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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. 

Diana Alonzo - Secretary

Bio coming soon

Melissa Connelly 

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 Donaldson 

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 ChartersKindred Furniture & Finds and Butch Basix.

Carey Fay-Horowitz

Carey, BAGRC founder and former Executive Director, is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she earned a B.A. in writing and community activism while playing drums for several independent bands. Throughout high school and college, she spent summers working at the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp, where she developed an understanding of the power of camp to create community. After volunteering at the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Oregon in 2006, she returned to Oakland to establish a local version of the camp, which debuted in 2008.  She spent 7 years drumming for and touring with her all-female band Songs For Moms, and, in May 2014, became a mom herself to future rock camper, River.

Gabby Miller

Gabby first volunteered at Bay Area Girls Rock Camp in Summer 2009, she then served as program and outreach coordinator  from 2012-2014, and joined the board in 2016. She has a strong background in youth arts programming, working as a Teaching Fellow at The Oxbow School, and a studio art teacher at San Francisco Friends School. 
Gabby has spent the bulk of the last decade curating and collaborating with artists in Hanoi, where she has helped develop emerging artists programs, performance art symposiums, artist's residencies and exchanges. She has participated in projects and exhibitions in The Republic of Georgia, Korea, Italy, Britain, and Cambodia. Her art experience includes drawing, painting, sculpture, book-making, silk-screen, multi-media and video production. Her most recent project involved crossing the Pacific Ocean on a container ship. She takes a immersive, research-based approach to art making.
She is a graduate of Berkeley High School, and Reed College, where she wrote a thesis in anthropology about experimental arts and artists in Hanoi. Gabby is also a long time volunteer at The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, and has worked in many capacities at their "Tenderloin National Forest", helping make it accessible to the surrounding community and partnering arts organizations. When she's not making art or working with rock camp, Gabby loves to surf. 

Maggie Halliday

Maggie first became involved with BAGRC as a camper in 2008. After being a camper for 4 years, Maggie interned and volunteered at camp as a drum instructor, band coach, and workshop leader. Maggie was a member of the intern band Gnarwhal and The Sheeps, and she continues to play drums today. For the past 10 years, BAGRC has represented a place of community, positivity, learning, and joy to Maggie. She is excited to help continue to foster such a space as a member of the board. 
Maggie was born and raised in the Bay Area. She is a Berkeley High graduate and is now working towards her undergraduate degree in Ethnic Studies and Psychology at Mills College. Additionally, Maggie works as a behavioral therapist at Kids Overcoming, LLC.