Evergreen is powered by a team of knowledgeable executives, supported by rock-star talent, and backed by experienced production and broadcast professionals – committed to bringing entertaining content to people wherever they are.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael is the CEO of Evergreen Podcasts. It has been an illuminating and fun experience. As a published author, columnist for a large daily newspaper and former host of a syndicated radio program, Michael enjoys the tumult and opportunity the old media and new media industries offer. Born, raised and corn-fed in Dayton, OH, Michael took his first big step in the world by attending Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. After graduating college, he worked as a software developer focusing on UNIX (the stone age of computer languages).
Michael made his way to Cleveland, OH after being accepted into Case Western Reserve University. “Everything great in my life – both professionally and personally – has happened in Cleveland. What a great, great place to live.” Michael lives in Lakewood, OH with his wife and precocious daughter.
David Allen Moss
Chief Creative Officer
David grew up in rural Burton, Ohio where he enjoyed (what some might say) was a storybook upbringing. In ’89 that all came to an abrupt end, when his family moved to Wisconsin and Moss went on to study industrial design at RIT in Rochester, New York. He later transferred to Purdue, joined the All-American Marching Band (yes, he’s a bando), later earning a BA in professional writing and visual communications. In ‘94 Moss headed south to Indiana University, where he launched his career as Graphics/Multimedia Director for the Learn More Indiana project. Along the way, he explored life as recording artist and founding bass/vocalist of two Bloomington-based indie rock bands, until his eventual return to beloved Cleveland in ‘99.
Moss’ disruptive background in creative direction, digital design and technology have made for a career on the leading-edge. In the last decade alone, David launched Future Center for Design and Tech Transfer at CIA, two boutique design firms and the culinary content company, Emerging Chefs – all arguably ahead of their time. A father of three and proud husband, Moss brings mad skills to Evergreen, where he’s fired up to help grow our family of brands into an international conversation.
Senior Vice President - Content Development
Gerardo grew up in Lorain, OH and has spent much of his career in the Cleveland area. After studying political science at Ohio State and graduating from Harvard Law School, Gerardo spent ten years practicing business law at a large law firm in Cleveland with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. He then caught the entrepreneurial bug and started an online publishing company, riding the ups and downs of the Internet era. Gerardo has also worked with companies in developing and implementing marketing and sales strategies.
Gerardo’s passion for content development and lifelong learning drew him to the growing podcasting industry. “Evergreen has built an amazing portfolio of podcasts, and I’m excited to join the company and help grow the network. Our entire team is committed to producing compelling original content and also finding talented podcasters who can thrive by joining our network.”
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Vice President - Production
A Lakewood native, Brigid left the Cleveland area to study undergraduate Literature and the Liberal Arts, dividing her time between the University of Dallas (TX) and Christendom College (VA). She returned to her hometown in 2016, just in time to witness a thrilling Cavaliers championship and to join Evergreen Podcasts in their start-up endeavors. When she’s not creating audacious new content for Evergreen, you can find her attempting a myriad of sports, watching classic films, or perusing a novel. Please excuse her obscure “Office” references and unfortunate use of puns.
Vice President - Account Management
Conor grew up in Lakewood and, even more specifically, on the front porch (okay, maybe not during the winter months). He spent countless hours hanging with family and friends, eating, sleeping and it’s where he began his passion – songwriting. He attended Ohio University as a Psychology major/Business minor but, like many recent graduates, found a field of work in something completely different. He started as a Sales Account Manager at a local radio station, then moved to an Account Manager position at a valet company, and now has a happy home at The Front Porch People as the Account Manager.
Julie Holiday is Evergreen Podcasts' in-house Media Personality and dynamic Director of Marketing. She is a Cleveland-based writer, content creator, and on-air talent.
Julie's background spans across production, digital marketing, and news with time at iHeartRadio, CBSRadio, and Cleveland 19 News.
A graduate of the University of Akron, with a bachelor's Degree in Mass Media Communication, Julie's passion for evolving media is what attracted her to the podcasting industry. "My goal is to inform listeners of the power of podcasting and to help Evergreen become the largest independent podcast network in the world."
When she is not creating content, Julie loves being in nature with her husband, stepdaughters, and her adorable dog, Kohl.
Business Development Director
Doug is a Cleveland native and multi-disciplined creative. He grew up in the southwestern suburb of Broadview Heights before migrating to the westside after college. He studied Musical Theatre at Kent State University, before his charisma and extreme extrovert tendencies led him to a career in business development.
