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.
Vice President of Network 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.”
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.
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.
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 Producer for Pit Pass Moto, Banking Transformed, The Katz Walk, Design Everywhere and InformED. She is also the Producer and Host of Weddings Unveiled with Leah Longbrake. 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. In addition, she interned for both 99.5 WGAR and WJW Fox 8 Morning Shows.
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 with her husband, Patrick.
Hannah Rae Leach (she/hers) is a Cleveland-based writer, musician, and producer. In the audio realm, she is the creator of Wholehearted, an audible series of personal essays and profiles, as well as co-host and producer of Evergreen's Sleepover Cinema. She is also the producer of a multitude of other podcasts.
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 is scheduled to receive a workshop production there in 2021. She and her sister Audrey co-created Too Pink Pictures for their film ventures and their documentary on Ohio Show Choirs is currently seeking distribution.
She's also one-third of the Cleveland-based folk-pop trio The Prom Queens and a vocal director at Cleveland’s School of Rock. She graduted 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!
Eric was born in Akron, Ohio. He studied Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from Bowling Green State University. He left music school to pursue a career in music. In various projects, Eric released records on Polyvinyl and Suicide Squeeze Records. He spent the next few years touring to support those records.
After the birth of his kids, he decided to refocus his attention on audio. Through his business, Frequent Audio, he does recording, live sound reinforcement, audio post-production, and location sound.
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.
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.
Sara Griffin was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up around horses and rode professionally. Sara loves the outdoors, being challenged creatively, and the Arts. Sara’s background is diverse, but her true passions remain in Holistic Health and Wellness. Sara is a Yoga Therapeutics Facilitator, and is currently studying Sports Medicine.
Christopher has 8 years of experience designing and developing digital products for start-ups, established businesses and the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. He is passionate about many things, one being technology. In a past position he taught community programs helping seniors get online as well as programs helping job seekers learn Microsoft Office to boost their employability. Outside of work he is an avid photographer and musician and his current goal is to finish his degree in Political Science.
Account Management / Admin
Madison has gained experience in numerous fields over the last several years, including customer relations, management, healthcare, public services and community outreach, podcasting, and education. She holds a certificate of philosophical studies and an A.A. from Lorain County Community College as well as a B.A. in psychological science from Cleveland State University with the intention of eventually pursuing a PhD in social psychology. Currently, Madison is the Director of Operations at Ars Longa Media (ALM), but fills a variety of roles for both ALM and Evergreen Podcasts relating to podcast production and project management. In her (rare) free time, Madison enjoys playing music, spending time with her dog, and adventuring outdoors. She is an avid explorer, craftsperson, and a self proclaimed chef.
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]