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ABOUT REC PHILLY

Learn about where we came from, the people that got us here, and where were going.

OUR STORY

Long story short, we got tired of the old narrative of the entertainment industry. You know — the one where creatives believed they had to move to New York or LA in hopes of getting “put on”. The one where those same talented people left the business side of creativity in hands of people that didn’t care about their well-being, and forced them to make creative sacrifices all along the way, and left them overworked and underpaid in the end.

We knew there was another way.

Our new story of the creative economy is one that is based on three principles

Direct-to-consumer
Entrepreneurship

We teach creators how to leverage the internet to turn their passions into profitable businesses.

Resource
Sharing

We make sure our creators have access to the tools and experts they need when they need them.

Safe Space
for Creators

Our space & community was intentionally designed for our creators to be their best selves.

Careers At REC

We know that there aren’t many places designed for us creatives to exist, with access to each other and the tools we need. We know that the internet has brought us to a place where we no longer need to depend on gatekeepers to help us distribute & monetize our art. We also know that resource sharing has disrupted many great industries by simply enabling communication & collaboration between people– and the entertainment industry won’t be any different. The power structure of the music industry is slowly crumbling and we’re positioning ourselves and the creatives we serve for the future.

In the future, independent creatives will cut out the middle men to collaborate with each other freely, helping each other to build, engage & monetize the audiences we love and love us back.

We believe that creatives should create and own their future and we’re doing our part to facilitate this revolution.

OUR TEAM

Will Toms

Will Toms

Will
Toms

Co-founder & Visionary

Dave Silver

Dave
Silver

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Ryan Eppley

Ryan
Eppley

Chief Operations Officer

Scarlet Estelle

Scarlet Hernandez

Membership Director

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Chris Hupfeldt

Agency Director

Tim Huff

Tim
Huff

Marketing Director

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Justin Leggett

Site Director

Sly

Matt Sylvester

Head of Talent

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Drew Johnson

Director of People Operations

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Anthony Delgado

Studio Director

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Kevin Kilkenny

Production Director

Diamond Durant

Marketing Coordinator

Riley Polis

Riley Polis

Retail Manager

Lauren Frank

Lauren Frank

Lead Designer

Calvin Leon

Calvin Leon

Production Associate

Zayna McNeil

Zayna McNeil

Member Success Associate

Jackie Shihadeh

Business Development Associate

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Ramel Coleman

Agency Associate

Nadia Bontempo

Agency Associate

William Micheal

William Michael

Agency Associate

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Bashira Khan

Studio Associate

Kamran Ahmad

Kamran Ahmad

Studio Associate

OUR CORE VALUES

REC is on a mission to empower creative entrepreneurs to do more of what they love. We are a unit, composed of positive team players, who are deeply connected to REC’s mission. As elite problem solvers, we are each equipped with growth-minded attitudes that enable REC to conquer any challenge. We always hustle to get the job done, no matter how hard – but we take the time to express ourselves & are in touch with who we are as individuals. No matter our position or title, we take pride in our work everyday, and are even more proud of the company we ride for.

We prioritize Creators in everything we do

We show up as our unique selves & celebrate each other’s differences

We care, communicate and go the extra mile for one another

We are constantly thinking about the future, and how we will improve & get better, as a person and as a team. ​

 We embrace challenges & conquer them

We work together and look out for one another – with great attitude and spirit.

Creator First

We prioritize Creators in everything we do.

Authentic

We show up as our unique selves & celebrate each other’s differences

Positive Team Player

we care, communicate, and go the extra mile for one other

Growth Minded

We are constantly thinking about the future, and how we will improve & get better, as a person and as a team.

Nadia Bontempo

Agency Associate
Nadia is an Agency Associate at REC Philly, A Place for Creators. Nadia offers REC several years of experience in music business and technology as well as customer service. Nadia is attentive, organized, and works well under pressure. Nadia has spent four (4) years at the University of the Arts for Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology and has experience in talent booking, artist management, and multiple digital audio and visual workspaces.

Problem Solver

We embrace challenges & conquer them

Looking to join the team?

Riley Polis

Retail Associate
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Ramel Coleman

Agency Associate
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Nadia Bontempo

Agency Associate
Nadia has experience in talent booking, artist management, and multiple digital, audio, and visual workspaces. In her free time, Nadia enjoys traveling for concerts with friends, taking film photos, and going to the beach.

Will Micheal

Agency Associate
Will is working to get creators paid and do more of what they love. Will has multiple years of experience in live sound and event production, and also is consistently writing and producing music with his band, Off-Color. Will believes that more people should spend time off their phones for the mental well-being of themselves and others.

Will Toms

Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Dave Silver

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Ryan Eppley

Co founder & Chief Operating Officer
Nadia has experience in talent booking, artist management, and multiple digital, audio, and visual workspaces. In her free time, Nadia enjoys traveling for concerts with friends, taking film photos, and going to the beach.

Scarlet Hernandez

Director of Member Success
Will is working to get creators paid and do more of what they love. Will has multiple years of experience in live sound and event production, and also is consistently writing and producing music with his band, Off-Color. Will believes that more people should spend time off their phones for the mental well-being of themselves and others.

