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Meet The Team

Erick Sanchez

Co-Creator/Editor/Producer

Erick Sanchez is a Los Angeles based music producer, editor, audio engineer, and podcaster. Erick is the youngest of four. His parents migrated to Los Angeles from El Salvador during the 1970’s. He received a Master of Arts in Music Industry Administration from the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication at California State University, Northridge. He founded Normandie Records, a record label and media company working with artists and creative initiatives in the United States and Latin America. As a proud Salvadoran American, Erick is devoted to the possibilities of giving Salvadorans around the world an opportunity to connect with their roots through a modern lense. Erick is the Executive Producer, Editor, and Writer for the project.

Jonathan Barrera

Co-Creator/Director/Executive Producer

Jonathan Barrera was born in San Salvador and migrated to Los Angeles at age five. He attended USC MaST High School preparing him for University of California, Riverside. He studied sociology with a focus on Law and Society. After college he has contributed to the development and expansion of his family’s Salvadoran restaurant chains. Conchita’s and Molcajate’s are both family owned and operated restaurants that have been serving the Salvadoran community in Los Angeles since the 1980s. Barrera’s interests also include TV and Film production which he has dedicated the latter years of his professional career to. An active member of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, or I.A.T.S.E as it is better known in the industry, has allowed him the experience to work with all major studios. In his most recent project Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador he serves as the co-creator, director, and executive producer to his team at Normandie Records.


Ambassadors

Ana Hernandez

Ana Hernandez is a filmmaker and writer based out of Los Angeles. She currently works as an assistant at Fox Studios. In her free time she is often developing creative projects of her own that she hopes to one day bring to the big screen.

Emily Pintor

Emily Pintor is a Film and Sociology graduate from Boston University. Emily hopes to use her studies to make various types of content that is not only entertaining, but reflective of diverse stories. Emily is currently serving as a community ambassador for Somos Arte while also trying to diversify network television as a CBS page.

Marcela Vega

Marcela Vega works as an artist manager in El Salvador for Camelo and AR Ferdinand, and is a co-founder of KUI. She studied graphic design in Universidad José Matías Delgado, and received an MA in Music Business Management from Westminster University in London.