Meet The Bushwick Team

The folks behind the best book club in town.

Join our team! Interested in applying early or learning more? Contact Executive Director Geoff Larson at [email protected].

Bushwick Leadership Team

Drea Marilyn

Drea Marilyn

Program Manager
Emily Persha

Emily Persha

Social Media Manager
Geoff Larson

Geoff Larson

Executive Director
Jordan Kerbs

Jordan Kerbs

Fundraising Manager
Kerry Garvin

Kerry Garvin

Membership Coordinator
Wes Weddell

Wes Weddell

Associate Director

Bushwick Team

Aimee Zoe

Aimee Zoe

Videographer / Editor / Crossword Master
Alicia Healey

Alicia Healey

Audio, Video & Streaming Consultant with The Winterblue Room
Amanda Winterhalter

Amanda Winterhalter

Consultant
CD Littlefield

CD Littlefield

Lead STYLE Producer
Franchesska Berry

Franchesska Berry

Lead STYLE Teaching Artist / Dance
Gisela Casa Madrid

Gisela Casa Madrid

Performance Video Editor
Jak McKool

Jak McKool

Lead STYLE Teaching Artist / Video
Megan Krantz

Megan Krantz

Lead STYLE Teaching Artist / Songwriting
Mike Votava

Mike Votava

Tech Consultant
Bushwick Northwest

Bushwick Northwest

Music and Books!
Moe Provencher

Moe Provencher

Audio / recording Lead
Nate Bogopolsky

Nate Bogopolsky

Education Director, STYLE
Sondra Segundo

Sondra Segundo

Lead STYLE Storyteller and Teaching Artist
Bushwick Northwest

Bushwick Northwest

Music and Books!

Guest Curators

Riz Rollins

Riz Rollins

Guest Curator, 2017-19
Claudia Castro Luna

Claudia Castro Luna

Guest Curator, 2019-20
Shin Yu Pai

Shin Yu Pai

Guest Curator, 2021-23

Booksellers Advisory Team

Michael Wallenfels

Michael Wallenfels

Jalen NeSmith

Jalen NeSmith

Jalen (ia/ia/ia’s) is a graduate of NAU School of Music. Ia sells books at Third Place Books, dances with Huraiti Mana, and studies olelo Hawaii, the Hawaiian language.

Grace Rajendran

Grace Rajendran

Grace (she/her) has been an enthusiastic part of the Seattle book world for several years - first as the Author Events Manager at University Book Store and now as Marketing Manager at Seattle Arts & Lectures and part-time staff of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. She is passionate about providing a platform and support for historically marginalized voices and early-career authors. In her various roles, she is excited to be part of teams who are working on creating a vibrant and inclusive local book scene.

Elaine U. Cho

Elaine U. Cho

Elaine U. Cho (she/her) is a film critic, former bookseller, and current associate editor at Shelf Awareness. She has an MFA in Flute Performance from CalArts and is a Kyūdō practitioner. Her debut novel, Ocean’s Godori, is the first release from Hillman Grad Books and out April 2024.