Kenosha Pride Board of Directors
President/Chairperson of the Board
Born and raised in Wilmington, Ohio, Dan moved to Kenosha to go to school at Carthage College. While at Carthage, Dan was a member of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity and Residence Life Council. He was one of the original signers of the By-Laws for Carthage’s 10% Society and served as the Parliamentarian for the Wisconsin United Residence Hall Association. He graduated from Carthage with a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice.
After graduating, Dan started working in residential treatment centers for juvenile delinquency. After being involved in a car accident, Dan was unable to return to the work he was doing and started working at Kenosha Beef/Birchwood Foods. He has worked his way up from a general laborer through management and now works as a Product Manager in the Sales Department.
Dan has been a part of Kenosha Pride since the very beginning. He has helped to take it from a quickly put together march to a registered non-profit organization and legally recognized corporation. Dan serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kenosha Pride, Inc. His job is to oversee all operations of Kenosha Pride, Inc. and the Kenosha Pride events. He is the liaison for Kenosha Pride, Inc. and deals with other organizations, businesses, and media outlets.
Vice President of the Board
Sean has served as an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community for over 16 years. He currently serves on the board of directors for both the Milwaukee Pride Parade and Kenosha Pride. He is passionate about causes that bring awareness to; mental health, safety, and general health wellness practices for our community. Recently, he has created the S.E.E.N. Program who’s mission is to educate and train First Responders, and healthcare professionals on topics such as; Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Equality for the LGBTQ+ community.
Secretary of the Board
Kate graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a degree in political science. She was awarded the UWM LGBT+ Alumni Chapter Scholarship in 2016 for her commitment to advocacy and volunteerism to secure equal rights for members of the LGBT community and its allies. She previously volunteered with the Milwaukee Justice Center in the Self-Help Clinic where she assisted people with family law forms and referred people to the Brief Legal Advice Clinic.
Kate joined Kenosha Pride in May 2016 as an intern. She is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors. She runs and maintains the Kenosha Pride website and assists with research and information acquisition.
Director of Finance
Born and raised in Sacramento, California and coming out at 15 years old, Christopher found coming out and life were not as hard as he thought it was going to be. He was accepted more then he ever thought he would be.
Chris has done a lot of volunteer work for the GLBT community in California. He moved to Kenosha 2012 and met Dan. He heard all about what Dan and a few other friends where doing with Kenosha Pride and he knew he wanted to help.
His first year he served as a volunteer at Kenosha Pride. After that he was brought on as the Director of Finance. Chris has a background in finance and cash control.
Director of Events
Anthony Griffin was born and raised in Kenosha, WI and has volunteered with various LGBTQA+ organizations throughout his life. He has been a local hairstylist for 17 years. He was crowned Miss Kenosha Pride Inaugural and has been with our organization ever since. Starting as our first Miss Kenosha Pride, then emceeing our entire event to becoming our entertainment coordinator and now our Director of Events.
Director of Volunteers
Born and raised in Kenosha, Diamond has been a part of Kenosha Pride since Day 1. A graduate of Harborside Academy, she is truly a people person. She has eight years of experience working in volunteer administration and coordination. Outside of Kenosha Pride, Diamond works together with local elected officials, leaders, activists, and community members to help foster and cultivate a healthy, safe community and home for everyone. Diamond also works full time in hospice as a volunteer coordinator.
Director of Marketing
Eric Rivera, a DJ, music producer, videographer and photographer has had many years experience working with other creative individuals. In creating his brand, Haunt3d Haus3, he has experience with promoting social media campaigns of his own, and helping others along their journeys as well. From filming Pride performances, sprinting around Kenosha Pride running the audio and video, and DJing Pride Parades, Eric loves to be involved with the community.
Director of Fundraising