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Janine Jordan is the Chair and current Executive Director of the Electronic Music Alliance (EMA). She has been passionate about the electronic music scene since her first rave in 1999. Janine is an environmental, animal rights, and human rights activist, yogini, writer, hoop dancer, ocean lover, Trashion-fashion advocate and is a L.A. ambassador for Fashion Revolution. She considers herself "mostly vegan". As a Green Girl Guru for TheGreenGirls.com, Janine wrote over 50 articles. She grew up in San Diego (Poway) and holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
The Gandhi quote, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" deeply resonated with me - it was and continues to be the inspiration for all my work. --Janine
Janine started Green Wave after a trip to Costa Rica in 2006, to do her part in educating people about our relationship to Nature, climate change, and how it ties into a myriad of issues: social, health, human rights, animal welfare. She is passionate about sharing information to help make all people feel empowered and inspired to do their part. She co-founded EMA as an extension of Green Wave in 2010. She believes deeply that there exists an immense transformative power within the global dance music community as evidenced by it's resilient past and explosive recent history. EMA is about ensuring the evolution of the culture, fans to industry, continues to help tranform the world in a positive way.
Janine has been interviewed by YourEDM, POEM (Power of Electronic Music), Skirt Collective, Zentripz, In a Dream with Mystic Pete, and The EDM Show, Green is Glamorous, and written about in Magnetic Magazine. She encourages more of the electronic music community to get involved in local politics. Janine sat on the Mid-town North Hollywood Board of Directors and acted as the board secretary from 2014-2016 in Los Angeles, CA. She has recently relocated to Costa Rica where she is finishing a novel, teaching yoga, and building with her husband in a future eco-village.
Catherine Geanuracos leverages technology and media to create global movements that respond to the most urgent social, environmental and political issues of our time. She's the founder and CEO of New Economy Campaigns, a digital strategy firm focused on social value projects. As part of her work with New Economy, she co-created the Spin the Vote project, the first-ever national voter registration program for the EDM community. Prior to New Economy, she oversaw multiple components of Live Earth during three years as its General Manager,and from 2004-2006, she helped to shape innovative programs for MoveOn.org, using technology to expand opportunities for political engagement. She was the founding CTO of MomsRising.org and has advised Zimride, Social Media Week, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, the Betacup Challenge, Eric Garcetti’s mayoral campaign, and Katerva. She speaks regularly on cause marketing, social media, and community engagement. She completed her B.A. at Columbia College in New York City, and her Master’s Degree in social welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Silver Lake in Los Angeles. Access her full LinkedIn profile here.
Jeff Smith is the CEO of Eye Vapor, a consulting business formed to address the next generation of interactive entertainment. He has over 30 years of experience in interactive visualization programs, computer graphics for video, and all console gaming platforms. He is an expert in licensed game properties, including sports and entertainment/music. He has worked on several projects with overseas development teams. He was instrumental in starting and managing the Electronic Arts Graphic Council, which managed worldwide art development and art direction initiatives at THQ. He has over 4 years experience in performance based entertainment and installations, most recently he was a partner in WilderBe, a cutting edge interactive projection mapped dance project. Jeff graduated from The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
Raymond Stone considers himself a Startup & Ecommerce Geek. He is the Founder and CEO of RaveReady.com whichmanufactures and distributes, B2C and B2B sales of niche clothing, toys and accessories He is skilled in Business Development, Shopping and Social Start-Ups, Search Engine Optimization and E-commerce. He had previously worked for LA Police Gear, and was a Network Administrator in the United States Marine Corps responsible for running both SIPR/NIPR (Secret / Non-Secured) Microsoft based networks with 200 users while deployed to Iraq. Raymond handled web connections, Microsoft Exchange management, satellite connectivity, secure streaming video and multicast video. He has a passion for travel and takes his fiance on exotic trips during downtime, in between major edm festivals.
Julian Reyes' creative pursuits reflect a lifelong dialogue with art, music, and technology. Keyframe has worked as an artist manager, music label owner, event promoter, and represented the Ultra Music Festival for many years. Recent accomplishments include being Executive Producer of "Electronic Awakening", and Associate producer of "The Bloom Series: A Journey Through Transformational Festivals" & "American Jungle". Julian joined the EMA Board of Directors in 2011.
URB Magazine... "The sound of W cannot be contained in a little box. Chilled out and pilled out, Redheadedstepchild is worth your attention."
