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JESSICA RHODES

FOUNDER/PRESIDENT

Jessica Rhodes is the leading expert on how to leverage podcast guesting for increased brand awareness, more leads and higher profits. She created the podcast booking industry in 2013 when she founded Interview Connections, the first and leading agency of its kind.

Along with her business partner, Margy Feldhuhn, Jessica has quickly scaled Interview Connections to over $1M in annual revenue with nearly no direct marketing or advertising. Their team of in house Booking Agents are the podcast powerhouses behind many successful entrepreneurs and businesses including Ali Brown, Perry Marshall, Aweber, USA Financial and more.

Jessica has done hundreds of podcast interviews both as a guest, and co-host of Rock the Podcast. She is the acclaimed author of Interview Connections: How to #RockThePodcast From Both Sides of the Mic and has been a featured speaker at Podfest Multimedia Expo and FinCon.

Also an active member of her community, Jessica volunteers at her son’s public school, and mentors a 17-year-old girl in foster care. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, two kids, Nathan and Lucy, and senior cat, Kitten.

MARGY FELDHUHN

CEO

Margy is the co-owner of Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. Margy and her business partner lead an in-house staff of over 20 full time employees in their (now virtual) Rhode Island office, and have successfully scaled the agency to multiple 7 figures. Their team of in-house Booking Agents are the podcast powerhouses behind many successful entrepreneurs and businesses including Ali Brown, Aweber, USA Financial and more.

Margy joined Interview Connections in 2016 as a contractor, becoming the first employee in 2017 and acquiring 50% equity in the business by 2018. By 2019, she had helped lead the business to its first 7 figure year without any direct marketing or advertising.

When she’s not busy guesting on podcasts or recording her own show, Rock the Podcast, Margy is active in animal rescue, organizing a yearly fundraiser called Art for Animals. In 2019 she was recognized for her efforts with a “Humane Heroes” award. She is owned by her 17 year old cat and 9 year old toothless Yorkipoo.

MATT DELISLE

Booking Team Manager

With years of experience in management and recruiting, Matt joined the Interview Connections team in December 2018 as the team manager. After earning his Bachelor’s in communications, Matt was thrilled to start in an industry on the rise with supportive leadership. After Matt joined, he helped Interview Connections hit their goal of earning $1 million in revenue. Matt’s favorite part of managing the team is hearing the excitement from clients after their first interview. When Matt isn’t cheering on the team or clients, he can be found playing soccer, or watching The Office on repeat, again.

Favorite podcast? Up and Vanished!

Sarah Mae Fleming

(she/her)

Operations Manager

Sarah Mae joined Interview Connections in August 2019. She holds dual degrees in English literature and film analysis. Her love of research and media drew her to become a Podcast Researcher, and she has since become the Junior Operations Manager! Sarah Mae works behind the scenes, leading the operations and the marketing team. She has authored published essays about Get Out, There Will Be Blood, and the films of the Coen Brothers, which you can read on her film blog! When Sarah Mae isn’t helping Interview Connections run smoothly, she can be found watching a movie, kayaking, or eating pho.

Favorite podcast? The A24 Podcast!

Brittany Phillips

(she/her)

Client Success Strategist

Brittany made her way to Interview Connections in November 2019 after studying communications and media studies. Coming from a background in radio (hosting both 90s on 9 and The Brit Show), Brittany was immediately drawn to the world of podcasting. Her favorite part of her booking agent role is nurturing connections with her clients, as well as the producers and hosts in the podcast industry. Brittany is also happy to have the opportunity to flex her writing muscles. When Brittany isn’t connecting her clients on podcasts, you can find her producing her own (to be named) podcast!

Favorite podcast? Last Podcast on the Left!

PASCOE

The smallest and cutest member of the team, Pascoe recently joined the Interview Connections after transferring from his full-time job as a foster pup in Texas. He is only 5.5 lbs, but that doesn’t stop him from starting drama with German Shepherds on the street or trying to sneak as much cat food as he possibly can. Pascoe loves sitting on laps, going for walks, and riding in the car with his moms.

