Meet the REVERB team

We’re a varied and eclectic bunch here at REVERB, with diverse backgrounds in both the music and environmental fields. 

The Team

Lauren Sullivan

Director & Co-Founder

In the spring of 2004, Lauren, with the help of some friends, proceeded to chase the Barenaked Ladies’/Alanis Morissette “Au Naturale” tour back and forth across the country… and so REVERB’s days of green touring and education began. Today Lauren works on many of the organizational elements that keep REVERB chugging: financial oversight and development, governance and legal, with some biodiesel coordination thrown in.

Lauren earned a B.A. in Social Psychology and Spanish from Tufts University and an M.S. in Environmental Education from the Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University. Lauren has worked as a campaigner with the Rainforest Action Network in San Francisco, and in Brooklyn, NY with Partnerships for Parks helping communities to advocate for and reclaim their parks, gardens and green spaces.

Outside of the office, Lauren enjoys whoopie pies, kayaking, and brushing up on her Spanish. She is Mom to her wonderful kids, Sloan and Julian.

Adam Gardner

Director & Co-Founder

Adam keeps himself busy with two full-time jobs: Guster guitarist and REVERB Co-Director. Pre-REVERB, he lamented the fact that despite living an earth-friendly lifestyle at home, his band’s tours left a big not-so-eco-friendly footprint. He knew many other artists felt the same way, so he reached out to his friends and peers in the music world and found resources (thanks Bonnie Raitt!) and guinea pigs (thanks Barenaked Ladies!) as REVERB figured out how to make touring – and the music industry in general – greener.

As the REVERB “music guy,” Adam spends much of his time working with bands, managers, and various entities in the music industry. He also tends to talk a lot; he recently had the honor oftestifying to Congress about sustainable biodiesel, and was a keynote speaker at Powershift ’09.

Adam grew up in New Jersey in “the garden part of the Garden State,” exploring the woods and discovering what he was sure were ancient arrowheads. He left home for Tufts University, earning a B.S. in Psychology and thinking it didn’t really matter which college he went to, only to meet both his wife and fellow band mates there.

Lara Seaver

Director of Projects

Lara works with REVERB’s tours and events, helping artists, festivals and venues design and execute programs to reduce environmental impact and support communities.

Lara came to REVERB after a dozen years in the radio industry. She hosted a morning radio show for 3 years (on a carbon neutral station!), put on events of all sizes and managed promotions for 8 stations. She organized shows with unheard of up-and-coming artists like Taylor Swift, Matt Nathanson, Blake Shelton and many more. Lara grew up in Massachusetts and came to Maine to attend Bowdoin College. Despite traveling to dozens of cities across the U.S. each year, she can’t imagine a place better than Maine to call home.

Outside of REVERB, Lara spends most of her time exploring the world with her young daughters, Dagny and Maisy. As a family, they love live music, the outdoors, pinball, and messy cooking “experiments.”

Tanner Watt

Director of Partnerships 

Before coming to REVERB, Tanner worked in both the alternative fuels and music industries. With degrees in Photography and Public Relations, he brings a unique skill set to the REVERB team.

Tanner’s experience in photography, film, concert production and non-profit management (most recently, the Associate Director of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance) brings a full quiver of useful talents to REVERB’s efforts in the music space. Tanner considers himself a problem solver and a fire fighter, and is at his best in high stress situations.

Tanner lives with his wife and three children in South Portland, Maine and enjoys spending time with his family enjoying all that New England has to offer.

Paige Roth

Manager of Community & Volunteer Programs

Paige manages the REVERB volunteer, Farm-to-Stage and internship programs as well as the partnering non-profit organizations that table with REVERB at concerts across the country.

Paige attended Eckerd College in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida where she received her BA in Classics. She spent years as a wash-ashore on Martha’s Vineyard before returning to her home state (Maine!) to continue her education in nonprofit management. She has event planning and volunteer coordination experience from the museum world and social service nonprofits.

A beach bum in the summer, Paige enjoys her cats, live music, collecting vinyl records, watching horror movies and spending time with her husband, Joel, and her family in Penobscot.

Chris Spinato

Sponsorship and Project Management
Before joining REVERB to work on Sponsorship and Project Management, Chris spent most of his career in the outdoor industry.  After graduating from Ithaca College, he worked as a backcountry guide throughout New England, a bike tour guide in Acadia National Park and for several outdoor companies.  Most recently, he worked in marketing at L.L.Bean developing the Bootmobile program.

Chris grew up in NewJersey, but his love of the ocean and the nearby White Mountains (and lobster) drew him to Portland, Maine where he lives with his wife Chrissy.  When he’s got some free time you can find Chris on the water or in the mountains, exploring Maine’s craft brewing and food scenes, seeking out new music or soundly losing a game of Scrabble.

Carson Byrum
REVERB  Lead Project Coordinator
Here are two truths and a lie about the newest edition to the REVERB team: A. He was named after a mountain in Northern California B. He recites a daily mantra that was passed on to him (in person) by the late Tupac Shakur C. He has never eaten lobster.

The lie is C. He eats lobster all the time! In fact Maine’s abundance of lobster played a huge role in him moving to Portland from New York City. That and doing the good work at REVERB, incredible hikes, amazing beer, Two Lights State Park and actually having a guest room and porch.

