Muddy Paw PR

Meet the Muddy Paw Family

Angela Mastrogiacomo
Founder/CEO: Boston, MA
After founding music blog Infectious Magazine in 2009, Angela soon found herself completely immersed in the world of music. After 5 years fielding press releases, coordinating artist coverage, and managing a team of 10-15 writers, she took her love of developing emerging artists to the next level with the launch of Muddy Paw PR in 2014. She now works with a roster of passionate, driven artists, and a team of talented go-getters that make the Muddy Paw family a tireless, thriving, spirited force. She has spoken on panels at SXSW 2016, Indie Week 2015, and will be speaking at this year's CMW 2016. She is also a proud curator of the music community Balanced Breakfast. You can find her hanging out with her border collie mix, Sawyer, eating ice cream, cozying up to a good book, or binging on her latest Netflix obsession.
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Joe Ballard
Publicity Manager: Chicago, IL
Joe Ballard is our Publicity Manager at Muddy Paw. Prior to working in PR, he got his Bachelor's degree in English/Publishing at Illinois State University and worked as the Managing Editor of music publications Mind Equals Blown and Infectious Magazine. A few of his favorite bands include Anberlin, The Beatles, The Stone Roses, and his amazing clients. Favorite people include his talented and hardworking Muddy Paw team members. In his (rare) free time you can find him playing Rocket League and FIFA, nerding out over the Song of Ice and Fire novels, and/or enjoying new flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
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Haley McGee
Publicity Intern: San Francisco, CA
Haley has been hopelessly in love with music her entire life, so it’s no wonder that her dream has been to work within the music industry. She found Muddy Paw PR through her best friend and got the courage one day to ask the always amazing head honcho, Angela, if she might be able to intern. Once her internship began, she was hooked and the Muddy Paw team couldn’t get rid of her. Haley loves learning about new music, listening to anything and everything she can get her hands on. Her dream is to help musicians achieve their goals and get their music heard.
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Chloe Cardio
Publicity Intern
Chloe credits her brother for planting the seed (The Beatles) that would eventually grow into her obsession with discovering new music and listening to anything she could get her hands on. While studying Advertising and Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she began to wonder how she could combine her studies and past experience with her true passion for music. She found out about the awesome team at Muddy Paw through one of their own, the insanely talented and all around girl boss Ashley Kervabon, and could not happier for the opportunity to work side by side with people who share her love for the music industry. In her spare time, you can find Chloe discovering new restaurants with friends, sitting in a café with a good ole cup o’ joe, and attending as many live shows her schedule (and wallet) will allow.
Vicky Vargas
Houston, TX
Vicky’s enthusiasm and interest to live in the music industry world increasingly grew from road tripping around Texas to see her favorite band, MUTEMATH, perform live for over 10 years. She is inspired by her friends’ creativity and passion for their own music, and their efforts to make music to impact the world. She got connected with Angela and the Muddy Paw team through the Music Launch Hub Facebook group (Shout-out to Steve P.) Vicky has a Communication Studies degree and 9+ years in the nonprofit sector. Her love for music has been a not-so-silent calling in the last year and so she joins our team of interns to pursue her true passion.
Sawyer
CEO/Resident Adorable Dog: Boston, MA
The Muddy Dog behind Muddy Paw PR, Sawyer is a 7 year old munsterlander/border collie mix who has as much energy as the day he came to Angela at just 3 months old. He spends his days actively sniffing out all the smells his neighborhood has to offer, patrolling the house against unruly neighborhood dogs, squirrels, and bad guys, and adventuring around North America. He also really enjoys peanut butter. (But I mean, who doesn't?) You can follow his adventures on Instagram @MuddySawyer