Three people from Syracuse, New York currently living in Los Angeles, California
Hughie Stone Fish
"A connection to the arts at a young age changed my life immeasurably"
Hughie is an Emmy award-winning songwriter and Emmy-nominated writer with a Bachelors of Music in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music. His comedy band Lewberger tours the country playing shows, were finalists on NBC's Bring the Funny and got a standing ovation on America's Got Talent. They perform their viral comedy series 'Half-Off Broadway Duets' regularly on Broadway stages and with Broadway casts. Hughie is passionate about his hometown of Syracuse, NY, passing music down from generation to generation, and the power of comedy to build connections and tackle tough issues. Hughie was one of Tel Aviv Institute's Top 100 Influential Jews in 2022.
Avery Stone Fish
"The arts have always played a vital role in the way I learn, communicate, and relax. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help others along their journey as lifelong artists."
Avery Stone Fish is an innovator and a leader, with a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion. He co-founded LA-based creative production agency, Stone Fish Studios. Avery was listed in The Tel Aviv Institute's Jewish 100 List, and as 6 Under 36 Jews of Central New York, and directs, produces, and films music videos and commercials. He worked in Chicago as an Innovation Consultant and Inclusion and Mentorship Manager at Chicago Innovation, and co-authored Rising Together: The Story of Chicago's Innovation Ecosystem.
"The arts had a profound impact on my early life and continues to affect daily decisions. I would never want to know my existence without music and am incredibly passionate to bring the joy that surrounds a life in the arts to the youth of Syracuse."
Keely Scarlata is the founder of Sonder and Santé, a digital marketing agency focused on nonprofit development and live events. Prior to creating her own company, Keely led the marketing department at 1iota Productions and was a senior producer of dance and music content at DanceOn.