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

Board President & Camp Director
marti@girlsrockindy.org

Marti (as she is known to the campers) is a self-taught musician and children’s music teacher. She owns ShooBeeLoo Music and Movement, 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.

Andrea Freund, she/hers

Andrea has served on the GRI board of directors since 2017 and recently took on the role of treasurer. Her professional background is in fundraising, grant writing and marketing. She works for Butler University as an Advancement Researcher. Originally from Germany, Andrea immigrated to the U.S. in 2006. She and her husband live in Indianapolis. They have a daughter who cannot wait to be old enough for Girls Rock camp!

Marissa Smith-Kenny, she/hers

Board Vice President & Marketing Chair
marissa@girlsrockindy.org

Marissa Smith-Kenny is a writer and marketing professional. She currently serves as the business development manager for an advertising, public relations and digital agency. Marissa strongly believes in merging her passion for community involvement with her technical skills in marketing wherever possible.

Marcy Hook

Marcy Hook, she/hers

Former President
marcy@girlsrockindy.org

Marcy has been a GRI volunteer since 2013, serving in roles from guitar instructor to Board President. She is a wife, mother, singer-songwriter, preschool teacher and wedding officiant. Working with GRI has been one of the greatest joys of her life!

Gabrielle Love

Gabrielle Love, she/hers

Fundraising Chair
gabby@girlsrockindy.org

Gabrielle has been a professional DJ for more than a decade. She is currently an On-Air Host and Mixer for RadioNow 100.9, and continues to DJ at local nightclubs and events.

Kaylee Sink, they/them

Diversity & Inclusion Chair
kaylee@girlsrockindy.org

Kaylee is a social worker and educator passionate about working with youth. Currently, Kaylee’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.

Beth Ehrsam, she/hers

Volunteer Chair
beth@girlsrockindy.org

Beth has been a GRI volunteer since our organization’s founding. She currently serves as the chair for our volunteer committee.

Jaxon West, they/them

Programming Chair
jaxon@girlsrockindy.org

Jaxon became involved with GRI 10 years ago, volunteering as a band manager for several years before moving up into the role of Programming Committee Chair. They also serve on the board. Jaxon has worked in the service industry in Indianapolis for more than a decade. They are currently taking welding classes through the Latinas Welding Guild in preparation for their next career move.