Our Team

Studio Be Coaches
Are Real-World Experts

Alex Murphy

Chief Academic Officer and
Studio Be Co-Founder

I’m here to provide your students a summer like no other.  Throughout the summer, I’ll be guiding and supporting our students through the Studio process, from choosing a topic all the way through publishing their final product.

Dr. Adrienne MacIain

Content Coach

My nickname is "The Story Whisperer." I'm here to empower your child to find their authentic voice, guiding them through each phase of their personal creation process. I work with authors, performers, entrepreneurs, and now thanks to Studio Be, budding experts as well.

Our Sketch Comedy Team

Coach Alex will be joined every week by the Studio Be Sketch Team, a group of professional standup and improv comedians who will create their own Studio Be projects alongside students...or at least they’ll try. The Studio Be Sketch Team is:

Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy is from Austin, Texas and is currently the city's reigning Funniest Person in Austin winner.

He has opened for Theo Vonn, Brian Posehn, Bruce Bruce, the Lucas Brothers, Fortune Feimster and Dan Soder, among others. He was most recently featured as one of the New Faces in the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.

Carlton Wilcoxson

Carlton Wilcoxson is a standup comedian and actor from Austin, Texas.

He has toured around the country and hosts two popular standup showcases in Austin. He has performed at comedy festivals such as Blue Whale Festival, Out of Bounds Fest, and ATX Sketchfest.

Ashley Sharma

Ashley Sharma is a stand-up comedian from Austin, Texas.

She has performed all over town, including opening for touring comics at the historic Velveeta Room and Cap City Comedy Club. You can catch her hosting her show, Blackout, every 3rd Monday of the month at the Spiderhouse Ballroom.

Danny Goodwin

Danny Goodwin is a stand-up comedian based in Austin, TX.

He has performed on the Moontower Comedy Festival, SXSW and Sound on Sound Fest. He's worked with a number of nationally touring comics, including Kevin Nealon, Nikki Glaser and Dan Soder.

Max Fink and Marc Esper,
Studio Be Co-Founders

Max and Marc are parents and entrepreneurs who thought, "Wouldn’t it be cool if our kids could become creators of interesting content rather than just consumers? What if we brought together experts in coaching, content development and multi-media creation to ignite kids' passion and confidence?" Through these questions, Studio Be was born.

Max Fink

St. John's College

Marc Esper

Thunderbird School
of Global Management