Los Angeles Area Advisory Board
The Little Kids Rock Los Angeles Area Council is a body of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about bringing the lifelong gift of music education to public school children in low-income communities. Their purpose is to build a supportive community of donors and volunteers who attract the financial and human capital needed to ensure the stability and growth of the Little Kids Rock Los Angeles Area chapter. The Advisory Board achieves this purpose through their own personal financial donations as well as their fundraising, relationship-building, and advisory efforts. The Los Angeles Area Council does not bear the burden of governance, but is rather an organizing entity. Please direct membership inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Chapelle is a branding and marketing veteran with more than 13 years of professional experience in Chicago and Los Angeles. Ms. Chapelle currently is head of branding and marketing at BLEND, a digital brand studio based in Los Angeles, where she works to create digital services and products for clients and is also responsible for new business development. FULL BIO
Mohan Chhabra is a successful corporate business technologist, an entrepreneur and a passionate fan and supporter of music. Mohan has developed and led Information Technology strategies, teams and projects in various industries and a number of Fortune 500 companies. He has developed first-to-market technologies in the commercial lending industry and as an entrepreneur developed Jaamoo, an online/mobile platform for live music content aggregation and social community. FULL BIO
Cindy Cowan (Chair)
Cindy Cowan is the former President of Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), a leading independent film production and foreign sales company based in Los Angeles. Cowan co-founded IEG in 1995 with Graham King. With seed capital of only $350,000 and no tangible assets, Cowan was able to secure a $25 million line of credit with Chase Bank to fund overhead, development and production of its projects. IEG was sold to Splendid Films in 2000 for approximately $10 million. FULL BIO
Rona Elliot’s career in television, radio, print and digital media has allowed her access to and interviews with musicians and world movers and shakers, from the Dalai Lama to Dolly Parton.
Beginning in the 1960s Rona identified that both her life and career would be driven by her enormous passion for rock and roll. With a combination of great good fortune and focused determination, Rona Elliot’s life has unfolded that way.For decades Rona has been both a musical eyewitness and cultural historian whether it was being there at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 seeing Bob Dylan “plug in”, to actually watching the Beatles in concert in Los Angeles, or working at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969, to breaking the Band Aid Live Aid story in 1984, Rona has demonstrated great timing at historic musical events. FULL BIO
Lani is a Minneapolis native whose career begin in video production and transitioned to music over 15 years ago. She has since worked for the likes of numerous artists from Prince to Justin Bieber. Her love for music started at age five with family jam sessions with guitars in-hand and the lyrics to everything by Simon & Garfunkel, Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson. Growing up in a musical family inspired her love and passion of fostering music education around the world including the Philippines, her other country. Lani first became involved with Little Kids Rock in 2006 and has been devoted to cultivating music through their vision ever since.
Richard Foos provides the innovative vision that ensures the highest level of product quality, corporate execution, values and business ethics that have been his trademark for nearly thirty years in the entertainment industry. As Shout! Factory’s CEO, his focus is on big picture strategic direction with an emphasis on content identification and acquisition. Throughout his career, Foos has built strong bonds with top-level executives at film and television studios and record companies. These ongoing relationships offer Shout! Factory access to more content than virtually any other competitor. Foos is also very involved in Shout! Factory’s financial oversight and financing activities with banks and investors. FULL BIO
KamranV has built an elegant bridge between technology and artistry; initially by creating Interscope’s multi-million dollar mobile business and serving as producer for DVD-Audio projects of Nine Inch Nails, Sting and Beck. With CyKiK, he often works as an executive strategist for global clients recently including Moog, SONOS, Levis, and Indiegogo. He continues to produce concert films, webcasts and live albums with his studio Bedrock.LA as home base in beautiful Echo Park (Los Angeles) where he serves as the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce President. As a member of the Grammy’s LA Chapter Producer and Engineer Wing Committee, he works to continue to give creatives a home to create. With his new project POP-AUT, he extends this work to tangible action providing a self-service platform for creators to pay each other automatically.
Recent winner of the 2014 “She Rocks” award as a music industry leader and champion of music education; Beth Marlis currently serves as Vice President at Musicians Institute (MI) and senior guitar faculty member since 1987; having had the privilege of personally teaching several thousand aspiring professional guitarists. She was honored to be the Chair of the world-renown Guitar Department at MI (GIT) from 2000-2009, as well as serving as Assistant Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs prior to her current duties as VP of Industry and Community Relations. FULL BIO
Laurie D. Muslow, President and CEO of It’s All Good Entertainment, Inc., has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry as a Development Executive, ,Executive Producer, Casting Producer, Talent Booker, Consultant, and “Show Doctor.” Ms. Muslow has been responsible for many very successful non-scripted TV` series, including the first ever celeb-reality show, “The Surreal Life” (WB/VH1), “Nanny 911” (Fox), and “Celebrity Fit Club” (VH1). She has led teams in the production space as a Consultant for such companies as Mindless Entertainment and Clear Channel TV, as well as securing a First Look Deal with Granada America. Ms. Muslow’s in-depth knowledge of all aspects of television creation and production have garnered her the title, “Show Doctor,” and she frequently consults for major companies who seek her fresh, progressive approach to producing groundbreaking new shows or re-vamping good-shows-gone-average. FULL BIO
Jill Weindorf has been working in the music business for almost 20 years. Currently, Weindorf holds the position of Senior Vice President of Promotion Marketing for Concord Music Group, one of the largest independent record labels in the world. Since joining the company in 2007, Weindorf has been responsible for the day to day execution of promotion marketing for the label groups’ diverse artist roster and storied family of label imprints which includes Stax, Rounder, Fantasy, Hear Music, Prestige, Milestone and Telarc among others. During her tenure at Concord Music Group, Weindorf has had the pleasure of overseeing national campaigns for artists such as: Sir Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Dave Koz, Gregg Allman, Paul Simon, Carole King, Rush, Seether, elbow, Sia, James Taylor, Carlene Carter, The Dunwells, John Mellencamp, Ben Harper, Joe Walsh and many more. FULL BIO