Crew

Producing a TV show about local musicians is exactly what Mike was meant to do.  He just never really considered it until PDX Spotlight came along.  After over 15 years in the corporate world of marketing – designing campaigns for large clients such as Best Buy, Disney, FedEx, Walmart

Mike Burling - Executive Producer

Producing a TV show about local musicians is exactly what Mike was meant to do. He just never really considered it until PDX Spotlight came along. After over 15 years in the corporate world of marketing – designing campaigns for large clients such as Best Buy, Disney, FedEx, Walmart & Staples to name a few, it was time for a change. What does this have to do with music or television production? Well…..nothing…but sometimes you realize that you should be doing something else with your life, something you love. Mike has always had a connection with music and as a native Oregonian gains enormous satisfaction from helping local musicians follow their dreams. Mike owns a small production company in Portland called Blue Sock Productions where he enjoys helping clients market their businesses, causes or capturing personal moments in their lives. He also serves as Executive Director of a youth focused non profit called UNCUT. If you would like to get in touch with Mike you can reach him at mike@pdxspotlight.com
At his core, Luke is a lover of all things music.  He’s a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer with a background in radio, music marketing, and music publication.  Originally from Arizona, Luke played in several independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas and put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get his bands heard.  

Luke is one of the cities greatest advocates of the local music scene striving to promote musicians and foster a strong relationship between artists and fans. In addition to hosting PDX Spotlight, he also hosts a radio show every Thursday on Portland Radio Project (PRP.FM) called "Sounds of PDX" (http://prp.fm/show/luke-neill/).  If you would like to contact Luke you can reach him at Luke@prp.fm

Luke Neill - Host

At his core, Luke is a lover of all things music. He’s a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer with a background in radio, music marketing, and music publication. Originally from Arizona, Luke played in several independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas and put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get his bands heard. Luke is one of the cities greatest advocates of the local music scene striving to promote musicians and foster a strong relationship between artists and fans. In addition to hosting PDX Spotlight, he also hosts a radio show every Thursday on Portland Radio Project (PRP.FM) called “Sounds of PDX” (http://prp.fm/show/luke-neill/). If you would like to contact Luke you can reach him at Luke@prp.fm
Mike has had a passion for music since he picked up his first hip hop cassette tape in the 90s.  He started producing music in high school in Iowa City, Iowa and has brought that talent and excitement to the team at PDX Spotlight.  He wrote, produced and distributed his own hip hop album in 2010, selling out venues all over the Iowa City area. He is also a lover of all things production having done contract work for Bloomberg News, minor league baseball, and other various companies around the eastern Iowa and western Illinois area.  

After moving to Portland in 2015 Mike was eager to get back into the music scene and began taking classes at Open Signal.  After a short time he was introduced to the PDX Spotlight team and was hooked.  He has grown in his role and has become an invaluable member of the PDX Spotlight team.  He also hosts a weekly politics podcast with his partner Caitlin called 'Covfefe Talk with Mike and Cait'.  You can follow them on twitter @realcovfefetalk or from anywhere you download podcasts.

Mike Mooney - Associate Producer

Mike has had a passion for music since he picked up his first hip hop cassette tape in the 90s. He started producing music in high school in Iowa City, Iowa and has brought that talent and excitement to the team at PDX Spotlight. He wrote, produced and distributed his own hip hop album in 2010, selling out venues all over the Iowa City area. He is also a lover of all things production having done contract work for Bloomberg News, minor league baseball, and other various companies around the eastern Iowa and western Illinois area. After moving to Portland in 2015 Mike was eager to get back into the music scene and began taking classes at Open Signal. After a short time he was introduced to the PDX Spotlight team and was hooked. He has grown in his role and has become an invaluable member of the PDX Spotlight team. He also hosts a weekly politics podcast with his partner Caitlin called ‘Covfefe Talk with Mike and Cait’. You can follow them on twitter @realcovfefetalk or from anywhere you download podcasts.
Brent is a family man, who has a passion for the arts. His personal passion is photography and he also has a strong love of music.  He is a devoted believer in local musicians and tries to help support them as much as he possibly can.   As the staff photographer for PDX Spotlight Brent has been able to utilize his talent and eye for performance photography and develop lasting relationships with local musicians.    He and PDX Spotlight share the same feelings and beliefs so we make a perfect team.  You can see his work all over this site including most of the photo galleries on the artist pages.  To learn more about Brent you can visit him at https://www.facebook.com/BrentAngeloPhotography.

