Board

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Dr. Mae Gordo

Mae Gordon

A Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology and Division of Biostatistics at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.  As a 3rd generation Japanese-American, Mae grew up in an internment camp in Oregon. She supports Empowerment Arts as a guardian for a nephew who has suffered deeply from bullying.

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Lou Galloway

An elementary and middle school teacher for forty years, with the last thirty at the Ladue School District in St. Louis. He currently teaches English as a Second Language to students in Kindergarten through eighth grade and is the district’s ESL program coordinator. Lou is also well-traveled, having spent   considerable time in Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, Africa, and Central and South America.

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Gavin Culbertson – Founder

Gavin Culbertson – Founder and Board President

Writer/Producer/Director/Cinematographer of the organization’s first feature film, “A Paper Tiger Burns”. Gavin achieved a B.A. in Film Production from Webster University, a St. Louis, Missouri based liberal arts university, that included a semester in Shanghai, China. In St. Louis he worked as a talent agent, IMAX /exhibits technician, certified personal trainer, and independent filmmaker before moving to Denver, Colorado where he now works at Linx LLLP as a MultiMedia Project Manager. Previous film projects include a documentary about globalization in China, programs about immigrant refugee churches, and a short film about homophobic violence.