Music for a Cause

Tristan Ethier

Co-Founder/CEO (Vocalist & Instrumentalist)

Tristan Ethier is a third generation musician and is a young adult from RI who immersed himself in music at an early age, as early as the age of five.  His passion for the art and artistry of music has extended his musical “chops” well beyond his years.  His eclectic range of music includes many genres; from jazz, blues, rock, classic rock, country as well as songs of the 50's, right up to contemporary hits of today.  His range also includes originals which you will hear him play and sing on his gigs as well as on his YouTube Channel.  Tristan's gifts include: Saxophone playing, Acoustic & Electric Guitar playing, Singing and some piano and Cajon playing.  His silky smooth tenor voice coupled with a cool and contemporary demeanor makes him the quintessential musical artist. One just has to hear him perform for an instant, to understand why he has been asked to sit in with some of the most renowned bands and orchestras in the area.  Recently, he was asked to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI.  Impressed by his side stage performance, Tristan was asked to sit in with Main stage Jazz Great Jimmy Heath.  While Tristan is a gifted and talented musician, who works hard at mastering his craft, he remains a shy, humble young man.  When asked about his possible future fame he always responds; “I just hope to be able to entertain and more importantly inspire and touch people through my music for the rest of my life”

Kevin Ethier


Kevin Ethier is a distinguished senior executive and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the IT/IS and software engineering field. He is a successful leader, teacher, developer, engineer and technical consultant in both the engineering and insurance industries.

Kevin has wide-ranging experience in directing and coordinating all aspects of corporate development, including; the founding of businesses, engineering operations, marketing, sales, finance, writing of business plans used for IPO’s and strategic planning. He has proven leadership capabilities that have resulted in consistent and substantial increases in revenue and profit while maintaining a high level of morale and team work.

Kevin was a Chief Operating Officer and on the Board of Directors for several engineering, IT, ISP and software engineering organizations. He eventually started his own engineering and systems integration company, E.S.I.C., which he grew to 65 employees. After more than 20 years of success in engineering, Kevin transitioned to the insurance industry, where he founded and is currently the President/CEO and Chairman of the board of a Software As A Service (SaaS) enrollment technology platform, Innovative Enrollment Solutions, LLC which specializes in, but is not limited to, the directing and integration of software platforms used to make the enrollment process more efficient (paperless), secure and reliable.

Rick Provost

VP of Promotions

Patty McHugh

Patricia McHugh, RN, Vice President of Marketing & Fundraising

Patricia McHugh is a dedicated nurse and marketing professional who has a deep passion for helping individuals who are experiencing hard times. In addition to her extensive grassroots fundraising campaigns, Pat has proven management, leadership, strategic planning and educations skills from her years as a senior marketing and communications manager for a major health plan in Massachusetts. After earning her nursing degree, Pat has shared her knowledge and compassion in a variety of positions in the medical community, including Director of Nursing, health promotions, homecare and hospice care.


Born and raised in Worcester, MA, Pat was recognized as a Worcester’s Hometown Hero and was also presented with the Boys & Girls Club “Outstanding Community Service” award. Her commitment to fighting addiction is personal, having lost her former husband and stepson both to overdoses. Pat’s particular vision with Music For A Cause is her “Block-by-Block” project that will help build new, much-needed addiction recovery centers in New England.

Corey Hobin

Treasurer & Controller

Corey Hobin has multiple years of working in the financial industry. Prior to Music For a Cause, he worked at Ocean State Credit Union in Coventry, RI and Navigant Credit Union in Smithfield, RI. He studied business at Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA and The University of Tampa in Tampa, FL. In addition to Music For a Cause, Corey currently works for Innovative Enrollment Solutions, LLC. as AR/AP & Payroll Manager.

April Ethier