Board of Directors

Lisa Ostrander

Board Chair

Former SL Chamber of Commerce Member Relations Manager and  Programs & Events Manager.  Lisa is passionate about working with youth and sharing educational opportunities with those in need, especially pertaining to her deep love for music

Lisa Schneider

Board Vice Chair

For over 20 years Lisa has co-created sustainable, scalable strategic, financial, and administrative solutions with individuals, businesses, and non-profits.   In her free time, Lisa loves playing music with a local all strings swing band! 

Derrek Wright

Co-Founder  & Community Engagement

A former parent, Derrek works in tech sales and marketing for 20+ years focusing on tech startups growing a successful business. He is also a singer/songwriter/guitarist who is passionate about helping kids experience the joy of accomplishment and reach their potential in life through music.

Nikki Walker

Community Engagement Chair

Director of Brand Experience and Community Engagement at Domo, Inc.   Nikki is a publicist, a public speaker, and staunch advocate for diversity, inclusion, mental health awareness in the Black community, and educational access for students in underserved communities.

Greg Winegar

Development Co-Chair

Senior Manager of Global IT with Oracle USA, with a focus on the successful delivery of service to Oracle employees, including Major Incident Management, knowledge, process and optimization of support to Oracle employees.

Mindy B. Young

Volunteer Chair

Managing Director of Equality Utah.  Mindy is adept in forming corporate partnerships, diversity and inclusion training, and major giving.  Mindy produces large scale fundraising events such as the annual Allies Dinner.

Adam Smith

Development Co-Chair

Co-founder of the African-American jazz-arts advocacy nonprofit Boom Bap Bam.  Adam most recently served as Senior Product Designer for WeWork until recently piloting a new technology start-up company.

Kristin Beck

Board Member

Program Manager for Urban Affairs at SLC's Downtown Alliance and serves on the Utah Cultural Alliance’s ‘Now Playing Utah’ Board of Directors. 

Kameron Silva Hammond

Volunteers Co-Chair

Former MusicGarage.Org parent, Kameron is a mother of three and Realtor in Draper with leadership and organizational skills within the Burning Man organization and has deep connections in the arts events community.

Carol Voorhees, LCSW

Volunteer Comittee & Child & Family Wellness Advocate

 Carol supervised the co-writing of a grant with Steve for an at-risk youth program funded for the SLC School District.   Carol formed the Governor's Teen Suicide Task Force and is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice.

SLAM is Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program grant recipient.

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