ROBIN ERVOLINA – Publisher / Editor-in-Chief
Robin has been writing and shooting longer than she can remember. She’s been listening to music longer than that. She discovered a kinship with the music industry after working as a singer and songwriter in Nashville, TN back in 2001. Unlike Dorothy, seeing the veil pulled back and the wizard revealed did not send her home; rather, it sent her wandering for a way to play a hand in the raising and caring of the music she loved so well. Over a decade later, Robin was gobsmacked to find she could combine her love of music, photography, and writing with her inherent ability to be opinionated about … well … everything. Currently serving as Publisher, writer and photographer for Shockwave Magazine is her soul-feeding passion.
MICHAEL MCGEEHAN – BALTIMORE MANAGER
It all started when I was seven or eight years old. My father would take me to the library weekly and I would grab every single KISS album. My friends would make fun of me in second grade because I had a KISS lunchbox (which I still have mind you). Then it was Blondie. Then Rush. Over the years I grew to love music more and more, and it got harder and louder. Then one day I discovered 97 Underground, and that did it. The floodgates opened. Metallica, Kix, Ratt, Megadeth….all the bands regular radio didn’t play, this station played. I wanted more. I then worked in a record store and started to go to concerts (yes, I was underage but tough). I partied with bands, hung out backstage at the infamous Hammerjacks and other places, and here I am years later still that guy, older and wiser yes, but with the same passion for this little hobby of mine. My music collection has very few rivals that I know of (as of 2016, I own over 9000 CD’s) and it grows daily. Shockwave now completes me and it and I are one. If you see me at a show, come up and say hi. I love to talk music nostalgia with anyone and everyone.
THOMAS RUDZKI – BUSINESS MANAGER
HEAVEN BASSETT – ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
“Have an opinion and learn how to articulate it. Now, adapt to being wrong. If that’s too hard, try comedy.” Heaven is good with words, bad with words about herself. She is a master of creative writing, whisperer of difficult artists, and Sherpa to new writers.
DEANNA JACK – SENIOR EDITOR
Deanna, affectionately known as D, is the gears behind the Shockwave machine. She’s got the beachy ease of a California attitude with a New York efficient pace. D also contributes to Shockwave as journalist and press liaison.
SCOTT LANGEVIN – PHOTO EDITOR
Scott’s passion for photography has landed him in the pits! Residing in Connecticut, he will be covering the NYC/CT area. Shooting photos since he was old enough to handle a camera, his drive has only gotten stronger. Bought his first SLR at the age of 16. Believes in the “shoot to kill” method & finding that right moment! He’s got a background as a mechanic and loves working with his hands. Married for 5 years, he loves traveling, craft beer, tattoos, cars, and loud music….oh, and he’s a crazy cat guy. He also owns his own photography business. He’s hoping to provide a glimpse into the local rock scene in his area, and help the little guys make it big. “feel the music through my lens.”
MAXINE FRISBEE – PUBLICIST LIASON / JOURNALIST
Writer, Interviewer, Whatever…”Yeah, She does stuff….”
EMILIE RAE – JOURNALIST / SOCIAL MEDIA
Shockwave’s resident metalcore guru. I love anything scream-o and skinny jeans. Residing in Grand Rapids, MI, I cover shows at home to Detroit and Chicago and beyond. We have an incredible music scene in the Midwest and I am blessed to be able to share it with you all! My love of music started many years ago. I started going to rock shows in my late teen years and I never looked back. There’s just something about being a part of that energy that is so amazing, it can’t really be put into words. I’m also one to get lost in the lyrics. I love nothing more than closing my eyes and letting the music take me away.
MEGAN BUCK – JOURNALIST
Megan Buck is a full time 911 dispatcher for a large county in northern Alabama. When she is not busy handling medical and fire emergencies, she is a single mother to her rambunctious nine year old. A tattooed, fitness enthusiast with an eye and ear for art, Megan views the gym and the live music scene as her sanctuary. Born and raised in southwest Michigan she now calls Alabama home.
MATTY COX – JOURNALIST
Matty doesn’t like to talk about himself. He has a talent for making his Editor-in-Chief write his bio, buy presents for his dog, and admire his skills in making people comfortable, happy, and open with their stories. He is an avid writer, lover of Captain America, and and insightful conversationalist.
DAVID G DAMI – PHOTOJOURNALIST
I have had an insane passion for music and photography my whole life. Being able to combine these two loves as a staff photojournalist for Shockwave Magazine is a dream come true! As a photographer, I’ve improved my skills and gear over the years, building a solid reputation for producing high quality, artist images. I enjoy bringing to life in a single image the excitement of a performance, showing the energy and drive that is rock music. Keep rocking because nothing is impossible!
