Staff

Jon 'Batch' Batchelder | Executive Director / Booker

jon@dementedpeach.com

Bio: Jon has had a lifetime love affair with comedy and actively involved with the local scene for three years. He first hit the scene as an open mic-er and quickly took off as a reliable road dog. He noticed that despite the amazing talent residing in the local area, paying gigs often meant having to travel far distances. Jon wanted to do something to address this gap. Something that allowed comics to be paid for their work and gave venues and patrons a chance to see the phenomenal local talent. From that seedling of an idea, Demented Peach Productions was born.

Photo cred: Chev Shots @skinnyfatphoto

Demitria Gavit | Director of Operations

demitria@dementedpeach.com

Bio: Demitria has spent the last decade working in operations, marketing, and event planning for various non-profits. Growing up on SNL watch parties and Austin Powers humor, comedy has always been a part of her life. When she's not spending time at the horse barn or with her German Shepherd, she's dealing with her engagement to Jon. (See twitter @engagedtojon) The engagement, by default, also makes her a part of the Demented Peach Productions Team.

Photo cred: Chev Shots @skinnyfatphoto

Carl Sobel | Territory Director (Greater Grand Rapids)

carl@dementedpeach.com

Bio: Carl grew up in a household that encouraged laughter at every moment, so a career in comedy was inevitable. Since he began doing stand up in 2018 Carl has become a fixture in the Grand Rapids comedy scene. Hosting his own weekly open mic, as well as monthly house show, has given him the experience needed to make him a welcome member of the Demented Peach Productions team.

Photo cred: Chev Shots @skinnyfatphoto

David Steves | Territory Director (Greater Kalamazoo)

david@dementedpeach.com

Bio: David started his stand-up journey in January 2018, but has always had a love for comedy. As a divorced, single dad and a Veteran of the US Army, he brings a unique perspective to the stand up stage and shares the craziness of raising two daughters. He is no stranger to hosting and running quality shows, successfully launching three in his local area. David shaped the foundation for quality local shows, making him a valued addition to the Demented Peach Productions team.

Photo cred: Chev Shots @skinnyfatphoto