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Greg Pason


Michael Scuello



Anneliese Scherfen


Greg Pason is activist, advocate and community organizer. A fourteen year resident of Montclair, founder of Montclair Make Music Day, staff at Terry's Serendipity Cafe and Collective member of ABC-No-Rio in NYC's Lower East Side. he is also active in community garden and human rights work as a board member of Northeast Earth Coalition and the Montclair Area Solidarity Network. He is married to Andrea and has one son, Trevor. 

As a research professional, Michael Scuello’s statistical analyses and evaluations have been helping nonprofit and social service agencies for over twenty years. As a wanna-be musician, he was once the bassist, sometimes drummer, and frequent cowbell player in his sons’ band Rockstar Racecar. He has also been an active volunteer in Montclair Make Music Day since winter 2018. Michael resides in Bloomfield with his wife, AnnMarie, his sons Andrew and Jack, and his cats Pippin and Pasha.


Phoenix Herring

Board Member

Phoenix Herring is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Jersey City. Her practice uses improvisation and abstraction as tools to meditate on re-memory, history, and futurity. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2020 with degrees in Visual Arts and IT, and they plan on returning to school to pursue being an educator. In addition to making art and music, she loves going on long walks, reading, watching movies, and making music. 


John Sherman

Board Member

John Sherman is a singer/songwriter and accordionist originally from Normal, Illinois. He has lived in Montclair with his wife Dawne Weaver since 2000 when they moved there from New York City with their two children Loren and Ngoc. He was once a building contractor and plays with the Cajun Country Zydeco band Big Mamou and a smaller acoustic trio called Mr. Rose, both based in Montclair. He is a member of Montclair Beyond Policing and the Montclair Area Solidarity Network and has participated in Montclair Make Music Day since 2020. He helped organize the World Upside Down sing and play along event with Indie Arts and Outpost In the Burbs for Make Music Winter 2021.

Anneliese teaches preschool, which is one outlet for her creative energy. She is an active member in Montclair Area Solidarity Network and especially loves connecting with people during the monthly “distro” events. She occasionally knits, occasionally reads books, and loves hiking, particularly during the rain. She doesn’t like taking too long to cook anything and she likes a wide variety of board games. She lives in Montclair with her husband, Matt, their kids, Baxter and Mimi, Snuggles and Apricot the cats, and Baxter’s snake, Gumball. The cats do not bother the snake.

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