OUR TEAM

Karalyn Hope

Owner and Founder

Karalyn Hope is a photographer and writer who specializes in live music and portraits based throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and Upstate New York. She is currently attending SUNY Fredonia as a Music Industry major. She also loves booking and running shows along with creating mixed media art collages and designs. To learn more, you can visit her site here.

Dan Calderone

Writer

My name is Dan Calderone (22 y/o) and I’m from Binghamton, NY. I began my music career in high school when I joined Coasting on Potential on bass guitar. After a few years, I moved to SUNY Fredonia to study Music Industry. I currently run one of New York’s most established house venues, NPSC in Fredonia, and work as a Production Manager/Booking Assistant for Last Call Entertainment. You can also see me playing lead guitar for the alternative rock band, Eerie Shores.

Maddisen V.

Writer and Photographer

Native of Wisconsin and a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Communications, I made my way to San Diego to pursue my passion for music and media. I am currently a media producer for local musicians, as well as the digital marketing manager for a wedding band. Soon after moving, I started my own media business, and now specialize in all media types including photography, videography, social media management, and journalism.

Peyton Kuzel

Writer and Photographer

Peyton Kuzel is a photographer and multimedia creator from Binghamton, New York. He is currently, pursuing a degree in Media Studies at the University at Buffalo. He focuses mainly on live music photography and video creation.

Jade Pike

Writer and Photographer

Jade Pike is an eighteen year old photographer, primarily based in Central Florida. She has always had a passion for music and art, and focuses her work on live music and portraiture. Aside from going to concerts and hosting photoshoots, she loves spending time in the city, strolling through record shops, and listening to her favorite albums on vinyl.

Precious Tucker

Writer and Photographer

My name is Precious Tucker (21y/o) and I’m a portrait photographer based in Oklahoma City! I adore visual art and its power to connect communities of all backgrounds. I’ve been keeping my camera close by for six years now. Piano was my first friend at age nine, and my passion for music has grown ever since! I’m incredibly proud to be a part of the FTP team!

Natalie Wilks

Writer

Natalie Wilks is a 19 year old writer, singer, and songwriter from Syracuse, New York. She is currently studying Music Industry at SUNY Fredonia. Natalie hopes to gain knowledge of many different aspects of the music industry and work alongside artists as a publicist and entertainment journalist in the future. Aside from music, Natalie enjoys drinking coffee, exploring the city, petting cats, and journaling.

Melaney Fajardo

Writer

Growing up in a hispanic household, Melaney Fajardo listened to traditional Ecuadorian music as well as the music that she has come to love today. Pursuing to become a record producer, she is studying music industry and business management at SUNY Fredonia. She is currently the vocalist for the band Over the Moon and a host for the radio show Just About Anything. She is getting experience managing and handling social media for upcoming artists. She loves going to concerts, spending time in the city, and surfing the waves at Rockaway Beach.

Yani Blackburn

Writer

Yani is a 21-year-old writer based in Dallas, TX! She studied journalism at SMU and worked on the °1824 marketing team at Universal Music Group. She loves going to concerts, walking her dogs, browsing record stores, and bingeing sitcoms on Netflix!

Christi Balderas

Writer and Photographer

Christi Rae Balderas takes on the music scene in Houston, Texas by photographing and writing about live music, interviewing artists, and making her way through the crowd for that one shot. Christi believes the music needs to be captured—remembered and reminisced. At 24 years old, being at a concert every night, surrounded by hundreds of fans is a dream in itself. Although Christi dedicates most of her portfolio to music, she also specializes in sports and lifestyle photography. Find her at any venue around the city or exploring the downtown streets with her best friends.

Hannah Michelson

Writer and Playlist Curator

Hannah Michelson is a 20 year old writer, singer, and multimedia artist from North New Jersey. She is currently studying Theatre and Media & Communications at Muhlenberg College. Hannah has an eagerness to learn about a multitude of aspects in the music industry and aspires to work with artists in entertainment journalism and the music business in the future. Outside of music Hannah enjoys watching films, chilling with friends, going to live shows, and traveling.

Melanie Mae Bryan

Photographer

Melanie Mae Bryan is a photographer based out of North Carolina that specializes in live music and portraiture. She loves nothing more than photographing artists in their element and attempting to capture pure, raw emotion. She has been working on her photography career for the past 7 years, though she’s had a lifelong love of photography. Her other passions include her cat, listening to music, a variety of crafts, and anything cat/turtle-related.

Emma Bick

Photographer

Emma is a photographer based in Syracuse, NY. Music has been a monumental part of her life, with her picking up the guitar and bass guitar in the past few years. She wanted to capture her love for music, which is why she started shooting shows. She has been shooting in her local scene for around two years.

Bri Rodriguez

Writer and Photographer

Bri is a writer and photographer based in Tallahassee, Florida. She is currently finishing her studies in Commercial Photography Technology and working towards her bachelors in English Literature. Bri’s aspirations include gaining knowledge of multiple aspects of the music industry, forging her own career path as a content creator, and achieving her lifelong goal of becoming a published author. Her other passions include coffee, reading, and watching films (horror movies are her favorite!).

Emerald Violet

Writer and Photographer

Emerald is a photographer and writer from Sydney, Australia. She has been passionate about music since age 7 when first taking up piano lessons and moving on to learning guitar and bass. Since moving to the city she wanted to do more with her passion by capturing shots of fellow musicians in the local scene and reviewing gigs. When she’s not busy with music, she likes to watch sitcoms and paint.

If you are interested in joining our team, please head to our application page here.