board of directors
morgan paris lanza (she/they)
Morgan Paris Lanza (she/they) is one of the founding organizers and the former Executive Director of Bellingham Girls Rock Camp. She is proud to be back with the organization as the Treasurer. Morgan first volunteered with BGRC in 2012 when Casi Brown and Io-Blair Freese organized the camp as a student project at Fairhaven College. It was a transformational experience for Morgan as an emerging musician herself. Morgan took over organizing the camp in 2013 and developed it into a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Morgan is now a professional musician and performing artist living in the PNW.
(Photo by @valgonzalez_photos).
gabriella "guitar gabby" logan (She/her)
In 2016 Guitar Gabby began playing behind Diamond (a former Crime Mob member) and realized a gap between women and gender-expansive folk of color in the music industry. She then started and managed Diamond's backing band, which eventually led to her simultaneously creating TxLips Band, LLC.
Gabriella “Guitar Gabby” Logan is an Atlanta Native and proud graduate of Spelman College and Vermont Law School. Her environmental and music law background fueled her desire to start and manage the international touring collective Guitar Gabby & The TxLips Band, LLC. Logan believes artists must be well-rounded and versed in many areas of the music business, thus inspiring women and female-identifying musicians worldwide to be an unstoppable force.
She is currently a writer for Guitar World Magazine, President of the global Girls Rock Camp Alliance Board of Directors, the Board Chair of Girls Rock Asheville, Board Member for Girls Rock Bellingham, and Governor for the Atlanta Board of Directors of the Recording Academy. Additionally, she is a Board Member of the Vermont Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors, an Advisory Board member for the Well Dunn Foundation, the Diversity Editor for Guitar Girl Magazine, and an Outreach & Talent Acquisitions Strategist for American Conservation Experience (ACE).
riley currie (she/her)
Riley Currie has been involved in the arts and music in Bellingham since moving here in 2018.
She studied journalism, philosophy and Holocaust/genocide studies at Western Washington University and has a professional background in public relations, design and illustration. She's currently the outreach director at Make.Shift Art Space, a DIY gallery and venue located in the arts district in downtown Bellingham.
Riley is especially passionate about education and all-ages access to the arts.
ezra anisman (they/them)
Ezra Anisman (they/them) is a sound designer and composer originally from Berkeley, California. They completed their bachelors at Western Washington University, where they studied theatre, audio recording, and storytelling. Then they received their MFA in sound design from UC Irvine in 2021. Since then Ezra has returned to Western Washington University to teach classes in the Audio Technology, Music, and Society Minor.
Ezra is a sound designer because they love telling stories. They are inspired by the power stories have to move people and bring people together. They are especially interested in nonlinear stories and other alternative story structures. They add their quirky flair to various freelance projects.
Ash Nickolaychuk (they/THEM)
Ash Nickolaychuk is an audio engineer and computer programmer from Seattle, Washington. They received a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University where they studied anthropology, audio engineering, and ethnomusicology.
Ash believes music can bring communities together by offering opportunities to collaborate. Through Bellingham Girls Rock Camp, they hope to help others use music as a means for personal growth, self-expression, and inspiration.