Team

  • Karl Middleton
    Head Of Institute
    Karl Middleton
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    Trading in his zeds for z's, Karl has left his seaside dwelling of Brighton, England, for the soulful streets of Detroit, MI.
  • Paul Schauert Head Of Education
    Head Of Education
    Paul Schauert
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    Since 2003, Dr. Schauert has held a drum stick in one hand and a tweed jacket in the other; he’s taught university courses on African music, history of rock, global jazz, African American music, popular music, protest music, world music, and Detroit music.
  • DeAnna Johnson Vocals
    MSU Denver Campus Manager
    Deanna Johnson
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    As the MSU Denver Campus Manager for DIME Detroit, Deanna will be the connection point for our students and faculty at the downtown Detroit campus to our accrediting university in Colorado.
  • Helen Angove Head Of Learner Experience
    Head of Development and Partnerships
    Helen Angove
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    A performing arts educator with more than twenty years experience, Helen specializes in higher education and vocational training and her passion for music brought her to DIME.
  • Jess Hamlin Learner Experience Administrator
    Head of Student Services and Learner Experience
    Jess Hamlin
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    Jess is the mastermind behind the student experience for both DIME ONLINE and DIME DETROIT. Jess works with students by offering one-to-one pastoral support on assessment, exams, and progression.
  • Head of Recruitment and Admissions
    Elise McCoy
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    Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and alt-rock aficionado, Elise displays the exact balance of humility, professionalism, and talent that DIME students should aspire to, making her the ideal Student Liaison.
  • Drew Schultz Drums
    Recruitment and Admissions Assistant
    Drew Schultz
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    We liked Drew so much, we had to bring him on full-time! This drum aficionado is helping out Elise with recruitment.
  • Michelle Jay Head of Finance
    Head Of Finance
    Michelle Jay
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    It takes a while before struggling musicians can become spendthrift Grammy-winners. Until then, there’s Michelle Jay, who oversees the school’s finances and advises students through their financial queries.
  • Natalie Lyons
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    Natalie Lyons-Accounting Assistant Natalie’s goal is to help students understand and keep their financial commitments to DIME. She also works hard to maintain the book. Before DIME, she worked as the Office Administrator for TPC Country Club and was the Assistant Finance Director for The Village of Beverly Hills.  Natalie has held various positions in finance, in many industries.  Outside...
  • Marketing, Events and Guests Manager
    Edward Strong
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    A creative spirit and self proclaimed “technician of marketing”, Edward comes to DIME with years of experience in traditional and digital advertising campaigns.
  • Neal Cortright
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    Neal Cortright-Head of Facilities Neal Cortright, better known as Straycat, is a recent graduate of Ferris States Music Industry Management program. Straycat has been here since the beginning days of DIME as One of the first interns at the pop-up! He has played drums all of his life and loves to get down with some funky grooves.  Not only does...
  • LABEL MANAGER
    Sabrina Underwood
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    It all started with a listen to the "Prince" album at age 7. Sabrina Underwood fell in love with the music that played on the record player and knew then that she wanted to work in the music business!
  • RECEPTIONIST
    Allye Gaietto
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    Hailing from the shores of Lake Michigan, Allye Gaietto has traded in sand dunes for cityscapes in the Motor City.