Project Description

THE NC PRIDE @ NIGHT TEAM.

Founded in 2018 by a strong Raleigh community desire to celebrate LGBTQ Pride in the Capital City. Our mission is to provide awareness, education and financial support resources to LGBTQ communities at large.

BRANDON MOORE
BRANDON MOOREChair
Brandon is the Purchasing & Inventory Manager at NC State Veterinary Hospital, where he has lead this team for the past 12 years. Brandon has previously served as president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer for other organizations. He is a huge advocate for non-profits and organizations that bring awareness to a cause in order to increase support and education.

Brandon’s previous experience as a Board of Director and Event Manager for Triangle Cat Fanciers and NC State IronDog will bring a wealth of knowledge to NC Pride at Night. His experience and expertise in negotiating, sourcing, organization, and event planning is why he chose to serve this Board and the community, to help ensure NC Pride at Night is successful.

APRIL NORRIS
APRIL NORRISVice Chair
April is the Director of Communications and Marketing for the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine where for the past seven years she has been focused on content development, digital communications, visual design strategies, media relations, institutional messaging and brand management.

Her twenty years of experience and expertise in marketing and visual storytelling has helped her think differently about the types of stories brands can and should tell. She believes there are positive ways to use storytelling that highlight and empower the LGBTQ community and is why she chose to serve on the NC Pride at Night board.

MATT COZZI
MATT COZZITreasurer
Matt is the General Manager of Legend’s Nightclub, where he has served the community for the past 7 years. He also serves as a Board Member of the Alliance of Aids Services in Raleigh, NC.

Matt’s wealth of knowledge and experience managing events within the LGBTQ community provides him with the needed talents to provide guidance, leadership, and understanding to the Board of Directors of NC Pride at Night. His incredible passion for the LGBTQ community and the opportunity to increase awareness, education, and ability to increase financial support to the community at large, is exactly why he has chosen to start and be a part of this non-profit.

PHIL BLACKMAN
PHIL BLACKMANSecretary
Phil is an experienced radiographer working in health care in and around the Triangle area for over 15 years. He is a North Carolina Native, born in the Coastal Plains and currently residing in the Capital City. Phil attended NC State University to obtain his degree in Education and believes in educating North Carolinians about the diversity within their own state.

Phil’s previous Board of Director experiences include being the Vice-President, President-Elect, President, and Board Chair for the NCSRT-a non-profit professional state organization. These previous board positions and his role as Annual Conference Chair for the NCSRT, will make Phil a great addition to the NC Pride at Night family.

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