Our Team

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Advisory Board &
Program Stewards

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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.

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Creative Waves Leadership Team

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.

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