When he is not eating lobster, Carson is a Project Coordinator working with the team to make sure the right objects get to the right places at the right time. He also believes all things are spreadsheet-able.

Amanda Morancy
REVERB 2018 Communications Intern

Emilio Roberts

Onsite Tour Coordinator
Emilio’s passion for live music and protecting the environment first brought him to REVERB as a volunteer in 2009.

After graduating from Five Towns College, Emilio began working in concert production as an audio engineer. He has also worked as the assistant fund raising director for a public radio station in Upstate New York.

When not working with REVERB, Emilio can be found checking out some new bands, rock climbing, recording his own music, or obsessing over the NHL (GO RANGERS!).

Pati Villegas
Onsite Tour Coordinator
Pati became involved in the music industry in 2012 by serving as the Greening Coordinator for the Dave Matthews Band Summer 2012 Tour. She couldn’t have asked for a more perfect job with REVERB, putting her education and love for the environment to good use.

Hailing from Athens, GA, Pati is a first generation Colombian-American. She holds a degree in Consumer Journalism from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

Pati is passionate about coastal and marine environmental conservation with a focus on engaging, learning from, and working with coastal communities dependent on healthy oceans. Her career started at Conservation International, and later Oceanic Society where she helped manage the Sea Turtle Flagship Program, and served as an editor and manger of the annual State of the World’s Sea Turtles (SWOT) Report. Research projects have taken her to Brazil, Colombia, and most recently Mexico where she worked with small-scale lobster fisheries.

A natural connector and experienced communicator, Pati is excited to build a strong, vibrant network of people through all of her experiences on the road!

Rachel McClure

Onsite Tour Coordinator

Rachel first worked with REVERB on the 2014 Fall Campus Consciousness Tour as a representative for the Environmental Defense Fund, a serendipitous experience that quickly led Rachel to Portland, Maine to volunteer in the REVERB office. Since then, Rachel has worked on multiple Campus Consciousness Tours and assisted in the office this past year with the No More Blood Wood Campaign.

Hailing from Washington, DC, Rachel was raised in the political sphere acquiring a distinct understanding of the difficulty of fighting for social justice. Rachel holds a BA in Philosophy and Sociology from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC where she first became engaged in climate justice.  Having worked largely in early childhood education, Rachel is thrilled to be on REVERB’s side of environmental advocacy and cannot wait to see the opportunities the future holds.
Rachel adores music of all kinds despite her inability to play a note on any instrument. She can often be found attending local shows or poring over dusty vinyl at a thrift store.
Having recently moved to Maine, Rachel is now often found hiking, boating or eating lobster on a beach with her little pup, Pumpkin.
Erica Schair-Cardona
REVERB Board Member
Erica Schair-Cardona has a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, she became a Staff Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center in Denver, Colorado, where she represented abused and neglected children, foster parents and families.
Upon moving back to Portland, Maine, she became first Staff Attorney at the Volunteer Lawyers Project. After leaving VLP to have her children, Erica became the director of the Healing Healthcare Project for the Center for Preventing Hate. The Healing Healthcare Project was a program designed to address and intervene in bias and harassment in Maine’s hospitals and healthcare settings. Erica was also a co-facilitator for Lift360‘s Young Emerging Leaders program, dedicated to placing young, trained leaders on nonprofit boards in the Southern Maine region.  Most recently, Erica has been consulting with Scales Restaurant on all of their Front of House Operations with a particular focus on the hospitality, as it pertains to the customer experience and employee satisfaction.  Erica volunteers at the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project and serves on the Board of Trustees of Waynflete School, and the Hudson Foundation.
Andy Johnson
REVERB Board Member
Andy is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE : DDD), a global provider of 3D printing centric solutions including 3D printers, print materials, services, software and on-demand parts.  He joined 3D Systems in 2006 and previously served as Interim President and CEO from October 2015 until April 2016.  Prior to joining 3D Systems, Andy was an Associate with Hunton & Williams LLP on the asset securitization team.  He graduated from Miami University in 1996 with a B.A. in political science, diplomacy & foreign affairs and religion and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1999.  [He has worked with Adam since Guster was Gus and still holds the individual Guster Rep sales record for “Parachute.”]
Diane Boyd
REVERB Board Member
Diane Boyd has over two decades of experience creating, executing and managing programs dedicated to philanthropy, social change, the environment, and education. Through work in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, she has worked with a wide range of partners, organizations, individuals and diverse communities – from Members of Congress to startups – and spent years as a guest lecturer at universities, manager, educator, and director of programs, trainings, and workshops. She has convened high-impact events and programs, successfully bringing together leaders in the fields of global sustainability, business, technology, philanthropy, medicine, science, and the arts.

She has developed high quality programs and outdoor experiences with numerous organizations from the National Park Service to her own business, led adventures throughout the West, on the Colorado River, and in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, among others, and advocated for sustainability with a number of organizations supporting our public lands. Diane has developed successful media relations campaigns, generating coverage on major press outlets including MSNBC, USA Today, CNN, the Associated Press, and multiple newspapers, radio, as well as writing of editorials, press releases, and official comments on public policy. She oversaw the development and execution of national and international strategic marketing, private labeling, and sales initiatives for an adventure based medical goods company, and successfully built and managed high profile accounts, including the United Nations, across the US, Europe, and Africa.