TEAM SMN

Built on a rich history, Seattle has a thriving music scene that simply cannot be ignored. Unfortunately, in the same hand, a person is quickly overwhelmed by the time and cost to attend all the great artists that visit the Emerald City.

Luckily, Seattle Music News is hiding in the shadows with gear at the ready. We take pride in the time and focus spent on reflecting our shows accurately and efficiently, and, as a growing grassroots effort, our reviews stand for themselves. The SMN staff represent a diverse background of talent, education, and moxy. We are working diligently, night and day, to become the go-to news source for Seattle’s eclectic scene. We hope you will follow us on our musically-induced adventures and, most importantly, enjoy the ride!

Sunita (Sunny) Martini
Photographer, Web Administrator

Born in Omaha, Sunny moved around the world the way a military kid does. From Guam to Italy, from California to Florida, she has certainly seen plenty of things without a lens. The majority of her teenage years were spent in Florida, and she attended Florida State University, earning a degree in Graphic Design. With some nudging from an old buddy, Sunny made her way to the Pacific Northwest, where she loves to wear her black hoodie, even on our 12 hot days. Her favorite bands are Third Eye Blind, AFI, and Brand New.

Instagram: @sunnymartini
Twitter: @sunnymartini

Photo courtesy of Tim McKitterick.

Tracey Monte
Editor, Head Writer

Born in Seattle, Tracey spent her formative years in Florida exploring the St. Petersburg scene. She met fellow photographer Sunita Martini while attending high school in Tampa, where they ironically shared newspaper responsibilities. Tracey earned a Writing degree from the University of South Florida, and played in a rad chick band before peacing out of the state. Finally back in her hometown, she wishes to never ever leave Seattle again, and vows to always keep it real. Her favorite bands are Discount, Avail, and Jay-Z.

Instagram: @tmonte.editor
Twitter: @SeattleTMonte

Photo courtesy of Tim McKitterick.

Logan Westom
Photographer, Founder

Born in Portland, Logan grew up with a heavy interest in the arts, taking a hand in plenty of different hobbies before finally deciding on a career. He earned a degree in Interior Design from Washington State University and promptly moved to the bustling Northwest epicenter that is Seattle. Logan is the website founder who possesses an uncanny knack for a great photograph. He decided on photography because he was a terrible musician. Logan’s favorite bands are The Killers, AFI, and Angels & Airwaves.

Instagram: @loganwestom
Twitter: @loganwestom