BOOM Production Team

The BOOM team is composed of volunteers and advisors who believe in the power of art to unite, inspire and transform the Queen City. We are constantly seeking input from artists, art lovers, nonprofits, local businesses and professional organizations of all types to keep BOOM fresh and on the cutting edge of Charlotte’s cultural community.

DIRECTOR 
Manoj Kesavan
– Founder and Artistic Director, Que-OS/BOOM

ORCHESTRATORS
Monty Montague – Principal, BOLTgroup; Chair, Board of Directors, Que-OS
Thom Duncan – Program Director, Friendship Gardens; Board of Directors, Que-OS
Lou Kinard – Marketing, Que-OS/BOOM; International House Coordinator, BOOM; Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Que-OS
Camerin Watson – Co-Artistic Director, TAPROOT; Project Manager, Que-OS/BOOM 
Shelley Rozier -Fundraising Consultant; Project Manager Que-OS/BOOM 
Kat Cook – Art teacher; Intersection Site Coordinator, BOOM
Kia O. Moore – Founder of Hip Hop Orchestrated; International House Manager, BOOM 
Steve Dunn – Attorney, Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn; Legal Advisor, BOOM
Claudia Soria – Latino Community Programs & Relations Manager, The Mint Museum

CURATORIAL GROUP – Performance
Quentin Talley – Founder & Artistic Director, On Q Productions
Brianna Smith – Co-Artistic Director, TAPROOT
Matt Cosper – Founder and Artistic Director, XOXO
Carlos Robson – Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Salena Mable Stamp – Founder and Producer of Loose Leaves Showcase
CURATORIAL GROUP – Visual Art
Jon Prichard – Sculptor, Exhibits Preparator at the Museums of York County
Todd Stewart – Sculptor, Project Manager for Public Art, ASC

LEADERSHIP TEAM
Wendy Fishman – Ind. Consultant, Producer and Event Planner
Jonathan Gellman – CubeNoda & SkyHVAC
Josh Jacobson – Managing Dir., Next Stage Consulting 
(non-profit fundraising consulting)
Marty & Marcie Kelso – Partners, Kelso Communications
John Merrick – Owner, Big Shot Film
Matt Olin – Writer & Producer, Host, Creative Mornings Charlotte
Geri Rosman – Public Relations Specialist

ADVISORY BOARD
Jennifer Appleby – President & Chief Creative Officer, Wray Ward
Robert Bush – President, Arts & Science Council
Brian Collier – Senior Vice President, Foundation for the Carolinas
Charlie Elberson – Trustee, Reemprise Fund
Suzanne Fetscher – President, McColl Center for Art and Innovation; Board of Directors, Que-OS
Tom Gabbard – President, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
John Mackay – former President, Discovery Place
Dan Murrey – Chief Executive Officer, OrthoCarolina
Barbara Spradling – Cultural Consultant, former Director, McColl Center Innovation Institute
Charles Thomas – Program Director/Charlotte
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Rick Thurmond – Community and Business Development, Charlotte Center City Partners


BOOM is a product of Que-OS, a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to transform the way art is created and shared, and how people connect to causes and community.