Shore Fire Media is proud to announce the opening of its Nashville office, the expansion of its Digital Media department, staff member promotions, and the addition of new staff members.
“The past year has been the best, most interesting, and most dynamic in our history, and our staff additions and promotions will prepare us for another year of growth. And we love what’s happening in Nashville these days, and are delighted to expand our role in the city.” – Marilyn Laverty, Shore Fire Media President
Jacquelyn Marushka has joined Shore Fire as General Manager of its new Nashville office. Marushka comes to Shore Fire from 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.
Additional staff members who have recently joined Shore Fire or been promoted include:
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. When she’s not checking out new music she can be found in the yoga studio or exploring a far off corner of the world.
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, a fearless client proponent, 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, from a position in the book publicity world at Nation and Basic Books.
Jon Bleicher has been named Senior Account Executive. Bleicher joined Shore Fire in 2010.
Ray Padgett has been named Junior Account Executive. Padgett joined Shore Fire in 2012.
Josh Page has been named Junior Account Executive. Page joined Shore Fire in 2010.
Shore Fire also announces the addition of Publicity Coordinators Rob Dekker, Bryant Kitching and Alison Smith to our staff.