Founder, Editor In Chief - Addie Whelan (she/her)

One of four founders of Beyond The Stage, Addie Whelan is the Editor In Chief of Beyond The Stage Magazine. With a passion for social media and digital trends, Addie can often be found on Reddit looking for the latest music and baking dark chocolate olive oil cookies.

Managing Editor - Gina Scarpino (she/her)

Gina Scarpino is Beyond The Stage's Managing Editor and has been with the publication since 2017. She graduated from Columbia College with a degree in Music Business Management and minor in Journalism. Since a young age, she has always had a soft spot for music journalism and gassing up her favorite artists on Twitter. When her head isn't buried in Photoshop, you can find her reading books about contract theory, watching "Almost Famous" for the 5000th time, or trying to educate others on ocean conservation.

 Deputy Editor - Lauren Klonowski (she/her)

Lauren Klonowski is the Deputy Editor for Beyond the Stage Magazine and has been with the publication since its inception. In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, binge-watching The Office for the billionth time and going to concerts.

Digital Content Manager - Joe Hernandez (he/him)

Joe Hernandez is Beyond the Stage's Bay Area based Digital Content Manager, and has been with the publication since 2018. He graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and found a passion for photography and music journalism while working in college radio. When he’s not at a show Joe’s other hobbies include video games and complaining about his favorite football team.


Photo Editor - Chelsea Gresh (she/her)

Chelsea Gresh is the Photo Editor for Beyond The Stage Magazine. She has been taking photographs for over ten years now. Aside from music, she is very interested in skateboarding and researching the newest and coolest shoes on the market.


Project Manager - Marissa Sandoval (she/her)

Marissa Sandoval is a Project Manager at Beyond The Stage Magazine based in Los Angeles, CA. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Marissa is currently a Juris Doctorate Candidate at Southwestern Law School. She has had a passion for music and theatre since she was young and hopes to work as an entertainment lawyer after passing the bar. When she is not studying, she’s often found at Disneyland or searching for the next big Broadway hit. 

Senior Contributor - Alyssa Buzzello (she/her)

Alyssa Buzzello is a Senior Contributing Photographer and has been with the publication since 2015. Alyssa recently graduated from the University of California with a Bachelors in Music Industry and is currently working in live event operations. Her favorite bands include Bleachers, Fall Out Boy, The 1975, The Maine, and Joyce Manor.


Contributing Writer - Abhi Bararia (he/him)

Abhi Bararia is a contributing writer at Beyond The Stage Magazine. His taste in music spans far and wide, with some of his favorite artists including Glass Animals, Mac Miller, The Eagles, Cape Francis and Kendrick Lamar. If not writing and researching about the latest music, Abhi can be found on the hunt for the next sneaker to add to his ever-growing collection or finding new recipes to fuel his passion for cooking.

Contributing Writer - Amanda Restaino (she/her)

Amanda Restaino is a contributing writer for Beyond the Stage. A recent graduate from the University of Tennessee, she has a Bachelor of Science in Communication. After college, she returned home to Tampa, Florida to receive a Master of Arts in Professional Communication at the University of Tampa. She loves traveling and going to concerts around the world. She also enjoys watching Love Island and baking cookies with her mom. Her favorite artists at the moment are Harry Styles, Fleetwood Mac, Ariana Grande, and Megan Thee Stallion.

Contributing Photographer - Audrey Battis (they/them)

Audrey is a photographer based in St. Louis and anywhere else within driving distance. They are currently in school studying Communications, and when they are not taking photos or in class, they are probably drinking a large amount of iced coffee and planning their next trip. Current favorite artists include Maggie Rogers, Bastille, Phoebe Bridgers, and MUNA.

Contributing Photographer - Blake Charles (he/him)

Blake Charles is a contributing photographer/writer for Beyond the Stage and has been with the publication since 2017. He is currently a student at The University of Oregon where he is studying journalism and sociology. When he's not photographing or writing about music, he's likely watching tennis or messing around with photos in Photoshop. Some of his favorite artists include Allie X, The Midnight, Bleachers, and Taylor Swift.

