Chief Executive Officer
Favorite Fast Food
Taco Bell (He knows, He knows…)
Do You Realize by The Flaming Lips.
Michael took over as CEO of The Front Porch People in January of 2017. 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.
Chief Creative Officer
Tomato (You should see his garden)
Favorite New Band
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 the Front Porch, where he’s fired up to help grow our family of brands into an international conversation.
Favorite Candy Bar
Favorite Board Game
Ticket to Ride
Madeleine has been with The Front Porch People since January 2016, and she has enjoyed wearing many different hats (or in Cleveland, sweaters) in the company. She is a mom-to-be who plans to indoctrinate a love of literature and podcasts into her child from birth. An avid reader and writer, Madeleine enjoys plowing through long, depressing novels and desperately trying to come up with golden material for her currently non-existent (but soon-to-be-famous) mommy blog. A Cleveland transplant from sunny Alabama, she can occasionally be caught saying “Hey y’all” to unsuspecting Clevelanders.
Favorite Olympic Sport
Grandma Coyne’s Bailey’s Cheesecake
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 The Front Porch People in their start-up endeavors. When she’s not creating audacious new content for the Front Porch, you can find her attempting a myriad of sports, engaging in philosophical debates, watching old films, or perusing a classic novel. Please excuse her obscure “Office” references and unfortunate use of puns.
Business Development Executive
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 even named his band Front Porch Lights (Don’t hesitate to ask him when his next show in town is because he’ll tell you anyway) and promises he didn’t steal the name idea from The Front Porch People.
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 Business Development Executive.
Favorite TV Show:
Favorite Marine Life:
Our newest member to the Front Porch team, Julie (a.k.a. Big Julz) brings a unique blend of radio, broadcasting and creativity to her assistant producer role. A former On-Air Personality for Hot 98.1, a Rhythmic Top 40 Station located in Greenville, SC, Julie got her start in radio as the Co-Host for The Hollywood in the Morning show and soon found herself seated behind the mic as the Mid-Day host for Carolina’s #1 Hit Music Station. The FM airwaves were a blast but her passion lies in talk radio. After returning to her home town in Aurora, she has found a cozy place at the Front Porch People alongside a freelance writing career and even dabbles with her own podcast (coming soon!). Watching Tribe games and hanging with her niece and two little nephews lights up her Cleveland world.
“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt
Favorite Musical Instrument
Thai Food (especially Tom Yum soup)
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.