STAFF / BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DIRECTOR OF CURATION AND PROGRAMMING
Amy received her MA in Theology (emphasizing in popular culture) in 2008 from Fuller Theological Seminary. Amy is also the Executive Director of Detroit SOUP. Amy and SOUP have recently been honored as a White House Champion of Change for their crowdfunding efforts and have been featured on the BBC, the front page of the Sunday Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, New York Times, NPR, Fast Company, O Magazine, Dwell Magazine, and NBC Nightly News (among other wonderful publications). While not running SOUP and helping direct Ponyride, Amy also moonlights as DJ Amy Dreamcatcher with the monthly party, Nothing Elegant.
NOAH ELLIOTT MORRISON
Born and raised in Michigan, Noah Elliott Morrison holds a BFA from Wayne State University. He has created and implemented systems in a variety of fields as the Director of Policy & Development for Creative Rights, the Director of Sales at the Detroit Bus Company, as an English language teacher abroad, and as a nursing assistant in the operating rooms of the Detroit Medical Center. Since moving to Detroit in early 2010 he has led, participated in, and collaborated with a variety of projects from the Detroit Party Marching Band to recording gospel music in Southwest Detroit. He is a photographer and film maker.
New Media Manager
Natalie Laginess has her BFA in Art History and is currently a graduate student at Wayne State University earning her Master of Arts Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Media Studies. She has a distinct interest in Interactive Media and New Media Theory and Practice. Natalie works as a freelance social media manager and content creator/coordinator in the Metro-Detroit area. She is a photographer, filmmaker, and art enthusiast.
In addition to doing building maintenance and assisting with special projects at Ponyride, Jon is a current student at Wayne State University's English department and a writer of verse in his free time.
MATT TAPSON & HOLLY MILLER
Matt Tapson is a CPA and the owner of Tapson Professional Services and serves as Accountant for Ponyride. Prior to starting his own business, Matt worked in corporate America as an Senior Auditor and Senior Financial Analyst. Now he is excited to go to work every day with early stage start-up businesses and non-profits.
Holly Miller is a Quickbooks Online certified bookkeeper with Tapson Professional Services. At Ponyride, she helps with managing the day to day financial operations. Prior to joining the Ponyride team, Holly spent several years managing and training employees for a major corporation in Oregon.