STAFF & BOARD

Contact Info:
Mailing Address:
BAY AREA GIRLS ROCK CAMP
PO Box 72213
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone Numbers:
Office Number: 510-267-1808
Camp Cell (During GRASP & Summer Camp): 510-394-8647

Staff

Sep Mashiahof: Co-Executive Director, Development Coordinator

Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Los Angeles, Sepand is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz where they studied Modern Literature. They are a co-host of Scream Queens, a weekly radio program on the Berkeley Liberation Radio frequency. In 2016, Scream Queens Radio released a magazine featuring the works of various artists, musicians, and writers whose politics and values align with their anti-oppression goals. Sepand is also a former Rock Camp volunteer as a band coach, video workshop leader, and teaching instructor. They are involved in the underground music scene in Oakland as a member of the industrial noise-punk trio SBSM. Sepand is committed to queer empowerment, intersectional politics, and the well-being of her friends and greater community.

Grace Iyer: Program & Site Coordinator

Grace has been involved with BAGRC since 2009, when they were 11 years old. They attended camp as a camper for several years, participated in the Peer Mentor program when they were in high school, volunteered after they turned 18, and served on the Board of Directors for 2 years before they joined staff. They grew up in Oakland and have lived here for most of their life. BAGRC has consistently been a source of support, liberation, and transformation for them and they are dedicated to empowering new generations of youth the way BAGRC empowered them. 

Princess Pei Pei: Co-Executive Director, Program & Volunteer Coordinator

Also known as Jennifer Pei Huang, Princess Pei Pei grew up in the southern California ocean.  She holds an Interpersonal Communication Studies degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Pei has had the pleasure of being part of the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Community since 2011. She also collects rocks and works at Circle Community Acupuncture.

Arianna Cruz-Sellu: Program & Outreach Coordinator

Arianna has been involved with Rock Camp since 2003 and has been involved in BAGRC since 2017. Arianna moved to Portland from the Bay Area as a result of poverty and grew up attending Portland Rock Camp, eventually becoming a volunteer. Arianna is very passionate about who gets access to Rock Camp. Arianna has two education focused degrees from Mills College. Arianna is a lifelong vocalist with percussive tendencies.

Olivia Gonzalez: Operations Manager

 

Olivia has been involved with BAGRC as a volunteer since 2012. Originally from Southern California, she has called Oakland home for the past decade. Olivia has worked with youth in various capacities for the last 15 years and strongly believes in the positive influence and transformative power of music & arts for kids of all ages. Outside of work, Olivia can be found performing on stages under myriad alter-egos and practicing magic of all kinds.

Board of Directors

Join our board! We are now looking to recruit more board members! Interested? Send an email to info@bayareagirlsrockcamp.org to learn more.

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.

Maggie Halliday - Vice President
 

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.
 

Hallie Chen - Secretary
 

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Hallie attended UC Berkeley where she began examining the relationship between human beings and the environment through the study of sustainable agriculture, urban planning, critical urban theory and the visual arts. This line of inquiry led her to public space designs projects in Kibera, Kenya, and rebuilding abandoned houses into cultural spaces on Chicago's south side while getting her masters in architecture from Harvard University's graduate school of design. She spent 2 years teaching design and building to east bay middle school students with Project H design. Now in the process of becoming a licensed architect, Hallie spends her free time doing BAGRC related activities, drawing, cooking, pizza eating, surfing when possible, and volunteering with floss editions. She can play classical piano and harp but hopes to do Women's Rock camp and start a band 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 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.

Chelsey Del Castillo: Co-Executive Director, Program & Site Coordinator

Chelsey has been working with BAGRC in various different roles since 2013. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a visual artist, musician, and zine-maker. She has been involved in independent arts and music scenes for over 15 years and is dedicated to empowering youth through creative mediums and expressive arts. Chelsey currently drums for a local punk band and regularly collaborates with local artists. 

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