Whit Wagner
Executive Director

Whit Wagner spent more than a decade working as a digital communications consultant for clients like NASA and the CW before joining Sustainable Artists as our Executive Director in 2018.

In addition to working alongside a variety of 501(c)3 clients including The Annenberg Foundation, Para Los Niños and Games For Change, Whit also earned an MA in Nonprofit Management from Antioch University, allowing him a unique skillset to serve the nonprofit space.

Based in Los Angeles, Whit was instrumental in launching Springboard Festivals and growing it into the multi-city program it is nine years later. He also continues to consult with clients around the world on a variety of projects.

Barry Coffing
Founder/Board Member

Barry Coffing is a Music Business Entrepreneur who grew up in Houston and graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. After short stints at HBU and The University of Houston he began his professional music career in Houston. For six years he was not only performing in bands locally but he was a top Jingle Singer, Music Producer and Composer. It was then that his talents were discovered by Steve Tyrell & Barry Mann and he was invited to Los Angels. After several trips and two of his songs being placed in movies he decided to join the company and move to LA.

Over the next 17 years he amassed a great deal of credits and awards with over 200 tracks placed in movies and TV, BMI Songwriting Awards, Multiple #1 hits and an Emmy nomination. He continued to be the voice behind the scenes in movies like Moulin Rouge, The Brady Bunch Movie & Winnie The Pooh’s Grand Adventure, He wrote TV themes for California Dreams, The Pyramid (Staring Donny Osmond) & The Heights. His song “How Do You Talk To An Angel” went on to become a number one hit and sell over 500,000 copies worldwide.

Currently he is Music Business Entrepreneur who represents over 10,000 record labels and publishers for film and TV licensing. His company, Music Supervisor Inc. places hundreds of songs each year in Films, TV and Advertising. Every major Film Company and TV network uses their software and services.

Erin Rogers
Board Member

Erin Rodgers is an entertainment lawyer based in Houston, Texas whose focus includes copyright and trademark, licensing, and contracts. In addition to her work in entertainment law, Erin also aids nonprofit organizations with the start-up paperwork necessary to become a recognized nonprofit.

Erin has been a licensed, practicing attorney serving the Greater Houston community since 2007. Erin earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Industry Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans in 2004. She went on to earn her J.D. from the highly respected program at the University of Houston Law Center.

Erin has been instrumental in helping members of Houston’s creative community get the legal counsel they need in order to continue blossoming in their respective crafts. Erin has worked closely with a number of creatives including: musicians, authors, multimedia companies, filmmakers, visual artists, and photographers. Her in-depth knowledge of copyright and trademark law has been an invaluable asset to individual and small business owners in the Houston area.