BOOKING AGENTS

Nathan Peavey

(he/him)

Team Lead

Nathan came to Interview Connections in May 2017 after earning his Bachelor’s in English. Drawn by his love and appreciation of podcasts, Nathan became a booking agent and has been a Team Lead since 2019! Nathan is most passionate about his ability to advocate for both his clients and his teammates. When Nathan isn’t booking entrepreneurs on podcasts, he loves reading, watching movies, or hanging out with his newly adopted cat, named Birthday Cake.

Favorite podcast? The Adventure Zone!

Riley Baez-Bradway

(he/him)

Team Lead

After working in a podcast production studio for two years, Riley found his way to Interview Connections in July 2019 as a booking agent. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Digital Media Production and has always been searching for a creative application for his technical experience. Riley is passionate about client relationships and making clients feel like they’re a part of the Interview Connections family, and since his promotion to Team Lead, he’s particularly enjoyed rallying his team members to reach new heights. When Riley isn’t combining his love of writing and technology at the office, he can be found writing electronic music, watching baseball, learning languages, or enjoying evening promenades with his spouse.

Favorite podcast? Radio Omniglot!

Anthony Elwell

Team Lead

(he/him)

Armed with a decade of experience in client service, Anthony joined the team at Interview Connections January 2020. Anthony was drawn to the opportunity to offer highly-personalized customer service with a wide array of different, and interesting clients. Anthony’s favorite aspect of being a booking agent is getting to work in the podcast industry while embracing his love of helping others. Since being promoted to Team Lead, Anthony takes pride in celebrating his team’s wins! Outside of work, Anthony can be found hanging out with his boxer, Loki, or playing video games.

Favorite podcast? Kinda Funny Games Daily!

Mariana Chiulli

(she/her)

Booking Agent

Mariana has been with Interview Connections since August 2018, after earning her degree in psychology, with a double minor in creative writing and sociology. Mariana’s love for writing and deep interest in human connection drew her to become a booking agent. She is especially passionate about working with clients in the mental health industry and helping them share their stories and expertise. When Mariana isn’t booking her clients on podcasts, she’s probably working on her candle collection, or playing with her cat, Salem, and her dog, Logan.

Favorite podcast? True North Strange & Weird!

Emily Kelly

(she/her)

Booking Agent

Emily started at Interview Connections in October 2018 after earning her degree in English writing and rhetoric. Her interests in both writing and podcasts led Emily to join the team as a booking agent. She loves the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients, and Emily especially loves to book successful female entrepreneurs on podcasts. Outside of work, you can find Emily painting, reading, or finding a new mug for her growing collection.

Favorite Podcast? And That’s Why We Drink!

Jon Huot

(she/her)

Booking Agent

After studying in communications, Jon joined Interview Connections in November 2019 as a booking agent. Jon’s unrelenting desire to learn about the podcasting industry and his exceptional customer service expertise made him a perfect fit. His favorite part of booking clients on podcasts is helping people with an opportunity to share their stories. Aside from podcasts, Jon’s other main area of interest is going to New England Revolution soccer games.

Favorite podcast? That’s easy, he produces and co-hosts Six States One Podcast!

Kelli Noonan

(she/her)

Booking Agent

Kelli joined Interview Connections in January 2020 after receiving her degree in theater studies. Kelli loves the world of storytelling, leading her to pursue a career in the podcast industry. The best thing about being a booking agent for Kelli is getting to know her clients and having the ability to advocate for them. Kelli is especially passionate about helping women increase their representation in the media. Outside of Interview Connections, Kelli might be working on hand painting a Tarot card deck, or working in the Theater company she started, Third Eye Theater Troupe.

Favorite podcast? Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness!

Dan Pomfret

(he/him)

Booking Agent

After studying Jazz guitar and working in the hospitality industry, Dan made his way to Interview Connections in March 2020. Dan’s love of podcasts and interest in honing his communication skills led him to join the IC team. Since becoming a booking agent, Dan loves learning about his clients and excels in understanding their needs and delivering results. Dan also thrives in a team environment, and prides himself on harmonizing with his colleagues. Outside of work, you can find Dan cooking, biking, film-watching, or making as much music as he possibly can as a solo artist, or in his bands Toad and the Stooligans & The Morgana Phase!

Favorite Podcast? Broken Record with Rick Rubin and Malcom Gladwell!

