The Secretly Rad Team

  • Meghan Kearney

  • Co-Founder

Meghan holds a BA in Mass Media Studies from Florida State University and MA in Communication from Portland State University. She has been professionally employed as a communication and outreach specialist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service since 2011. Meghan is an active member of the Portland, OR music community working with a range of local artists and artists from around the globe in social media marketing. She has worked on a wide range of music projects in Portland including PDX Pop Now!, Know Your City, and the PDX Music Project with Secretly Rad teammate, Sam.

  • Liz Kelly

  • Co-Founder

Liz is a DIY music industry vet, having run influential indie zine Punctuate from 2002-2007. In 2009, Liz moved to the motherland to pursue a Master’s Degree in Popular Music Studies – Music Industries at Glasgow University. As a student, she completed an internship at Chemikal Underground Records as their press officer. Since joining the professional world of work in London, Liz has been a Social Media Community Manager for not only musical artists but also major automotive and retail clients.

  • Sam Murray

  • Lead Editor / World Music

Sam hails from Yorkshire, the best county in the UK. He holds a BA in Popular and World Music, a Masters in Popular Music Studies and is currently studying for a PhD in Ethnography looking at the music scene in Portland, Oregon. He has a colourful history of working in music media previously being the host and producer of Folk Off! A student radio folk music show broadcast by both Leeds Student Radio and Liverpool Student Radio where he was nominated for best Male presenter in 2012. He also has previously written for Leeds Music Scene E-zine reviewing records and gigs and interviewing the likes of Seasick Steve and Blind Pilot. He currently works for the European Broadcasting Union as part of their Eurovision Young Musicians and Young Dancers Webteam as an editor and proof-reader. He is also the clarinettist in folk-reggae band Me and My Friends who have appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’ and BBC Radio 2 as well as many performance in various venues across the UK including London’s Union Chapel and Musicport Festival.

  • Perry Long

  • Photographer / Videographer

Perry is one of the most passionate and genuine music lovers we have had the opportunity to meet. New to the music promotion industry, Perry spends almost every free night of his life at one gig or another, hoisted in front of the stage with his camera. His contagious enthusiasm and passion for celebrating music artists motivated the Secretly Rad team to scoop Perry right up as a Boston, Massachusetts based photographer/videographer.

  • Shaun Spivak

  • Editor

Originally from Michigan, currently residing in London, UK. He loves going to shows, reading and listening to/playing music. Played guitar in the Michigan based Alco until the group went on a hiatus. He loves Sasquatch music festival with all of his heart and will continue to ensure his presence there, regardless of where he is living at the time. Some favorite albums include: Radiohead – OK Computer, Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights, As Tall As Lions – Self Titled, The Weeknd – House of Balloons, M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, Underoath – Lost in the Sound of Seperation, Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor, The Mars Volta – Deloused in the Comatorium, Aqualung – Memory Man, Mos Def – The Ecstatic, Sleeping at last – Keep No Score, Sigur Ros – ( ), Sufjan Stevens – Illinois, The Get Up Kids – Something To Write Home About, Damien Rice – O, Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American, Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, Air – Talkie Walkie

  • David Wexler

  • Editor

David grew up in Long Island, New York and at a young age fell in love with music and attending live shows. On April 17th, 1994 his life was changed when he saw Pearl Jam play a small fan club only show at the Paramount theater in NYC. Since then he has made it a point to travel to see shows around the globe seeing over 100 shows a year. Though not confirmed, he claims to listen to music for an average of 7-10 hours a day (it’s true). David has befriended plenty of bands and has always lent a hand when they needed it. Some of his favorite bands & musicians to see live are: Pearl Jam, Frightened Rabbit, Nine Inch Nails, Kevin Devine, Manchester Orchestra, Brand New , Rage Against The Machine, Liam Finn, The Twilight Sad, Green Day and Death Cab For Cutie.

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