2016 YEAR-ROUND STAFF
COLLIER REEVES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Collier Reeves has been working with and organizing with Girls Rock NC for 5 years. They came to Girls Rock NC after spending many years in farming, back country trail work, and wilderness therapy. Collier currently lives in Durham, NC, where they are involved in many musical and non-musical projects. Besides working for GRNC, they play regularly with Bad Friends, moonlight as a side man in many other musical projects, and run a small urban farm with a collective of amazing people. Collier is excited about exploring the intersection of art and action and how that can inspire communities and movements.
MARY ALTA FEDDEMAN, PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Mary Alta has been working with Girls Rock NC for over two years, and 2016 was her third rock camp summer! She finished school at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2015, where she studied women’s and gender studies, creative writing, and journalism. She writes essays, articles, and poetry, and she sometimes plays guitar and yells with her band Space Holder. She also teaches guitar and ukulele to young kids. Mary is always trying to figure out ways to meld making things, growing things, youth empowerment, activism, and community-building. Girls Rock NC shifted her idea of what a supportive, creative, accountable, and empowering community could look like for herself, and bringing that experience to volunteers and campers remains her favorite part of working with GRNC.
CAITLIN HARAN, BOOK-KEEPER AND OFFICE MANAGER
CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Amelia V.B. Shull, current Girls Rock NC co-chair of the board, has held many roles since founding GRNC in 2004 -- director, volunteer, board member and for the first time in 2014: parent! She is also in her 11th year as the Upper School Art and Girls Adolescent Health teacher at Carolina Friends School in Durham, NC.
Beth Turner is a co-founder of Girls Rock NC and has been involved with the organization for 10 years. She has served as the Program Director, Interim Executive Director, and now serves as secretary of the Board of Directors. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and was elected to the Pittsboro town board of commissioners in 2011. She lives in downtown Pittsboro with her partner, his son, and three cats.
Lori is the owner of a freelance graphic design business, now specializing in book design. In her 25 years as an independent contractor, she has donated design services for many local non-profit organizations, including The Women’s Center (now Compass Center for Women and Families, Triangle Heart Association, Arc of Orange County, and Caring Community Foundation). Lori served as a parent volunteer in 2009, coordinating food donations for camp volunteers and showcase while her daughter attended summer camp. Completely taken by the mission and passionate spirit of the Girls Rock NC community, she began volunteering as a band manager at the Chapel Hill and Durham camps in 2011, and continues to do so. Lori was voted onto the Board of Directors in February 2012, serving as Board Chair until October 2013. She is currently serving her second term on the board as Media Chair, providing support and increased presence on social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. An alumna of Women’s Rock Retreat Weekend, Lori took up drumming one year shy of her 50th birthday. An advocate for women’s rights and empowerment, Lori is in the process of creating an online community for women and girls to share their stories through a blog and podcast which will soon air on Netroots Radio.
Betsy Shane, Treasurer of the Board of Directors and Seasonal Operations Assistant, holds a B.A. in English and Cultural Anthropology from Duke University and and M.B.A. from Kenan-Flagler Business School. After years of volunteering and directing the GRNC Chapel Hill After-School Program, she is pleased to join the board and help build Girls Rock NC's footprint and programming. In addition to Girls Rock, she runs an artist management business called Break Yr Heart and plays in punk band Pink Flag and electropop act LAM! LAM!, and will join North Highland as a senior consultant as of August 2014.
Monica Bintz is a teacher with 12 years of experience working in public education. She has worked as a middle school teacher, after-school program director, program manager for an organization promoting college enrollment among low-income high school students, and an anti-racist trainer and facilitator. She has a Master of Education degree from Hunter College and currently is obtaining a Master of School Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. She intends to work as a public school administrator in Durham, where she resides. Since the age of three, she has been playing music of all kinds and is excited to spread GRNC to more and more girls!