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
Lou Kinard – Communications Manager, Que-OS/BOOM; Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Que-OS
Camerin Watson – Co-Artistic Director, TAPROOT; Project Manager, Que-OS/BOOM
Jessica Stewart – Project Manager, Que-OS/BOOM  
Kat Cook – Art Teacher; Intersection Site Coordinator, BOOM 
Steve Dunn – Attorney, Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn; Legal Advisor, BOOM


CURATORIAL GROUP
Eric Ndelo – Founder, AfroPOP! Nation and DRC Apeparel
Jessica Moss – Artist, Curator, Former Creative Director of Gantt Center
Gretchen Jaxx – Founder, Sinergismo
Elsie Mufuka – Founder & Artistic Director, MufukaWorks Dance Company
Bluz Rogers – Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Sarah Provencal – Director, Actor
Loude Zue – Co-founder, Urban Zue
Zue Moe – Co-founder, Urban Zue
Quentin Talley – Founder & Artistic Director, On Q Productions
Salena Mable Stamp – Founder and Producer of Loose Leaves Showcase
Taj Polite  


COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
Lou Kinard – Communications Manager, Vice Board Chair, Que-OS
Monty Montague – Principal, BOLTgroup, Board Chair, Que-OS
Michael Weinstein – Public Relations, Social Media Writer, Duke Energy, Board of Directors, Que-OS
Kia Moore – Social Media Writer, Board of Directors, Que-OS

Kathy Khalifa – Web Master, Sheherezade Designs 
Anna Stallmann – Writer, Editor, Public Relations Consultant, Vice President, nahigian strategies, llc
Elizabeth Landrum – Social Media Writer
Kevin Patterson – Documentation Director


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


QUE-OS BOARD of DIRECTORS
Monty Montague – Chair, Principal, BOLTgroup
Lou Kinard – Vice Chair, Communications Manager
Thom Duncan – Secretary., Program Director, Friendship Gardens
Beth Kilguss –  Treasurer, CPA
Steve Dunn – Attorney, Van Hoy, Reutlinger, Adams & Dunn
Kia Moore – Founder, Hip Hop Orchestrated
Shelley Rozier Colvin – Nonprofit Consultant, IMPACT Consulting
Michael Weinstein – Lead Communications Consultant, Duke Energy


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.