JACOB DeCOURSEY- JOURNALIST
RYAN DEKKINGA – JOURNALIST AND TECH JESUS
Ryan is currently holding down the fort in West Michigan with his wife and two sons. By day he’s an IT systems analyst, father, and husband. By night, a writer, drummer, gamer, lover of music, film, and every other platform that allows consumption of a good story. To put it simply, Ryan is a nerd. But he wears this badge proudly and is loving every minute of it.
ERIC DiREZZE – PHOTOJOURNALIST
Shockwave’s first Photojournalist across the pond! Located just outside of London, I get to experience the awesome music scene over here in the UK! (Yes, it rains here a lot. Yes, I apologise way too much and yes, I drink a lot of tea. Sorry.) My passion for music has guided me for many years and has taken me on many adventures across the world. I’ve always loved going to gigs and supporting local bands but I used to be that annoying girl holding her phone up trying to get that awesome shot. So, a few short years ago I stepped up my game … bought my first DSLR camera and worked hard to get myself in that photo pit. Here I am now, best decision ever!
MELISSA LOCKWOOD – EDITOR
Melissa hails from the Texas where everything is bigger, including her heart. She is an editor and probably a fairytale princess.
JAY OAKLEY- JOURNALIST
I specialize in 80s rock and metal, especially glam. My favorite bands are Motley Crue, Lizzy Borden and Kiss. I love writing and going to shows, and I get the most enjoyment out of conducting interviews. I always want the readers to get all their desired information as well learn things they might not know. Rock On!
TYLER PIPHER – JOURNALIST/EDITOR
Tyler Pipher is a Full Sail Alumni who earned his Masters in Creative Writing for Entertainment. Writing out of Orlando, Florida, he’s most popular for his journalistic work in the music and art scene with numerous publications in Mieux Magazine and Shockwave Magazine.
CODY PLACE – JOURNALIST
I’m the youngest in a family littered with singers, guitarists, drummers, and so on; so the first thing I learned the value of was music. Growing up in a city as diverse as Waterbury, CT, having an eclectic taste in music is almost crucial to your survival. Needless to say I grew to love to everything from Hard Rock to Electro Pop. I’ve also performed in venues all over New England as well as a few stops outside such as Rock Fest 2016 (Cadott, WI), as well as the SXSW festival in Austin TX. Ok, enough talk about me, let’s talk about your sound.
HAYLEE ROEBUCK – JOURNALIST
So, is this the part where I’m meant to introduce myself? I’m a marketing manager by day and a music journalist by night. Although I’ll let you in on a little secret…..I’m really batwoman, but that’s between you and I. When I’m not fighting caped crusaders, I write and my passion for music shines through effortlessly. Like a match made in heaven – cheesy, right?
TIFFANY ANN SINGLETON-MITCHELL – PHOTOJOURNALIST
Whoever said having kids will prevent you from following your dreams and having the time of your life, lied to you. When not home taking care of my three sons, you can find me in the photo pit taking those awesome, upclose shots of all your favorite, and my favorite bands. Starting out as the typical fan girl and concert junkie, I took those moments when I felt the most alive and turned it into a career goal. So now I am doing what I love, learning from the best of the best and having the time of my life in the process. It’s never too late for anything. I am living proof of that.
ERIC PETERSON – PHOTOJOURNALIST
Music has always played an important part in my life. Memories of listening to Three Dog Night while riding in my parents’ car to the first time I saw Def Leppard on American Bandstand, music has defined me. From albums and 8-Tracks, to digital downloads, I can tell you when and where I got every piece of music in my life, and what was going on when I got it. Photography also plays an important role in my life, and I love to tell a story through pictures. Those who choose to follow me, prepare for a wild ride. Life is my playground, I love to play, and the only rule is “Live life to the fullest.”
GARY THORN – “WEB GUY”
Gary picked this title for himself ‘Nuff said
MARY FERSNER – JOURNALIST
LAURI LINDQVIST – JOURNALIST
Lauri Lindqvist is a hermit who lives on coffee and dark, atmospheric, melodic and/or epic music, and occasionally forays out to headbang at shows, but mostly communicates with the rest of the world through the written word. When not spouting his opinions on music, he pens gentle rants about social justice issues or gets lost in epic science fiction and fantasy stories.
DIANE WEBB – PHOTOJOURNALIST