Indeed, when uber-group Radiohead needs a DJ to finish off the night at their epic Hollywood Bowl soirees, they call just one person... WishFM.
And, they've done exactly that on three World tours in support of albums Kid A, Hail to the Thief. Mr. Hampton has spent 25 years traveling the globe in his pursuit of absolute sonic bliss. During it’s 90s peak, his legendary annual Los Angeles electronic showcase, CIRCA, set attendance records and production standards for the entire American dance scene. His fantastic voyage has been well documented in books, "Generation Ecstasy" by Simon Reynolds, as well as, "The Book Of E" and "Rave America" both by Mirielle Silcott. He's been featured in an unbelievable 19 TV/film documentaries, including MTV's True Life series, CBS 48 Hours, and the late Peter Jennings heralded 'Ecstasy Rising', cementing his rep as one of the true historians of American dance music culture.
In the early days, he was the tirelessly rowdy manager/DJ/roommate of San Francisco's Hardkiss Music, that Wired Magazine termed the "royal family of American electronic", as they stormed the country with their unique brand of affordable chaos. Mr. Hampton has released five highly celebrated compilation CDs (WishFM '96.1', WishFM '97.1', WishFM '98.1', W 'Jet Set', 'GROOVE' Soundtrack - WishFM mix). He has also produced two very original artist albums (W 'Redheadedstepchild', W 'Stepheadedredchild') for San Francisco's groundbreaking Zoe Magik label. On his own labels, Domestic Recordings and La Belle Epoque Musique, he released debut albums from himself, along with American dance music stalwarts Mark Farina, Symbiosis and Westside Chemical.
In 1997, he created the soundtrack to the celebrated Tony Kaye advertising campaign for Mercedes Benz A Class automobiles. In 1999, his efforts were rewarded with a BAMMY nomination by the California Music Awards in the category of ˜Outstanding Electronic Artist. In 2000, Wade made his acting debut, playing himself in Sony Pictures Classics film Groove, while casting his old friend John Digweed as the marquis DJ superstar. As music supervisor for the motion picture, he produced the soundtrack for Kinetic/Warner Brothers, selling over 100,000 copies in 24 different countries. Groove was nominated for Best Film Under $500,000 at the 2001 IFC Independent Film Awards. In 2002, he put the finishing touches on his contribution for the 'Requiem For A Dream' remix album for Darren Aronofsky's Oscar winning film, which was released on Thrive/Sony/RED Records. He was Music Supervisor for film TV Junkie which won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
CURRENTLY, Wade is a Director at Dallas benchmark nightclub Ghostbar on top of the W Hotel where he still regularly performs alongside some of the biggest talent in the biz.
He is currently Co-Producer of Starck Project and completing his first first original musical film score for the long-awaited documentary about Dallas’ legendary 80’s Starck Club. Wade's first artist album in over a decade under the moniker Smooth Criminal is also set to explode in 2013.
Jennifer is part of the EMA Executive Team acting as Secretary. She currently runs her own non-profit, LAHAF (Lend a Hand and a Foot). She is part of the Go Green Initiative with FEMA, Haitian NGO Community Collective, Haitian EMT (Emergency Response), National Brain Tumor Society, South First Action Committee, San Jose Gay Pride Committee. She also built and operated a full service hair salon from the ground up and received 4 "best of" awards in Santa Clara County.
Disco Donnie Presents (DDP), an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production. Since the company's inception in 1994, DDP has generated 10,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals in the US, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. DDP, both on its own and through partnership, develops innovative, creative and strategic business opportunities in live entertainment.
Graham established his own LLC in March of 2013 and consults for EMA on program development, green initiatives, and activations. Graham spends most of his time licensing music for Nicky Jack Publishing, but also is a sales consultant for Vortex Immersion Media. Graham has both promotion and production experience. He helped EMA recently create "Planet SMF", worked as an assistant coordinator for Planetroo at Bonaroo, and was student organizer for the I.D.E.A.S. organization at the University of Florida. He has a passion for interactive ideas that will save the planet.
Psychologist at City and County of San Francisco, studied at California Institute of Integral Studies, and is the maestro behind Burning Man's most famous soundcamp, Opulent Temple. Syd is a respected San Francisco promoter and producer of events, as well as a reputed and talented DJ.
NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2017
Deepti Datt, Phu Styles, Kim Knight, Mary Salvatera, Tomas Serrano (DJ IDeaL), Joseph Carringer (Table Syndicate), Parag Bhandari, Kimberly Roussell
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