A great company needs a great staff
Rick Modesitt – President
“I started in the entertainment business like many of you, as a volunteer entertainment chairman for a local festival. I felt the fees being charged by many of the agencies were outrageous. Seeing the need for a hard-working and honest supplier, that could offer quality service with discount prices, I began RMA and have enjoyed working for our fair and festival clients.”
Mr. Modesitt is a former police officer, Chief of Police, Member of the State Legislature and former County Commissioner for Wood County, WV.
Chuck Lipps, Vice President
Chuck joined RMA in 1999 after a long career as a touring musician in the bands THE BREEZE, COPPERWINE and ROLLER. Having worked with hundreds of fairs and festivals as well as top names in the music industry, his experience on “both sides of the fence” (artist and agent) lends itself to a smooth event. He also has an extensive background in radio and promotion. With over 30 years in the business, his knowledge and direction are valuable tools for your event.
Phone Number: 740-989-2547
Joshua Swiger, Executive Producer
Joshua Swiger joins RMA in 2012 to further expand his love of the music business. Having lead West Virginia country artists “The New Relics” for 11 years, Josh understands what it takes to “make it work” in the music business. Josh has extensive background in recording and producing. He produced three Billboard charting songs for The New Relics and produced countless regional acts at Blues Alley Studios where he is lead recording engineer. Josh has a master degree in Music Industry from WVU, where he runs the university record label, Mon Hills Records and teaches courses in Music Industry. He understanding what it takes to bring a quality show to the public. “What you present to the people is what matters most. If they go home happy you did your job.”
Phone Number: 304-290-5253
John Mike Nichols, Associate Producer
John Mike Nichols is the newest member of the RMA Team. Joining the team in 2017. He developed a love for live music at a young age, with a father, that played classical guitar, with many of the Nashville greats. John Mike Scott come from the world of Education having obtained his BA from Fairmont State and his MA from West Virginia University. He has been actively involved with many Boards of Directors including the Arc of Wood County, WV Special Olympics, The River City Runners Club, as well as, local fair and festivals. He has also been a successful coach on the high school and college level, winning several state championships over the years. He brings his organization skills, hard work, game day prep, motivation and team building knowledge to the Team RMA!
Phone Number: 304-382-6336
Scott Cunningham, Associate Producer
Scott joined Rick Modesitt & Associates Entertainment/RMA Presents, as an Associate Producer in early 2012. Scott has an extensive background in the world of music. He has been actively involved with local fair and festivals….worked with production services…and is a musician (drummer), thus he knows the sides of the buyer and the needs of the entertainers. He knows the hard work and the dedication which is required to make every event a success. As an RMA Associates Producer, he strives to make the buyers day as easy as possible and to assist the entertainers in any way possible. Music and music production is his passion and he is a welcome addition to the Team RMA! Phone Number: 304-761-4263 Email: Tamahitman2007@yahoo.com