Lauren Kish - Production Operations Manager, Eventbrite
Lauren’s a fast-talking Australian, who’s worked in the music industry for the better part of 15 years, with 7 of those spent in music-tech in the Bay Area. After working at Dazed + Confused in London, she kicked off her career in music at an independent music distributor in Melbourne, working with labels like Sub Pop and Kill Rock Stars. After moving to Oakland, she was hired as employee #1 by music discovery app WillCall to lead business development, operations, and marketing efforts at the seed-stage startup. She’s been blurring the boundaries between Product and Operations since, (at Ticketfly and now at Eventbrite), always working to find creative solutions to satisfy clients’ product needs. She’s stoked to be sitting alongside some very talented womxn to dissect and discuss some really important topics.
Eboni Jones - Marketing Director, The New Parish
Eboni Jones is the Marketing Director for Parish Entertainment Group which includes two music venues, The New Parish and Brick & Mortar Music Hall, along with two bars in San Francisco.
During her seven years in this role, she has worked with numerous Grammy winning artists, management teams, talent agencies plus local and national promoters. Her responsibilities include developing marketing plans for 500+ shows annually in all music genres (rock, indie rock, reggae, hip hop, Latin, EDM/Dance Music, Soul, Americana, etc). She also runs the Ticketing Operations for the company as the liaison to TicketWeb and sets up and manages ticketing for all events, manages guest lists, reserved seating, VIP sections, and solves potential ticketing issues as they arise.
Eboni got her start in the music industry in 2011 at Ticketfly after graduating from the Academy of Art with a Master’s Degree in Multimedia Communications. In her role in the marketing department, she was responsible for social media, blogging and helping developed the online voice for startup.
Tessa Morris - Marketing Director, Berkeley Music Group
Tessa Morris is an avid promoter who passionately chases live music—and the great outdoors. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Media Studies, she rejected the comfort of a salaried 9-to-5 and took countless risks to chase her dream of working in entertainment.
Morris got her start in the music industry by handing out flyers at concerts until sunrise while managing the NorCal street team full-time for Lightning in a Bottle festival. Since then, she has held numerous roles revolving around media, art, and marketing at various independent record labels and music festivals across Colorado, Arizona and California. Currently she is Marketing Director at The UC Theatre, a non-profit, state-of-the-art, 1350 capacity music venue in downtown Berkeley. Tessa began her role at the theatre prior to its rebirth as a music venue in 2016, and since then, has built the entire marketing department, team, systems and processes from the ground up.
When she's not at the theatre or enjoying a concert, you can find her shredding pow or sandwiched between her two cats. Follow @tessasomnuk
Sep Mashiahof - Musician, Co-founder of Scream Queens Radio
Sep Mashiahof is a trans-femme Iranian-American musician, writer, and organizer. She is a co-founder of Scream Queens Radio which airs weekly on Berkeley Liberation Radio. Sep is also a member of the queer industrial punk trio SBSM, who have toured over 15 countries, had their work featured in SFMOMA's Open Space series, and have released music on Thrilling Living and Remote Outposts record/tape labels. Sep works as the Development Coordinator at Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, an Oakland-based arts organization that empowers girls and gender-nonconforming youth through music and socially conscious workshops. Scream Queens Radio, SBSM, and Bay Area Girls Rock Camp have all been featured in the internationally recognized punk magazine Maximum Rock n'Roll. Sep has had prose published in LIES: A Journal of Material Feminism, plays occasional solo shows as Moths Protect Me, does artist management for The Bedroom Witch, and is currently crafting a screenplay for a horror film that celebrates women's intergenerational solidarity within DIY punk scenes.