Riley Haupt found a knack for music and performance at a very early age, starting with violin performances at the age of four. As he moved into fifth grade, he picked up percussion and found a natural feel for rhythm. He kept with the drums and started working on his singing and guitar skills as he moved through his High school years.
After High School, Riley moved to Chicago, Illinois to attend Columbia College Chicago where he studied Musical Theatre. Riley continued his education graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Science from the University of Wisconsin- Manitowoc, and then a BA in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He values his experiences at all these institutions that have taught him so much about life, love, and music.
While working his way into the business world and studying in the field of Music & Arts, he and his business partner (Terry Stevenson) decided to come up with a new exciting business idea in the city of Manitowoc and to produce a local singing show. Riley and his partner raised over $100,000 and turned it into a statewide singing competition that exceeded all expectations called Lakeshore’s Rising Stars. Talented people auditioned until the top ten contestants were found and they battled for the grand prize of $10,000. The competition had two successful seasons in 2006 and 2007 with two reunion shows added after.
With a diverse skill set of a Singer, Drummer, Guitarist, Actor and Producer and the many talents he has achieved through education, business and personal musical experience, Riley then decided that he wanted to see the world and perform. After his last semester of college, Riley took one of the biggest steps in his life and began performing on Cruise Ships. He traveled to six out of the seven continents, seeing over 50 different countries and meeting people all around the world. He performed on 7 major cruise ships and 5 different companies.
His first time leaving the USA, he performed out of Australia singing on the P&O Pacific Jewel. He traveled to New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu and many other south pacific Islands enjoying the clear coral waters. His next ship was on the Emerald Princess based out of New York which then relocated up to Quebec and down to Fort Lauderdale. With the Carnival Cruise Lines Riley spent one great contract in the Caribbean. He performed over five contracts with Celebrity Cruise Lines on The Reflection, Solstice and Century traveling to Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Hawaii, Caribbean, Alaska and Mexico.
Riley thrives founded his own Entertainment Company “Riley Entertainment LLC” through which he produces shows for the community to love and enjoy. He focuses on raising sponsors and building his personal brand as well as that of the artists, musicians, businesses and entrepreneurs he works with. Every investor will say Riley goes above and beyond to make his productions, partnerships and sponsorships successful. As an addition to his business interest, Riley got his Realtor license and is now learning about buying and selling as well as investing in properties.
Looking towards the future, Riley has a life of performing, producing, business and learning in mind. He would like to thank God above for blessing him with the people that surround and support him without whom none of this would be possible.
Loredana Ispas started her journey in the heart of Transylvania in Romania, where she was born. Loredana expanded her horizons and cultivated her taste for traveling while writing her Master s degree thesis on “Project Management” at Paris University XIII in Paris, France. Studying and perfecting her English, French and Spanish language skills allowed Loredana to be more compassionate about different cultures and embrace their lifestyle.
Coming back to Romania, Loredana worked as an executive manager and event coordinator for her family owned hospitality and restaurant business as well as a marketer in real estate while pursuing her lifelong dream to start a business project on her own. One of the major decisions that changed Loredana’s life was working for ocean liners, where she organized auctions, art classes and sales for 3 years around 5 continents for Park West, the largest privately owned art dealer in the world.
Loredana continues growing ideas for the future and and she plans on developing personally and at a business level. Her next projects revolve around her passion for real estate as she is currently a Realtor for Coldwell Banker and helps build the amazing entertainment project coming this summer.