Chris Hupfeldt

Agency Director
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Tim Huff

Marketing Director
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Justin Legget

Site Director
Nadia has experience in talent booking, artist management, and multiple digital, audio, and visual workspaces. In her free time, Nadia enjoys traveling for concerts with friends, taking film photos, and going to the beach.

Matt Slyvester

Head of Talent
Sly has been engaging & educating the creative community of Philadelphia about REC since 2018. Sly cares deeply about curating a positive experience for everyone who walks through REC’s doors. Outside of REC, Sly loves to exercise, read & write poetry to keep his mind and spirit healthy.

Drew Johnson

Executive Assistant
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Anthony Delgado

Studio Director
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Kevin Kilkenny

Head of Production
Kevin is here to document the journey, for over 10 years Kev has been working with marketing, producing, and shooting various experiences. Kevin spends his free time living life to the fullest with his fiancé Taylor, and 8-pound dachshund, Bean. He is a simple man with simple needs; a good movie, a good meal, and golf!"

Joshua Dicker

Digital Marketing Associate
Will is working to get creators paid and do more of what they love. Will has multiple years of experience in live sound and event production, and also is consistently writing and producing music with his band, Off-Color. Will believes that more people should spend time off their phones for the mental well-being of themselves and others.

Lauren Frank

Lead Designer
Lauren the Lead Designer is pushing boundaries between art & design. Lauren is fluent in both digital & film photography, modeling, screenprinting, and exhibition/experiential design. You can find Lauren at hot yoga or drawing in her millionth sketchbook. Lauren is always finding new ways to combat plastic waste and trying out new vegan recipes. Rumor has it she’s starting a podcast.

Alyssa Garcia

Creative Marketing Associate
Alyssa supports REC with marketing strategy, campaign management, and the curation of social publishing. Outside of work, you can find Alyssa writing and producing music, spoiling her shihpoo, Mitzi, or digging through the local goodwill bins with friends for some fun.

Calvin Leon

Production Associate
Calvin, the visual artist is creating marketing material and covering activities in the space. Calvin enjoys capturing on-set experience and opportunities to shoot pictures in the film and entertainment world. Outside of REC and freelance, Calvin enjoys cooking and grilling, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. Calvin is happiest - even more so when he is camping, hiking, kayaking, cycling, or skiing.

Zayna McNeil

Support Specialist
Will is working to get creators paid and do more of what they love. Will has multiple years of experience in live sound and event production, and also is consistently writing and producing music with his band, Off-Color. Will believes that more people should spend time off their phones for the mental well-being of themselves and others.

Bashira Khan

Studio Associate
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Banaias Cason

Studio Associate
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Kamran Ahmad

Studio Associate
Kamran offers REC years of experience as a percussionist, music producer, and has a broad knowledge of A/V equipment. Helping members feel empowered and prepared for their studio sessions is Kamran’s daily goal. In his free time, Kamran is scoping out new music, spending quality time with his dog Quincy, and enjoying food around the city.

Joey Jones

Studio Assistant
Will is working to get creators paid and do more of what they love. Will has multiple years of experience in live sound and event production, and also is consistently writing and producing music with his band, Off-Color. Will believes that more people should spend time off their phones for the mental well-being of themselves and others.

Fletcher Wyble

Community Associate
Fletcher Wyble is supporting and uplifting creatives at REC. Their passion for supporting creatives brought them to Philadelphia from East Lansing, Michigan, and they would love to tell you a little bit about their home state if you’re interested. An avid electronic music fan, Fletcher spends their time at shows and managing artists, while mixing in a little time for basketball and video games.

Christopher Smith

Community Associate
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Madi Napieralski

Talent Associate
Nadia has experience in talent booking, artist management, and multiple digital, audio, and visual workspaces. In her free time, Nadia enjoys traveling for concerts with friends, taking film photos, and going to the beach.

Ryan Nash

Talent Associate
Will is working to get creators paid and do more of what they love. Will has multiple years of experience in live sound and event production, and also is consistently writing and producing music with his band, Off-Color. Will believes that more people should spend time off their phones for the mental well-being of themselves and others.

Fletcher Wyble

Community Associate
Fletcher Wyble is supporting and uplifting creatives at REC. Their passion for supporting creatives brought them to Philadelphia from East Lansing, Michigan, and they would love to tell you a little bit about their home state if you’re interested. An avid electronic music fan, Fletcher spends their time at shows and managing artists, while mixing in a little time for basketball and video games.

Christopher Smith

Community Associate
Ramel provides support with external & internal programming, talent booking, and project management for brands & creators. In his free time, he loves hanging out with friends, looking for outfits, and binging tv shows in a day! If you see him in the space don't be afraid to mention Beyonce to start a conversation.

Madi Napieralski

Talent Associate
Nadia has experience in talent booking, artist management, and multiple digital, audio, and visual workspaces. In her free time, Nadia enjoys traveling for concerts with friends, taking film photos, and going to the beach.

Ryan Nash

Talent Associate
Will is working to get creators paid and do more of what they love. Will has multiple years of experience in live sound and event production, and also is consistently writing and producing music with his band, Off-Color. Will believes that more people should spend time off their phones for the mental well-being of themselves and others.