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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
    Aron Bell
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    Aron Bell - Recruitment and Admissions Assistant A lover of all things art, food, and Beyoncé; Aron is the Recruitment and Admissions Assistant by day and Singer-Songwriter, Lleb, by night. He’s been flexing his musical muscle since childhood and even studied classical voice at the undergraduate level at Western Michigan University. Though his heart lies with performing contemporary music he...
  • Finance Coordinator
    Jan Willcoxon
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      Jan Willcoxon-Finance Coordinator Bring out your calculator! Jan comes to DIME Detroit with over 15 years in experience in Business Operations and Accounting.  Hailing from Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, Jan has the tools, charts, and statics to effectively create & institute financial policies and procedures for DIME Detroit! When she's not keeping the books here at DIME, Jan enjoys listening...
  • 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!
  • Head of Facilities
    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...
  • Student Services Coordinator
    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.
  • Receptionist
    Brandon Reeves
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    Brandon Reeves - Front Desk & Reception As he has told every curious musician to step through our doors, DIME  Detroit is the music school Brandon wish existed when he graduated high school. As a professional drummer and percussionist, he holds a BM in Music Business from Wayne State University, though his real passion lies in songwriting and performing. Being...