Anaia Peddie

Board Member

Anaia Peddie is Program Manager for the Minnesota Avenue Main Street. She leads the Main Street Initiative and engages with small businesses concentrated on Minnesota Avenue NE and Benning Road NE to provide business

Omrao Brown

Board Member

Omrao Brown has provided artistic direction / programming, booking, PR, marketing and operations services for 10 years in his capacity as owner/operator of Bohemian Caverns. From 2006 to 2016 under his visionary leadership

Dwayne Matthews

Board Member

Dwayne Matthews is from Little Rock Arkansas. He received his bachelors’ degree in sociology from Norfolk State University, and then received his masters’ degree in community and economic development from the University of Central Arkansas.

Bennie Herron

Board Member

Bennie Herron was born in San Diego, CA to a blue-collar family, he had a challenging but fulfilling childhood rooted in unconditional love.

Zen Scully

Marketing & Academy Intern

Zen Scully is a student at Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg Florida, working with WBL for the Semester. Studying Psychology, International Business, and…

Dr. Jeanette Kowalik

Board Member

Dr. Jeanette Kowalik’s passion for hip hop began in high school. She always loved live music and dance as she was exposed to music and…

Simone Jacobson

Deputy Director

Simone Jacobson is a multipotentialite who once imagined she’d be the first female President of the United States and later aspired to be a Fly Girl on…

Jaiho Masam

Intern

Jaiho Masam is a senior at Cardozo Education Campus and an aspiring abstract artist from Washington, D.C.

Jamal Jackson

Intern

Jamal Jackson is a local DMV Artist, Audio Engineer, Producer, & Ceo of GwapoGang Studios. He first took an interest in music in 2007 using a mobile phone,

Sachi Greene-Dover

Intern

Hello, my name is Sachi Greene-Dover and I am 17 years old. I attend Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School, where I am a senior.

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