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|Position||Applicant||Applied||Applicant Comments||Reviewer||Review Notes||Updated|
|Generation Plus Committee||Todd Couchman||09/27/22|
I am interested in getting involved with Blue Ridge Pride. And being a 55+ gay male myself, this would be a good option I feel.
|Director, Virtual Center Content||Daniel Brawand||09/18/22|
Hello! I'm a career changer from working as a user experience designer and product manager to a social worker and think this would be such an awesome opportunity for me to to blend my background working on websites with my passion for empowering our LGBTQIA+ community.
I have about 8 years of experience designing websites and working on user research to ensure content organization and placement is easy for people to find and accessible to all. I also am a published author and have an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing, so I'm very comfortable reviewing and considering the placement and quality / types of content ya'll put out there.
As a trans member of the community and someone that has focused my social work experience on working with folks in the LGBTQIA+ community, I think my lived experience and work in the community would lend itself well to your goals!
Please feel free to reach out if you think I might be a good fit! My schedule is very flexible so feel free to text or call me at 720-218-0439 anytime between the hours of 7AM and 9PM.
|Butch||Met Daniel- great person-sent email will f/u after the festival||09/21/22|
|Festival Leads - Vendor Load-in||Bennett Lincoff||08/25/22||Bennett Lincoff||01/20/23|
|Festival Lead - Photography / Videography||Gary Crossey||08/23/22||Tina White||Gary will lead our photographers.||08/24/22|
|Oral History Interviewer||Lia Musante||08/05/22|
As a recently graduated college student I want to continue contributing to local community histories. For my senior thesis I conducted oral histories with long-time residents of two Denver neighborhoods and then compiled central lessons of the interviews into a zine. As a queer person considering moving to Asheville, I want to ground myself with the complex stories of fellow queers born and raised in the area.
I am best contacted by email anytime.
|Photojournalists / Videographers||Daniel Newsome||05/25/22|
I work in Marketing for Wpromote in analytics. I also have two years of experience in financial data analysis in consultancy and a bachelor's in statistics from the University of South Carolina. I have a specialization in video production, social media, and motion graphics. From 2017-2019 I ran a YouTube channel with 150,000+ subscribers and 7 million views. I speak intermediate/advanced Spanish and am happy to help out wherever, even if it is not within my speciality.
By the way, I'm the guy who is producing the video with Asheville City Soccer Club.
|Director, Festival Volunteers||Jeffrey Rice||05/11/22|
I've never met a stranger. Helping others has always been a passion of mine. Being in Hospitality gives me an outlet to be who I am. So I do believe that would also carry over into this role as well. Organizing and getting people together is a strength for me. Example I have opened several Hotels and seen them go from the ground up. My current role I'm a Assistant General Manager for hotel so I am use to being able to direct and lead but also jump in where needed.
I also can be reached at anytime
|Tina||Assistaqnt GM at local Hampton Inn.||08/20/22|
|Director, Virtual Center Content||Lukman Awad||05/09/22|
|Oral History Interviewer||Katie Caruso||04/26/22|
Hi Blue Ridge Pride! I hope to become more involved with the LGBTQIA+ community in western North Carolina, and I am really excited about the possibility of engaging with Blue Ridge Pride as an Oral History Interviewer or in whatever capacity I can be of the most help; I am particularly interested in long-term volunteer roles with Blue Ridge Pride. I studied biology and religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and since graduating from UNCA, I have worked in several positions related to conservation and the environment.
|Oral History Interviewer||Craig Varley||02/04/22|
I'm a librarian in Asheville. I've done some oral history interviewing for my old public library in Canaan, Vermont. Would love to help this great project.
|Generation Plus Committee||Vance Goodman||01/27/22|
I am already on the committee but thought I would register myself. I facilitate the Pride Time gatherings and am open to other opportunities to serve.
|Director, Festival Volunteers||Jacqueline Rollins||01/25/22|
My name is Jacqueline Rollins, and I'm interested in a volunteer role with Blue Ridge Pride. I grew up in Johnson City, TN. I left the NE TN / WNC region for several years while accruing credentials and accreditations, and returned home in the midst of Covid-19 as a woman to the surprise to my acquaintances.
