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.
ERIN L. PATTEN
DIRECTOR OF RETAIL & MARKETING
Erin L. Patten is an Executive Office Fellow at The Kresge Foundation and Director of Retail & Marketing at Ponyride. Previously, she worked with the supply chain management team at Shinola Detroit.
A native of Houston, she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She serves as chair of the BBA Alumni Advisory Board of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
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.