Shore Fire Media has established a Nashville office, along with the expansion of its Digital Media department, staff member promotions and the addition of new staff members.
Jacquelyn Marushka has joined Shore Fire as General Manager of its new Nashville office. Marushka previously served at Sony Music Entertainment’s Provident Label Group where she rose to Vice President of Public Relations over 14 years with the company. During her tenure at Provident Marushka spearheaded publicity for a roster of award-winning artists while managing corporate media relations for the company’s three labels, publishing and distribution arms, and film and home video division. Marushka is an honors graduate of the University of New Mexico.
Mike Baumgarten joined Shore Fire’s growing Digital Media department as Digital Strategy Manager in 2012. A graduate of Michigan State University, Baumgarten previously worked at Crush Music Media Management. Baumgarten aids in the digital and social media efforts of Shore Fire and its clients. He reports to SVP Mark Satlof.
Carrie Tolles has been named Director of Publicity, previously holding the position of Senior Account Executive since April 2011. Tolles joined Shore Fire in 2005 from the Associated Press. She heads publicity for a diverse roster of clients including Mavis Staples, St. Vincent, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Elizabeth Lutz has been named Director of Publicity, previously holding the position of Senior Account Executive since April 2011. Lutz joined Shore Fire in 2008 after working for Weber Shandwick Worldwide in Boston. Lutz leads the media relations for several artists including Bonnie Raitt and Zac Brown Band, the Independent trade organization A2IM, and the start-up Artist Growth in addition to work on other music, charity and technology accounts.
Andrea Bussell joined Shore Fire in 2012 as Senior Account Executive, leaving a position as the publicity manager for both Nation and Basic Books. She also co-authored Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal (Abrams) and worked as a freelance music publicist for several established acts.
Jon Bleicher has been named Senior Account Executive. Bleicher joined Shore Fire in 2010 and was previously Account Executive.
Josh Page has been named Junior Account Executive. Page joined Shore Fire in 2010 and was previously Publicity Coordinator.
Ray Padgett has been named Junior Account Executive. Padgett joined Shore Fire in 2012 and was previously Publicity Coordinator.
Shore Fire also announces the addition of Publicity Coordinators Rob Dekker, Bryant Kitching and Alison Smith to its staff.
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About the AuthorJessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]
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