Jackie Robbins is a New England and Boston native, proud Emerson College alum and is currently a global producer with 15 years of award winning and high-profile experience. She is now based in Los Angeles but is actively traveling internationally for projects and returns to Boston often to collaborate with Anthem’s production and placemaking teams. Her most recent credits include Supervising Producer and Co-Executive Producer roles. Jackie has worked on a variety of television series (Top Chef, The Real L Word), documentary feature films, branded content, live event production, music tours, podcasts/talk shows, and digital content. She is currently the Supervising Producer on Bravo TV’s hit series Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean, and has served as Co-Executive Producer numerous shows including on the upcoming Viceland documentary series, Fine Young Criminals.
On the feature documentary side, she has been a producer on two 3D concert films; Paramount Pictures’ Justin Bieber: Never Say Never which had a wide theatrical release, and Under the Electric Sky on Netflix. During her time at powerhouse digital studio Fullscreen Media, she executive produced a promotional project for NBC which won the 2015 Clio award for Best Viral Video, and helped launch a slate of original content for their SVOD service in a partnership with AT&T.
Jackie brings world-class media, film and production experience to Anthem’s already seasoned team. Her diverse and distinguished experience guides strategic decisions for Anthem in both public realm programs and entertainment events.
Maverik was born and raised right here in Boston, Massachusetts. He began his radio career at WZBC - Boston College where he majored in communication. He went on to intern for JAMN945 in his junior and senior years. More recently, he created hit anthems for the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and Boston Celtics that became known throughout the city. Upon graduation he was granted his own primetime radio show and never looked back! He quickly grew both as an on-air personality and recording artist, becoming synonymous with Boston music and culture. He is known as the voice of the city. Maverik has opened for Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross and many of the biggest names in hip hop. He has deejayed for the World Champion New England Patriots and received multiple awards from the City of Boston for community activism with the youth. Maverik currently is the official resident disc jockey for The Boston Red Sox.
Andrew Dennen has excelled in variety of client servicing and customer success roles with the Boston Red Sox for over a decade. Beginning his career in the Red Sox Ticket Office, Andrew soon transitioned to a department heavily focused on client facing initiatives. His efforts are now focused in the prestigious Premium Club memberships within Fenway Park. One of Andrew’s main functions is to create different ways to increase program awareness and illustrate the value added elements members receive with their memberships both at Fenway Park and with outside venues and experiences.
His expertise in high level hospitality, entertainment and curation of innovative and memorable patron experiences benefits guests at The Anchor through his advisory on amenities, offerings and events. Moreover, Andrew advises on community and youth initiatives and the establishment of unique and engaging elements for each event.
Andrew graduated from Susquehanna University (PA) with a major in Business Administration and emphasis in both Finance and Marketing. Andrew ran his first ever Boston Marathon in 2018 and aims to complete a second in 2021. He resides in Charlestown, MA with his wife, Janelle
AJ currently serves as the Managing Director of Business Development for the Innovations Center at Truth Initiative. Truth Initiative is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use a thing of the past. Having merged his passion for health and technology, Sisodia brings a wealth of experience in enterprise partnerships and client relations.
Over the course of his career, Sisodia has had the honor of working with all types of organizations ranging from locally owned businesses to some of the largest brands in the world including AT&T, Nike, General Mills and Jeep. Prior to joining Truth Initiative, he served as Director of Strategic Development at Virgin Pulse, the largest global health and well-being technology and services company. While there, he worked with clients to offer solutions across all areas of well-being to achieve long-term health and productivity results for their employees.
Sisodia is passionate about equal opportunity and mentorship. He serves as a head coach for the Special Olympics of Massachusetts and previously volunteered for Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay for five years. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts where he was captain of the track & field team and a three-time All American Award recipient. AJ resides in Wellesley with his wife and two children.
Julie Wetherbee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Pre-Law minor from Boston College. After graduating with honors from Boston College, Julie worked in television broadcasting for 10 years, more specifically in sports reporting as an on-air reporter. She worked for the Celtics, Fox, NESN, WBZ and Comcast to name a few.
Julie has also worked in public relations and marketing. She was the Marketing Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Office of Business Development.
Most recently for the past 8 years, she was a business owner of a local yoga studio, which during the pandemic pivoted to become completely virtual. Working as full time real estate agent leaves little time to teach, but Julie still finds herself teaching a yoga class or two per week.Julie’s love to foster long-term relationships, help others and thirst for asking questions and finding information has led her to real estate. Through real estate Julie can fulfill her need to connect with others and work with buyers and sellers to get them exactly what they need and want.