Alyssa Anderson

(she/her)

Booking Agent

After earning a degree in Mass Media Communications and English Rhetoric and Writing, Alyssa joined the Interview Connections team in March of 2020. Versed in all forms of media communication, and with a background in customer service since her high school days, this was a perfect fit for Alyssa. She also writes, in her spare time, for Rhode Island Monthly and Newport Life Magazine, and has published both fiction and non-fiction. When she isn’t at work, Alyssa loves to watch baseball and nostalgic cartoons from her childhood, discuss film and television with her fellow veterans of the Rhode Island College Communications program, play Dungeons & Dragons with her friends, and practice any number of instruments she’s managed to pick up over the years.

Favorite Podcast? The NoSleep Podcast!

Sara Breslin

(she/her)

Booking Agent

Sara graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Rhode Island in 2014. Since graduating, Sara has been working with the public to help them gain access to beautiful artwork! After joining Interview Connections in 2020, Sara helps business owners and entrepreneurs have their voices heard on podcasts. When she’s not booking you on podcasts, you can find her in her studio working on watercolor portraits of children with rare diseases for the Rare Disease Foundation of Rhode Island or doing magical illustrations.

Favorite Podcast? Lore!

Lindsay Tarbox

(she/her)

Booking Agent

Lindsay joined Interview Connections in March 2020 with over 15 years of experience in various
service-based industries. She was drawn to the company as a way to express her passion for people, podcasts, and creative writing, and
particularly loves working alongside authors and publishing companies. Her favorite part about being a booking agent is listening to client interviews after they’ve gone live and collaborating with the
Interview Connections team. Outside of work, Lindsay can be found lost in a good book, catching her favorite bands playing at local venues, or
cultivating her indoor jungle.

Favorite podcast? Attitudes! with Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson

Valerie Westgate

(she/her)

Booking Agent

Valerie found her way to Interview Connections this year after attending Rhode Island College, majoring in Theatre Performance. Previously a nanny and experienced in customer service, Valerie is adept at forming relationships and loves building lasting relationships with her clients and podcast hosts! She was drawn to work at Interview Connections because of the exceptionally friendly and supportive team. Valerie also loves podcasts and jumped at the opportunity to work in the podcast industry. Something you might not know about Valerie is that she is the proud cofounder and House Manager of Burbage Theatre Company based out of Pawtucket! When she’s not booking her clients on incredible podcasts, Valerie loves to read and play video games. Her Nintendo Switch hardly leaves her side.

Favorite Podcast? Last Podcast on the Left!

Jude Daubney

(he/him)

Booking Agent

Before Jude joined the team at Interview
Connections in 2021, he did a little bit of everything! In the past decade, he’s been a florist, a bear builder at Build-A-Bear, a barista, a bartender, and a working musician. Jude has always loved jobs where he can use my creativity and make people smile. Jude’s superpower as a booking agent (other than dad jokes) is his enthusiasm! Jude is super energized and excited to connect with people and help them make connections with others. The thing that drew Jude to Interview Connections was the culture here. He’s happy to be part of a team of big-hearted weirdos with rescue animals. A cool fact about Jude is that he has played trumpet on stage with Blondie twice – once at Madison Square Garden! Outside of work, Jude loves making soup in his kitchen, making art in my jewelry studio, spending time with his fiance, and playing Mario Kart (I always play as Shy Guy)!

Favorite Podcast? My Brother, My Brother, and Me

Leanna Furtado

(she/her)

Booking Agent

Previous to making her way to Interview
Connections in 2021, Leanna graduated from Emerson College for media studies. Leanna is a perfect fit at Interview Connections because of her love of listening to podcasts and love of helping people. For Leanna, working with inspiring people to get their message out through podcasts was a no-brainer! Her favorite part of being a booking agent is connecting with her clients and their messages! Outside of work, you can find Leanna reading or making pottery.

Favorite podcast? Hysteria!

Jansen Mayer

(he/him)

Booking Agent

In 2021, Jansen joined the team here at Interview Connections! In his previous work experience, Jansen has always easily related with people and has had great relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Talking and connecting with others is second nature to Jansen. He was drawn to join our team because of his love of podcasts. Jansen also wanted to start working somewhere more unique, progressive, and that allowed him to be more personable with people! When he’s not booking his clients on podcasts, you can find Jansen playing competitive strategy games, working on graphic design, watching TV with his cat, and drinking excessive amounts of seltzer!

