mark cummings /  Idea man, creative director  Mark is a loving husband, father, retired educator and former musician. The concept for this project has been formulating in his head for years, and the stars (and team) has finally aligned to bring the vision to life.   you can read about the journey of mark and his martin  here , and learn all about the project vision  here .   Mark is grateful for the community of music-lovers, near and far, who have supported this idea and are now contributing their time to making it all happen. 

mark cummings / Idea man, creative director

Mark is a loving husband, father, retired educator and former musician. The concept for this project has been formulating in his head for years, and the stars (and team) has finally aligned to bring the vision to life. 

you can read about the journey of mark and his martin here, and learn all about the project vision here

Mark is grateful for the community of music-lovers, near and far, who have supported this idea and are now contributing their time to making it all happen. 

brenda cummings /  coordinator  Proud to be married to Mark since 1986, and honored to help make his idea become a reality.  Together with our daughters, Amanda and Jessi, we’ve watched many sunsets talking about variations of this Martin Guitar Fundraiser for MS research.  And now it is happening!  We hope for a future where Multiple Sclerosis is talked about it past tense.  We are so grateful for the music community coming together with a resounding ‘YES’ for this project.   To our friends on this team who are giving life to Mark’s idea, THANK YOU!  “Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” - Elton John

brenda cummings / coordinator

Proud to be married to Mark since 1986, and honored to help make his idea become a reality.  Together with our daughters, Amanda and Jessi, we’ve watched many sunsets talking about variations of this Martin Guitar Fundraiser for MS research.  And now it is happening!  We hope for a future where Multiple Sclerosis is talked about it past tense.  We are so grateful for the music community coming together with a resounding ‘YES’ for this project. 

To our friends on this team who are giving life to Mark’s idea, THANK YOU!

“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.” - Elton John

Lisa wilson  / project manager  A long time Fort Collins community member, Lisa has supported and been involved in the music scene for as long as she can remember. She served on the board for  SpokesBuzz , an organization that “Amplified the Music Scene” which immersed her further into the ever so vibrant music culture, creating relationships with local musicians. She is a photographer, Life Coach and Community Director for The Articulate in Old Town Fort Collins.  “I am honored, inspired and thrilled to be the Project Manager for this project. Mark and Brenda have become dear friends and this connection has meant so much to me. Music is such an important aspect of life. As the late great Tom Petty once said “Music is pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals it communicates and does all these incredible things.”  No truer words. I cannot wait to get my copy of this CD!"

Lisa wilson / project manager

A long time Fort Collins community member, Lisa has supported and been involved in the music scene for as long as she can remember. She served on the board for SpokesBuzz, an organization that “Amplified the Music Scene” which immersed her further into the ever so vibrant music culture, creating relationships with local musicians. She is a photographer, Life Coach and Community Director for The Articulate in Old Town Fort Collins.

“I am honored, inspired and thrilled to be the Project Manager for this project. Mark and Brenda have become dear friends and this connection has meant so much to me. Music is such an important aspect of life. As the late great Tom Petty once said “Music is pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals it communicates and does all these incredible things.”  No truer words. I cannot wait to get my copy of this CD!"

 
Sara durnil /  Talent liaison  Sara Durnil is an owner/operator of  Maple Street Music Agency . Her experience in the music business dates back to 1990 when she worked as as an intern at KTCL 93.3 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado, but her deep-seeded interest took root long before that. Sara was studying album covers and memorizing song lyrics before she could read and she was delving deep into liner notes and studying industry relationships before she could drive.  Sara has a wealth of business experience and works with musicians to optimize their career through sound business practices. She specializes in developing strong branding for musicians, as well as overall business strategies. 

Sara durnil / Talent liaison

Sara Durnil is an owner/operator of Maple Street Music Agency. Her experience in the music business dates back to 1990 when she worked as as an intern at KTCL 93.3 FM in Fort Collins, Colorado, but her deep-seeded interest took root long before that. Sara was studying album covers and memorizing song lyrics before she could read and she was delving deep into liner notes and studying industry relationships before she could drive.

Sara has a wealth of business experience and works with musicians to optimize their career through sound business practices. She specializes in developing strong branding for musicians, as well as overall business strategies. 

larry lewis /  recording enginEer  Larry grew up in Fort Collins and began recording on a 2 track cassette deck in the 1970’s.  His love for music and capturing the performances of musicians through recording led him to open  Acoustic Ranch Recording Studio  in Laporte in 2008, where he engineers and produces records for a variety of genres.  “My favorite artists to record are solo guitarists/singers, so you can imagine how excited I am to be involved with this project!  I’m looking forward to having some of the finest musicians around come into the studio and lay down tracks.  Imagine each of these guitarists playing their songs on the same outstanding instrument!  I’m grateful to be part of a concept that is truly unique.  The community will undoubtedly rally together to support this worthwhile project.”

larry lewis / recording enginEer

Larry grew up in Fort Collins and began recording on a 2 track cassette deck in the 1970’s.  His love for music and capturing the performances of musicians through recording led him to open Acoustic Ranch Recording Studio in Laporte in 2008, where he engineers and produces records for a variety of genres.

“My favorite artists to record are solo guitarists/singers, so you can imagine how excited I am to be involved with this project!  I’m looking forward to having some of the finest musicians around come into the studio and lay down tracks.  Imagine each of these guitarists playing their songs on the same outstanding instrument!  I’m grateful to be part of a concept that is truly unique.  The community will undoubtedly rally together to support this worthwhile project.”

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