Team Kataklizmic

We Have Formed Our Own
Artistic Community
in Phoenix!

Kataklizmic Design's professional team is behind the Band IdentitySM service packages,
and the online publication Burning Hot Events - News & Reviews from the Fiery Mosh Pits of Arizona.

Our team supports the dreams and growth of artists, freelancers, entrepreneurs.

We embrace the gig economy, risk-taking, dream-chasing, and collaborating! Support Us on Patreon

We are a relationship-focused crew that cultivate EQ.

Core Values

Professionalism, Quality, Passion, High Communication, Relationships, Proactivity, Flexibility, Community, Appreciation, Gratitude, Respect, Efficiency, Initiative, Altruism, Empathy, Compassion, Vulnerability, Enthusiasm, Excitement, Growth & Evolution

Culture

It's extremely important the team members feel appreciated, understood, supported, empowered, and excited! We work with our team members' pre-established strengths and goals, which are crucial to the project. Kataklizmic Design's specific business procedures and brand standards are outlined for the crew; while each team member receives respect and flexibility to work in their own style.

This is a growing community with a unique combination of down-to-earth interaction and a high caliber of professionalism - what we like to call "chill perfectionism". We are committed to quality, type-A work and efficiency while having fun!

Our desire is to collaborate closely with each other, and build a solid support system. Management warmly invites ideas and creativity from the team. We're confident that more great minds, perspectives, and connections we add to our team, the faster we will make magic!

Read about our team's beginning and growth!: Our Story

Katherine "Kat" Amy Vega

Owner & Founder

Media Artist:

Photos, Videos, Web,
Graphics, Print Design

Primary Concert Photographer,
Chief Editor & Quality Assurance of Burning Hot Events

Manager:

Kataklizmic Design, Burning Hot Events, Team Kataklizmic,
Band IdentitySM Services,
Patreon & Social Media


Renowned Concert Photographer. 12 years as a professional Front-End Web Developer. Katherine freelances in the production industry (events, tv shows, films), knows how to play alto sax and piano, sings, and has extensively studied many forms of dance. She also occasionally draws, writes poetry, and digitally paints. "Mother" to multiple cats, coffee addict, loves ethnic foods, studied beginner Japanese language and wants to travel to Japan. Full Bio...

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact here.

Team Members

Mark Greenawalt

Senior Concert Photographer,
Music Journalist, Portraiture

Burning Hot Events

Published works span the categories of concert, glamour, & architectural photography. Plays in the band Spark Jack Daddy & enjoys songwriting, but is perhaps best known for his bodypainting art.

Rodrigo Izquierdo

Senior Concert Photographer,
Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Photographer, Author, Creative. International photo-comic book sales and museum photo displays. Entrepreneur, entertainer, motivator, animal lover, optimist, always evolving.

Brianne Dunn

Content Editor, Quality Assurance

Burning Hot Events

Live Sound Audio Technician in Los Angeles. WordPress Editor for SoundGirls.org. Trained in Music Marketing and Promotions for 14 years. Guitarist, Makeup Artist. Lover of concerts, skateboarding, animals, and the horror genre. Believes in the Oxford comma.

Will Bloodworth

Assist. Editor, Quality Assurance

Burning Hot Events

Studied Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Arizona. Seattle-based, aspiring voiceover artist, Jeopardy fan, donut addict, Twitch streamer, friend of rats, vegan. Motto: "None shall be cast asunder."

Brandon Biallas

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Writer, Audio Engineer, Web Designer, and Music Teacher. Plays guitar in The Banter and bass in Hostile Work Environment. Big fan of his 3 cats, Mexican food, and exploring the northern Arizona wilderness.

Ryan Novak

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

High School Teacher at San Tan Foothills and Adjunct English Instructor at CGC. Record collector, comic book nerd, one-time textbook author, and retired record store clerk. Loves hiking. Lindsey's husband.

Nate Wert

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Food & Beer Blogger with a passion for small businesses, Craft Beer Aficionado, Music & Concert Lover, Video Games & Sci-fi Addict, Arizona Native, Traveler to distant lands... like Tucson. Currently owned by 3 rescue dogs.

Brittney Coon

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

SU grad, works box office at Marquee Theatre, published author, screenwriter, filmmaker, concert addict, roadie wannabe, road trips, photography, graphic designer, always randomly mentions the show Friends in conversation, cat lover.

Andrea Stoica

Jr. Concert Photographer

Burning Hot Events

Mesa Community College Student, Starbucks barista, and proud Romanian. Live music lover and Kanye's #1 fan. Photographer; but above everything else, cat lover.

Kimberly Carrillo

Concert Photographer

Burning Hot Events

5 Years Concert Photographer for The Entertainer! & College Times, Portrait Photographer, previously featured on Pollstar. Dog Lover, Arizona Native, lover of good vibes & all types of music. Rocker with hippie tendencies. Loves to show people how she sees them through her lens.

Andrew Marshall

Concert Photographer

Burning Hot Events

Freelance concert photographer for Phoenix New Times and venues across the valley, award-winning landscape photographer, automotive photographer. Veterinary student at Midwestern University. Lover of all things outdoors.

Jim "Fury" Hesterman

Concert Photographer, Portraits,
Video

Burning Hot Events, Band Identity

Portrait & Fashion Photographer, Web Designer, Video Professional, Drummer of 80*D




Past Contributors

Debbie Malone

Music Journalist, Assist. Editor
Founding Partner
of Burning Hot Events

Desirée Izquierdo

Ongoing Guest Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

London Snow

Event Photographer

Burning Hot Events

Sean Tingle

Senior Music Journalist,
Assist. Editor

Burning Hot Events

Clarice Wziatek

Music Journalist, Content Editor

Burning Hot Events

Kimberly Capria

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Diana Stevens

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Mckayla Hull

Music Journalist, Interviewer

Burning Hot Events

Emily Rudolph

Senior Music Journalist, Editor

Burning Hot Events

Katie Silverman

Music Journalist, Content Editor

Burning Hot Events

Dale Hurt

Concert Photographer

Burning Hot Events

Russ Broty

Concert Photographer, Video

Burning Hot Events

Steven Kain

Concert Photographer (Tucson)

Burning Hot Events

Nick Gonzaga

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events

Rollie Rathburn

Music Journalist

Burning Hot Events