We are a group of music lovers

Our team

Isslam Yehia


Meet Isslam, the Developer. He is a junior studying computer science and engineering at Lehigh University. Musically, he loves listening to a broad range of artists and in his spare time he loves to travel and be with family and friends. He even had the chance to reconnect with family this past summer in Egypt. Isslam is fluent in Arabic and hopes to get even more languages under his toolbelt (programming languages included).

Cassie Marte

Artist Outreach

Meet Cassie, Marketing and Social Media. She is a junior student-athlete marketing major at Lehigh University. When she isn’t in class or playing lacrosse you can find her baking banana bread and hanging out with friends. Musically, she loves anything that would make her want to drive around aimlessly (with the windows down of course). At In The Room, she hopes to be introduced to new artists and gain insight into startup culture.

Tom Gillis


Meet Tom, the Founder. Tom’s an Indie music fan and serial tech entrepreneur. He may also be a descendant of R2D2. He was traumatized by the death of live music during COVID and set out to light one candle rather than curse the darkness. Thus, In The Room was born.

Eve Freed

Artist Outreach, Founding Team

Meet Eve, Artist Outreach. You might misidentify her as introvert who prefers to stay home with her cats. But what you don’t know is that pre-pandemic you could have found her front row at her favorite venues in Philly on any given weekend singing along to every song. A writer herself, she joined In The Room so she could ask artists about the backstories behind their lyrics.


Jack Curtis

Engineering, Founding Team

Meet Jack, the Engineer. He is an avid music consumer with a fancy for live gigs. When he isn’t writing code, he can be found crowd surfing as the frontman for his Mac DeMarco cover band. He says he joined the team as chief programmer “for the music,” but we all know In The Room is his self-indulgent way of going to concerts. He is still haunted by the time he accidentally wrote Hungry Like the Wolf.

Anna Gillis

Design, Founding Team

Meet Anna, the Designer. Anna is an artist and designer with a passion for websites, oil painting, and house music. You can normally find her showing up late to the party or scheming about food spots. She joined In The Room after a year of live music-less solitude and realizing that dancing alone in your apartment just isn’t as fun.

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