Illustraton/Animation/ Graphic Artist
Jon Haeffner is an artist extraordinaire. Growing up in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, he has a subtle appreciation for all that the eye can see. A true artist at heart, a sketchpad and pencil are never far from his reach. Jon is an illustrator, animator, and comic book artist with television production experience. He has worked with well known shows such as Nicktoons', "Alien Dawn" TV show, was a colorist on AMC TV's official webcomics for "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul," "Turn," and "Into the Badlands." He has recently completed work on a self-published comic book, "Phantom Hurricane", overwhelmingly funded through Kickstarter. Jon also has Freelance animation experience with private companies and businesses working on commercials, logo design, book covers, and the list goes on. His skills include 2D Animation, Concept Art, and Illustration. His software experience includes: After Effects, Manga Studio, Photoshop, and Premiere. Jon is an amazing asset to the Wendell Street team!
Dee comes from an extremely musical family that has spanned generations, and has been making his own music since the early age of 12. His musical experience and knowledge spans genres which include Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Country, and Rock. Originally from Yonkers, NY, he is a graduate of Elmira Free Academy.
His grandfather, Eugene “Chico” Waters was an Atlantic Records recording artist on Chris Hill’s “Straight Outta the Ghetto / Everything is Everything.”
His father was a guitarist and vocalist for the Blue Screen Band, while his mother was a vocalist who has sung background for artists including Mary J. Blige.
His brother was a signed recording artist under Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def label and his cousin John John Da Don is one of the top 5 Battle Rappers in the world-known Ultimate Rap-Battle League. Another cousin, Crystal Waters (Gypsy Woman) is part of the vocal group “The Waters,” and has supplied background vocals for artists including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Adele, Barbara Streisand, and Anita Baker.
Dee’s uncle, Shawn “Morpheus” Waters is a vocalist, producer, and audio engineer and part of the R&B group “The Force MDs.”
Beginning his own musical career at age 18, Dee has worked for Ichor Music Group, a subsidiary for Sumerian Records. He has been fortunate to produce for French Montana, Max B., Keyshia Cole, Shad Moss (Bow Wow), the LOX, The Game, and Dave East.
Dee is a professional audio engineer, songwriter, audio producer, and co-owner of Foundation Media Group, LLC. He has been working professionally for mainstream and independent musicians for over 10 years. Giving back to the community, he works with the local Elmira High School for an after-school curriculum, teaching students audio engineering and production. He holds community-wide events such as the annual Back 2 School Block Party at Brand Park, which he and the team at FMG Radio team have been putting together since 2016, which supplies over 1000 students with school supplies, free food, entertainment and activities.
Born into the audio industry, Curtis began creating original music compositions at the early age of 12. What started as writing lyrics as a pre teen, evolved into a full-time audio engineering career as Co-Owner of FMG Recording Studios LLC, located in the ever-growing Region of Downtown Elmira, NY.
With over 15 years experience in the audio engineering field, Curtis has worked with various independent & major recording artists. His portfolio includes video & audio recordings for local music artists, politicians, and businesses. What began as a hobby soon evolved into a passion for audio & video production.
Past employment includes working with local youth at the Economic Opportunity Program, Catholic Charities, and Glove House. In these positions, Curtis discovered that incorporating Music Production with Case Management to be an effective outlet for young people facing crisis.
When working in music and video, "The goal is to create audio/video productions that accurately reflect the client’s thoughts, feelings, and vision. We take pride in completing audio/video projects in one location without the need to outsource. This has helped us to have the most efficient means for productions and highly satisfied clients".