Meet The Team

Kyle Hoffman

CEO - Owner

Through years of touring music festivals and various shows across the US, Kyle has amassed a network of many talented friends, artists and promoters alike. Inspired to put his connections to good use, he founded Mean Mug Music as his way to give back to the musical community he cherishes so much. 

Mark Hoffman

COO - Owner

Mark oversees the day to day operations of Mean Mug. He works closely with other organizations on the legal/business side of planning events. Mark also works to guide the vision and future of the company, overseeing the financials and long term plans for the company. He works diligently to build lasting relationships with other companies, as well as the community.  Mark Has a B.S in Biotechnology from Endicott College.

Cody Mavencourt

Public Relations

Cody's years of experience in public relations make him a true asset to the Mean Mug Family. He is tasked with answering all questions and concerns regarding Mean Mug events, as well as working with other businesses and artists to insure quality entertainment and a positive atmosphere. Cody has an F.D. From South Harmon Institute of Technology.

Sean Hoeft

Head of Security

Sean is fully committed to the patrons at all Mean Mug Events. He helps to insure a fun and most importantly safe atmosphere where show goers and event attendees can feel secure and comfortable.

Connor Pray


With 5+ years of music industry experience, Connor has done it all. From humble beginnings as a marketing assistant at the Kalamazoo State Theatre, to running artists’ street teams, to founding his own event company, Connor has now stepped into the agent/management game. He aspires to be inspiring, and leaves everyone he meets with this thought: “If you’re not chasing your dreams, what are you doing? Don’t let anyone tell you to settle for anything less than your passion.”

Chase Kallil

Accounting & Finance

Chase is an agent, manager, and head of accounting & finance. He represents several top-tier artists and manages the Company’s books. He graduated from Michigan State University with honors obtaining a bachelors degree in Accounting and a minor in Philosophy and Law. He’s a licensed CPA in the state of Michigan and has experience  producing and coordinating live music events.

Jake James


Jake’s career in music has spanned the last decade. As the owner of Further Freqeuncies he has curated events across the state and helped book talent at a number of Michigan music festivals as well as popular venues. He is well known for his unique style of event curation and working with a wide variety of local and national talent. His great ear for unique sound has enabled him to find many diamonds on the musical ruff. He is excited after enthusiastic about using his connections and skills to bring only the best music to the Midwest and beyond.

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