Brian McTear is a nationally respected record producer, musician, and the owner of one of Philadelphia’s most revered independent recording studios. He has worked with countless Philadelphia artists like Dr. Dog, Kurt Vile, and The War on Drugs, as well as national artists like Sharon Van Etten and Joan Osborne. Brian is a Co-founder of Weathervane Music and the Creator of Shaking Through. He is a 1991 graduate of The Hill School and attended West Chester University from 1991 – 1995.
Dan Scholnick has played a key role in Weathervane's history, first as the Director of Positive Space's Fiscal Sponsorship Program which enabled Weathervane's non-profit status from 2009 through 2013, and now as Operations Officer, a position created since Weathervane received its own 501(c)(3) status in November 2013. Dan is a 2000 graduate of Wesleyan University.
Gabe Greenberg is a Philadelphia based musician and producer and has been working with Weathervane Music since the Summer of 2014. He is committed to the growth and flourishing of the Weathervane Community, as well as it’s partnerships and programs. He also oversees the creation and execution of Shaking Through in its entirety as producer, director and editor of the series. He is a 2009 graduate of Abington Friends School and a 2014 graduate of Wesleyan University, where he majored in Music.
Matthew Poirier is a recording engineer, producer, and mixer at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia. He is the Recording Engineer and Mixer for Shaking Through and handles most of the graphic design work for Weathervane. Matt is a 2014 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania.
Julia Rainer is a musician, an aspiring producer, and a Philadelphia native. Since graduating from The University of the Arts in Spring of 2017, she has been working with Weathervane in the role of Community Director, as well as assisting with Fundraising and Development for the organization.
Brian McTear is a nationally respected record producer, musician, and the owner of one of Philadelphia’s most revered independent recording studios, Miner Street Recordings in Fishtown. He has worked with countless Philadelphia artists like Dr. Dog, Kurt Vile, and The War on Drugs, as well as national artists like Sharon Van Etten and Joan Osborne. Brian is a Co-founder of Weathervane Music and the Creator of Shaking Through. He is a 1991 graduate of The Hill School and attended West Chester University from 1991 – 1995.
Bill Robertson is a Co-founder of Weathervane Music. He is the Head of Alumni Relations at The Hill School, one of the 10 most distinguished secondary Boarding Schools in the US, and the school where he and Weathervane Co-Founder Brian McTear met in the early 1990s. Robertson graduated from Hill in 1992 and from Duke University in 1996.
Kristin Thomson is a co-founder, consultant and Board Member of The Future of Music Coalition, the Washington DC nonprofit that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want. Kristin was a founder of Tsunami, a 1990's indie rock band from Washington DC, and the monumentally influencial Simple Machines Records which paved the way for the DIY Movement of the late 90s through today.
Jason Smith is an Entrepreneur who has founded several software development companies in the Medical Information Technology space. He's been involved with Weathervane since 2010 and has been the Executive Producer of multiple Shaking Through episodes. He has known the Founders of Weathervane since their high school years at The Hill School. He graduated from The University of the South (Sewanee) in 1995. He resides outside Washington, D.C.
With a BS in Economics and MBA from Virginia Tech, Bill Hawkins was Vice President of Commercial Lending at Continental Bank from 1976 to 1988, and Treasurer of United Refrigeration, Inc. from 1988 - 2005. He later worked as a Business and Credit Consultant through his retirement in 2018. He and his wife Claire moved to Center City Philadelphia for their retirement in late 2016. Bill is a caring and generous person, and of course, a big music fan. He had been a major Weathervane supporter since 2013, before joining the Board as Treasurer in 2018.