Meet the Team

Michelle Markwart Deveaux

Michelle Markwart Deveaux

Owner / Founder / BeastyBoss

CliftonStrengths:

Communication • Connectedness • Individualization • Significance • Restorative

Michelle Markwart Deveaux is the CEO of FaithCultureKiss Studios and Founder of The Speakeasy Cooperative. When she’s not teaching singers, actors, podcasters, and influencers to use their voice to change the world, Michelle revels in the nitty-gritty of entrepreneurship, business shenanigans, and personal development.

She’s been featured on podcasts such a What Works, Rebel Therapist, The Women’s Advocate, Dr. Dan’s Voice Essentials, Vocal Fri, The Naked Vocalist, and The Full Voice. A frequent speaker and workshop leader, Michelle has led seminars for NATS, University of Utah, New England Conservatory, The What Works Network, and Expand Online.

BA in Music from Patten University, MA in Worship, Theology, and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. Cut formal education teeth at University of Northern Colorado in Musical Theatre and Vocal Performance. Based in Rancho Cordova, CA, Michelle and her husband are raising their two amazing kiddos to be deep thinkers and strong leaders through careful study of The Fugees, Star Trek, and the MCU.

Christin Coffee Rondeau

Christin Coffee Rondeau

Community Manager / Coach

CliftonStrengths:

Intellection • Activator • Input • Connectedness • Relator

Inside The SpeakEasy Cooperative, she functions as a concierge, pointing members toward people, resources, and information that helps them achieve their goals. She also serves as copy coach, helping members write effectively in their business-related communication. Outside The SpeakEasy Cooperative, she is  co-founder of Sand Dollar Music and director of its voice and piano studio. She sings, teaches singing, mentors new singing teachers, and just generally has a grand ol’ time.

Her writing has been featured in Dr. Robert Sataloff’s “Professional Voice: The Science and Art of Clinical Care,” NATS Inter Nos, and at The Full Voice, and she has been a guest on The Full Voice, Vocal Fri, and The Voice Culture podcasts. She has been a presenter for NATS and The SpeakEasy Cooperative and is a frequent guest clinician for workshops and masterclasses with independent studios.

Christin holds a BM from Mercer University and an MM from Miami University, and she has completed Level 1 in both Estill and LoVetri and Level 2 in Orff Schulwerk. She currently lives in Las Vegas, NV, but it’s temporary–this is her 9th address in 14 years. Oh, and if you like Doctor Who, The X-Files, or 90’s alternative music, you’re already her friend, even if you haven’t met yet.

Sara Campbell

Sara Campbell

CMO / Coach

CliftonStrengths:

Achiever • Individualization • Activator • Input • Strategic

Sara Campbell is a Business Strategist, Marketing, and Mindset Coach for music studio owners and online education experts. She’s worked with hundreds of music entrepreneurs to create customized branding foundations, business plans, and marketing and social media strategies.

She’s helped clients become the go-to music studios in their area, build successful online businesses, and increase their income streams – without overloading their schedules. As a mindset coach she works with teachers to develop their “awesometicity” so that they can run awesome AND authentic music studios and online businesses that bring joy to their lives and the lives of their clients.

Sara’s been featured in Clavier Magazine, Piano Bench Mag, Upbeat Piano Teachers, and has guest blogged for numerous experts, including Jennifer Foxx, Joy Morin, and Tim Topham. She’s been a guest on Teach Music Online, Music & Marketing, The Full Voice Podcast, Inspiring Music Teachers, and Teach Music Co. She’s a coach in The Speakeasy Cooperative and The Prepared Performer. Sara lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, her two cats Freja and Bjørn, and can be found at savvymusicstudio.com.

Keith J Eldridge

Keith J Eldridge

Website Strategist

CliftonStrengths:

Connectedness • Learner • Intellection • Achiever • Relator

Keith is the website strategist for FaithCultureKiss. He is constantly looking for ways to make your online experience better at FcK and within the SECO membership area.

He has the mind of a creative engineer. In the USAF, he studied electrical and mechanical engineering and was the soprano section leader in the Drum and Bugle Corp during technical training. He went on to become a network engineer at Kinkos where he managed a world class network operations and datacenter. He created the internal website for and provided team training on standard operating procedures, increasing team efficiency and communication.

After moving back and forth between Japan and the U.S. to learn the different cultures, he now calls his wife’s hometown of Hiroshima home and runs his own English school. When he’s not redesigning the website or solving your membership issues, Keith enjoys studying Yin/Yang theory, practicing and teaching Tai Chi and expanding on his original healing art at Keith Dream.

If you’ve got questions related to the technical aspects of your membership, Keith is your go to guy.

Karen Michaels

Karen Michaels

Social Media Manager

CliftonStrengths:

Empathy • Positivity • Activator • Ideation • Futuristic

Karen is the Social Media Manager for FcK and a long time member of SECO. You will find her bouncing around in the group chatting up all things voice and changing minds about social media one person at a time! Karen is living her best multihyphenate life as a multi – biz owner. She is a performer in Las Vegas (singing pianist and founding member of Dangerous Curves, vocal jazz trio), runs her home music studio, The Las Vegas Voice Teacher and is the creator and social brains of The Social Butterfly Group, a coaching and done-for-you social media and marketing agency.

Curtis Allen Gay

Curtis Allen Gay

Executive Assistant

CliftonStrengths:

Discipline • Harmony • Achiever • Relator • Focus

Curtis Allen Gay is FCK’s Executive Assistant. He is an Atlanta-based saxophonist, composer, and educator. He frequently performs in Duoctane, a saxophone and percussion duo dedicated to commissioning music by under-represented composers. Curtis has recently received a master’s in saxophone performance from Georgia State University after receiving his BFA in Saxophone and Composition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Curtis is here to support you in your FaithCultureKiss Studios experience – please do not hesitate to send admin questions his way!

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