He is proud to represent Evergreen as Business Development Director. Doug's sales experience spans 13 years and multiple industries from manufacturing to medical. The heart of all he does is centered on cultivating and nurturing meaningful connections.
At home, Doug is a husband, father to four wonderful kids, a music and theatre enthusiast, and Star Wars nerd. He is the co-founder and General Manager of Theatre Agápe, a local non-profit creating opportunities for accessibility in community theatre; as well as an award-winning stage actor and director in the Cleveland area.
Luke T. Gibbons
Business Development Director
Beyond the four key chemical bases, Luke Gibbon’s DNA comprises an affinity for meeting people and nurturing relationships, an innate obligation to be on/in the water, and a love for listening to and telling stories.
Luke’s been in sales for more than 15 years, helping people in the restaurant business, consumer foods industry and construction trades. His experience has been with national distributor giants Sysco Foods and Chef’s Warehouse, as well as with local icons like Ohio City Pasta and The Euclid Fish Company. Did we mention, he just loves The Land?
Born in Cleveland, raised in Cleveland Heights and Lakewood, Luke settled in Ohio City post college where he majored in communications at Cleveland State University. He spends most of his leisure time on Lake Erie and in local rivers – paddle boarding, fly fishing, sailing, surfing and (every now and then) swimming. Fun fact: he’s surfed in the Great Lakes, up and down the East Coast, Australia, and California: fished for trout in New York’s, Michigan's, Pennsylvania’s, and Ohio’s rivers; and traveled the US from Maine to San Diego.
Manager - Sales Support
A Cleveland native, Angela moved to NYC and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in fashion design and quickly immersed herself in the industry. After eight years in Manhattan, her roots came calling and she accepted a position at Kent State University’s acclaimed fashion program teaching design. As a creative with a tactical business mind; Angela gravitated towards photography where she started the wildly successful Aster + Olive Studio. She has been working with multifaceted clients for over 11 years and she’s excited to share her background in design, teaching, sales, customer relations and branding with Front Porch Media Network & Evergreen Podcasts.
Audio Director & Producer
Dave is a key player on our podcast production team. He is an established audio professional with a diverse set of skills and experience. Specializing as a music producer, mixer and recording engineer, Dave feels at home moving projects from concept to completion. Hit him up if you want to record some of your tunes! He also works as a composer, studio musician, live audio engineer, and co-hosts his own podcast called DrumChats (obviously about drumming).
Dave is a multi-instrumentalist, but most widely known as the drummer of Grammy nominated band, Relient K. He has spent many years touring heavily, making records (approximately 3 million sold), playing festivals and late night talk shows – fantastic adventures, meeting fantastic people. Feel free to stop by the Front Porch office for an autograph and photo op!
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Leah is the award-winning Producer behind Banking Transformed with Jim Marous, Simple, Interrupted, InformED and Tales From Behind the Veil. She is also the Producer and Host of Weddings Unveiled with Leah. With almost 20 years of experience in media and entertainment, she has worked for the city of Cleveland's TV20, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Monsters and Gladiators, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was the 2004 MTV/Cox Cable Choose or Lose News Correspondent.
She currently serves as President of the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters, and is on the board for her alumni, the Ohio Media School. Leah loves meeting new people, and believes everyone has a story to tell. When she's not producing you can find her frolicking around Cleveland.
Hannah Rae Leach
Hannah Rae Leach (she/hers) is a Cleveland-based writer, musician, and producer. In the audio realm, she is the co-host and producer of Evergreen's Sleepover Cinema, along with having produced 5+ shows over her over four years at Evergreen.
As a writer, she is the founding member of Cleveland’s Young Playwrights Collective. Her play Bedroom Culture was featured in Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2019 Entry Point festival and received a workshop production in March 2022. She and her sister Audrey co-created Too Pink Productions productions for their film ventures and their documentary on Ohio Show Choirs is currently seeking distribution.
She's also one-fourth of the Cleveland-based folk-pop quartet The Prom Queens and a vocal director at Cleveland’s School of Rock. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dramatic Writing in the spring of 2017 and is passionate about a juicy story, glitter, and making things fun.
