Meet the Team

Who is QTYMP?

QTYMP is a collectively organized project, consisting of a 10-15 person Leadership Team, four Project Teams, and many youth, volunteers, and community members! We are recognized by Washington State as a non-profit organization, and are honored to be have The Vera Project as our fiscal sponsor.

2019 Leadership Team

We are currently recruiting for the 2019 Leadership Team! Click here to learn more.

Grey Ellis is a chronically ill nonbinary art freak and organizer. They run Rogue Rainbow (our queer youth program), are a former Camp Emerald Gear Wizard, and they are a teaching artist at the Henry Teen Art Collective. They are a creative nonfiction nerd and make performance art and videos. Grey spends a lot of time in bed and they love to eat snax.

Gray Newlin has been a camper, a volunteer, or an organizer with QRC and QTYMP since 2011. In their free time they make weird electronic music, work at a free democratic school, listen to podcasts about witchcraft, and learn new languages.

Jackie Sin is always building a set for a web series (check out Instrumental Closet on YouTube!). They are a student, former camper, a sleepy sloth/cat, and a meme lover. Jackie makes our promo videos and is on the Camp Emerald Logistics Team. They are a Sagittarius.

Ada Frances is chronically ill, disabled, and agender. They are a student at Oregon State working towards a degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. They enjoy sewing, reading mysteries, and listening to podcasts. Ada is a past volunteer and recent addition to the leadership team.

Robin Heffelman is a 16-year-old student who is hyped to be learning about collective liberation, justice, and logistics within a nonprofit organization! They are a musician and Unitarian Universalist who enjoys chillin’ with friends and long walks on the beach!

Jesse Holcomb is a photographer, fiber artist, and designer living in Seattle. A lifelong Washington resident, Jess graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with an art degree focusing on fiber and textile design. As a trans woman, she is dedicated to educating and advocating for the trans community and finds it important for trans adults to be active role models for trans youth.

Dre Avila (bio coming soon)

Ash (bio coming soon)

Venus Quist (bio coming soon)

Project Teams

The Leadership Team works year-round to coordinate the ins and outs of QTYMP, and weave together the work of the four project teams: Community Connections, Fundraising, Rogue Rainbow, and Camp Emerald. We welcome folks of all experience levels, ages, and interests to get involved with organizing QTYMP! With so much going on, there is room for everyone to jump in, connect with other people, and do real work to support queer and trans youth in our community! Click here to learn more!