Meet the Team

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Nadine Levitt

Founder & CEO

George "Trey" Marucci

Chief Financial Officer

Greg

Chief Revenue Officer

Tal Meltzer

Music Contractor

Cortney Persiani

Music Catalog & Content Creator

Mitzi Rosas

UI Designer

Andrew Andersen

Marketing Director

Neil Newton

Head of Curriculum

Jason Rodriguez

Digital Content Producer

John Derigi

Software Engineer

John Yang

Software Engineer

Nicholas Siasmas

Music Intern

Roxy Castillo

QA Manager

Nadine Levitt

Founder & CEO
Nadine is a Swiss-born German, Kiwi, US transplant, and founder of the music technology company, Wurrly, LLC. She began her career as an international trade lawyer but after 6 years of practice she began to pursue a career in music as a professional opera singer and songwriter. She has performed extensively all over the United States and the world, sharing the stage with David Foster, Andrea Boccelli, Kiri Te Kanawa, Roger Daltry, Christina Perri, and Steven Tyler to name a few. Passionate about music in schools she sits on the national board of Little Kids Rock and on the Advisory Board of Harmony Project, and in 2016 led the development of the music education platform WURRLYedu. She studied at Auckland University, and holds a Bachelor of Law and Arts.

George "Trey" Marucci

Chief Financial Officer
Trey started his career in government, working at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the White House where he served as an Associate Director for Political Affairs. During his time in Washington he was asked to work on numerous campaigns, including a successful gubernatorial race in North Carolina. After politics, Trey turned his attention to finance. He worked for JPMorgan Chase & Co for five years in a number of positions, including on the Global Emerging Markets desk in New York. He was asked to move to Los Angeles to help build out the Chase Wealth Management platform in California, and after a successful rollout he was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the Western Region at Chase Bank. A keen golfer, Trey has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and also holds a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Tal Meltzer

Music Director
Tal Meltzer is a gold record winning pop producer and songwriter with over 500 million streams. After graduating from USC’s Music Business program, he signed to Artist Publishing Group and has since worked with artists such as Cash Cash, Lindsey Stirling, Beck, Train, Kiesza and more. Tal continues to write and produce under the name Nineteen90 and runs Super X Studio in Hollywood, California.

Cortney Persiani

Music Catalog Manager
With a background in television production and event management, Cortney was thrilled to jump on board as one of the first members of Team Wurrly and give users a unique new way to showcase their talent. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Cortney has produced a variety of live red carpets, including the Emmys, Oscars, and Grammys, and helped various companies execute large-scale fundraising events. In addition to managing Wurrly's music catalog, Cortney also handles events and media for Wolf Connection, a non-profit wolfdog rescue and youth empowerment program.

Mitzi Rosas

UI Designer
Mitzi is a Mexican born, screen junkie and a gamer-by-heart, she has more than 15 years of experience in identity, print, web, and mobile layout design. Prior to Wurrly, she had the opportunity to develop mobile applications for the entertainment industry, with clients like Fox, Buick, Walgreen's and NCR. Now working as a UI Graphic Design at Wurrly, she brings creative and effective solutions, delivers and maintains all UI visualizations for Wurrly. Mitzi holds a Graphic Design Bachelor Degree from The University of Texas at El Paso.

Andrew Andersen

Marketing Director
Andrew Andersen is the Marketing Director for Wurrly LLC with extensive experience in artist management, social media and entertainment merchandise. Andrew started in the Music Industry specifically within the entertainment merchandise field, working with artists like Beyonce, Bon Jovi and Iron Maiden. Soon thereafter he moved into a marketing role at an artist management company coordinating digital marketing initiatives across many platforms.

Neil Newton

Head of Curriculum
Neil has taught music at every level, from primary school through to graduate studies and in four different continents. He received his Ph.D. in Music Theory from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and has articles published in multiple scholarly journals and edited volumes with a focus on both post-tonal music theory and popular music. As the Contributing Editor in Music Theory for the A-R Editions Anthology, Neil has helped to produce a multi-authored textbook providing a thorough overview of the undergraduate music curriculum. Further to his academic interests, Neil is also an active performer on guitar and mandolin, and has performed as a soloist for the Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra, as the principal mandolin for the Santa Barbara Folk Orchestra and has released three albums.

