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 employed at Rhythm Records in Bismarck, ND. 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 started organizing local shows and arts events after joining the staff of Red Raven Espresso Parlor, an all-ages venue and coffee shop, in 2015. She’s been part of the Aquarium team since 2016.

During the work week Josie’s a few blocks away, leading a team of artists in Forum Communications Co.’s creative department. She is a former member of Free Truman and 3 Horses.