Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder graduated from Swarthmore College in French literature which prepared him for all of life's challenges. After several years of writing and recording for Capitol records, Tom taught science for a decade at Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During that time, Tom created an educational software company which grew to hundreds of employees and remains a dominant force in the field of educational technology. In the 1990s, Tom started an animation company which produced half-hour shows for five different networks. Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist received both an Emmy award and a Peabody award. Today, he lives with his wife (and works) in Cambridge.

John Escobar

John is a producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist and educator. His work has spanned many genres over the years, allowing him to work with such great artists as jazz guitar virtuoso Larry Coryell, Grammy nominee Sarah Jarosz, multi-platinum producer Barry Eastmond, and many more. His most recent work includes a project featuring the Grammy winning duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

As an educator, John serves as Adjunct Faculty at BU College of Communication, works as a Film Scoring Engineer at Berklee College Of Music, is an occasional guest lecturer at Harvard University, and had taught at Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts (were he also served as the Audio Production Program Director).


Mark Ethier

Mark Ethier is the co-founder and CEO of iZotope, an industry-leading audio technology company based in Cambridge, MA. Mark holds degrees in both Music and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is a member of the Boston Committee for the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy®. Over the last decade, Mark has worked with many of the world's leading musicians and audio professionals to develop innovative audio products and technology used by millions of people in over 50 countries.

John Krivit

John Krivit is an Associate Professor of Audio & Media Technology at the New England Institute of Art. He also teaches audio courses and has developed curriculum at Emerson College and Bay State College.  

An active member of the Audio Engineering Society, John serves as an elected AES Governor as well as Chairman of the AES Education Committee where he presents programming to engage audio students from around the globe. John's goal as an educator has always been to align the academic with the professional worlds in a way that serves the greater interests of both.


Chelsea Rathbun

Chelsea Rathbun is a fundraising professional, currently working with a small team to raise $180 million for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Her strengths are in individual, foundation, and corporate prospect identification as well as stewardship strategy. Prior to working at the museum, she worked for the development department at Reach Out and Read, a national nonprofit that advocates for childhood literacy. At Reach Out and Read, Chelsea managed the stewardship of over 2,000 individual and institutional donors.