Professionally, my role is that of a data scientist. I break apart complex problems and develop end-to-end solutions leading a team of insightful and talented individuals. In my personal life, I'm an avid musician and have personal connections to a number of local acts in the electronic and punk scenes in AVL. I also enjoy creating generative art with data science techniques.
As the Director of Festival Volunteers, I will be able to deliver a multifaceted, seamless experience for those working behind the scenes and attending the events. I provide structure to teams and operations and transparency with clear, concise, and consistent communication.
My email is email@example.com and my number is (423) 483-0892.
|Oral History Interviewer||Janet Canfield||12/13/21|
Best way and time is phone call or text in the evening. Or anytime by email.
I would like to shoot video for the festival again. I had a great time in 2019 and I know that coming into this years festival i will have a solid idea what to get in order to produce and edit some really good video afterwards.
|Vendor Load-in Lead||Bennett Lincoff||08/13/21|
Per discussion with Tina, I will be there from 5:30 am till end of vendor load-in.
|Vendor Load-in Lead||Steven Franklin||08/10/21||Tina White||01/20/23|
|Oral History Interviewer||Andrea Bonsignori||07/01/21|
I'm a 26 year old trans woman who just moved to the Asheville area and I'm looking for ways to get involved. I have a graduate degree in industrial psychology and I'm familiar with conducting interviews, so I was interested in becoming an interviewer for the oral history project. I'm passionate about LGBTQ history; it's often erased or kept hidden, but these stories deserve to be told. I can be reached on my email or cell phone, preferably in the afternoon. Thank you for your consideration.
|Photojournalists / Videographers||Erin Johnston||06/29/21|
I love shooting events and I think this one would be wonderful to shoot to showcase Asheville’s love and support of the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to being a teacher, I have 3 years of professional experience working as a photographer stringer shooting sports and events for the Lenoir News-Topic. I also just started my own photography business 531 Photography LLC. You can see examples of my work on my website 531photography.com which is also linked to my Instagram.
|Oral History Interviewer||Kay Seahaus||06/22/21|
This record transferred from our event signup sheet.
|Oral History Interviewee||Tony Crawford||06/11/21|
I'm interested in sharing my life experiences in multiple facets of LGBT and professional life.
|Oral History Interviewee||DeAnne McCollum||06/09/21|
I am a transgender woman who came out as a gay male in 1986 in East Texas. I have been married (to as CIS) woman, dated men and women, been straight (ish) and gay, male and female. I have a story if you want to hear it.
|Director, Festival Volunteers||Jennifer Lutz||06/09/21|
Having moved from Atlanta to Asheville right before COVID-19 I haven't had the opportunity to dive into the LGBTQ+ community in Asheville yet, but am very interested in supporting the Blue Ridge Pride festival to make connections and grow community.
I have extensive experience in festival management, volunteer coordination, and event logistics. My former role was with Out Georgia, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce as the General Manager where we hosted 46 events a year, including a large conference and Atlanta Pride events.
I've also been part of the production team for Atlanta Pride, Dogwood Festival, EarthX, and Little Five Halloween Festival. As well as the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference, Disability:IN National Conference and Operation: Hope National Conference.
My current role at MANNA FoodBank as the Director of Agency Relations puts me at the center of food banking volunteerism in Western North Carolina.
I would be honored to lend my festival and organizational expertise to Blue Ridge Pride as the Director of Festival Volunteers. Making everyone feel special, united, and included in this awesome event would be my focus. Thank you for your consideration! Happy to share my full resume and references.
|Tina White||Jennifer will run the Festival Volunteers||06/11/21|
|Oral History Interviewer||Katie Seehaus||05/25/21||Transferred by Tina from signup system.||05/25/21|
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