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Stonewall Detroit | Board of Directors


Beth Gardiner

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Lives in: Royal Oak
Job: Senior Learning Experience Consultant, Trinity Health

Beth has been on the board since 2019 and strives to make Stonewall Sports Detroit an environment where anyone can show up as their authentic selves and feel welcomed and included. Beth spends most of her time with her wife and daughter, traveling, working on her garden or going for bike rides. Beth received her Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University. 


Rian Brooks

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Huntington Woods

Job: Manager of Talent Acquisition, Michigan Medicine

Rian is thrilled to be part of the board for Stonewall Sports, however if you would have asked him 5 years ago if he would be helping to lead a community sports organization he would have thought you were bananas. Through playing kickball in a league in California, Rian realized how wonderful team sports can be for building and strengthening individual and community bonds with the folks in your area. After playing for many seasons in California, Rian is excited about helping to lead and grow an intramural sports organization that focuses on bringing together the LGBTQ community in Metro Detroit.


Ben Rubinstein

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Huntington Woods
Job: Senior Marketing Specialist, SME

Ben had never played team sports until a few years ago, so he was hesitant when a friend asked him to join a queer kickball league. That was about 12 seasons ago; needless to say, he's hooked! He grew up in Lake Orion, but spent his adult life in New York and Long Beach before recently moving back to his home state. When not on the kickball field, he's usually geeking it up playing board or video games, reading science fiction, or drinking wine.

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Treasurer/Financial Director

DiJuaun Shelton

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Troy
Job: Accountant

What motivated DiJuaun into joining the board was the opportunity to blend his professional skills with community engagement. He is a Detroit native who has lived and worked in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Sevilla, Spain. When he’s not working he enjoys all things food related, travel, spending time with family and friends along with physical activities.


John Dembinski

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Detroit (Woodbridge)
Job: Operations Manager, Division of Facilities, Planning and Management, Wayne State University

John had not played any sports in ages! But the Stonewall Bowling League gave him a chance to get out there and have fun with other players. Soon after, he also joined the Kickball League- and then the Board. In his spare time, John loves spending time with friends and playing with his beloved orange tabby cat, Rex.


Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Anthony Dunkley

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Sterling Heights
Job: Mortgage Specialist​

Anthony has been on the board since the founding of Stonewall Detroit in 2019. He has always been apart of organized sports since the age of 2 with his father being his soccer coach until the age of 14, but his father never stopped "coaching" him no matter what sport he played. "When I came out at 12 years old as a trans man, I've made it my top priority to promote representation for the transgender community in sports!" says Anthony. When Anthony is not being an activist he enjoys relaxing at home with his husband and dog, Luna.

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Brandon Shamoun

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Detroit (Downtown)
Job: Coordinator of Student Engagement, Wayne State University​

Brandon has been on the board since 2019. Although originally an avid non-sport enthusiast, he now enjoys organizing and leading a team of friends each league season. Additionally, he enjoys being on the board planning social events for Stonewall. Brandon grew up in Sterling Heights, and has lived and worked in Seville, Spain, Grand Rapids, MI, and Santa Barbara, CA. When he’s not pretending to know how to play sports, Brandon loves to bike ride and explore Detroit with friends.

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Derek Queen

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Troy
Job: Graphic Designer, Media Relations Unit, Detroit Police Department

Derek joined the Stonewall Sports Detroit board in 2023 after captaining in several volleyball leagues, a kickball league, and joining a billiards team. He's no sports pro but loves being a part of Stonewall and making new friends in each new league. Derek grew up in Auburn Hills and studied graphic design at Oakland University. He works in the Media Relations Unit of the Detroit Police Department and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pontiac Creative Arts Center. In his free time, Derek is producing his podcast, getting outdoors, and training to be a Pokémon master. He also has one of the largest Scooby-Doo memorabilia collections in the world!


Community Outreach Director

Lloyd Allen

Pronouns: He/Him/King
Lives in: Detroit
Job: Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Wayne State University

Lloyd joined Stonewall Sports Detroit in 2022 for two reasons: to build community, and to provide physical support and encouragement to those who are playing. Though not an active sports player, Lloyd enjoys watching sports, more specifically college basketball. For fun, Lloyd enjoys hiking and being outdoors, going to the beach, road trips, exploring random parts of Detroit, and playing the clarinet.


