Robin co-directed the first 6 sessions of A-Camp and is excited to be back in the role once again. She grew up going to and working at sleep-away camps and enjoys a really well crafted s'more. Robin is an art director and photographer producing visuals for advertising, entertainment and editorial clients. Her production company, Scheme Machine Studios, is based in Los Angeles and is responsible for the production of Suicide Kale, an Outfest and NewFest award-winning queer film.
Marni Kellison, Co-Director
Marni has been building out the weird world of A-Camp since its inception, co-directing since our humble beginnings in April 2012. Originally from Ottawa, she now calls Oakland home and works by day as a professional Canadian. She is a feminist by training, a carpenter by trade, and proud founding member of the A-Camp Family Band. Started in the comments now she's here.
Kristin Russo, Camp Co-Director
Kristin is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of Everyone Is Gay & My Kid Is Gay, and author of This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. She also hosts Getting In Bed with Kristin, a live advice video series on Autostraddle, and co-hosts Buffering the Vampire Slayer – a podcast about (you guessed it) Buffy the Vampire Slayer – with her wife, Jenny Owen Youngs.She was once fired for being an absentee camp counselor at age 17 (absence related to falling in love with a girl for the first time) and is now back with a vengeance.
Riese Bernard, Executive Director
Riese is the aspiring power lesbian who invented A-Camp and is the Co-Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of Autostraddle.com. She is a GLAAD-award-nominated journalist as well as an other-award-winning blogger, fictionist, video-maker and copy-writer. Her work has appeared in magazines including Marie Claire and Curve and online including Nylon, Jezebel and Emily Books.
Sarah Sarwar / Director of Visuals & Sponsorships
Sarah is a biracial femme designer living in Portland. For years she toiled away as a corporate ad drone before being whisked into the dreamy, glittery world of Autostraddle. When she’s not designing new merch, ordering the business womens special, or finding cool sponsors for camp, she’s taking extraordinarily long baths and dancing her brains out. She once recieved the award for “Friendliest Camper” at age 8.
Reneice, Talent Liason/Evening Program Manager
Reneice is a black, queer, plus size femme living in Los Angeles. This gives her lots of content for her position as a Staff Writer at Autostraddle, and her work as a life coach for creatives in LA. She worked really hard and spent way too much money on her Masters in Social Work from New York University, and is an active and vocal advocate for racial equality and justice, LGBTQ rights, feminism, and body positivity. She has a serious obsession with robes and cookbooks, and loves yoga, brunch, and succulents like any good millenial angeleno should.
Lauren Karen Klein, Program Coordinator & Stage Manager
Lauren Klein is 25 years old and lives in New York City. She recently graduated from Juilliard with a highly practical degree in Trumpet Performance. She spends her days working in and out of recording studios in New York, and made her way to A-Camp by way of extreme organizational skills and a true passion for spreadsheets. A lot of people call her Karen.