We lift our voices to lift others

The Board

Darren Johnson

Singer/Songwriter Darren Johnson, former lead vocalist of Omega Train, is a leisure sports industry marketing professional. He is well into his fourth decade of performing in front of audiences large and small, and views the art of song as a daily necessity; not simply a hobby or profession.
 ”No power can rend or break the bond of friends!”

Alan Manzo

Alan Manzo is a proud father and business owner with strong civic and community ties. In addition to coaching youth athletics, he is a vocalist with popular regional bands, and is always ready to lend his support to worthy causes.

Deedee Montanaro

Deedee Montanaro is a local performer who has participated in a number of local charitable events. She joined the Downtown All-Stars because of the musical nature and their dedication to help smaller, local charities.

Marlo Montanaro

Marlo Montanaro, a self-taught photographer since 1986, was born in northern New Jersey and now resides at the Jersey shore. He can be found photographing local musicians, the coastline, or working on model’s portfolios in the studio or at the beach.

His work has hung in The Downtown Café in Red Bank, NJ, and has also been featured in the book “The Real Jersey Shore.” Marlo also has several album covers, promotional advertisements, and posters to his credit. His newest exhibition, “Legs: An Introduction” is hanging in Asbury Park, NJ as part of a larger photo exhibit entitled “Hanging in Heaven.”

A hallmark of his style is large, highly detailed and bold images that provoke your attention.

Larry Sherman

Larry Sherman is a finance professional in the banking world and life long music lover. He is proud to assist in a financial and administrative capacity with this great charity initiative.