Sarah came to join us at Front Porch Media Network & Evergreen Podcasts after a long and semi-luxurious career in the film and television industry. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design where she studied Video/Film with a dream and desire for directing. She moved to Los Angeles where she chose a career as a script supervisor working on several movies and television shows you may have seen including Happy Death Day, Adam Ruins Everything (TruTV), and countless Lifetime movies. She has also written, produced, and directed her own short films Remission and Sweet Nothing. Sarah is an avid blogger and spends her free time painting or being outside with dreams of someday thru hiking the Appalachian Trail! Some of her favorite things are her dog Rex, dinosaurs, Elvis, and of course PODCASTS!
Sean hails from Orange Village, Ohio. When he first got a taste of media production through an internship at a recording studio during high school, he knew that it was what he wanted to do. He earned a degree in Music Technology with a minor in Electronic Media and Film from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
He has worked on a wide variety of media projects doing everything from recording and mixing music to video editing. Now he works as an audio engineer for Evergreen Podcasts, helping to make sure that the podcasts you love are of the utmost quality. When not working, you can find Sean engaging with his passion for the eSports industry by participating in and volunteering for local tournaments.
Nijah grew up in Maple Heights, Ohio. She attended Bowling Green State University where she studied Media Production and received her bachelor's degree in Communications. Nijah then started an exciting career in radio in Toledo, Ohio before moving back to Cleveland. She loves to edit audio and see her projects transform from start to finish. You can find her on her Youtube channel or even in a magazine as a fashion model! She has been featured on NYC and LA billboards, in runway shows, and more. She is super excited to be hands-on and get creative with Evergreen's production team and clients. Nijah's favorite quote is "believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable."
Audio Engineer & Producer
Will is a Columbia College Chicago graduate with a degree in Cinema Arts + Sciences, and a lifelong Clevelander. He has accumulated years of experience as an audio engineer, sound designer, and video editor for short films, features, commercials, documentaries, and now podcasts. From stereo, to surround sound, to interactive audio, Will has a wealth of knowledge regarding audio and storytelling through his own company: PrittsPost. Despite having spent a majority of his time in dark editing rooms and dubbing stages with limited human interaction; Will is surprisingly well-adjusted. So feel free to say hello if you see him around at Evergreen or down the street at Lakewood skatepark.
Declan (He/Him) was born and raised in Lakewood, Ohio. At Evergreen, he has assumed various roles, including Producer, Editor, Content Creator, and Email-Signature Guru.
In his off hours, Declan is pursuing studies in Music Production and Audio Engineering. He also arranges and produces for the Drexel Cleftomaniacs, a collegiate a cappella group.
Teagan is an artist that works in many different mediums and styles. From acrylic sea-life paintings to wacky alien artwork her creations are always something unique. She has recently moved into Cleveland and is pursuing her BFA in Graphic Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Teagan grew up with a passion for art starting with painting and moving onto Graphic Design in her high school and college years. With years of reading books in any genre from horror, sci-fi, or fantasy, Teagan developed a love of reading and writing from a young age (with a record of over 1000 books in a year). New to the podcast environment, Teagan enjoys listening to them while she works and creates art. She is organization heavy and lives for checklists. In her downtime, Teagan can be found diving deep; either deep under water scuba diving, or deep into crafting pasta, curry, and other dishes from scratch.
Account Manager - Advertising
Christopher has several disciplines including web development, design, and multimedia production. He has over 8 years of experience designing and developing digital products across different mediums and industries, lately focused in the medical sector. He has worked with start-ups and established businesses as well as the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. Outside of work he is an avid photographer and musician.
Account Management / Admin
Madison is an Ohio native with a wide variety of interests and skills. She has attended college locally for the last several years and has received her Associate of Arts from Lorain County Community College as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University, and is now pursuing a Master's degree in psychological science from Cleveland State University. While Madison's studies focus mainly on psychological and philosophical topics, she has also studied communications and statistics. Outside of work and academics, Madison spends much of her time crafting for her Etsy page and collecting oddities.
EVG News Director
Anthony Davis is a British broadcaster and journalist who for over 20 years has worked for the BBC and LBC as a voice artist and radio talk show host.
Washington Bureau Chief
Paul Brandus is the host of West Wing Reports, Evergreen’s upcoming podcast about doings in the nation’s capital. He’s also a columnist for USA Today, Dow Jones/MarketWatch and has written four history books, mostly dealing with presidential and military history. His 2020 book about Jacqueline Kennedy was turned into one of our podcasts, From First Lady to Jackie O.
A speaker at seven presidential libraries and various corporate and non-government organizations, he has been a member of the White House press corps since 2008 (follow him on Twitter @WestWingReport) and also worked for several years at NBC News. Earlier in his career, Paul spent nearly five years as a foreign correspondent in Moscow and has also worked on Capitol Hill and in the investment business.
