Our Team

Michael DeAloia

Chief Executive Officer

Favorite Fast Food
Taco Bell (He knows, He knows…)

Favorite Movie

Favorite Song
Do You Realize by The Flaming Lips.

Favorite Cookie
Chocolate Chip

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.

David Moss

Chief Creative Officer

Favorite Tree

Favorite Vegetable
Tomato (You should see his garden)

Favorite New Band

Favorite Weapon

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.

Doug Trostler

Chief Revenue Officer

Favorite Sports
Cycling & Skiing

Favorite Competitive Non-Athletic Event
Scripps Spelling Bee

Favorite Indulgence
Red Wine and a Chocolate Chip Cookie

Favorite Author
John Irving

Doug was born and raised in Shaker Heights, OH, a culturally diverse community that fostered his appreciation for music, theater, concerts and sports. Not long after graduating from Ohio State University, with a degree in Economics (what do you do with that?!), he started his broadcast career selling for a local News/Talk/Sports station. Doug comes to Front Porch Media with a rich background in terrestrial Radio and sales management.

"Front Porch Media gives me the opportunity to leverage my background in Radio in the new, hip, and growing podcast industry. I'm thrilled to be a part of this young and growing company and help grow sponsored and branded digital audio. I love creating new relationships and partnerships in my mission to connect companies with listeners through intelligent and entertaining audio programs."

Doug lives in Orange Village, OH with his wife, 2 kids, and dog. When not working, you can find him fueling his passion for fitness by cycling, running, and practicing yoga.

Brigid Coyne

Production Director

Favorite Olympic Sport

Favorite Word

Favorite Director
Alfred Hitchcock

Favorite Dessert
Grandma'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.

Julie Fink

Producer & Press Relations

Favorite TV Show:
The Office

Favorite Marine Life:

Favorite Human:

Favorite Emoji:

A new 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.

Conor Standish

Account Manager

Favorite Album
Heartbreaker-Ryan Adams

Favorite Hobby

Favorite Season

Favorite Number

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.

Eric Koltnow

Audio Engineer

Favorite Composer
Steve Reich

Favorite Painting
“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt

Favorite Musical Instrument
Modular Synthesizer

Favorite Cuisine
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.

Dave Douglas

Audio Director & Producer

Favorite Cymbal
Meinl 20” Traditional Extra Thin Hammered Crash

Favorite City
New York

Favorite Golf Club
5 Wood

Favorite New-ish Plugin
Scheps Omni Channel

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!

#Kidding #PleaseDont #JK

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