ALYSON GREENFIELD (Founder & Executive Director) is a “wonderful experimental indie-songstress” (BUST) whose “satiating and seductive songs” (LA Examiner) cross the genres of folk, electronica, orchestral, and hip-hop. Her “eclectic sound” (AM NEW YORK) has led her to share the stage with a wide range of artists from activist songwriter Nellie McKay to Chicago Electronica Outfit Future Rock, to Beatboxing Legend Rahzel. Her music has been heard on Fox, Lifetime, AOL, and WNYC, and in films including Conception (Tribeca Films), SuperSleuths (SXSW 2014 Selection), and The American Templars, for which she composed the musical score. She is a former Chicago National Organization for Women Board Member, high school teacher, university instructor, and tolerance educator.
ALICIA MATUSHESKI (Business Affairs) is the Manager of Business Affairs and Supervising Paralegal at Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP, an entertainment law firm in New York City, and attends St. John’s University Law School part-time. Alicia works with clients mainly in the music, film/TV, and fashion industries. Alicia earned a B.F.A. in screenwriting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2007, where she also double majored in English literature. Alicia was born and raised in Cape May, NJ, a small beach town on the Jersey shore, and, from a young age, the arts have always been a priority in her life: as a child, she danced for over ten years with a local dance company, played the violin, and made home movies with her brother. Over the years, her passion for music brought her to concerts and festivals all around the country including Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Moe Down. Through her work in entertainment law, as a member of Women in Music, and with projects like Tinderbox, Alicia hopes to advocate for artists and musicians, and bring people together through music.
E.J. DORTCH (Sponsorship Team) is a native of Michigan growing up in both Detroit and East Lansing. He is a lifelong music fan holding degrees in recording arts (AS) and music business (BS), as well as an artist performing under the name J. DeLorean. E.J. has been involved in both the creative and business sides of music for several years co-foundeding the entertainment company 8th Wonder; co-hosting and producing the long-running open-mic night “Respiration”; executive producing albums by Figures of Speech, T.R.A.I.N., and 3rd Deggree; and working as the Artist Community Manager at the music licensing company Jingle Punks. E.J. is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to the Tinderbox team.
JAY DRESSLER (Stage Manager) graduated from the University of New Haven with a BA in Music and Sound Recording and a Minor in Theatre. Her skills include booking artists, organizing shows, and running live sound, while her passion is performing onstage with her guitar in hand. She is excited to be part of the Tinderbox team because it gives her a chance to do what she loves while being a part of an organization which promotes female artists.
Logo and Promo Design | ANDREA SPARACIO (artsparrow) Illustrator/Designer
Tinderbox TV Logo Design | SARAH ERICKSON
Web Design | JEA HYUN