Paul has been to 67 countries on five continents (damn you, Australia and Antarctica), lives with his wife, daughter and one rambunctious Corgi. If you meet him, ask him to show you one of his many card tricks. Email him at [email protected]
Noah Foutz is an Ohio-raised Composer, Producer, and Musician. He earned his Bachelor of Music Composition from Cleveland State, and was blessed to attend the 2016 Championship parade only a couple blocks from his apartment.
Noah has earned multiple awards for his compositions, and can also be heard in video games, films, and animations. He has also worked as a producer for a wide variety of projects, ranging from sound installations, music albums, live theater, and podcasts. He is so excited to lend his creativity and collaboration to Evergreen as a Podcast Producer and Editor.
You can find Noah spending his weekends playing with various bands around the Cleveland area, enjoying the outdoors, or attending the occasional Super Smash Bros tournament. He lives with his Fiancee Abby and is a proud cat dad to his two kittens, Juniper and Fig.
Bill Huffman is a news junkie. He caught the bug when he was in high school when Mr. Kraynack said being a reporter gives you a front row seat to history. After that, Bill was hooked. He was the A&E editor and reporter for The Cauldron at Cleveland State University where he covered everything from movie premieres to Snoop Dogg’s birthday party. Bill interned with Newsradio WTAM 1100 as a general assignment reporter where the addiction only grew stronger.
His first professional media job was as head of the editorial board for WOIO. Bill would coordinate with anchors, reporters and editors to come up with editorial ideas for the station’s general manager. He then parlayed that position into a producer gig for the one and only Carl Monday at WOIO. Bill then worked as a producer for News5 which is what led him to go “all in” on podcasting. So it’s safe to say Bill has been trying to feed his fix since he got a taste.
Bill has worked in radio, newspapers, television, blogging, and for the last three years, podcasting. Bill produces and hosts the successful Who Killed…? podcast. His first series was Who Killed Amy Mihaljevic? Last but not least you may see Bill on TV here and there because he is also a true crime talking head for ID Discovery and the Oxygen network. Bill is proud to say that he is now a functioning news junkie.
If you can’t find Bill in the studio, chances are he is either on the golf course, sailboat racing or ripping fresh powder on the ski mountain.
Chris is an Emmy-nominated producer with over 15 years of experience
producing and editing documentary, non-scripted, and competition series.
His producing credits include the cult hit series Alone (History Channel), the presciently-timed Pandemic (Netflix), and everyone's favorite global real estate show: House Hunters International (HGTV).
A native New Yorker and graduate of Boston University, he left the east coast for Cleveland’s west side, where he and his family root for the Mets (and the Guardians).
When he’s not producing, Chris enjoys drumming, reading, discovering new music, and traveling.
Gray Sienna Longfellow is an Ohio audio engineer (some say an audio wizard!) and
musician. Gray grew up surrounded by music and pursued every chance they could to
perform and learn. They are grateful to have performed in the Cleveland Youth Wind
Symphony. In the summer of 2017, Gray was chosen to attend Grammy Camp in LA on
the Electronic Music Production track with Greg “Stryke” Chin as their mentor.
Gray pursued their passion for audio at Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, where they received their B.S.C with a focus in Music Production. They are honored to have received an MDIA Directors Award in 2020 and 2021. Gray worked as Chief Recording Engineer with the School of Music to record, livestream, and archive performances of many students and ensembles. They also interned with the university’s record label, Brick City Records, to produce albums with local Athens, Ohio artists.
After graduation, they returned to Northeast Ohio to work with Evergreen, where they love to watch projects evolve and take shape through editing and mixing. Alongside composing and recording their own music, Gray also works with their local marching band program as an audio technology specialist.
In whatever free time Gray manages to find, they love following their creative passions and playing video games!
Born and raised in Columbus, Nate is an Ohio native. His passion for technical production began at a young age with his involvement in musical theater and playing in humble garage bands. This passion carried through to Capital University, where he graduated with a BA in Music Technology.
Nate now works on a wide breadth of podcasts and other projects such as live and recorded music, audiobooks, and theatrical productions. You can also find him daylighting at the Guitar House Workshop; Grandview’s best little music store. Nate is excited to be involved in creating so many different engaging experiences, and can be easily bribed with a strong coffee or vegan pastry if you have something you could use him on.