Meet The Team

Thomas Hayes

Thomas Hayes

Comedian, Actor, Writer, CEO

A veteran of the Boston Comedy scene for over 30 years, Tom honed his humor in the tough inner city streets of Boston, MA. Tom shared the stage with the likes of Steven Wright, Dennis Leary, Bill Burr, Louis CK , Dane Cook and more. He is the brainchild and creator of Beantown Pals, the Adventures of Bucky and Betty.

Lisa Ferland

Lisa Ferland

Crowdfunding Consultant

Lisa brings both an analytical and creative approach to the Beantown team. Her background in public health, statistics and informatics, for most of her professional career, translate beautifully into her process oriented and methodical approach to crowdfunding for authors. Discover more about the multi-faceted and talented Lisa at https://lisaferland.com/

Rick Siggelkow

Rick Siggelkow

Consultant, Animation Production

Executive Producer at Dreamcatcher Productions, Rick created the storyline and characters for Beantown Pals. Rick was the co-creator of the Shining Time Station, a spin-off of Thomas the Tank Engine. Rick’s specialty lies in an uncanny ability to develop, pitch, and produce critically acclaimed and commercially successful television series for pre-schoolers and tweens.

Mary Noden

Mary Noden

Production and Communications Manager

With a background in fine arts, telecommunications engineering and management consulting, Mary brings a wide range of design, technical, and organizational skills and experiences to the table. She describes herself as that place where artistic, technical and organizational skills converge. (See full BIO)

Nicole Tongue

Nicole Tongue

Web Developer, Social Media Consultant

Nicole Tongue is a creator of intuitive, high-performing digital marketing strategies that  transform customer experiences. She enjoys combining creativity with digital infrastructures to make things happen. With more than 15 years in digital ecosystems connecting brands and consumers, we are thrilled to have her on the team. Learn more of Nicole at Invoke Solutions.

Lizette Duvenage

Lizette Duvenage

Artist, Illustrator, Director

Born in Africa and residing in Canada, Lizette works as a full time artist and illustrator. A graduate of Fine Arts, she prides herself in developing inspirational subjects. Her specialty is illustrative art, specifically children’s books, of which she has written and illustrated two of her own. Check our her portfolio at: LizetteD1 

Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson, Esq

Legal Consultant

Following her studies in France, Amanda returned stateside where she became a Museum Curator and consultant. She quickly realized the Arts were severely underserved by the legal community, prompting her to found Artium Amore, PLLC – a law firm dedicated to protecting the arts and artists. See all of Amanda’s accolades at ArtiumAmore.com

Erin Bird Johansson

Erin Johansson

Operations Manager

Erin Johansson crashed into the universe somewhere in the hills of VT, where she honed her comedic take on life. A graduate of Merrimack College, she majored in Fine Arts with a minor in Animation. She is the creator of the original concept of Beantown Pals and in now living in Lucerne Switzerland where she oversees daily operations of Beatown Pals.

Rick Dumont

Rick Dumont

Award-Winning Filmaker, Screenwriter

Rick Dumont has written, directed, and produced several award winning short films, including several PSA’s, music, and concert videos since 2005. As a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, Rick has acted in more than 3 dozen Hollywood films. In 2011 Rick founded Sweaty Turtle Entertainment, a boutique production company.

John Zebley

John Zebley

Sound Engineer, Musician, Director

John studied sound engineering and currently own his own studio in Portland, Maine where the Beantown Pals are recorded.

Mark Nuccio

Matt Nuccio

Toy Broker, Consultant

Matt Nuccio is the president of Design Edge Inc, a toy and game development, marketing, manufacturing, inventing and consulting agency. They are headquartered in New York with two satellite offices in China. For over 30 years, Design Edge has been a leading development agency in the toys and games industry.

Cydric Paul Aranas

Cyrdric Paul Aranas

Digital Marketing Assistant, Graphic Designer

Cydric creates visual concepts using computer software or by hand, to communicate the ideas that capitvate potential clients. He also developes the overall layout and production design for brochures and the entire Beantown portfolio.

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