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Meet the 2020 Young Professionals Category Finalists for Cultural Ambassador of the Year!

Meet the 2020 Young Professionals Category Finalists for Cultural Ambassador of the Year!

A.J. Jump, Owner/Manager of Karl Hall, LLC

Jump is a professional musician and music venue owner, specializing in drums for studio work, live performances, and private lessons, as well as concert booking, organizing, and promoting. Jump has toured and recorded with many artists and groups from all over the U.S. and beyond for the last eighteen years.

Dan Pittman, Owner/Artistic Director at Act Out Theatre Group LLC

Dan is the owner and Artistic Director of Act Out Theatre Group LLC in Dunmore, PA. He moved to the NEPA Area in 2016 and worked locally at Kiss Theatre, Little Theatre of Wilkes Barre, Music Box Dinner Playhouse, and Act Out, before becoming the Artistic Director in 2017. Theatre and the performing arts have been a major part of Dan’s life since he was 10.

Samuel O'Connell, Creative Director at Coal Creative 

Born one of 8 children, the son of a cartoonist and an art teacher, Samuel was raised in a home where creativity was encouraged and fostered.

At 29, Samuel is a 15 year veteran in the field of storytelling, marketing, and video production. Samuel continues to immerse himself in the creative realm. By day, he works at Coal Creative as the “Creative Director”, working with and the internal Coal teams to accomplish the mission and goals or their collaborators.

In 2019, In addition to being one of the founders of Coal Lab Productions, a film production company that produced the award winning short film “blackhole.”,  he co-founded NEPA Creative and the Creative Meetups, an initiative to bring our creative community together to network and learn from each other.

Make sure to join us on September 23rd at our in-person, fun, and safely done event at the Garden Drive In to celebrate these finalists from the comfort of your own vehicle and to hear the category winners announced live on stage! IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure to make your ticket reservation before the deadline of September 18th! Click here to register today!

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