Frank grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and had received his first Beatles album by the age of 10 ...and his life was forever changed, musically speaking. He then quickly learned how to play the bass AND electric guitar.
With a part-time music career over the last 40 years, Frank has written and produced many songs, including all of the stadium music for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Frank is a registered engineer, earning his degree from Arizona State University. He currently owns 12 patents on musically related products, with MANY more new products on the drawing board!
Frank lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his bride of 27 years and has two beautiful daughters (Kayla & Paige).
Kym Bradley | Marketing
With an impressive work history of leadership in sales and marketing, Kym balances world-class customer experience with professional productivity at the executive level.
Her experience in business development and strategic workflow (particularly when it comes to product innovation) will help launch the EARTHBOARD as Rare Earth Music's debut release.
Kym says, "Our goal is to innovate, design, invent, create, and build true game-changing, first-to-market products that delight and impress the music industry on a daily basis."
Kym is married to her best friend, Mark Bradley, who works as Operations Executive at Rare Earth Music. They both reside in Music City — Nashville, Tennessee.
Mark Bradley | Operations
Mark Bradley has been around music his entire life. Growing up in a musical home, he started playing the guitar at the age of 12.
By the time Mark entered high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he met Rare Earth Music co-founder Frank Boxberger, he had purchased a prized
1971 Gibson SG. Mark and Frank enjoyed growing up together playing in bands and writing songs throughout high school where they started their musical careers and forged a great friendship that has lasted to this day.
Shortly after entering the United States Naval Academy in the late 70’s, Mark sold his prized Gibson electric guitar and set his sights on becoming a Naval Aviator. He has since retired from the U.S. Navy and still flies aircraft today as a Commercial Airline Pilot.
Having built many pedalboards over the years, Mark was excited when the opportunity came to develop and distribute the EARTHBOARD. Proudly calling it a “total game-changer” to the pedalboard industry Mark and the team at Rare Earth Music are determined to bring this great product to musicians all over the world!
Mark is married to his best friend and business partner Kym Bradley who works as Marketing Executive at Rare Earth Music. They both reside in Music City — Nashville, Tennessee.
Dustin Blatnik | Artist Relations
Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Dustin grew up listening to his mother sing and his father play the guitar. He began taking guitar lessons (from Dad) at the age of 9. In high school, Dustin toured the country with various Christian ministry groups and served his local church as a worship team leader.
Dustin studied both jazz and classical music at Pacific Lutheran University. By the age of 21, Dustin was a private instructor on the PLU student-staff list and had amassed over 40 students. In 2002, Dustin was selected as a national finalist in Guitar Center’s “Guitarmageddon” competition for the best up-and-coming guitarist signified with a performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. This notoriety helped launch his career as a professional musician.
Dustin also brings an impressive resume of live and/or studio experience with national artists including Kelly Clarkson, Allen Stone, Andy Grammer, Ernie Halter, Kirk Franklin, Fitz and the Tantrums, Tony Lucca, Crystal Aikin, Jaime Jamgochian, Kid Sensation, The Seattle Seahawks, and many more… Dustin’s band (The BGP) was featured on America’s Got Talent (Season 6) on NBC primetime with roughly 22 million viewers. Dustin was also heavily involved with music and production at two of the Northwest's largest churches.
Prior to moving his family to Phoenix, Arizona, Dustin spent 15 years building Winfield Music, a private lessons school where he taught a variety of musical instruments to students of all ages and skill levels. As the founder and instructor, he spent over 50 hours a week interacting with students and building lesson plans to encourage and facilitate the musical growth of his students. He continues to teach students with the help of Online Video Lessons!!
Dustin is the Worship Pastor at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. He and his wife Trina live in North Phoenix with their three children.