Favorite Podcast? 99% Invisible!

Research Team

Gabby McCauley

(she/her)

Research Team Lead

After obtaining her degree in Theater Performance and working as a social media and marketing associate for Burbage Theater Company, Gabby found her way to Interview Connections in the summer of 2020, and was recently promoted to Research Team Lead! Gabby loves stretching her creativity muscles when finding shows for our client’s niches. The most exciting part of her job though, which is also her favorite, is creating the perfect first list for new clients! Gabby loves the (now virtual) atmosphere of Interview Connections, the work itself, and the ability to be active within a booming entertainment industry. When Gabby isn’t finding the perfect shows for our clients, you can find her making charcuterie boards at home, reading plays, and going on hikes.
Favorite podcast?  You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes!

Tim Batzinger

(he/him)

Podcast Researcher

After obtaining her degree in Theater Performance and working as a social media and marketing associate for Burbage Theater Company, Gabby found her way to Interview Connections in the summer of 2020, and was recently promoted to Research Team Lead! Gabby loves stretching her creativity muscles when finding shows for our client’s niches. The most exciting part of her job though, which is also her favorite, is creating the perfect first list for new clients! Gabby loves the (now virtual) atmosphere of Interview Connections, the work itself, and the ability to be active within a booming entertainment industry. When Gabby isn’t finding the perfect shows for our clients, you can find her making charcuterie boards at home, reading plays, and going on hikes.
Favorite podcast?  You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes!

James Lucey

(he/him)

Podcast Researcher

James joined the team at Interview Connections this year after studying History at Rhode Island College. As a history graduate, James loves diving deep into niche topics, which makes him a fantastic podcast researcher. He was drawn to come work with us here because of our exciting and exuberant company culture! Something you might not know about James is that he is an ordained minister! Presiding over his friend’s wedding was one of the proudest moments of his life. Outside of work, James likes to cook, go running, play guitar, and discover new music. Oh, and he’s an actor and writer at Burbage Theatre Company!
Favorite Podcast? The Bodega Boys!

Administrative Team

Ava Mascena

(she/her)

Administrative Assistant

Ava joined Interview Connections in March 2020 after receiving her degree in Musical Theater and working (as well as performing!) at Trinity Repertory Theater. Ava takes pride in remaining calm through the storm, and keeping everything organized in our high-paced environment! She was drawn to
Interview Connections because of our creative atmosphere, and as the
administrative assistant, it’s the perfect blend for Ava’s impeccable organizational skills and love for media and the arts. When Ava isn’t helping everyone at Interview Connections stay focused and organized, you can find her singing, playing the guitar or violin, or creating face masks, bath, and metaphysical products for her Etsy store, Moonlit Rabbit!

Favorite podcast? My Brother My Brother and Me!

Cameron Hewey

(he/him)

Sales & Marketing Admin Assistant

From baker to barista to banker, Cameron had ten years of customer service experience under his belt, when he joined Interview Connections in 2021. As someone who always enjoys helping and working with people, he was drawn to a position that offered support for our team members. Upon learning about the company, Cameron was absolutely thrilled to be working for a woman and queer owned business! Something you may not know about Cameron is that he is a fairly accomplished sailor! Outside of work, Cameron can be found rock climbing, sailing or hanging out at home with his cats and dogs.

Favorite Podcast? Office Ladies!

Sales Team

Sami Keogh

(she/her)

New Media Strategist

Before joining the sales team in 2021, Sami graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI, and received an Associates Degree in Advertising Communications and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communications! Sami is right at home in the sales team as she absolutely loves talking to people. Sami was drawn to work with Interview Connections because it’s a women owned business and because of the amazing company culture! Sami’s greatest accomplishment is keeping her adopted cat, Kloe, alive and healthy for 7 years! Every plant she’s tried to adopt has sadly not made it past a week (sorry plant adopters reading this, she always has good intentions) so Sami will just stick to taking care of Kloe. Outside of work, Sami is always at the beach (weather permitting) she is never inside during the summer!

Favorite Podcast? No F*cks Given by Sarah Knight !