Back row from left: Matt Smith, Kristina Latino, Dan Hogan, Jon Dorn. Front row: Hannah Rose Baker, Courtney Gallagher, Lis Rhodes.
Chef Brandon Arms has always loved food, nature and life. In fact, he’s worked the past 24 years to turn the love of these elements into a career in cooking, through learning, practicing and sharing this passion with other enthusiasts.
In 2011, Brandon took over management of the Garden at the Cellar in Cambridge, before joining the Club Passim team as Executive Chef in 2015.
School of Music & Administrative Coordinator
Outreach & Technology Coordinator
Jon is responsible for managing Passim's outreach and community programs, including the Iguana Music Fund, Passim's summer concert series, BCMFest, and the Passim concert stages at events like Mayfair, Oktoberfest, and the Harvard Square Folk Festival. He is also responsible for the coordination and maintenance of Passim's technology resources.
Jon holds an MFA in media art from Emerson College, and a BA in psychology from Skidmore College, with a minor in studio art. He is also an independent filmmaker, cartoonist, teacher, and an active member of the South Shore & Boston area music communities as a producer and musician.
Membership & Communications Coordinator
Dan Hogan became executive director of Passim in 2008. Previously, he worked for three decades as a management consultant, specializing in leadership development, executive assessment, and coaching. His clients included Pfizer, Merrill Lynch, Mercedes Benz (SA), and Harvard’s Alumni Affairs and Development.
Dan presently serves on the Standex International Corporation board of directors and on the executive board of the Harvard Square Business Association. Dan was a licensed psychologist and was a member of the Massachusetts Bar for many years. He has served on the Harvard Medical School faculty at McLean Hospital and also at Harvard University in the Department of Psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a life member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association.
Dan is the author of more than a dozen publications, including articles in the New York Times and the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Contemporary Psychology called his four-volume series on professional regulation, "the most comprehensive and most stimulating publication on the matter."
Dan has three children and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is an avid squash player and has consistently been ranked in the top 5 nationally in his age group. Dan is a member of the Yale Class of 1965 Council and headed up his 50th reunion at Exeter, where he received the President’s Award for “Outstanding Commitment and Service to the Academy.”
Dan received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, his law degree from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University.
Kristina began working at Passim in 2013 as a Performance Manager in the Club a couple nights a week and joined the full-time staff as Administrative Coordinator a few months later. She is now the Operations Manager, working with the Managing Director and Executive Director to coordinate the operations of Passim and its programs.
Chief Financial Officer
Lis Rhodes is a member of an internationally recognized accounting organization, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and holds a business degree from City University Business School, London. She spent a year at Chelsea Art College studying interior design and has a broad interest in the arts.
A British transplant, Lis came to the United States in 2010. While she was still in the United Kingdom, Lis was the financial controller for a non-profit development agency and managed the finances for an architectural practice. She spent three years working in the South of France, where she implemented all of the financial systems for an Internet start-up company. She has also worked as a senior financial analyst in large corporate environments for companies in various industries including insurance (Aviva) and engineering (Rolls-Royce).
At Passim, Lis controls the day-to-day running of all financial processes, as well as production of management reports, analysis and co-ordination of budgeting, and forecasting. Passim has been a new and exciting experience for Lis; she has loved the shows that she has seen since working here.
Matt Smith was a patron of Club Passim for two years and a volunteer at the Club for three months before he began working at Club Passim as a performance manager in the summer of 1995. Two years later, he became a full-time manager. He has also worked for Young/Hunter Management (Peter Mulvey, Chris Smither, Dar Williams, Richard Shindell) and was one of the founders of FolkWeb, a now-defunct, online folk-merchandise store.
Since beginning his career in the music world, Matt has been on panels and advisory committees at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, the International Folk Alliance, and the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. He has worked as a tour manager and sound engineer for the singer-songwriter collaborative, Live From New York (Edie Carey, Teddy Goldstein, Anne Heaton, and Andrew Kerr) and the Celtic band Halali (Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese, Lissa Schneckenburger, and Flynn Cohen). Matt has also been a stage emcee at the Falcon Ridge and the Newport Folk Festivals, and he is the founder of Club Passim's campfire. festival.
As the manager of Club Passim, Matt’s duties include overseeing and training all of the Club’s management staff, booking and developing new talent, booking and coordinating campfire. festival, and booking special events. Matt also lays out Passim’s bi-monthly newsletter and night manages several shows at the Club per week.