Steve Reischman, CEO
Steve Reischman has established himself as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most creative and diverse arts presenters. With a broad background in marketing, community affairs and fund-raising, he is uniquely suited to assist public agencies and non-profit groups to produce successful concerts and public events. Steve is a specialist in diverse programming including folk, jazz, rock, country, traditional and world music styles. As well, Steve has extensive experience in creative writing and the visual arts characterized by his development of the Portland State University “Haystack Program in the Arts” from 1986-1989. A graduate of Sonoma State University, with a degree in Psychology, Steve worked for many years in the mental health field prior to his involvement with concerts and special events.
Mark Adler, Talent Buyer
Seattle, WA office: 425.836.8212
Mark Adler began his career in music as Assitant to the General Manager at Seattle's Golden Oldies Records where he gained knowledge of all forms of music from contemporary to the classics. As the Talent Buyer for the legendary Seattle venue, The Backstage, Mark secured top name talent, negotiated contracts and coordinated ticketing, consulted on marketing and produced shows until 1997. As Talent Buyer he has helped produce shows for the Oregon Zoo, Woodland Park Zoo, Roseburg "Music on the Half Shell," Albany River Rhythms and Spirit Mountain Casino. He serves as on-site representative for the Woodland Park Zoo Summer Concerts. In 2001, he became the owner and operator of the Aladdin Theater and coordinates all Seattle-based activities.
Tom Sessa, Client Services Manager
With over 19 years of experience in the concert industry, Tom Sessa has expertise in all areas of concert production and marketing, having produced thousands of concerts in many different sized venues, ranging between 600 seats and 15,000 seats. Tom is entering his 3rd year as the Client Services Manager for Bear Concerts. His primary clients include the Oregon Zoo, Maryhill Winery and the Woodland Park Zoo, where he manages the marketing, ticketing, and production for their summer concerts. When he is not involved with producing a concert, he likes to play golf and spend time with his wife.
Amy Miller, Marketing Director
Amy Miller is originally from the Bay Area, where she was on of the founders of a concert notification service called SonicLiving, and one of the original employees at Ticketfly. She is the Marketing Director for True West, The Aladdin Theater, and Bear Concerts. Amy is also a stand-up comedian is patiently awaiting the day that Bear Concerts books Dolly Parton and all her dreams come true.
Emily Overstreet, Ticketing Manager
Emily Overstreet (AKA: Lil' Duzy) is the Ticketing Manager for Bear Concerts, True West, and the Aladdin Theater. An Oregon native, Emily has called the Aladdin Theater home since Fall of 2008 and continues to play many roles there; from graphic designer to bartender to supporting artist. Emily is currently working on hitting the bigtime with her indie rock band Great Wilderness.
Allie Bell, Executive Assistant
Allie Bell joined Bear Concerts in 2008 as a Publicity & Marketing Intern during which time she also earned her degree in business. With a wealth of experience in promotions, production, and radio media, Allie was quickly promoted to the position of Publicity & Marketing Coordinator for all Oregon Zoo and Woodland Park Zoo summer concerts. Additionally, Allie managed onsite artists' merchandising for all Oregon Zoo summer concerts as well as serving as Executive Assistant to CEO Steve Reischman. After taking time off to travel, Allie is happily back home with the Bear Concerts team where she assists whenever and wherever needed.
Andy Harrison, Webmaster & IT Support
Andy is owner of MacTechHelp.com, a Portland, Oregon-based technical consulting and design firm. Andy has functioned as a graphic designer and Macintosh computer consultant since 1998, and serves a wide-range of technical clients throughout the world. Andy is a strong believer in the benefits of technology, but recognizes the inherent issues gadgets and computers cause on a regular basis. His consulting goal has always been simple access to technical tools which serve the user, vs. the user serving the technology.