Meet the Team

Board of Directors

The Capital City Pride Board centers on the fundamental responsibilities of providing the organization with sound governance, fiduciary and strategic oversight, and direction. The board is responsible for assuring the financial integrity and solvency of the organization and establishing procedures to safeguard the organization from fraud and risk. The board oversees: 

  • The operations of the organization 
  • That the mission addresses a community need 
  • That the public’s trust is upheld 
  • That all practices are ethical 
  • That legal requirements are met
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Hillary Gardner
(she/her)
Chair
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Meda Brkic
(she/her/hers)
Vice Chair
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Bartley Mullin
(he/him/his)
Secretary
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Shannon Samuelson
(she/her/hers)
Director of Finance
Burl Hutchison Headshot
Burl Hutchison
(he/him)
Ex-Officio
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Jake Sahr
(he/him/his)
Director of Diversity, Accessibility, & Inclusion
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Kyli Hassebrock
(she/her/hers)
Director of Brand & Marketing
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Jim Hegarty
(he/him/his)
Director of IT
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Cal Solverson
(they/them/theirs)
Director of PR & Social Media
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Amanda Becker
(she/her/hers)
Director of Education
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Erik Pingel
(he/him/his)
Director of Community
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Derek Klopfenstein
(he/him/his)
Director of Health & Wellness
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Raul Canahui Artola
(he/him/his)
Director of Family

Year-Round Volunteers

Josh PeterSmith
(he/him/his)
Deputy Director of Design

Staff & Contractors

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Cassandra Halls
(she/her/hers)
Consultant, 2 The Top
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Darren Hushak
(he/him/his)
Production, Pinnacle Recording
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Joelle Blanchard
(she/her/hers)
Photographer
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Kristen Meyers
(she/her/hers)
Deputy Director of PrideFest, PrideFest Operations
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Rebecca Smith
(she/her/hers)
Advisor
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Scott Bruxvoort
(they/them)
Videographer
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Sophia Harrison
(they/them/theirs)
Grant Writer