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Creative Team

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Meet the creatives and visionaries who make our programs possible. Be on the lookout as they bring their insight and expertise to our
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Lead Documentarian

LindseyLINDSEY MCEVOY is a small town girl capturing a big world. Born and raised near Portland, OR, she uses art and science to help people. As a Doctor of Audiology ((hearing sciences) and lover of photography, Lindsey now lives in San Diego, CA and founded The Art of Hearing, LLC. While eager to help people in need, she is specializing in working with musicians. This involves band photography and helping people in loud environments get custom ear plugs and in ear monitors. Lindsey McEvoy Photography features a variety of images that capture compelling human moments both intimate and electric.

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Digital Marketing Manager


NYEEM JACKSON
 is a highly passionate storyteller that loves to convert ideas into visuals. He is a proven leader and a veteran of the US Army, having served from 2002 to 2010. Nyeem attended The Art Institute of Dallas where he earned a B.F.A in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production. He is a talented filmmaker that loves to collaborate with like-minded individuals and has a profound love for the arts. 

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Cultural Correspondents

CATHY BRESLAW is a visual artist, arts writer, educator and public speaker whose work has been the subject of over 30 solo exhibitions. Cathy currently serves on the City of Carlsbad Art Commission and has been featured in approximately 50 group exhibitions around the nation. Cathy has an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Claremont Graduate University (CA), an M.S.W. in Counseling from Howard University and a B.A. from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Her work has received national acclaim and has been described as “visual poetry that enriches and inspires.” – David Pagel, LA Times 2008.

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ALEJANDRA ENCISO is a bi-national performing arts critic, PR specialist, and communications professor whose client list includes Broadway San Diego, The California Ballet Company, Moxie Theatre, The La Jolla Playhouse, Tijuana Hace Teatro, The San Diego Free Press, and TV Azteca among others. Alejandra holds a B.A. in Communications from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), a M.A. in Arts Administration from the University of Deusto in San Sebastián, Spain and a Certificate in Business for the Arts and Nonprofit Arts Administration from the University of San Diego, CA.

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CELIA GOLD hails most recently from New York, where she completed her M.A. in Performance Studies at NYU. Prior to that she earned an M.A. in Aesthetics and Politics from California Institute of the Arts. Celia focuses on the intersections of creative and political production. She places emphasis on the destabilization of boundaries between artistic and quotidian performances through the incorporation of aesthetic and activist interventions into everyday life practices. Celia is also an aspiring chocolatier.

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MIGUEL GONGORA JR. is a native San Diegan who has lived in various parts of California. Mr. Gongora attended UC Berkeley with a focus on Theatre & Performance Studies and English Literature. He studied acting at the prestigious American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and is currently a member of the Latino-based AMIGOS DEL REP arts council of the San Diego REPertory Theatre. Mr. Gongora is also a part of the Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership Program’s Los Angeles Institute which works to develop and mentor young future leaders. He currently works as a criminal defense investigator and enjoys surfing, classic movies, live jazz, and rescuing animals and plants.

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NATALIE NEECE
is a born and bred San Diegan. She lives and breathes the Southern California culture and loves to write about its artists, fashion designers, restaurants, and events. Natalie received her BA in Communication at CSUSM and has over 6 years’ experience in Marketing and Communications. She has previously written for FINE Magazine and continues her work as a freelance copywriter and event coordinator who is passionate about writing and traveling.

 

 

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REBECCA ROMANI
holds an MA in Television, Film and New Media and writes about film and culture for various publications. She lectures on film for Palomar College and SDSU OSHER and guest curates for the San Diego Downtown Public Library. Her videos and art work have shown in festivals in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Originally from Northern California, Rebecca Romani has lived in Belgium, France, and Morocco. When not watching films, she can be found photographing street art or hunting down the illusive perfect chocolate mousse.

 

 

 

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KRISTEN SCHWEIZER is a Project Specialist for Scatena Daniels Communications, crafting agency and nonprofit clients’ social media content. She was previously Partnerships Manager for the San Diego Repertory Theatre where she curated two art galleries and created community engagement and audience education events. She also worked as the Program Director at Westview High School’s theatre company, where she named National Youth Art’s Outstanding Director in both 2011 and 2012. Kristen was additionally honored as one of AOL & Patch.com’s 2011 “30 Under 30” San Diego Leaders for her work in educational theater. She is the Cultural Chair for the Downtown Community Planning Council and Philanthropy Chair for Alpha Kappa Psi Alumni Chapter – San Diego. Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University, and is a current graduate student in University of San Diegos Nonprofit Leadership & Management master’s program.

ANTOINETTE WILLIAMS is an independent art consultant, curator, writer, and enthusiast of all mediums of art. Holding a BA in Art History from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and an MA in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. she has been a contributing writer for Or Does It Explode Magazine, Fresh Paint Magazine (now Create! Magazine), and Rise Art. She currently divides her time between San Diego and New York.

 

 

 

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.