Co-Founders and Executive Directors
Tom Pugh, co-founder of Plugged In, attended Berklee College of Music and has been a professional musician for 40 years.
Tom has performed with numerous bands, including Frankie Lee,the Doowopp Hall of Fame Rock and Roll All Stars, Southern Revelation, SloBurn and Lois Lane and the Daily Planets. He has played at Boston’s Symphony Hall and the Montreal Jazz Festival as well as many other prestigious venues.
Tom has also been an audio and video engineer at WGBH in Boston for 30 years.
Sandra Rizkallah, co-founder and co-executive director of Plugged In, has a degree in film and television from Emerson College.
Sandra has produced her own documentaries and has worked in the post-production department of NOVA at WGBH.
Dan Croft originally joined Plugged In as Administrative Assistant to help our staff keep every aspect of the organization running smoothly.
After one year he has become an important part of the program and has taken on the responsibilities of Program Director.
Dan’s interest in organizations that serve and inspire youth began when he was a camper and later a Counselor-in-Training at Paul Newman’s Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.
Dan is also studying toward a degree in botany with the hopes to integrate his love of nature and plants with his experience in the non-profit sector.
Dan lives in Waltham, MA, where he spends most of his free time baking and taking care of his kitty, Toby.
Dan loves his label maker and is known for saying “rock on!” all the time.
Inclusion Committee, Contract Programming Committee
Dedham Savings Bank
Music Go Round
Charles River Center
Howard and Katherine Aibel Foundation