Executive Team

Mario Dematteo

President

 Mario is a storyteller, a professional comic book creator, an educator, an urban farmer, and a motivational speaker. Mario DeMatteo received his MA in Literature and Writing at CSU San Marcos.  He’s an avid collector of comic books, vinyl, obscure garage sale trinkets, and edible plants. His graphic novel Paul the Apostle was published in 2018 by Broadstreet Publishing. His forthcoming graphic novel Peter the Apostle is coming out in 2020.

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KARLA CORDERO

CFO / Social Justice & Equity Coordinator

Karla Cordero is a poet, educator, and activist. She received her MFA in Poetry from SDSU. Karla’s chapbook, Grasshoppers Before Gods (2016) was published by Dancing Girl Press and her debut book How To Pull Apart The Earth was published by NOT A CULT. Publishing (Fall 2018). She is currently an adjunct professor at MiraCosta and San Diego City College. Learn more @ www.karlacordero.com.

Rolland Tizuela

Founder / Secretary

Since he was a young boy, Rolland has always known the power of community and the power of art. He is a graduate of Anthropology from UCSD.

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JACOB JONES

Operations

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JOSH ROSES

Operations & Host

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Alexandra Ayala

Operations