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With her diverse experience as both a talent manager and a performer, Valerie Wilson Morris knows how to connect with her clients beyond the business side of 'the biz.' Even before graduating The Juilliard School with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees, she performed two solo concerts at Lincoln Center. Valerie sang on Pink Floyd's hit record, The Wall, and also contracted a group of opera singers to join her in singing the album cut entitled, 'Bring The Boys Back Home.' That contract served as her entrée into the business end of the performing arts. <br><br> With an inherent musical talent, (She was described by early teachers as a 'natural.') Valerie sang at every opportunity as a child. Her first piano teacher even predicted that she'd excel at Juilliard years before she was old enough to apply. Upon graduating, her career skyrocketed to include singing the opening numbers at Avery Fischer Hall during a celebrity benefit hosted by Bob Hope, performing the National Anthem at a Radio City Hall gala, a stint as a member of the star-studded Comic Relief cast, appearing on Saturday Night Live with Buster Poindexter and Chrissy Hynde of The Pretenders, recording humorous mock commercials for Saturday Night Live. Her business and commercial career also grew as she cast and choreographed a trio of singers who appeared in the Johnny Depp and Al Pacino film Donnie Brasco, and sang commercial duets with Mark Cohn, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, and Mr. Mister's lead singer, Richard Page, among others. But conquering stage and screen was only the beginning. While in New York, she quickly became lauded as one of the top session singers in New York City, which led to her often being called upon by producers to lead them to the most appropriate and skilled singers for their jingles. It was then that she realized she was developing into more than just a stage performer; she was on her way to becoming an entertainment authority. <br><br>Over the past twenty years as a manager of performers and accidental CEO of her own company, Valerie has maintained a dogged love of the performing arts that translates into wholly satisfied clients. In 1992, at the height of her singing career, she found herself swamped with calls from producers looking for talent, so she hired someone to handle the phone. She didn't realize it, but that was the birth of VAMNation Entertainment. Years later, while she worked as music manager for Heroes star Hayden Panettiere, Valerie learned the ins-and-outs of another side of the industry, acting. It was then that she launched VAMNation Entertainment's Acting Division. It has been two decades at the helm of VAMNation, but at her heart Valerie is still the Juilliard-trained sight-reader, vocal arranger, and multi-genre artist, and it's that love of her craft that truly allows her to connect with those that she represents. <br><br> At VAMNation Entertainment, discovering talent and fostering the careers of uniquely gifted individuals is a dynamic enterprise. VAMNation's savvy stems directly from Valerie's keen understanding of the many facets of the industry that she's gleaned through personal experience and proven professional success. It's the amalgamation of her experience as a student, performer, and manager that VAMNation Entertainment is able to identify and cultivate the most elite talent in the entertainment industry. And she still finds it a hell of a lot of fun. As a child, Josh Taylor moved around the country as often as most kids rode bikes. Relocating so frequently led to him perpetually being the new kid, a role that required constant personal reinvention. Josh put these identity-adapting skills to good use by becoming a part of the drama department way before Glee made it cool.<br><br>As a grown-up, Josh embarked on his entertainment career by working in development at Dustin Hoffman's Punch Productions in New York, where he worked on such films as Wag the Dog and A Walk on the Moon. Following Punch, Josh became the new kid at William Morris Endeavor, where he was instrumental in developing and selling a variety of projects to producers and directors. <br><br> After four years at WME, Josh graduated to his pursuit in talent management. While working at a bicoastal management company, he built up his well-earned reputation as a tirelessly dedicated and hands-on manager with an understanding of the trials and triumphs of his talent. He's thrilled to bring his expertise to VAMNation Entertainment, where he finally feels like he's sitting at the cool kids table. Although Mike Cupo is the youngest member of the Vamnation team, his dynamic digital marketing experience, accomplishments in artist management, and twelve years of music experience as a performer have given him the background of a seasoned industry vet. Prior to joining Vamnation in the summer of 2012, Mike obtained his degree in Music Business and Audio Engineering Technology from Belmont University in the music capital of the country, Nashville, Tennessee. It was in this southeast song center that Mike began his involvement in artist management, working for Greener Music as a Publicity and Engineering intern, and also at Foundations Artist Management in New York City through Belmont University's east coast exchange program. Following graduation he excelled at a paid internship at Razor and Tie Entertainment in Manhattan and went onto Vamnation, where he's at the helm of over 125 singers' accounts, with performers who span genres from rock to opera. He finds having such a large and varied artist base appealing because of the different relationships he's able to build, all while promoting quality creativity and fresh approaches to music. A Long Island native and active athlete, Mike blows off steam away from the office by scoring...not music but lacrosse.