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Principal

A venerable entrepreneur currently based in Austin, Jeff has over 15 years experience in live music events and is the founder of several successful companies. In 1996 he founded Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, the highly acclaimed restaurant and live music venue, where he currently serves as President and oversees daily operations of the venue. Jeff also serves as President and founder of Front Gate Tickets, a national ticketing agency and software development company that began business in 2003. Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin...

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Principal

An Austin entrepreneur, Matt is responsible for creating some of the city’s most celebrated and recognized nightlife venues. His experience in the bar and restaurant industry is extensive, having worked in the industry since 1988. In November of 1997, he and a partner opened their first bar, Lucky Lounge, on West 5th Street. Since then, Matt’s organization has grown to include Lavaca Street Bar & Grill, The Belmont, Star Bar, The Wheel, Gibson Street Bar, Rattle Inn Bar and Dance Hall and Mean Eyed Cat. Together with Jeff, Matt made his foray into festival bar operations over 10 years...

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Executive Operations Manager

Kandice Bailey officially became part of the FBR family in 2016 but she has worked with us as a festival banker for the past 8 years. Kandice has extensive banking experience and has worked in financial institutions since 2003. She is incredibly process driven and her ability to streamline projects has been invaluable. Along with her banking background, Kandice has a veritable zoo at her home with 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 goats, 4 chickens and 1 husband. We are thrilled to have her on the team.

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Festival Director

As a sixteen year old serving tables in her hometown Italian Restaurant, Morgan never thought that she would spend over 18 years in the hospitality industry. However, it was Morgan’s ability to lead a team as a collegiate athlete, and belief in promoting a strong team dynamic that made her a perfect fit in the industry. With her journey beginning with FBR Management over six years ago as a bartender, Morgan’s strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and extensive professional resume progressed her to be hired full time as Festival Director in 2015. Morgan's on site festival...

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Festival Director

As one of the Festival Directors, Cara Fischer brings with her over seven years of event management experience. Cara has operated in a variety of roles within the event industry from Media Relations with the Austin Toros (the San Antonio Spurs’ D-League Basketball Team), to Associate Producer with local music maven Marsha Milam at Milam and Company, to the opposite end of the event spectrum as Event Coordinator for Austin’s largest events with the City of Austin’s Transportation Dept. and Parks and Rec Dept.

Originally from North Texas, Cara moved to Austin in 2007 to attend the...

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Festival Director

Chris Moya joins the FBR team full time with a wealth of festival and management experience. Working with FBR since it's inception, Chris has been a part of bar operations at our festivals for over 15 years. In 2016, Chris took the leap to full time Festival Director from his work as a warehouse manager, bringing to the team his operational and organizational skills and festival know how. Chris spends his spare time hunting with his best friend and loyal companion-- Scout, the yellow lab-- and enjoying the outdoors with a friendly game of golf.

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Festival Director & Warehouse Manager

Mike has been a part of the FBR family since 2012. Starting off as a bar back, Mike worked his way up through the company by taking on the position of Bar Operations Manager for Brazos Hall and later adding Warehouse Manager as well as Logistics & Supplies Supervisor to his FBR resume. In addition to having over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, his attention to detail, effective management of staff, and excellence with on site execution of logistics at festivals promoted him to Festival Director in 2015. Mike is an integral member of FBR. What makes him stand out...

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Business Operations Manager

Faye brings over 10 years of banking and cash handling experience to the FBR team, with an educational focus on Business Management and broad experience in the service industry. Her ability to not only establish, but also conscientiously maintain relationships pertaining to all matters of venue and festival licensing lends a key component to overall operations. FBR’s clients can expect full compliance with local laws through her diligent side-by-side coordination with city police, fire, and health departments, as well as, liquor control commissions. Faye’s knowledge of commercial cash...

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Business Operations Manager

Tracie Johnson joined our team in 2015 as one of our Business Operations Managers. With over 12 years of Project & Office Management experience she has the ability to effectively manage multiple projects at once and see them through to completion. The ability to figure out processes and plan ahead has made her valuable to our organization. She believes strongly that teamwork and the ability to build trust with those she works with is instrumental to a company’s success. Along with Faye Coffill she works with local government agencies to secure licensing and permitting for our events,...

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Assistant Operations Manager

Paula Fox became a part of the cash handling and business operations team at the close of 2015. She joins us with experience in hospitality as well as business administration. With 15 years in the restaurant and bar industry, Paula transitioned to facilitating and managing private events. After earning her Bachelors in Public Administration, Paula gained an administrative background in non-profit and small business management. Paula assists with the licensing and permitting of all events, festivals, and bars, and loves being part of the FBR family. On her off hours, Paula loves...

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Point of Sale Inventory and Logistics Director

Cimarron started his career working in, and eventually managing some of Austin’s landmark music venues. For over a decade, he played a large role in directing operations for Austin Music Hall, La Zona Rosa, The Backyard, and Antone’s. Cimarron would eventually take over as Liquor Concessionaire at The Backyard at Bee Cave before it closed in 2013. He is concise, with problem solving and multi-tasking at the forefront of his management style. These qualities lend themselves to the overall success of any event he manages.

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