in 2011. She loves getting to know the many wonderful people who make up the SoulFest volunteer family, and helping to connect them with their volunteer teams. Outside of SoulFest, Brittany works as an office manager at a manufacturing company.

Brittany joined the SoulFest team in 2009 as a volunteer, and stepped into the coordinator role in 2011. She loves getting to know the many wonderful people who make up the SoulFest volunteer family, and helping to connect them with their volunteer teams. Outside of SoulFest, Brittany works as an office manager at a manufacturing company.

Brittany Frothingham-Epply
Volunteer Coordinator

Heather serves as Hospitality Coordinator for SoulFest. She first volunteered in 2004 and joined the hospitality team in 2011, becoming Coordinator in 2016. She assists in advancing, oversees backstage hospitality areas, and runs around with her team during the festival to make sure everyone is well looked after. During the rest of the year, Heather is a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville where she studies Theology & Catechetics and works in their Christian Outreach Office, assisting with logistics and hospitality for Steubenville Conferences.

Heather serves as Hospitality Coordinator for SoulFest. She first volunteered in 2004 and joined the hospitality team in 2011, becoming Coordinator in 2016. She assists in advancing, oversees backstage hospitality areas, and runs around with her team during the festival to make sure everyone is well looked after. During the rest of the year, Heather is a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville where she studies Theology & Catechetics and works in their Christian Outreach Office, assisting with logistics and hospitality for Steubenville Conferences.

Heather Grimes
Artist Hospitality

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Debby Porter
SoulFest Catering

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Paul Colby
Security

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Kevin Groder
The Tech Guy

Dan has worked for SoulFest in several capacities over the years, most recently overseeing the SoulFest Merchandise sales on site. In the past he has worked in the SoulFest office and ran the box office on-site and for concerts throughout the year. He has also performed at SoulFest many years both in bands and as a solo performer. Currently he works as a full time Real Estate broker in NH and MA. For fun he enjoys sports, music, and fellowship.

Dan has worked for SoulFest in several capacities over the years, most recently overseeing the SoulFest Merchandise sales on site. In the past he has worked in the SoulFest office and ran the box office on-site and for concerts throughout the year. He has also performed at SoulFest many years both in bands and as a solo performer. Currently he works as a full time Real Estate broker in NH and MA. For fun he enjoys sports, music, and fellowship.

Dan Heroy
SoulFest Merchandise

Christina is the retail team coordinator and a manager on the artist merchandise team. She has been volunteering since 2005 and managing since 2011. Her main duties consist of scheduling and overseeing the retail volunteers and facilitating the artist merch sales.

Christina is the retail team coordinator and a manager on the artist merchandise team. She has been volunteering since 2005 and managing since 2011. Her main duties consist of scheduling and overseeing the retail volunteers and facilitating the artist merch sales.

Christina Kurtz
Artist Merchandise

Kent is the Videographer for SoulFest and has been with the Soulfest team creating video content since 2007. He now produces for Soulfest TV and runs the video crew. He started his own production company in 2003 called Granite River Studios producing television commercials, promotional videos, and live events.

Kent is the Videographer for SoulFest and has been with the Soulfest team creating video content since 2007. He now produces for Soulfest TV and runs the video crew. He started his own production company in 2003 called Granite River Studios producing television commercials, promotional videos, and live events.

Kent Rich
Videographer