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.

Paul Elwell

Paul Elwell

Comedian, Writer, COO

Paul brings over 30 years of experience in comedy and writing. As a comedian he has performed throughout the US and the Caribbean including an appearance on Comedy Central. As a writer he’s provided material for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller and others. His humor columns have appeared in The Boston Globe as well. 

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)

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 

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.

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/

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

Tammy Pooler

Tammy Pooler

Voice Talent, Writer

The voice of Betty, Tammy brings more than 30 years experience as a comedian and writer. Tammy has self published two children’s books. She combines her passions in her books with stories that spread messages of love, kindness, happiness, creativity, and the importance of exploring new places. Learn more at: Home | Grammy Tammy’s Maine Adventures

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.

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.

Matt 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.

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Paul Zembley

Audio Engineer and Producer

John is a Portland based musician and audio enginner. He studied sound engineering and comes with more than 14 years recording experience. John currently owns his own studio in Portland, Maine where the Beantown Pals are recorded.

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