Co-founder, Trustee + Program Director
Tanya Cerda is an interdisciplinary BIPOC artist whose vibrant identity and cultural heritage serve as powerful catalysts for fostering diverse and inclusive environments. A graduate of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, Tanya’s academic and professional journey has provided her with a strong foundation in artistic principles and a rich exposure to a wide array of creative expressions. With over 15 years of experience in creative industries such as fashion, entertainment, and advertising, Tanya has developed a keen understanding of the transformative power that art and media play in shaping narratives and driving social change. Motivated by her commitment to effect positive change, Tanya transitioned into arts education and philanthropy recognizing the profound impact she could have by fostering the growth and empowerment of emerging artists. When Tanya is not actively encouraging collaborations and aspiring to create spaces where underrepresented voices can flourish and be celebrated, she is at home listening to KEXP and All Classical Portland with her fiancé Ben and their two dogs.
Studio Engineer + Manager
Tony Ozier is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, recording engineer, and music educator. He is passionate about bringing music production and studio engineering education to underserved communities and co-founded Beats | Lyrics | Leaders, which has brought workshops throughout the West Coast for over 10 years. He is the co-founder of the Portland Black Music Expo and the bandleader of the Doo Doo Funk All-Stars. He holds a degree in Recording Arts from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL.
Youth Programs Coordinator
Jordan is a former educator, writer, and editor passionate about propelling young voices. Jordan earned her BA in Sociology and her MA in Teaching and taught high school English for ten years. Simultaneously, she co-founded and edited Lilun Magazine, which published the work of 15-21 year old writers. After ten years in the classroom, Jordan pivoted towards working with youth outside of school and pursuing her writing. When Jordan is not working with young people or writing, you’ll most likely find her reading with a good cup of coffee in hand.
From student and workshop participant to our youth interaction engagement spokesperson, Jolly Wrapper (that’s “Wrapper” With A “W”!) has become an asset to our team here at Bodecker. One of his most prominent assets is his ability to work with our youth! His playful and charismatic demeanor can lighten up the tone and vibe of any room. Outside of our workshops, chances are you’ll find Jolly doing something creative, whether that’s filming and editing videos, creating music, stitching fabrics, or writing poetry. His main creative endeavor is being a music artist. Although not confined to any one genre, his most popular songs consist of Hip-Hop Rap and Bedroom-Pop. He enjoys metal detecting, collecting coins, polishing rocks, and his favorite snack is cilantro! Through art and self-expression, he will change the world.