Founder & CEO
Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling songwriter, Ali Tamposi believes that the arts hold an important place in refining the quality of life for all humanity. A successful creative artist and businesswoman, her call to service is rooted in her music career matched with an unrelenting passion to provide the necessary resources for students to seek and achieve artistic excellence.
Co-Founder & President
Serving as a Chief Development Officer and Principal for more than thirty years, Candy Tamposi has directly impacted generations of students who have received education in the fine arts, theatre, music, and performing arts. Candy brings a high-level of development expertise, curriculum programming, and strategic implementation to the team of the Creative Waves Foundation.
Chief Creative Officer
Nick is a photographer, filmmaker, and agent from Florida. He co-founded several talent agencies including The Lions in New York as well as The Dragons. Currently, he resides with his wife and two children on their horse ranch in Citrus Hills, FL where they have also built a production company Dragonville Studios with a focus on producing independent films. Nick also shares with his family an interest in the environment and is a member of the National Wildlife Refuge Association as a co-founder of the Young Ambassadors, bringing environmental awareness to youth.
Chief of Staff
Tyler Maples plays a key role by serving as Chief of Staff to Ali Tamposi and the Creative Waves Foundation. An analytical and top-notch operator, Maples brings forward the ability to ‘run the ship’ while providing systemic solutions to business growth and foundation growth. Integral to who he is, Maples has a passion for giving back and puts great effort into ensuring that Creative Waves packs a punch. A master of the culinary arts and savant in the technical landscape, Maples can be found winning in the kitchen and the boardroom, though rarely at the same time.
Advisory Board &
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in melodic, guitar-driven hard rock with deep hooks and bluesy swagger, Watt has been honing his chops both on-stage and, in the studio, since he was 16. A globally known music artist, Watt has most recently added a Grammy Award to his accomplishments and continues to collaborate with Ali Tamposi on a myriad of projects. Watt knows the power of music and is committed to the success and impact of the Creative Waves Foundation.
Since launching her career in 2007, Nonstop Management Founder Jaime Zeluck Hindlin has signed, shepherded, and spearheaded the success of numerous GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum songwriters and producers. A longtime friend of Ali Tamposi, Jaime brings immense value as a subject matter expert in the music business alongside her moxie as a leading businesswoman.
Grammy-nominated Cassadee Pope is a platinum-certified singer-songwriter with her latest album THRIVE released on October 15th, 2021. Having toured with legendary artists such as Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley, Cassadee has had much success throughout her career with the platinum-selling single “Wasting All These Tears” and being awarded “Breakthrough Video of the Year” at the 2014 CMT Music Awards and her #1 “Think of You” with Chris Young receiving a 2017 Grammy nomination for “Best Country/Pop Duo”. Touring as the headliner of the “2019 CMT Next Women of Country Tour” which brought the franchise outside of the U.S. for the first time, Cassadee continues to break boundaries for women in the industry.
We're so grateful for Cassadee's $88,000 donation to Creative Waves from her winnings on Name That Tune.
A soulful, genre-crossing singer, Tayla Parx is known for her hooky pop and R&B-influenced songs. Initially garnering attention as an actress, Parx established herself as a go-to songwriter, collaborating on hits like Fifth Harmony's "Boss," Khalid & Normani's "Love Lies," and Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next. GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and boundary breaker Tayla Parx reimagines genre, gender, feminism, popular music, and the very definition of an artist. Creative Waves welcomes Tayla’s creative expertise, music industry insight, and commitment to our mission / vision.
Behati Prinsloo is a model who has appeared in runway shows and fashion campaigns around the world. She is best known for her work with Victoria's Secret, but can be found in numerous other ad campaigns and videos for brands like Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs. In addition to her outstanding career, Behati devotes her time to philanthropy and shares an interest in helping the environment and children in need.
Born and raised in the new construction business, Anthony knows firsthand how meticulous attention to detail is the key to providing residents with the best value and lifestyle. Anthony grew up in and currently remains an active partner in the development of the Villages of Citrus Hills. Each year, they build hundreds of homes for residents over the age of 55. He and his family are involved in various real estate projects up and down the East Coast from Florida to New Hampshire. Tapping into his creative skillset, Anthony moved to Los Angeles where he is pursuing entertainment. He has executive produced and acted in two feature films.
JOE & TONI MASTRULLO
The Mastrullos are extremely active in philanthropy and spend their time serving their local community. Joe serves on the St. Vincent Ferrer Care Ministry, a 24/7 hotline that provides assistance to poor and disadvantaged people in Del Ray Beach. The couple are also members of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, and Toni serves as the commander. The order's responsibility is to support smaller local charities, including the First Haitian Baptist Church of Belle Glade, where the couple delivers weekly carloads of clothes, food, and household items.
Florida-born equestrian, stylist and longtime friend of Ali's, Alexandra Skiffington believes art and animals are tools for mental health and healing. Having worked in the industry between Manhattan and L.A., Alex began styling for brands such as Nili Lotan, Roger Vivier, and Helmut Lang. After moving to L.A., Alex started celebrity styling & working for SONY, creating looks and preparing artist for tour, press, and red carpets. She has been competing horses since a very young age and has traveled around the world show jumping. Alex rides for Creative Waves Foundation, donating a portion of her winnings to building a wonderful foundation that will make an everlasting program to nurture talented children.
Grace Bienvenu is a graduate student at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. Previously, she graduated from LSU with a degree in Marketing and a concentration in Analytics. She enjoys combining her creative and analytical side to get data-driven results. As Head of Social Media, she hopes to bring awareness to Creative Wave's mission and generate support to facilitate as many people as possible in their creative journeys.