Board of Directors
Iris Perkins - President
Iris volunteered with BAGRC in 2014, and her life has completely changed for the better. BAGRC and the campers have inspired her to do what she loves and be who she needs to be. Iris has since quit her job and returned to school. She is pursuing her master's in Communication Studies with an emphasis on performance theory and social justice, as well as holding a teaching associate position at San Francisco State University. She is a bay area contemporary dancer, write and rock enthusiast! Her current project is brown girl dancing with scheduled performances in SF and Oakland.
Sarah Cargill - Treasurer
Sarah is an Oakland-based flutist, teaching artist, and youth worker aiming to implement socially relevant, culturally-competent, and economically accessible avenues to classical music training and live performance within working-class communities of color. She is a fierce advocate for queer people of color visibility and leadership in classical music and believes in the power of artistic resistance to create social change. An avid orchestral flutist, Sarah was actively involved in various orchestral ensembles in the Bay Area including the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. Sarah's recent solo performances and collaborative projects with queer of color community artists aim to challenge traditional performance practices and unpack the politics of race, gender, class, queerness and colonial mentality in classical music.
Diana Alonzo - Secretary
Bio coming soon
Melissa is a BAGRC camper parent whose daughter gained so much from the camp that Melissa joined the board to help the camp grow and thrive. Melissa is a social worker currently working as a Family and Children's Services program manager for the City and County of San Francisco helping to develop and sustain the child welfare workforce in San Francisco.
Susan is a rocker and mother of a future BAGRC camper. She sings in San Francisco's The Gun & Doll Show and has toured the globe as a performer in Gogol Bordello. She proudly holds an undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Mills College and an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School, and is currently an entrepreneur behind Clubhouse Caravan Charters, Kindred Furniture & Finds and Butch Basix.
Mahfam can usually be found embodying at least one of the following identities: writer, performer, facilitator, cultural and grassroots organizer, service industry professional, non-profit professional, aspiring musician, karaoke jockey, and somatics practitioner-in-training. Their formal education is a degree in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara, but they have been further educated in community, through leadership & personal development. They believe the joy, freedom, and interdependence found in practicing art and music are integral to social transformation.