When not working, Julie has another important job as a mom to a beautiful almost four year old little girl. She also enjoys being active and outdoor activities with friends and family.
Harlem rediscovered his love of still and motion pictures after years exploration. Before serving as an Army Medic, he served as a full time volunteer in City Years first full year in Boston. Both of these adventures, cemented a love of service to others. It wasn’t until after working in California in the film industry, that he became a yogic Buddhist, and began cultivating his love of imagery. With the support of friends, family, and fellow photographers, he continues to find joy in whatever he does.
Kristy Fagone has lived in the Boston area for the better part of 10 years. Her career has flourished through working with some of Boston’s premiere service, hospitality and restaurant brands, with a focus on training and development. Kristy specializes in creating onboarding and training programs for new and existing employees to take their own knowledge to the next level. Immersed in Boston’s high end service industry since early in her career, she offers the perspective of “both sides of the spectrum” and is passionate on both sides coming together.
Kristy has worked with the Anthem Group in their opening of the Anchor through its developmental stages and staff trainings. She believes in its community aspect and mission and looks forward to continuing to help the project succeed through training initiatives and continued staff growth.
Liliana is a professional dancer and instructor with more than 18 years of experience in both performing and teaching. She is also a certified Pilates instructor who has explored the physical, expressive and artistic connection between various forms of dance, such as Oriental dance, Tango, Salsa, Aerial dance and Latin rhythms, as well as the discipline of Pilates. These certifications allowed her to better understand physical movement and its connection to communicate and express emotions. Throughout her dancing journey, she has studied a wide variety of rhythms and techniques that she incorporates into her repertoires and classes. She emphasizes on the importance of incorporating breathing, good posture, strength and flexibility into the movement, in order to connect the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, with a high sense of awareness.
Liliana is the founder and artistic director of StepFlix, the entertainment company that offers dance and circus shows, flash mobs, shows for kids, live music, DJs, photography and video production services, for private and corporate events. Liliana also created a library of online lessons, that has more than 2,000 dance & fitness classes of different styles; these are organized in a progression, so people can really learn how to dance and exercise effectively. Among the style, StepFlix has: hip hop, belly dance, flamenco, samba, salsa, tap, tango, ballet, bachata, Pilates, cardio, body conditioning and others.
Elizabeth is an internationally experienced multi-faceted dance performer who specializes in belly dance and aerial arts. Her past performances include shows at 5 star hotels in Alanya, Turkey and Hurghada, Egypt, full-length programs with Bellybeat Dance Company, and routines at a variety of upscale Boston venues. Theatricality, musical nuance, and the ability to connect with an audience are central to Celia's dancing. Bringing aerial arts to Anchor in 2021 has been a "high"light of her recent experience!
Lumyr Derisier is a Boston native dancer and photographer who has been shooting events for over a decade. With a love of dance, a passion for people, and an obsession for detail, Lumyr finds joy in the product and process of creating art.
Lumyr has studied Salsa and Bachata under the direction of Anara Frank of Metamovements dance company, and began teaching bachata with Alma Latina Boston In 2018. Currently, he is a member of the organizing team for Sabor Latino Boston - an events organization led by Andres Giraldo of Salsa Y Control Dance Studio, where he participates in their goal of bringing fun and innovative latin dance events to the city of Boston.
Lumyr passion is to see a dance community without walls in the city of Boston and to foster a "we can '' attitude among all its participants. Lumyr is most known for his big smile, hearty laugh and chiropractic hugs.
Melissa Frost is a Business Development Manager at Robinson & Cole LLP. She has been working in legal marketing for over a decade. Her role encompasses all business development and marketing efforts for several practice groups in the firm, such as creating and implementing yearly business development plans and budgets, client relationship development and management, managing speaking engagements and opportunities, and leading the strategic planning efforts of each of her practice groups to increase the visibility and brand awareness in respective markets.
As an Anthem alumnus as well - one of the company's earliest interns, she has a unique understanding and appreciation for the organization and it's mission. She has remained involved with Anthem and has advised and played a role in its growth. Melissa contributes her vast marketing, communication and brand-building experience to enhance Anthem and The Anchor's multifaceted community and philanthropic focused programs. She works with her colleagues to curate, shape and message the public facing and community activation, especially for family-centric initiatives.
She currently spends her free time frequenting playgrounds and chasing around her 2.5 year old son, but highly enjoys red wine and embarrassing reality TV shows.