Kevin is the executive director of the Secular Student Alliance. He has served in that position since 2017. Kevin brings with him 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience. His career has included over 10 years of student association management and on-campus program development from Los Angeles to Boston. For 10 years, Kevin served as the Executive Director of the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation, a charitable trust serving the healthcare needs of the industries’ largely immigrant workforce. Most recently, Kevin served as the Director of Philanthropy at the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, a major LGBTQ arts advocacy organization, whose youth outreach work has moved thousands of hearts and minds across the US towards embracing LGBTQ equality.
Born in Colorado and raised in St. Louis, Matt was a resident of Austin, Texas for over 20 years before recently moving to Los Angeles. During his time in Austin, Matt was an activist in a variety of movements, including anti-death penalty, anti-war, queer rights, gender equality, and union solidarity organizing.
After earning his BA in Anthropology from Texas State University in San Marcos, Matt helped co-found Queerbomb Austin, an alternative and fiercely inclusive annual queer pride event. Following the 2016 election, Matt helped to organize solidarity events to show broad support for Austin's Muslim community. He also co-founded Austin LGBT for Black Lives in the wake of the police murder of George Floyd in 2020. More recently Matt has worked on electoral campaigns in central Texas, helping to support progressive candidates at the city, county, and state levels. He also served as Campaign Manager for Austin is Safer When, a project to reallocate funds away from the Austin Police Department and toward alternative public safety projects and supportive housing for houseless folks.
Matt is excited to now call Los Angeles home and lives there with his partner Wyatt and their two adorable fur babies, Becca and Hansel.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie graduated from UCSB with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in German. As an undergraduate, she worked in media and community radio and later held positions as Deputy Field Organizer for the 2020 LA City Council elections and as Director of Support Services for a street safety advocacy group based in Los Angeles.
Chase has been involved in activism since age 19 when he took his first canvassing job during the summer in between years attending college. This awakened in him a desire to create positive change in the world and a new awareness of just how needed this is. He thus discovered that nurturing communities who work to achieve together what they can't do alone would be the passion that would drive him forward through the rest of his life.
Chase is also passionate, in his spare time, about watching movies, going on hikes, and spending time with friends and family.
Communicating is Louise's specialty. In short, she is a storyteller and an educator. Flexible and strategic, she approaches challenges with optimism and enthusiasm. She is a social media expert and scholar, who spreads awareness of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, as their social media manager. A humanist, she values free thought and questioning. Devoted to behaving in a way that elicits the best in others, Louise believes all people have worth and deserve to be treated with respect. As a media specialist and faculty member at Lewis and Clark Community College, she serves as a mentor and friend to students and co-workers alike. Nothing makes her happier than sharing knowledge and learning from others.