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Project Management Team
Greg Lee

Director of Operations


Dylan Du Rant

 

Project Manager


Development Team
Justin Zebell

CEO & President


Neil Luft

Sr. Developer


Derek Stephens

Developer


Sales & Marketing Team
Don Donahue

Business Development + Sales Specialist


Brooks Parker

Business Development + Sales Specialist


Erica Hutchinson, MBA

Marketing Manager


Greg Lee

Director of operations 

Born and raised in Denver Colorado, Greg made the move to Nashville to pursue a career in the music industry. After 10 years of managing artist and tours independently, he joined JoinIn. Greg brings an incredible sense of detail and flow to our team – with 10+ years of experience on the road with artists such as Johnnyswim and Amy Grant and having coordinated over 30 tours and 1000+ shows, media appearances and live events. Greg has worked to ensure all details were handled thoroughly to create consistency and great experiences for clients. As the Senior Project Manager for JoinIn, Greg oversees projects and supervises the project management teams on our virtual events. 

Dylan Du Rant

Project Manager

Dylan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication at George Mason University with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.  A native of Northern Virginia, Dylan has spent the last 5 years in the Washington DC metropolitan area working to grow and continually hone his skills as an event operations professional.  From large conferences and trade shows to reunions and workshops, he always strives to make every event as enjoyable for his clients as he does their guests.  As a Project Manager on the JoinIn team, Dylan brings that same energy and work ethic to ensure that every virtual and hybrid event is a remarkable experience for all of those involved.

Justin Zebell

President & CEO

Through his career Justin has worked as an agent, software entrepreneur, tour manager, creative director and more. Twenty three years of experience have carried him from an entry level artist booking agent to the Kennedy Center, Barbara Bush’s 90th Birthday Celebration, numerous live television broadcasts, high profile corporate events and an annual residency at the Ryman Auditorium with long time clients Amy Grant and Vince Gill. A passionate and entrepreneurial leader, Justin lends his software development and architecture expertise to the long-term growth and development of JoinIn.

Neil Luft

Sr. Developer

Throughout Neil’s multiple decade tenure in the information technology space, he has successfully guided many of the largest brands in the world with their innovation, development and implementation strategies. With a focus and expertise on virtual event deployment and overall usability, Neil leads the JoinIn development and integration team and manages the overall platform delivery efforts, technical growth strategies and IT infrastructure. Neil is a graduate of Baylor University where he earned his BBA in Information Systems (2001) and MBA with a specialization in Information Systems Management (2003). He currently serves on numerous technology boards of advisors and is a past member of the distinguished 30-person Technology & Innovation advisory panel for the President’s Economic Forum appointed by George W. Bush.

Derek Stephens

Developer 

Derek began his career in the higher education space as a relationship builder, fundraiser and director for large-scale, high-impact institutional events. His experience in supporting a vast group of constituencies, from academic groups to dignitaries, industry leaders and world-renowned artists, has provided Derek the opportunity to leverage innovation that connects people to the things that matter to them the most. Derek graduated from Baylor University in 2004 with a degree in journalism and telecommunication production, and again in 2016 with a Master of Business Administration. Derek is a proud native Texan and lives in Waco with his wife and two children. 

Don Donahue

Business Development + Sales Specialist

Don Donahue is a multi-faceted industry veteran – he has held down the following positions is his 30 year career in Nashville – talent scout, artist manager and booking agent, label president, executive producer of a global talent search for Avon Cosmetics, tour producer and live event executive producer for clients such as The Ritz-Carlton, The Town of Avon Colorado, Fort Lauderdale Florida and others.

 

 

Brooks Parker

Business Development + Sales Specialist

As a lifelong performer, Brooks Parker has spent decades exploring the many facets of the entertainment and event industry. After graduating from Belmont University in 2007 with a degree in Commercial Music, he spent two years as a Music & Talent Coordinator for UpTV, television network before finding a home at JKC Artist Group. During his time at JKC Artist Group, Parker was instrumental in the career management of multi-platinum GRAMMY Award winning recording artist Amy Grant.

 

Erica Hutchinson, MBA

Marketing Manager

Erica was born and raised in the middle Tennessee area making her a rare local. She has spent a majority of her career, and personal life, in the sports world. She received her undergraduate degree in Sports Administration with a minor in Communications at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her Master of Business Administration from Mercer University. Erica has experience in minor league baseball, middle and high school athletics, sales, sponsorship, events, as well as coaching youth sports. In her previous role as the Manager of Strategic Partnerships with the Nashville Sports Council, she gained valuable event experience. Some of those events include the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, St. Jude Rock n’ Roll Marathon, Music City Bowl Games and many more. In her spare time, Erica serves on the Nashville Coaching Coalition board, volunteers on the Nashville Sports Council Women in Sports Committee and often finds herself sitting in front of a TV watching the Tennessee Volunteers, Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators.


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