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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.

MATT COZZI
MATT COZZIChair
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.

PATTY VANWYCH
PATTY VANWYCHVice Chair
JONATHAN BARBEE
JONATHAN BARBEESecretary
Jonathan is the Event Manager at the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, where he has 4 years’ experience in event planning and management for continuing education, trainings, and seminars/receptions for educators throughout the state. When not working at the Friday Institute, Jonathan can be found working with other individuals within the community, planning and managing weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, etc.

Jonathan’s experience as an event manager for a wide variety of events, along with his ability to educate others and bring awareness to the LGBTQ community is exactly why he chose to serve on this Board.

BRANDON MOORE
BRANDON MOORETreasurer
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.

GREGG HAMM
GREGG HAMMAt Large
Chef Hamm (aka Gregg) is the Owner/Executive Chef of Chef Hamm, Inc, which includes Café 121, The Suite at 121, and The Venue at 121. Chef Hamm is also the Executive Director of the Central Carolina Culinary Institute at Central Carolina Community College, which is made up of five programs that stretch across three counties. Previously, Chef Hamm taught Culinary Arts at Lee County High School for 12 years, before entering the college level of instruction. His passion to educate individuals, instilling knowledge is power, will prove to be a great asset to the NC Pride at Night Board of Directors.

With over 25 years of experience educating, planning, and managing events, along with this incredible attention to detail and ability to provide clear direction and guidance will help ensure NC Pride at Night is accomplished professionally and precisely.

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