Mary Alta has been working with Girls Rock NC for four years, and 2018 will be her fifth rock camp summer! She studied women’s and gender studies, creative writing, and journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill, and while doing so, volunteered as a band manager for the first time with GRNC. She plays guitar and yells with her band Space Holder, along with two other awesome GRNC organizers, and she's taught guitar and ukulele lessons to elementary schoolers. Mary Alta loves to spend her time making poems and pottery. Girls Rock NC—comprised of the family of amazing people who are involved in it year-round—shifted her idea of what a supportive, creative, accountable, and inclusive community could look like for herself; sharing that experience with volunteers and campers remains her favorite part of her work with GRNC.


Dana Livermore



This is Dana’s first year with Girls Rock NC and she is very excited to join the GRNC Team! She received her BA in Dance and English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Hollins University (2010) and has since worked as an arts administrator, performance artist, and freelance web designer with various non-profit and private arts organizations in VA, WA, and NC. Although dance/performance art is her first love, she believes that all performing/visual arts are essential to building community and living wholeheartedly. Alongside her new role at GRNC she is also the Operations Coordinator for PMG Arts Management, an agency that provides booking, management, and consulting services to performing artists, companies, and organizations throughout the country.


Summer Camp 2018 Staff:

Emma Dunlap-Grube, Zenzele Barnes, Kae Diaz, Roxy, Emily Ehling, Kaanchee Gandhi, Lily James, Joanna Helms, Yvonne Chazal, & Celeste Wilkie

Summer 2018 Interns:

Calissa Anderson & Katie Otto


Board of directors:

Erin McClain, Renée Haran, Sibyl Kemp, & Margaret Chapman