Our Staff

Tanya Cerda (she/her)

Founder Trustee + Program Director

Tanya Cerda is a multi-disciplinary BIPOC creative whose identity and cultural heritage influence her in amplifying diverse and inclusive environments. As a music admirer and enthusiast, she is also passionate about encouraging collaboration and building community. Prior to her career in arts education and philanthropy, Tanya spent 15+ years working in creative industries such as fashion, entertainment, and advertising. She holds a BFA degree from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California.

Jodi Darby (she/her)

Youth Programs Manager

Jodi Darby is a media artist, educator, and activist whose work centers collaboration and improving access to creative tools and technologies for young people whose voices have been marginalized or excluded. She has developed and directed media arts education programs for Portland YouthBuilders, POWGirls, Open Signal, and Outside the Frame and was an Associate Professor at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design.

Chris Funk (he/him)

Creative Director + Halfling Studio Manager

Chris Funk is a three-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee, and a founding member of indie rock band The Decemberists. He has also found much success as a music producer, composer, and studio musician lending his musical acumen to such bands as The Shins, Portugal. The Man, Laura Veirs, and more. Chris has produced records for Stephen Malkmus, Red Fang, Naked Giants, Langhorne Slim, Sallie Ford, Rhett Miller, Kyle Craft, The Builders and The Butchers, Y La Bamba, and Latryx.

Abby Guyer (she/her)

Executive Director

Abby Guyer is a creative strategist and ideator who is passionate about learning, culture, and collaboration. Over an extensive career in music, sports, fashion, and design she has developed, led, and launched teams, campaigns, events, and partnerships for global consumer brands, design agencies and their clients, and for the last several years, nonprofit organizations. She is a music fan, an avid reader, and a writer at heart.