RushTix was started by Jill Bourque and Johnny Funcheap. Jill is a stand-up comedian and producer of hundreds of local theater and comedy shows. Johnny is the mastermind behind Funcheap, the most awesome source of fun things to do in the SF Bay Area. They joined forces to help you discover great theater, comedy, music and more throughout the city and beyond. Our mission is to delight and inspire you to go out and experience more live performance.
Jill Bourque

Jill Bourque

Founder & CEO

Jill Bourque

Founder & CEO


Role: Fearless Leader: backstage, on stage, or creating the stage, bringing entertainment to the next level.

Backstory: Stand-up comedian and producer. Mother of two human boys and one schnauzer named Stella. “If it ain’t Bourque, it ain’t worth fixing.”

@jillbourque

Johnny Hayes

Chief Operating Officer

Johnny Funcheap

Chief Curation Officer


Role: Expertly discerns the best things to do for our members.


Backstory: Founder of Funcheap.com, one of the Bay Area’s top sites for events. Proud owner of two schnauzers, Gigi and Piper.

@funcheapsf

Haris Amjed

Lead Developer

Haris Amjed

Lead Developer


Role: Creating order out of chaos with beautiful code.


Backstory: Hails from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Loves cricket and soccer. “Life is a game, You have to learn the rules of the game first and then you have to play better than anyone else.”

@harisamjed

Kayla Mahoney

Senior Copywriter

Kayla Mahoney

Senior Copywriter


Role: Word Wrestler: grapples with adjectives, verbs and nouns until they say “Uncle.”


Backstory: Just a city girl, born and raised in San Francisco, took the MUNI train going to Montgomery because that’s where the RushTix office is. “If Don Draper looked like Betty and walked like Joan.”

@kaylawrotethis

Alisa Saario

Venue Relations Specialist

Alisa Saario

Venue Relations Specialist


Role: Supporting all of the promoters, producers, and presenters in the quest to promote their shows to the top of Bay Area event discovery.

Adam Casalino

Comedy Copywriter

Adam Casalino

Comedy Copywriter


Role: Master of verbs. Writer of many of those funny paragraphs that assault your emails.


Backstory: Just a boy from Brooklyn who’s traveled the country with a pen in his hand. He lives to write and only bothers to do anything else when the doctors mandate it. Spends most of his time writing, designing, and generally jump in and out of trouble. Loves his Miniature Schnauzer, Dixie, so definitely on track for Senior Management.

@quippley

CJ Escuadro

CJ Escuadro

Culture Squad Coordinator

CJ Escuadro

Culture Squad Coordinator


Role: Keep an eye on the Culture Squad.


Backstory: A little bit country AND a little bit rock and roll. Workaholic mother of 12 (10 dogs, 1 cat, 1 pig). Looking into getting a schnauzer to guarantee promotion to senior management level.

@PinayontheLoose

Jogie Balanquit

Research Coordinator

Jogie Balanquit

Research Coordinator


Role: Keeping our event and bookings in tip top shape!


Backstory: The story goes here!

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