Stonewall Detroit | Board of Directors

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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. 

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Ryan Mitchell

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Royal Oak

Job: Health Coach

Ryan has been involved with Stonewall since the 2019 Volleyball season, but began as the Finance Director in April 2021. He worked in higher education from 2013-2021, before leaving the field to begin a new career as a fitness professional to support educating others on healthy behaviors. He has two degrees in communications (B.A./M.S.), believes in compassion, integrity, and kindness, practices vegetarianism, and is a cat dad to two (Beerus and Monty). His primary interest personally and professionally above all else is helping people become more healthy for longevity and happiness.

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Jeremy Strachan

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Lives in: Madison Heights

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Jeremy owns more than 15 years of experience working in collegiate athletics as a Sports Information Director at the NCAA Division I level. His passion for sports was sparked by the Detroit Tigers’ World Series Title in 1984. Jeremy is a season ticket holder for multiple sports at his alma mater and is a diehard Wolverine fan. He campaigned for an opportunity to join Stonewall Sports Detroit in 2019 to bring together two groups of folks that he identifies with and loves - the LGBTQ+ and the sporting communities. He received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Education degree in Sport Leadership from the University of Kentucky.

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Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

detroit.divesrity@stonewallsports.org

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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Interested in running our Bowling League? Let us know! Contact Beth at detroit.commissioner@stonewallsports.org.

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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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Greg Sikora

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Detroit (Boston-Edison)
Job: Owner, 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, or out on a run for marathon training. Greg has been on the board since 2021.

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Ben Rubinstein

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Lives in: Huntington Woods
Job: Marketing Manager, The Aesthetic Society

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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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.

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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.

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Andrew Boutcher

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Lives in: Detroit (Woodward Village)

Job: Product Manager and UX Designer

 

Historically sports-averse, Andrew was talked into joining the Stonewall kickball league in Summer 2021 and was surprised to find that he loved it enough to go to nationals, play a second season back in Detroit, join the pool league, AND chair bowling! Andrew got a degree in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Tech and now works in the Product Department for a company that makes software used in pathology labs. When not sportsing or working, Andrew likes to rock climb, bike, board and video game, play the bassoon, and spend time with his partner and their giant goon of an American Bulldog, Porter.

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Maggi Prigge

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Lives in: Detroit (Mexicantown)

Job: Community Solutions Manager

 

Maggi joined Stonewall's kickball league on a whim in the Summer of 2021. It very quickly became her favorite part of the week. She met new friends that quickly turned into her family in a few short months, and was honored when asked to join Stonewall's Board of Directors. Maggi grew up in Minnesota and moved to Michigan for graduate school in 2017 (Go BLUE). When not at kickball or Stonewall events, she is either at home with her cats or at boxing. 

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Interested in running our Bowling League? Let us know! Contact Beth at detroit.commissioner@stonewallsports.org.