We've assembled a team of like-minded thinkers who all share a vision for a thriving art culture in Manchester, New Hampshire. One that leverages creativity and artistic expression to engage social and environmental impact for the community that we all call home.
A music industry and social sector professional, Matt served two terms as a City Year AmeriCorps member, receiving the Governor’s Spirit of New Hampshire Award for National Service and co-leading the development of Concert Corps, a Bill & Hillary Clinton National Service Innovation Award-winning initiative designed to leverage the power of the live music community to create hands-on service impact. He went on to join the founding teams of ServeNext and Calling All Crows, leading grassroots volunteer engagement for both organizations. Matt serves as tour manager/lighting director for the band Dispatch and will receive his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire in September 2017. He and his wife, Jody, live in Manchester with their two children.
A native of Massachusetts, Alyssa came to Manchester by way of Burlington, Vermont. While living in Burlington, she worked as a sound engineer at the Monkey House and served as an organizer for the nonprofit organization Calling All Crows. She attended the University of Vermont where she earned her BA in Environmental Studies, co-founded UVM’s Oxfam America chapter, and served on the university’s Socially Responsible Investing Advisory Council. Alyssa looks forward to contributing to the growing arts community in greater Manchester and following her passion of promoting positive social change through music.
Anna returned to her hometown of Manchester three years ago to pursue her passions she developed through youth mentoring: education and service. After graduating from Colby College, she served as an AmeriCorps member through City Year New Hampshire at McDonough Elementary School and then as an AmeriCorps VISTA in nonprofit development at CYNH. While she focuses on leadership and civic-mindedness in education and is working towards her Master of Education at UNH, Anna is thrilled to be dedicating the skills she gained from her service years to build capacity for Old Sol.
A newcomer to Manchester, Cal moved up to New Hampshire from Boston, after serving for one term as an AmeriCorps member with City Year. Originally from Connecticut, he pursued a dual BA in Economics and Anthropology at UConn. Cal holds an active presence in the local and regional music scene as lead guitarist, songwriter, and manager of the Connecticut based band, “The Berkshires”. He strives to combine his passions for music and service to help make positive social impact. Cal is eager to contribute to the founding Concert Corps team at Old Sol through the means of community engagement.
Supporting Old Sol Music Hall is more than a donation to the venue and our day-to-day operations, but will go towards developing Manchester's art culture through positive community and environmental engagement. We believe that cultivating the arts will allow us to strengthen our community and your support can help us achieve that goal.