Contributing Photographer - Dana Jacobs (she/her)

Dana Jacobs has been a contributing photographer for Beyond the Stage since 2019. As a current physical therapy graduate student, photography is her preferred way to maintain sanity between classes and exams. When she's not studying or shooting a live show, Dana can be found listening to true crime podcasts and petting the nearest pup. Her favorite artists include Harry Styles, Bastille, and Dua Lipa.

Contributing Writer - Genevieve Kyle(she/her)

Genevieve Kyle is a Contributing Writer at Beyond The Stage Magazine. Having a deep love for the social power of music, and a passion for sustainability, Genevieve can often be found vibing on Spotify or eating crunchy peanut butter. Some of her favorite artists are Steve Lacy, Beach Bunny, Car Seat Headrest, and The Vaccines.

Contributing Writer - Ivy Sandoval (she/her)

Ivy Sandoval is one of Beyond the Stage's Contributing Writers and has been with the publication since April 2019. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors in Journalism. When she isn't busy writing, you can find her at concerts, traveling or just watching Netflix. Her favorite bands and artists include Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles, Jeremy Zucker and Why Don't We.

Contributing Photographer - Maggie Montgomery (she/her)

Maggie Montgomery is a Creative Entertainment Industries student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Aside from her passion for concert photography, Maggie also works in several realms of creativity, including social media, branding, and fine art.

Contributing Writer - Matt Lannon (he/him)

Matt is currently a Senior at Merrimack College pursuing a major in English/Film with a minor in Performing Arts. He is also an Intern for Beyond the Stage Magazine this spring. He spends his spare time learning in a vast range of topics whether it be in film, music, or writing.

Contributing Photographer - Marlowe Teichman (she/her)

Marlowe Teichman is a photographer for Beyond The Stage Magazine and has been working with the publication since 2019. When not photographing a show, you can find her traveling, playing her ukulele, and keeping up with the latest trends and headlines in music. Some of her favorite artists include Alina Baraz, Mac Miller, All Time Low, and EARTHGANG.

Contributing Writer - Merritt McLaughlin (she/hers)

A writer by day and ‪self-appointed Netflix connoisseur by night, Merritt is rarely seen without an iced coffee in hand. When she’s not reading, writing or researching, she’s on eight wheels on the roller derby track.

Contributing Writer and Junior Designer - Nathan-Jay Collantes (he/his)

As a writer and designer, Nathan-Jay Collantes (he/him/his) brings his passion for creativity and music to Beyond The Stage Magazine. He enjoys making content, whether that be through graphic design, videography, and even photography. A film enthusiast, Nathan-Jay can be seen on Letterboxd giving reviews of films he's recently watched.

Contributing Writer - Nick Browne (he/his)

A previous intern in Fall 2020, Nick Browne is now a contributing writer to Beyond the Stage Magazine. With a passion for social media and finding new music, Nick can be found creating new playlists almost every day, learning how to master Canva or hopping on the latest TikTok trend.

Contributing Photographer - Quinn Beaupre (he/his)

A Milwaukee native, Quinn Beaupré graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019 with degrees in Art and German. He enjoys donuts, playing the mandolin, and temperatures above freezing. Some of his favorite artists include Aminé, Trampled by Turtles, and Bon Iver.

Contributing Writer - Samantha Aneed (she/her)

Samantha Aneed is a contributing writer for Beyond the Stage Magazine. She has been with the team since 2016. She is currently in school studying business. She is working as a sales assistant at a hotel and banquet center in Michigan. She loves her job and loves writing for BTS. In her free time, you’ll find her at concerts, exploring dive bars and adventuring to the coolest places in Michigan. Samantha also is an avid social media correspondent and you’ll often find her on Twitter following all the latest trends in music. Some of her favorite artists and bands include, Bryce Vine, Harry Styles, LANY and lovelytheband, Morgan Wallen & Christian French.

Contributing Photographer - Sara Feigin (she/her)

Sara Feigin is a photographer and writer for Beyond The Stage. She has a passion for discovering new music and discussing the rampant sexism that goes on within the world of music. Sara can often be found crying over Machine Gun Kelly while baking.