Dan O'Brien

Dan O’Brien Joins BHW Documentary & Outreach Crew

Words by Dan O’Brien. Photo by Alice Koeninger.

“Hello, I’m Dan, a broadcast media production major at Champlain College going into my senior year. I hail from the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts and have recently relocated to Burlington. Exploring different cultures has always been a passion of mine and music is the most pointed expression of any cultural identity. I’m looking forward to helping Big Heavy World continue chronicling and supporting the Vermont music scene and by extension the identity of Vermont.”

Ryan Breen

Ryan Breen Joins BHW Outreach & Archive Crew

Words by Ryan Breen. Photo by Alice Koeninger.

“Hi, I’m Ryan a recent graduate from Wesleyan University. I’m originally from the Philadelphia area but I’m happy to call Burlington home for the summer. Music has been my life for a while and I look forward to archiving and concert planning at BHW over the next few months. In my free time I love playing, recording, and writing about music as well as skateboarding (when the weather is nice). The Burlington music scene has been incredibly welcoming, and I can’t wait to hit the ground running at Big Heavy World.”

Dave Heath

New Marketing & Development Crew: Dave Heath

Words by Dave Heath. Photo by James Lockridge.

“I am a 2017 graduate of Champlain College’s Stiller School of Business, with a passion for music and the music industry. In my free time I enjoy music production, and have a DJ residency on Church Street in Burlington. I am joining the Big Heavy World Marketing Team, and will help manage promotional materials as well as coordinate some of the events BHW is involved with this summer.”

Tristan Nguyen

Tristan Nguyen Joins Crew as Graphic Designer

Words by Tristan Nguyen. Photo by James Lockridge.

“I was born in Connecticut but am a resident of Vermont. I came here for school to study graphic design and am soon graduating from Champlain College. Currently I’m volunteering at Big Heavy as a designer, helping with poster and editorial design, but of course I’ve always been interested in working within the music industry. Big Heavy World was the place in mind when it came to music development run and operated by volunteers.”

Mary Haines

Mary Haines Joins BHW ‘Make Music VT’ Festival Crew

Words by Mary Haines. Photo by James Lockridge.

“Hello! My name is Mary and I study communication and design at UVM. I’m super excited to be working with everyone at Big Heavy World and I’m looking forward to mixing my passion for music and supporting local artists into my work. Over the next few months, I’ll be working on this summer’s music festival, Make Music VT. I can’t wait to see our success in bringing the community together to celebrate its talent and diversity!”

Connor O'Donnell

Connor O’Donnell Joins Make Music VT Festival Crew

Words by Connor O’Donnell. Photo by James Lockridge.

“Hello! I’m Connor and its a privilege to work with the folks at Big Heavy World! I have a passion for connecting people and energy through music and art. I will be working on this summer’s music festival and management and look forward to the journey to come! I love scoping out new sound as well as resurfacing the old. I am excited to help unify our city of Burlington and spread the love of live music for all.”