Why did you name your company Boxer Poet?

It all started a many years ago when I decided to take an Enneagram test. During the process of exploring the different types, I learned that I was a Type Eight, who is often referred to as "The Challenger" or "The Protector." I immediately felt known because I've always fought for the underdog, and wanted to inspire creatives to be their truest selves. So the name "Boxer Poet" was born.

ANDREA KLEID | The Boxer Poet | andrea@boxerpoet.com

Andrea Kleid is 20-year music industry veteran with a passion to help people grow. Kleid started her career working in radio at WNLT Cincinnnati, then WAY-FM West Palm Beach, followed by The JOY FM in Tampa/Sarasota. In 2004, Kleid moved to Nashville to begin her career path in radio promotion at what is now Capital CMG. In 2008, she became the VP of Promotion at Word Label Group and led one of the most successful and influential radio promotion teams in her industry. Andrea developed a reputation for launching artists and growing their careers using her signature brand of honesty, laser sharp insight and unstoppable passion, but most importantly, focusing on relationships. Andrea uses the Enneagram as a catalyst for growth for both artists and industry teams. Andrea is a Type 8 on the Enneagram.

AJ STROUT | Radio Promotion | aj@boxerpoet.com

AJ Strout has 15 years of experience in radio promotion.  She spent six years at Flicker Records, owned by members of Audio Adrenaline,  before they were acquired by Provident Label Group.  She spent the next seven years with Provident working artists including Casting Crowns, Third Day, Michael W. Smith, Jars of Clay, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tenth Avenue North, Red and many others.  AJ stepped away from Provident when her daughter Cecily was diagnosed with Autism.  She spent a couple of years doing independent promotion before needing to focus on helping Cecily.  AJ loves to be mom to Satchel, Cecily and Pippa, and wife to Steve. AJ is a Type 8 on the Enneagram. 

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MEGAN JOHNSON | Radio Promotion | megan@boxerpoet.com

Megan Johnson is a newcomer to the music industry. Until recently, her career has been focused in collegiate athletics, coaching women’s equestrian teams.  After graduating from Murray State University with a degree in Agriculture she pursued a graduate degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University.  OSU is where she began as an assistant coach.  Megan finished her coaching career at South Dakota State University as the head women’s equestrian coach.  After coaching she moved to Colorado to marry her sweetheart, and helps run his horse training business, Drake Johnson Performance Horses in Wray, CO.  They have a 4 yr old daughter, Ellison, and also run a dog boarding facility. Megan’s long friendship with Andrea Kleid is what drew her into the opportunity with Boxer Poet. Fun fact, Megan and Andrea were roommates in college at Murray State University and kept a very messy dorm room.