Staff

Teaching Artists

Lead Guitar has assembled an international team of Teaching Artists: global concert musicians, Fulbright Scholars and professors with a passion for mentorship. Below you can learn more about their backgrounds and experience.
Denis Azabagić
Regional Director for Chicago, IL
Keith Barnhart
Denver, CO
Daniel Bolshoy
Regional Director for Atlanta/Athens, GA
Isaac Brady
Phoenix, AZ
Bokyung Byun
Los Angeles, CA
Russ Callison
Denver, CO
Doris Ćosić
Los Angeles, CA
Christian Cruz
Los Angeles, CA
Sara D'Ippolito
Chicago, IL
Joseph Douglass
Los Angeles, CA
Nicholas Epple
Tucson, AZ
Pablo Gonzalez
Tucson, AZ
Bin Hu
Tucson, AZ
Erdong Li
Atlanta/Athens, GA
Zhivko Nikolov
Chicago, IL
Rubén Portillo
Chicago, IL
Ryan Roubison
Phoenix, AZ
David Sewell
Phoenix, AZ
Justin Sheppard
Atlanta/Athens, GA
Andrew Smith
Regional Director for Phoenix, AZ
Fabrício Lock Sotomayor
Chicago, IL
James Terrell
Atlanta/Athens, GA
Alfredo “Freddy” Vazquez
Regional Director for Tucson, AZ
Mateo Vintimilla
Atlanta/Athens, GA
Jaxon Williams
Regional Director for Los Angeles, CA
Erin Young
Los Angeles, CA

Administration

Holly Holmes
Director of Operations
Marina Jarrette
Program and Events Manager
Nick Lenio
Director of Instruction and Regional Director for Colorado
Brad Richter
Co-founder/Executive Director