T H E  C R E A T O R S

Mariah Padilla, Host & Creative Director

Unassuming Collective was founded by Mariah Padilla (26). Mariah is inspired by human interaction and thrives on the need to reveal what it is that drives, haunts, inspires and thrills the unknowingly extraordinary people of the world. She conducts all interviews, takes all photographs and contributes music for some stories on the Unassuming Collective podcast. Outside of this project, Mariah is a songwriter, a poet and a vocalist.

  Amanda Pust, Story Contributor

Amanda Pust, Story Contributor

My name is Amanda Pust and I'm lucky enough to be asked to be a part of this really awesome movement. I've always had such a love for people since a young age and I've always been called a social butterfly. I love meeting new people and talking to strangers because you truly never know what you're going to find out and to me, that's the exciting thing about life. I've made some of the best friendships ever by just talking to random people. I've excited to be here sharing those friendships and stories with Unassuming Collective. 

  Inglorious RIC, Music Contributor

Inglorious RIC, Music Contributor

 
  Jess Hutton, Artist & Story Contributor

Jess Hutton, Artist & Story Contributor

My name is Jess Hutton, I'm an artist living in Long Beach, CA. I love that I'm surrounded by a diverse community in the city. My artwork captures people's character, and I'm always fascinated by each individual story behind it. There's so much inspiration to be found getting to know people on a deeper level and watching their story unfold. I believe it's important to focus on the good in others during these dark political times, always keeping an open mind to different views and experiences.  I'm excited to go beneath the surface and explore the beauty and pain of humanity with Unassuming Collective.

Alessandro Marquez, Sound Artist & Producer

Alessandro Marquez (23) is an audio engineer, sound designer and musician born to Colombian and Venezuelan parents and raised in Central Florida. Alessandro currently lives in Los Angeles, a city where he quickly became immersed in the entertainment industry. From working on major productions for concerts and live events to producing and designing sounds for small cinematography and EP projects, Alessandro is putting his hard-earned skills to use and taking advantage of the opportunities around him. He is infatuated with music and how sound has the ability to tell stories and define culture. 


Unassuming Collective has begun hosting Storytelling Open Mics in the Long Beach community and plans to expand. Read about our events thus far: