Ryan Hoffart

Talent buyer and promoter

Ryan has been booking shows in Fargo-Moorhead for years. He was one of a group of promoters in a now-defunct all-ages music venue called The New Direction. Ryan joined the team at The Aquarium to continue bringing high-quality artists to the area.

In addition to booking shows, Ryan is the vocalist in Baltic to Boardwalk.

[Photo by Arrold Walton]

Josie Gereszek

Talent buyer and promoter

Josie started out in the regional music scene selling records and manning open mic nights at Rhythm Records in Bismarck, North Dakota. She moved to Fargo in 2014 to study journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead and soon after became editor in chief of its newspaper, The Advocate. Josie has been organizing local shows and arts events since joining the staff of Red Raven Espresso Parlor, an all-ages venue and coffee shop, in 2015. She’s been part of the team at The Aquarium since 2016.

When not at her day job producing graphic art in Forum Communications Company’s creative department, she plays bass in the lo-fi trio 3 Horses. She is a former member of Free Truman.