MISSION

Girls Rock! Indianapolis empowers youth and women, creating gender equity through mentoring and music education. We host an annual summer camp for youth ages 9-16, as well as other programs throughout the year, focused on self-esteem and self-expression through music.

We are a proud member of the global Girls Rock Camp Alliance. Girls Rock! Indianapolis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

MUSIC

We use music as a means to create personal and social change.

We foster artistic and personal expression through song.

EQUITY

We create opportunities for marginalized genders, including non-binary and trans youth, and cisgender girls.

We take action to deconstruct patriarchal systems, internally and within the organizations we partner with.

COLLABORATION

We make spaces to share resources, encourage cooperation and collaborate.

We facilitate dialog around important social issues.

DIVERSITY

We are taking steps to become an anti-racist organization to expand our programming to decentralized populations.

LEADERSHIP

Girls Rock! Indianapolis is a volunteer-led organization.

Michelle Marti, she/hers

Marti (as she is known to the campers) is a self-taught musician and early childhood music teacher. She owns ShooBeeLoo Music and Movement, teaching at preschool and elementary schools as well as performing for kids at festivals, community events, and birthday parties. Her musical experience includes two decades of touring with various rock bands, singing harmonies as well as playing bass and guitar. She first joined the GRI volunteer team in 2014 as a bass instructor at camp.

Gabrielle Love

Gabby Love, she/hers

Board Vice President & Fundraising Co-Chair
gabby@girlsrockindy.org

Gabby has been a professional DJ for over 12 years, doing everything from clubs to private events to festivals and all in between! Currently she works as an On-Air Personality and Mixer on Indy’s RadioNow 100.9, hosting afternoons from 3-7pm.

Your Name Here

Board Treasurer

We’re currently looking for a Board Treasurer. If you have financial experience and would be interested in joining, please contact Michelle Marti at marti@girlsrockindy.org.

Gigi Miedema, she/hers

Camp Director & Board Member
gigi@girlsrockindy.org

Lydia Campbell-Maher, she/hers

Brandi (Books) Caruthers, she/hers

Lyndsay Crespo, she/hers

Board Member & Fundraising Co-Chair
lyndsay@girlsrockindy.org

Jennifer Goldsmith, she/hers

Board Member & Marketing Chair
jennifer@girlsrockindy.org

Marissa Smith-Kenny, she/hers

Marissa Smith-Kenny is skilled in marketing, strategic planning, organizational development, and project management, having held roles in both non-profit and for-profit settings. Marissa’s involvement with Girls Rock! Indianapolis started in early 2020, first chairing our marketing committee and then serving on our board of directors and executive committee. Professionally, she currently splits her time between supporting communications initiatives for a national social justice nonprofit and grants coordination for an Indianapolis-based consulting firm. Marissa previously led business development and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for a regional marketing firm. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys baking, making art, and taking road trips with her partner, Claude.

Kale Sink, they/them

Board Member & Diversity and Inclusion Chair
kaylee@girlsrockindy.org

Kale is a social worker and educator passionate about working with youth. Currently, Kale’s work focuses on developing and facilitating LGBTQ+ trainings, with the aim of empowering people to have conversations and use their skills to build a world without oppression. They began their journey with GRI as a band manager in 2015 and have served as D&I Chair and board member since January 2020.

Jaxon West, they/them

Jaxon is a former hitchhiker and champion crowd surfer turned Band Manager, Programming Committee and Board Member who’s volunteered with GRI for over 10 years. They have worked in the service industry in Indianapolis for more than a decade, but recently started a career in welding and very much enjoy taking up space where not expected.