Stonewall Detroit | Board of Directors
Term: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2025
Lives in: Detroit (Downtown)
Job: Assistant Dean of Students for Student Involvement, Activities and Organizations, 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.
Term: July 17, 2023 - July 17, 2025
Lives in: Hazel Park
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.
Term: August 21, 2023 - August 21, 2025
Lives in: Grosse Pointe Woods
Job: Consumer Marketing
Asher (or Ash for the friendliest of folks) joined the board in August of 2023 and is an avid sporty spice, from their longtime competitive participation in volleyball growing up, to her love of everything NWSL. You will find Asher on the court or sitting fieldside or courtside whenever they get the chance. When she’s not at a DCFC game or renovating at home, you will find Asher with their two most important four-legged roommates: Teddy and Jax.
Lives in: Troy
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.
Term: August 1, 2022 - August 1, 2024
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
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.
Lives in: Novi
Job: Automotive Engineer
Known as the "Cruise Director" amongst her friends, Kandice found Stonewall by way of our kickball league. Playing soccer since the age of 5, she found that the particular type of ball that she was kicking didn't matter. She has always loved to participate in sports of all kinds, both for fitness and the camaraderie that comes with being a part of a team. Kandice lives in Novi with her wife, and their full house of twin baby boys, two dogs, and a cat. When Kandice isn't carrying a burp cloth, she can be found tufting custom rugs, at the movies, or playing video games! She is looking forward to bringing more depth to the community by hosting different events throughout her term.
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
Term: April 2022 - April 2024
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
Term: August 21, 2023 - August 21, 2025
Lives in: Detroit (Mexicantown)
Job: Macro Social Worker
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. Maggi grew up in Minnesota and moved to Michigan for graduate school in 2017 (GO BLUE). When not at kickball, volleyball, or pickleball, she is at home with her two cats: Minni Ginsburg and CoCo Knowles.
Term: September 2022 - September 2024
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
Lives in: Hazel Park
Job: Graduate Student in Social Work
Jake recently joined Stonewall with his first season of pick-up basketball. He was born and raised in Michigan and currently lives with his husband in Hazel Park. Jake grew up playing a variety of sports and loves to do anything that gets him out of the house. He also enjoys singing with the Prism Gay Men's choir, yoga, and is a practicing Wiccan. He enjoys traveling to places where he can get a good hike and connect with nature. He doesn't drink so feel free to invite him out for a soda after a day of working hard on and off the court.
Lives in: Oak Park
Job: Algorithm Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Matt grew up in Metro Detroit and has lived in Detroit and 7 different suburbs in the last decade. The child of 2 engineers, he loves wrenching on cars, nerding out on tech, and almost any game that involves strategy or problem-solving. Despite the engineer roots, he's also in touch with his sensitive side and enjoys conversations involving oversharing and trauma dumping. Billiards is (narrowly) his favorite Stonewall league after participating for 3 seasons and he is eager to see the league continue strong.
Lives in: Ann Arbor
Job: Design Manager, Center for Academic Innovation, UM
Jae started in Stonewall Volleyball in 2022 and never thought he, as a non-sport enthusiast, would be running a Kickball league in 2023. Originally from Ohio by way of Seattle, Washington, he resides in A2 with his partner and two dogs Kylie and Wendy. When not on the kickball field, Jae can be found playing Animal Crossing, reading queer novels, or paddle boarding.
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.
Lives in: Detroit
Job: Sr Project Manager, Business Analyst
Erin's love for volleyball was reignited after joining her first Stonewall league. Since, she's played every season with Stonewall and has sought opportunities to play volleyball with other groups as well. She lives in Detroit with her partner and their two rescue dogs, Thanos and Nebula. She works at a digital marketing company as a technical project manager, enjoys gardening and cooking, and will go all out for a costume party any time of year.
Stonewall Detroit | Volunteer "Staff"
Webmaster | Marketing Team
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.