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Meet The Officers



Aura Guadagno
Aura Guadagno is a New Jersey native who made her way to Tennessee to follow her passion for music. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University she started working at booking agency, Buddy Lee Attractions.  Her eight years at BLA allowed her the experience  to grow from an agents assistant to eventually secure a role as an agent.  Currently, she is laying her foundation at Nashville based concert promoter Varnell Enterprises where she continues her work in live entertainment. She has been a member of WMBA for three years and was honored to also serve as the Events and Education co-chair for 2022!
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Mackenzie Adkins

Mackenzie Adkins grew up behind the scenes in the entertainment industry on the road with her father and industry executive mother. With a passion for capturing captivating moments, she turned it into a career as a Social Media Manager ensuring a spotlight for the hardworking men and women within some of Nashville’s local businesses and has recently branched out to companies across the United States. In addition to Social Media Manager at Rhonda & Company, she has also worked as a Day-to-Day manager and Tour Logistics manager at Rhonda & Co. after graduating from The University of Tennessee in 2020, with a Bachelors Degree in Public Relations and a Minor in Business Administration. 



Michelle Wichern
Michelle Barnett Wichern began her career in Nashville starting in 2016 after receiving a B.S in Advertising from the University of Florida. She has worked events for CMA, CMT, CRS, Music Biz and Warner Music Nashville. In addition she worked on Season 6 of the series “Nashville” in Extras Casting. Barnett Wichern is the secretary of Women in Music Business Association and a current member of SOLID & YEP, staying active in the community. Barnett Wichern joined The Kinkead Entertainment Agency team in April 2022 working side by side with Bob Kinkead as the Executive Assistant and was recently was promoted to Agent but still helps with paperwork and running Kinkead’s social platforms.
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Taylor Baird

Taylor Baird is from Ringgold, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Management and a certificate in Music Business. While in Athens at UGA, she interned at New West Records and co-owned a short lived, but successful booking and promotions company named Aria Promotions. In 2017, she moved to Nashville with her now-fiancé, Brian, with no money and a dream to work in the music industry. Shortly after moving, she started at Farris, Self, and Moore as a member of the office administration team and worked her way up to Client Manager. She currently works at KLBM as an Account Manager. She has helped manage finances for hit songwriters, international touring artists and bands, Grammy winners, record label owners, rock legends, and self-help gurus. In her free time, you may see her seeing shows at Ascend, playing board games with friends, or watching embarrassing reality TV while snuggling her cats, Baloo, Babushka, and Bogey. “I love being a part of WMBA and fostering a community of support between women in the industry. I want to be a part of empowering other women to feel strong and re-defining gender roles in the predominantly male-driven world of the Nashville music scene.”

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Events & Education Chair

Megan Astri Raham
Megan Astri began her career in Washington, D.C. working on the events team at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where she planned events for artists, politicians, and the Diplomatic Community. Currently, Megan lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she in an event manager at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and enjoys working within the music community. 

In 2021, Megan founded Megan Astri Events which specializes in the design and management of a wide range of events, from brand and product launches to weddings, life celebrations, and more.

Marketing Chair

Beka Bishop
Beka Bishop is originally from Lafayette, IN and graduated from Full Sail University in 2020 where she received a bachelor's degree in Music Business. After graduation, she spearheaded B Sweet Management as well as freelanced with EM.Co (Tim McGraw) as their social media coordinator. Recently, Beka launched Fantom Presents, a show promotion company based in Nashville, TN. She specializes in digital marketing/social media management, project management, and show promotion. She also serves as The Digilogue coordinator.

Membership Chair

Jessica Hamorsky
As a South Florida Native, Jessica attended the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami where she studied Classical Voice Performance. She moved to Nashville in the Spring of 2022 to fulfill her dream of living in Music City. Jessica is not only a performer but a successful music industry professional. She manages talent for over 150 roster artists for Degy Entertainment and is skilled in event operations, stage production and management, and tour management. She is a member of SOLID and a board member of Women in Music Business Association, both local music organizations in Nashville. Jessica is also a member of The Recording Academy and an experienced session singer and vocal producer with various studios.
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