Matrisha Armitage - Executive Director
A mainstay of the Eugene music community, Matrisha runs a bookkeeping company, is a professional performing musician and youth leadership mentor. Through community partnerships and donor support, she has build an incredible network of performing artists and volunteers. Since 2010, she has headed the GRRRLZ ROCK Music & Arts Festival every November, which has since grown and expanded into MEPAA and its many programs. She has also managed, volunteered with, and provided grant support for several other non-profit organizations supporting arts and youth, including Leadership Education Adventure Direction (L.E.A.D.), the Dragon Family Foundation, Self-Reliant Center, and Books to the People.
Rachael Young - Program Director
Rachael is a performing musician, teacher, and arts administrator. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, she's worked in music and theatre throughout the Pacific Northwest, recorded albums with various groups, and taught music in multiple countries. She is an active volunteer with Ophelia's Place, and been with MEPAA since 2014. She currently plays bass with The Firestarters and Low Tide Drifters, and piano for contra dances around Oregon.
Grace Kaplowitz - Volunteer Coordinator
Amrit Khalsa - Project Coordinator
Lindsay Miller - Visual Arts Coordinator
Amanda Langley - GRRRL Jamz Rock Room Leader
Nancine McDonald - GRRRL Jamz Acoustic Room Leader
Katie Sontag - GRRRL Jamz Acoustic Room Leader
Katy Cavanaugh - GRRRL Jamz Acoustic Room Leader