Our Board of Directors and Advisers include musicians, preservationists, teachers, archivists, librarians, journalists, coders, ethnomusicologists, architects, photographers, filmmakers, publicists, DJs, urban planners, and, most importantly, fans of Detroit music.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


LaVell Williams, President
Williams is a poet and singer.


Mike Fotias, Vice President
Fotias is a sound engineer.


Donna Gardner, Treasurer 
Gardner is a grant and contract administrator.


Bart Bealmear, Secretary
Bealmear is an archivist and writer


Lauren Hood, Board Member
Hood is a community developer and engagement specialist

STAFF


Carleton Gholz, PhD., Founder & Executive Director


Jonah Raduns-Silverstein, Projects Coordinator

Advisers

Preservation

Leo Early, writer and preservationist
Karen Jania, archivist
Krysta Ryzewski, urban archaeologist
Rebecca Binno Savage, preservationist
Kim Schroeder, coordinator of archival administration program

Blue Bird Stage

Chair: Reginald Tiessen, video producer
Veronica Johnson, archivist and project manager
Dameon Gabriel, musician

Club Heaven Sound System

Chair: Mike Fotias, Vice President and sound engineer
Peter Croce, deejay, producer, and record label owner
Kristen Gallerneaux, PhD., curator and sonic researcher
Curtis Lipscomb, activist
Steven Reaume, promoter and chef

Dan Sicko Scholarship

Chair: Christopher Handyside, author and musician

At Large

Ben Blackwell, musician and archivist
Brian Boyer, hacker journalist
Denise Dalphond, PhD, scholar
Ryan Davies, Producer / Engineer
Brendan Gillen, electronic musician, record label owner, and writer
Lizzy Graham, marketing and communications consultant
Matt Hampel, developer
Maurice “Pirahnahead” Herd, music production and label owner
Hannah Kelley, city planner
Colleen Anne Marquis, archivist and preservationist
Bill McGraw, writer
Michelle McKinney, singer, dancer, and archivist
Marsha Music, writer and cultural historian
Isaac Moore, music educator
Paul Schauert, ethnomusicologist
Rob Theakston, scholar and strategist
Adriel Thornton, ‘Detroit’s ambassador of cultural goodwill’
Ed Vielmetti, editor
Walter Wasacz, writer and electronic performance artist.

GRANTS

Colleen Marquis, archivist

LEGAL

Nicholas J. Schroeck, lawyer

RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS

Ceylan Akturk, teacher, writer, and rights manager

TOUR COORDINATOR

Alex Alexander, photographer

WEBSITE & LEAD DESIGN

Dylan Box

INTERNS

Sarah Donetti, Archivist/Information Professional, Summer 2017-Present
Benjamin Bond, University of Michigan School of Information, Spring-Summer 2016
Sidne S., Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Winter-Spring-Summer 2016
Kevin Kapalla, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Fall 2015
Danae Dracht, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science, Spring-Summer-Fall 2015
Colleen Marquis, University of Michigan School of Information, Spring 2015
Richard Marcil, Wayne State University History Department, Spring 2014

Updated Spring 2018