Chris Borchert


Chris combined his love of music with his background in new media to co-found Kickshuffle in the fall of 2011. He currently studies at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he is pursuing a certificate in Intellectual Property in addition to his J.D. Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and wrote his thesis on the role of new media in American political discourse. He regularly publishes articles relating to social media, technology and the law, and most recently was published in Bloomberg Law Reports and the New Jersey State Bar Association website and newsletter.

Chris can be reached at


Pat Campolo

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Patrick, a music enthusiast and avid guitar player, earned his Master’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School, where he focused primarily on marketing and management. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in May 2011. Patrick’s interest in media was sparked by an internship with a major New York cable television network, where he was responsible for researching and presenting ideas on ways in which to use social media to promote the launch of a streaming broadband product for the network. Patrick’s other interests include all things Italian and world travel. He speaks fluent Italian and lived abroad in Italy as a student.

Pat can be reached at
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Jerry Dawson

Senior Editor

Jerry Dawson finds Kickshuffle to be a perfect outlet to blend his interests in music, technology and journalism. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from The College of New Jersey, and teaches English to high school students in New Jersey. He once took the stage at an open mic night with Kickshuffle founder Chris Borchert, and both men are still in recovery from the experience.
Jerry can be reached at

Chris Pappas`

Senior Editor

Chris’s passion for music first brought him to Kickshuffle, but his interest in the intersection between music and technology kept bringing him back. Chris is an amateur photographer and avid concert attendee, and loves combining the two for some pretty awesome experiences. Chris currently works for HotwirePR, a global PR and communications consultancy, in their New York office. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communication and History from The George Washington University.

Chris can be reached at

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Austin Wender

Staff Writer

Austin has been surrounded by music his entire life. A bass player by trade, he has taught himself how to play guitar and piano and is a zealous songwriter. He graduated from The George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs in Washington, DC and has also studied musicianship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. His passion for music started at a young age, as both of his parents are involved in the music industry in New York City. He has previously worked in a music studio in Manhattan and plans to launch an original EP upon finishing recording in the summer of 2013.

Austin can be reached at

Scott Borchert | Staff Writer

Scott Borchert

Staff Writer

Scott is easily distracted by music. He has written for various publications and websites, and collects things he’s written here. He also plays drums, including in the band Robbin’ Pain. He works at Monthly Review Press in New York City and lives in New Jersey.
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Brian Weidy | Staff Writer

Brian Weidy

Staff Writer

Brian is a prolific rock journalist. In addition to studying at the University of Wisconsin, Brian frequently contributes to a variety of music news websites, including, Feast of Music and Policy Mic. Brian also has experience working at a major recording studio in Chicago, as well as handling social media for an emerging record label in New York.
Brian can be reached at
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Chloe Stokes

Staff Writer

Chloe is a life-long music lover. She began playing various instruments at the age of six and is particularly interested in the ways in which music and culture intersect. Chloe lives in Washington, D.C. and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English at The George Washington University.
Chloe can be reached at

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