Admissions Department



Brian Kraft

Chief Academic Officer /
Chief Operations Officer

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x223
E-Mail [email protected]

Brian Kraft is Chief Academic Officer and COO for Recording Radio Film Connection.

Kraft attended The University of Santa Monica (USM) in Santa Monica, CA. to study Transpersonal Psychology and is a career counselor and mentor to adults. 

Tommy Lee Kirby

Tommy Lee Kirby

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x260
E-Mail [email protected]

Ryan Rice

Ryan Rice

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x245
E-Mail [email protected]

Brent Stanton

Brent Stanton

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x229
E-Mail [email protected]

Nelson Melara

Nelson Melara

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x254
E-Mail [email protected]

Originally from Arlington, Virginia, I attended Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida and earned an Entertainment Business bachelor’s and Recording Arts Associate’s degree. I returned to the DC metropolitan area and spent the last 5 years as an Event Operation Manager and Cultural Arts Specialist. I’ve managed live performances for Grammy-nominated performers and exhibitions from world–renowned contemporary artists. I am enthusiastic about speaking to the next generation of industry leaders and providing them with the opportunities to succeed in their career interests.

Q&A with Nelson Melara

Law Griffith

Law Griffith

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x227
E-Mail [email protected]

Eric Vereeke

Eric Vereeke

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x249
E-Mail [email protected]

Jon Allyn

Jon Allyn

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x238
E-Mail [email protected]

Jon Allyn is a 2008 graduate of the Musicians Institute where he studied production and engineering. Since then, he has worked as a freelance producer recording local artists and producing soundtracks and scores for independent films. Jon enjoys working with students to help them on their journey into the world of recording, radio, and film because he can provide them with essential guidance based on his first-hand experiences in the industry.

Ronnie Vinal

Ronnie Vinal

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x231
E-Mail [email protected]

Korey La Rue

Korey La Rue

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x267
E-Mail [email protected]

John Gomez

John Gomez

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x242
E-Mail [email protected]

Andrew Trivette

Andrew Trivette

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x239
E-Mail [email protected]

Krystal Hernandez

Krystal Hernandez

Head of Admissions

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x256
E-Mail [email protected]

Luis Tijerino

Luis Tijerino

Admissions Supervisor

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x222
E-Mail [email protected]

Bria Burke

Bria Burke

Admissions Representative

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x271
E-Mail [email protected]

Nancy Gonzalez

Nancy Gonzalez

Admissions Representative

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x232
E-Mail [email protected]

Orlando Mendoza

Orlando Mendoza

Admissions Representative

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x268
E-Mail [email protected]

Joey Pavonelli

Joey Pavonelli

Admissions Representative

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x270
E-Mail [email protected]

Drew Bixel

Drew Bixel

Admissions Representative

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x266
E-Mail [email protected]

Wesley Spitter

Wesley Spitter

Admissions Representative

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x234
E-Mail [email protected]

Jerel Ellegood

Jerel Ellegood

Admissions Representative

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x240
E-Mail [email protected]

Andrew Valdez

Andrew Valdez

Admissions Representative

Phone: (800) 755-7597 x236
E-Mail [email protected]