Meet the Muddy Paw Family

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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, CD Baby DIY Musician Conference, Canadian Music Week, and Indie Week. 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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Sawyer
CEO/Resident Adorable Dog: Boston, MA
The Muddy Dog behind Muddy Paw PR, Sawyer is an 8-year-old 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
Erica D'Aurora
Senior Publicist (Connecticut)
A lifelong passion for music and a love for languages has landed Erica where she is today. Fueled by the desire to spread the word about amazing artists from around the world, she founded the international music blog Musical Notes Global in 2015, which then shortly and naturally led her to a career in PR. When she’s not working, you can always find her enjoying the company of her favorite artists and their latest releases, including her forever playlist staples Bruce Springsteen, Alejandro Sanz, and Laura Pausini.
Amanda Epstein
Publicity Intern
Amanda has always loved music and has recently begun a career change to work in the industry. She enjoys traveling and attending live events; usually traveling for those events. Her musical taste varies from folk to pop, and metal to country. When musicians became friends, she began to see all of the work they put into their careers and embarked on helping them. When she isn't working you can find her seeking out local shows and spreading the word about her favorite independent artists.
Maddie Rund
Publicity Intern
Since attending her first concert in 2013, Maddie has been actively seeking an opportunity to dedicate her life to live music. She combined this passion with her interest in creative writing and business, and landed at the University of New Haven, where she is currently a third year Music Industry student living out her childhood dream. Outside of work, Maddie plays the trumpet in the University of New Haven Marching Band, and frequents local venues to see shows and discover new music whenever she can!