Policy & Advocacy Director

John Casupang

Pronouns: He/They

Lives in: Hazel Park
Job: Attorney

John joined Stonewall Kickball in 2021 and joined the Board shortly after. Before becoming an attorney, John worked as an athletic trainer providing sports medicine coverage at the collegiate and high school levels. John enjoys being a part of the Board because of the opportunity to advocate for and build LGBTQ+ community through sports. In addition to sports, John is a foodie who enjoys spending time outdoors in nature and with his dog, Lili’uokalani. Chances are that you can catch Kalani rooting for John at kickball or pickleball.


Cate Desjardins

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Lives in: Huntington Woods

Job: Clinical Social Worker, Authentic Self Psychotherapy & Consulting


Cate joined Stonewall for Kickball in 2021 and discovered a previously unknown affinity for physical activity. Now they do kickball, bowling, billiards, and whatever fun activity we come up with next. When not at Stonewall events, Cate can be found finishing their dissertation, reading queer rom-com novels, and running around the streets of Metro Detroit while listening to showtunes. Cate lives with their spouse, their kiddo, and their four cats.

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Shane Dunbar

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Canton
Job: Senior Talent Acquisition

Shane is an avid volleyball player, and lover of most sports. He is a father to two amazing bulldogs and 2 cats. He got married November of 2019 right before COVID shut the world down. He sings in the local Prism Men's chorus, and really enjoys meeting new people. Shane is very excited to join Stonewall Detroit and help make a difference in the community he loves. Side note, he will never say no to a shot of fireball.

Stonewall Detroit |  Sports Leads


Pat Campion

Bio Coming Soon...


Nachelle Armstrong

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Lives in: Royal Oak

Job: Property Manager 

Nachelle started by joining the Stonewall Bowling League and participated in the Billiards League. Nachelle has participated in many bowling leagues from a very young age. Nachelle was born and raised in Royal Oak Michigan, moved to Seattle Washington for a short time with her Wife and daughter. Most of her free time is delegated between her daughters marching/jazz band activities and camping. Nachelle loves to craft, crochet, read, bowling and occasionally golf. 


Ben Rubinstein

Interested in joining the Stonewall Detroit Board of Directors as our next Kickball Lead? Contact our Commissioner, Beth Gardiner, at for more information.


Avery Green

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Lives in: Livonia

Job: Marketing Senior Specialist, Slalom Consulting

Avery Green, an avid pickleball player, grew up playing tennis. He was first singles on his highschool team and played off and on throughout college. After graduating from Western Michigan University, he found pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country, and quickly fell in love. He is excited to share his passion for the sport and bring it to life in Metro Detroit. He currently works for Slalom Consulting, a business and tech consulting company in Detroit, and lives in Livonia with his partner, Jacob, and their three dogs, Benny, Theo, and Belle. 

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Jason Armbruster

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Lives in: Ferndale

Job: Residential Landscape Sales and Design


Jason has played on several volleyball leagues including indoor and outdoor and enjoys the fast-paced thrill of it! He grew up in a farming town called Pigeon, MI but he has become a city boy and has been in the metro Detroit area for over 20 years now. He owns two cats and has been playing adult recreational sports for over 15 years. Hobbies include: Sports, Travelling, Board and Video Games, Bars, Concerts, Bike Riding, Gym and Gardening. He has no filter and his sense of humor is either welcomed or strong eye rolled… you’ve been warned! Jason holds a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in Horticulture and Landscape Architect.

Stonewall Detroit |  Volunteer "Staff"


Webmaster | Marketing Team

Greg Sikora

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Detroit (Boston-Edison)
Job: Owner + Lead Refinisher, Door Hustle​

Greg was never one to do the sports things but wanted to join an organization focused on community building and advocacy and the sports just came with it! Turns out, sports are pretty fun when surrounded by an amazing group of people! Greg spends most of his time working on restoring his historic home in Boston-Edison, Detroit, refinishing historic doors through his business, Door Hustle, out on a run for marathon training, or playing with his dog, Sadie. Greg served a two-year term as the Stonewall Detroit Marketing Director prior to starting the Webmaster role in 2023.

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