Jason Rodriguez

Digital Content Producer
Jason Rodriguez was born and raised in Southern California. While completing his Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Journalism at California State University, Long Beach, he worked at various late night talk shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jason then went on to earn his Master's of Fine Arts degree from Chapman University with an emphasis in Film and Television Producing. He has produced 5 award-winning short films in various genres including comedy, drama, and thrillers. Jason is currently the Digital Content Producer for Wurrly and WURRLYedu

John DeRiggi

Software Engineer
John has over ten years of experience as a Java and web application developer working in sectors like national security and international development. At the World Bank, John developed a climate data API in support of an apps for climate competition. Before that, John spent a year in Rwanda working on open source medical record systems for an ambitious global health organization. He is a specialist in spatial data, having worked at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and getting a Master's of Science in Geoinformation Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. At Wurrly, John is a backend developer working on building robust APIs and data services.

John Yang

Software Engineer
John has found his calling working with Wurrly, LLC. Ranging from Data Analytics to Development Operations, he has assisted the engineering team with passion and enthusiasm. As a hobby, John enjoys playing around with game development engines such as Unreal Engine and Unity.

Nicholas Siamas

Music Catalog Coordinator
Nick was born and raised in Northern California and graduated from USC in 2015. He's been playing and creating music from a young age. Initially a drummer and bass player, Nick has moved into Hip Hop and EDM production under the moniker "Midnight Smack". He has worked in the music industry for several years booking tours for artists such as Afroman, Prodigy, and many others.

Roxy Castillo

QA Manager
Roxy Castillo (Lennie Yco) is a Filipino born, graduate from STI Manila. A former Android Consultant for Undisclosed Digital Media Client, she manages all Quality Assurance for Wurrly. Roxy is passionate about singing, which she says allows her to express herself in ways that she wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.

Greg Yurchuk

Chief Partnership and Strategy Officer
As Chief Partnership and Strategy Officer of Wurrly, Greg is responsible for the overall growth of the company through the alignment of Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success. A graduate of Cornell University, he has 20 years of experience in the Entertainment, Publishing, Consumer Electronics, and Education industries. A dynamic Executive, he has led product, marketing and sales teams at Pearson, Casio, Scholastic, Imagine Learning, and BrainPOP, as well as two acquired startups. By combining his passion, insights, and experience, Greg’s work has impacted the lives of millions through education programs at mission-driven companies.

Testimonials

See What The World Is Saying About Us

"WURRLYedu meets both the requirement for supporting arts education as part of a 'well-rounded education' and also meets the 'use of technology to support learning' requirements of Title IV."
Jack Mitchell
Educational Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
"We are honored to partner with WURRLYedu in these efforts as their innovative and forward-thinking approach to music education not only reflects the students' world today but makes learning fun and accessible."
Frank Machos
Executive Director of Arts, The School District of Philadelphia
“My students loved it... time with their peers, practicing singing with music they love... it was a great motivator!"
Albert Harrah
Modern Band Teacher
Dallas School District
"The recording feature gives a better means to assess students on their musicianship. WURRLYedu is a great way to incorporate technology in the music classroom."
Irineo Yanez
Beginner Guitar & Mariachi Teacher
Los Angeles Unified School District
"WURRLYedu has all of these gamified ways of practicing technique that are really cool, and that my daughter found really enriching and engaging... she was really hooked into practicing her scale! It was really great to see that self motivation and that inner drive to get better!"
Daniel Roederer
Father to a 9-year old
"I just want to make sure that you realize the impact your creation has on real lives. One seemingly little app can calm a frustrated mom by allowing her those 5 minutes to be her college dream version of herself again. One app can go in the car and provide sing along time with the kids. One app can be the bedtime accompaniment to sing your kids to sleep or sing them to sleep when you aren't home. It's so many things to our family in such a small amount of time."
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Mother of 3 kids with autism
“WURRLYedu is an incredible app that... every music teacher stands to benefit from. [It] brings popular music to students in a way that’s immersive [and] creates an incredibly context rich environment to learn music, share music all in a safe classroom environment.”
Dave Wish
Founder & CEO
Little Kids Rock
"What appealed to us on WURRLYedu was the focus beyond just singing songs."
Kate Susskind
Founder of Steve & Kate's Camp
“The art of the lip sync has had profound impact on the state of our...ok no, but dammit is lip synching fun.”
Tech Crunch
"WURRLYedu, a leading music education content platform, today announced the launch of new music and ear training games."
Ed Tech Review
"WURRLYedu meets both the requirement for supporting arts education as part of a 'well-rounded education' and also meets the 'use of technology to support learning' requirements of Title IV."
Educational Programs
Consultant
California Department of Education
"WURRLYedu meets both the requirement for supporting arts education as part of a 'well-rounded education' and also meets the 'use of technology to support learning' requirements of Title IV."22
Educational Programs
Consultant
California Department of Education
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