Brent Angelo - Associate Producer/Photographer

Brent is a family man, who has a passion for the arts. His personal passion is photography and he also has a strong love of music. He is a devoted believer in local musicians and tries to help support them as much as he possibly can. As the staff photographer for PDX Spotlight Brent has been able to utilize his talent and eye for performance photography and develop lasting relationships with local musicians. He and PDX Spotlight share the same feelings and beliefs so we make a perfect team. You can see his work all over this site including most of the photo galleries on the artist pages. To learn more about Brent you can visit him at https://www.facebook.com/BrentAngeloPhotography.
AJ brings over two decades of production/post production experience to the PDX Spotlight team. His inherent passion for music and the people who create music make him a great asset to our cause. A drummer himself, AJ understands the importance and benefit, the performance video format has for any artist.  AJ is also the co-founder of Parker

AJ Von Wolfe - Production/Post Production

AJ brings over two decades of production/post production experience to the PDX Spotlight team. His inherent passion for music and the people who create music make him a great asset to our cause. A drummer himself, AJ understands the importance and benefit, the performance video format has for any artist. AJ is also the co-founder of Parker & Barrow Entertainment, a Portland event promotion and artist management company. Since joining the PDX Spotlight team he has proven to be a Jack of all trades, not only curating events but having a hand in show production, camera work, stage management and post production. AJ can be reached at AJ@ParkerandBarrowEntertainment.com
Through his volunteer work and utilizing Portland Community Media resources and facilities, Orlando has established himself as one of the go to camera operators for PDX Spotlight.   He is inspired by the creativity, dedication, artistry and enthusiasm demonstrated by the musical guests and the production crew on the show.  This motivates him to continuously evolve his video production skills.  Orlando continues to add value to the PDX Spotlight production in a number of different areas. 

When he’s not working on PDX Spotlight Orlando keeps busy by creating his own short films and considers himself an amateur animator.  He’s even working on an 8-minute musical animated short that he hopes to release during the summer of 2018.   If that’s not enough, Orlando is a lover of classical piano and is beginning development of his own Piano focused TV show.

Orlando Romulo Sanchez - Technical Director/Camera Operator

Through his volunteer work and utilizing Portland Community Media resources and facilities, Orlando has established himself as one of the go to camera operators for PDX Spotlight. He is inspired by the creativity, dedication, artistry and enthusiasm demonstrated by the musical guests and the production crew on the show. This motivates him to continuously evolve his video production skills. Orlando continues to add value to the PDX Spotlight production in a number of different areas. When he’s not working on PDX Spotlight Orlando keeps busy by creating his own short films and considers himself an amateur animator. He’s even working on an 8-minute musical animated short that he hopes to release during the summer of 2018. If that’s not enough, Orlando is a lover of classical piano and is beginning development of his own Piano focused TV show.
Martina was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic.  Her formative years were spent in defiance of a Communist regime as an activist and actress in the underground resistance in the arts, theater, and movies as well as protesting and marching in the streets.  During this time, she acted in film and theater, co-wrote a play, toured with a rock band, and danced on a table top with a future president.

Later she decided to work on the other side of the camera as a production manager. She produced commercials for clients like Visa, Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Mattoni water, and worked on documentaries for RCN Network and CNN. She also helped with Rolling Stones musician Ronnie Wood’s art exhibition in Prague.

Seeking new adventures she decided to travel abroad to study English and computer graphics in Berkeley. After returning to Czech she worked as a financial director for the largest Czech owned advertising agency.  Finally moving back to San Francisco she worked as a business/finance manager at a dot.com during the internet bubble.

She is currently freelancing and helping with feature film financing projects and concert tours.

Moving to Portland and stumbling upon PDX Spotlight has been another new adventure and she is enjoying meeting local musicians and working with a great crew of talented people.

When she is not filming, she is standing on her head doing yoga, tending to her beehives, and raising two precocious young daughters.

If you would like to contact Martina you can reach her at Martina@pdxspotlight.com

Martina Phillips - Camera Operator

Martina was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic.  Her formative years were spent in defiance of a Communist regime as an activist and actress in the underground resistance in the arts, theater, and movies as well as protesting and marching in the streets.  During this time, she acted in film and theater, co-wrote a play, toured with a rock band, and danced on a table top with a future president. Later she decided to work on the other side of the camera as a production manager. She produced commercials for clients like Visa, Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Mattoni water, and worked on documentaries for RCN Network and CNN. She also helped with Rolling Stones musician Ronnie Wood’s art exhibition in Prague. Seeking new adventures she decided to travel abroad to study English and computer graphics in Berkeley. After returning to Czech she worked as a financial director for the largest Czech owned advertising agency.  Finally moving back to San Francisco she worked as a business/finance manager at a dot.com during the internet bubble. She is currently freelancing and helping with feature film financing projects and concert tours. Moving to Portland and stumbling upon PDX Spotlight has been another new adventure and she is enjoying meeting local musicians and working with a great crew of talented people. When she is not filming, she is standing on her head doing yoga, tending to her beehives, and raising two precocious young daughters. If you would like to contact Martina you can reach her at Martina@pdxspotlight.com