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Staff

Melanie WoffordDevelopment Coordinator

Melanie Wofford has served as a non profit professional with over 20 years experience in community and economic development.  Melanie joins us from Atlanta, Georgia where she provided capacity building and technical assistance to a host of community based organizations.  She attended Georgia State University majoring in Non Profit Management and Public Policy.  Melanie was one of the first award recipients of the Next Generation Non Profit Leaders award and founding member of the Non Profit Leadership Alliance at Georgia State University.  She resides in Oakland, CA and is the President of the Resident Association for the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts.  Melanie is a committed community builder and is passionate about quality and affordable housing development. 

Shawna Scroggins - Co-Executive Director / Program & Outreach Coordinator

Shawna is a graduate of Mills College with a Bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies.  She has been involved with Bay Area Girls Rock Camp since 2010 as a volunteer, workshop leader and advisory board member. Originally from Phoenix, AZ she has been in the Bay Area since 2006. During that time she attended City College of San Francisco and worked in local high schools leading workshops about violence prevention and healthy relationships with Project Survive/Expect Respect.  Shawna began playing music in 2006 and since then has been active in the local music scene as a musician and event organizer. She organized with the Bay Area Booking Collective when it was active and since then has been dedicated to curating meaningful, intentional and fun events where music, dance and self-expression are honored as revolutionary acts.

Sabrina SierraProgram & Volunteer Coordinator

Sabrina was born and raised in the Bay Area by a very multicultural and musical family and has been playing in bands since she was 15-years-old. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Community Studies with an emphasis in Politics of Culture. While serving as a radio show host and governing board member at KZSC, Sabrina seized the opportunity to deepen and diversify her musical tastes and knowledge. She gained experience with education and youth & female empowerment by working with About-Face, Girls Moving Forward, and youth programs in South America. Sabrina initially got involved with BAGRC as an instrument instructor and band coach. In her spare time, she collectively runs LoBot Gallery, volunteers at Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, and is always dreaming up a new musical project.

Jaime ClarkOperations Manager

Jaime has been involved with BAGRC since 2009. She has volunteered as a drum instructor and band coach at many programs, served on the Advisory Board, and worked as Interim Volunteer Coordinator in 2014. She holds a degree in social sciences from UC Santa Cruz and brings many years of youth-work experience to Rock Camp. Jaime is a classically trained guitarist. Aside from also playing bass, she plays drums in the Oakland-based punk band, Daisy World