Kurt Redeker – Founder/Owner/Artist
Denver-based artist Kurt Redeker is the creator of kaleidoscopic, digital works of art that use recurring and expanding patterns to visually connect the physical world with the metaphysical plane that resides within human consciousness. A practitioner of geometric pattern making, Redeker uses mathematical figures and concepts inspired by Islamic and Egyptian traditions to create his multi-dimensional, non-objective compositions. His pieces unveil transcendent themes with a visual language that does not include familiar, earthbound images, but instead communicates with vibrating tessellations of color and light.
Leah Hagemann – Chief Financial Officer/Co-Owner
Leah has resided and worked in Colorado as an Occupational Therapist for almost 20 years. In addition to holding a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Leah has incorporated three different companies on the Front Range: an Occupational Therapy practice (2006), a real estate company (2017), as well as her latest entrepreneurial venture, Knew Conscious Collective.
Knew Conscious Collective re-launched in January 2020 with Leah as the CFO and Co-Owner. Due to her hands-on approach to management and daily oversight of the venture’s operations in these roles, Leah possesses an intimate knowledge of the artistic forces shaping Colorado’s ever-changing business landscape and is committed to facilitating creative performances of the highest caliber.
Leah Concialdi – Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Thriving on duality and an insatiable thirst for “doing it all,” Leah Concialdi is a multi-faceted music professional with a track record of impactful creative endeavors. Cutting her teeth in the music industry by fending for projects of her own, she has worn many hats in booking, management, composition, arranging, digital marketing, public relations, and beyond. As the Director of Marketing & PR for Knew Conscious, she takes skills learned by elevating her musical ventures and lends them to build the Knew Conscious brand through thoughtful messaging and strategically cultivating a community of like-minded members who are enthusiasts of the arts. In addition to her role at Knew Conscious, Leah is also the Director of PR & Communications for Color Red, a record label and music platform headquartered in Denver specializing in releasing original music by artists all over the globe. By leveraging these two leaders in the Colorado arts community, Leah’s natural knack for being a true connector of dots shines. Currently residing in Los Angeles, California, Leah is on a mission to be a conduit between Denver’s ever-growing creative renaissance and Los Angeles’ storied history as an entertainment hub. Leah has been listed as ‘11 Badass Women in the Colorado Music Industry’ by 303 Magazine and has appeared on panels hosted by shesaid.so, Women Crush Music, and more as an authoritative voice in leveling the playing field for women and underrepresented voices in the music industry.
Aaron Kayce – Talent Buyer
Aaron has worked in the music business for over 25 years. As a seasoned Talent Buyer, venue General Manager, Band Manager, Booking Agent and Business Consultant there isn’t much he hasn’t done in the music industry. Aaron believes that music is a powerful force that can change lives and he’s proud to bring top-tier talent to the people of Denver through his work with Knew Conscious. Aaron also currently books venues in Connecticut, Asheville and Costa Rica and manages and books a small roster of bands. Prior to Covid Aaron held a job with Live Nation as General Manager of The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD, and before that was the General Manager & Talent Buyer at Bob Weir’s Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA where he booked 300 concerts a year and rebuilt the brand and business from the ground up. Before running and booking venues Aaron spent time on the road with a number of bands and was a journalist for over a decade with credits ranging from SPIN to the San Francisco Chronicle and he was the first editor and fourth employee at JamBase.com.
Jeff Barlow – Venue Manager
Jeff Barlow is a seasoned Venue Manager at Knew Conscious bringing over two decades of extensive experience in the music industry. He has a diverse range of skills, including artist representation, talent buying, event coordination, festival ownership, and marketing with a strong emphasis on social media. Apart from his involvement in the music industry, Jeff possesses years of business management experience, including launching multiple cannabis dispensaries. He is a skilled financial analyst, statistician, and computer expert, making him a versatile professional in the hospitality industry.
Jeff’s exceptional proficiency extends beyond his professional pursuits; he is also a talented multi-instrumentalist who excels in playing the bass and guitar. He is a skilled producer, DJ, and video artist, providing him with a well-rounded perspective in the music industry. It is no surprise that Jeff is recognized as a leading figure in his field.