The Board was formed in January 2021 and is refreshed annually when our Calendar year begins in September. Our ByLaws and out mission are the guiding star of what we do in service to our commuunity. We operate on a consensus based idea, but can vote on a majority. We want anyone who wants to add to the conversation to be heard. Our focus is on our LGBTQAI+ Burning Man Participants and then our Allies.
To learn more about the roles of each position please take a look at our Roles and Responsibilties Document. There are some key positions we have an urgency for including Clerk, Treasurer, and Comms Team.
Founder, Queerburners in 2008 long before it went legit by becoming a non-profit with the Board. Burner Resume:
I came across Burning Man and it shook my life. I swear it was during my mid-life crisis which might still be going on. Because it shook me to the core. I started exploring new ideas about my own life and the things I could do and accomplish.
Matt has been burning since 2016.
Events Director, He/Him
As a native Californian, a long-time San Franciscan, a gay man, a third-world traveler, and retired humanitarian worker, the fundamental ethos of the ten principles resonated deeply within me from the first moment I read them online. My first burn was in 2012 and since then I have I developed deeper connections within the Burning Man community thru my involvement with the Black Rock Rangers (2015 to 2019), theme camps, volunteering at numerous local & regional events, and with the Queer Burner community.
Special Projects, She/Her
Grants Committee Lead
I became involved with the Burning Man community in 2018 as a member of the Land of Monkey Camp usually in the 7:30 sector. In 2020 I joined the virtual events team for Celestial Bodies' monthly Accelerant events. I enjoy working on efforts that support and build our community and am currently also volunteering with Virtual Experience Support Services Team, BWB Green Theme Camp Power Team, and BRCvr Events Team.
Web Manager & General IT Nerd, He/Him
A mostly retired programmer and startup person, Joel was the founder of Stack Overflow, Trello, Fog Creek, and Glitch. Today he works on LED art and volunteer projects involving Burning Man.