Skill Builder Community

Over the years, we’ve called upon some of the city's most innovative creatives & entrepreneurs to share their skills during our Community Building Days. Skill Builders present insider knowledge into the various industries they represent, as well as dish out tips for thriving as a creative in the District. See below to meet our ever-growing Skill Builder community!


Tammy Hui | Hui Law

ESQUIRE STELLY | MAKEUP ARTIST

LORI PITTS | APPLIED THEATRE FACILITATOR

JESSICA DEW | FASHION EXPERT/ PRODUCER OF STYLE PROS BEHIND THE SCENES

TIFFANY SPEARMAN | ARTS ADMINISTRATOR, CONSULTANT

SONIA MARIA HERRERO | AUDIO ENGINEER, PODCAST PRODUCER, VIOLINIST

KERITH LEMON | FILMMAKER

TRACEY MATTHEWS | HAIR/MAKEUP ARTIST

DARIUS LYLES | FILMMAKER, CINEMATOGRAPHER

CARL GRAY | PHOTOGRAPHER

Dez Zombrano | Dez Customs

Shawn Mitchel Perkins "SP THE PLUG" | artist

Nicole Gallub | Pelonkey, Inc.

Mollie Q. Coleman | High caliber events

Krystal Glass | KRYSTAL GLASS COMMUNICATIONS

Bailey Sessoms | PERSONAL BRANDING PRENEUR

Kate Mereand-Sinha | DC Department of Small & Local Business Development (DSLBD)

Kara Pennino | Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE)

Emily Rice | DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE)

Saba Fassil | DC Department of Small and Local Businesses (DSLBD)

Nina Liggett | Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)

Eva Reid | Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)

Kali Wasenko | DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH)

Camille Nixon | DC Department of Small and Local Businesses (DSLBD)

Pat Henry | Mayor's Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS)

Sharod Wade | Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA)

Rayona Jeffries | BlakePorter

Isaiah Aladejobi | pzay creates

NABEEH BILAL | CREATIVEJUNKFOOD

GERONIMO KNOWS | ALL THE FLY KIDS

CHARLES KEYS III | KEYS OPEN DOORS

DERRICK COLBERT | DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF SMALL & LOCAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (DSLBD)

MONICA T RAY | CONGRESS HEIGHTS COMMUNITY TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CHCTDC)

CHRIS RICHARDS | THE WASHINGTON POST

BRIAN ATKINS | eventsdc

IAN CALLENDAR | blind whino

DAVID WARDWICK | DAVID WARDWICK photography

HILDA LABRADA GORE | WISE TRADITIONS PODCAST

EMMA MANKEY HIDEM | Sunnysidevr

CHRISLENE BRIGHT | Voice-Over Artist/On Camera Talent/Print Model

JOHN C. GOOD | Washington Area Lawyers For The Arts (WALA)

LISA MCCLELLAN | lk media design

GIA MAXWELL | the musicianship

JEFFERY TRIBBLE | The Musicianship

CHERYL HAWKINS | Prosperity media

JON WEISS | Union Stage, babe city records

ROD LOGES | One Degree Capital

JOHN HARRINGTON | Photographer, author

KEITH LANE | KEITH LANE photography

DOMINIK "DOMO" JENKINS | Domo Jenkins Photography

HARDEEP GROVER | tresquire legal services

SADIE DINGFELDER | Washington post express

JOY HAUGEN | General Assembly

NOE TODOROVICH | Exposeddc

MATT ASHTON | Fairground Times

RYAN GORDON | Fairground Times

JENN BARGER | Writer & Journalist

KIMBERLY A. NELSON | changing perceptions

WILL AVILA | Clean Decisions,LLCChanging Perceptions

KRISTIN ADAIR | Social Documentary Filmmaker and Multimedia Storyteller

JULIE KANZLER | DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (octo)

CANDACE CARRINGTON | CultTv

LEGREG HARRISON | the museum

MICHAEL BIGLEY | The DC Commission On The Arts And Humanities (CAH)

MICHEL WRIGHT | SiriusXM, DC Entertainment Office, CafeMocha, & WHUR

JOY KINGSLEY-IBEH | Kingsley Model + Talent Management

Stephanie david | popnod

Jess Valoris | visual & performing artist, emcee, and youth advocate

Poncie Rutsch | radio producer

Sasha-Ann Simons | Newsroom, WAMU 88.5

gabe bullard | Gabe Bullard, Senior Producer, 1A, WAMU 88.5

loy lee | brokenmic comedy

ben herbert, ph.d. | Associate Professor of Music, Georgetown University

randy chertkow | author & musician, the indie band survival guide

alicia jackson | Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs

byron linnell | run with b

Justin Rood | co-founder, funk parade

wayne maigo |  Co-founder, DC Comedy Writers Group and Free DC Comedy Festival

andi mcdaniel | Senior Director of Content & News, WAMU 88.5

cristina payne | the cristina payne show

Chris naoum | co-founder, funk parade & listen local dc

Christine Steiffer | Director of Finance and Logistics, UXPA DC

Raji Rankins | Fashion Developer, Workforce Specialist

Jamaal Lamaaj | Visual+Graphic Design Artist

Kristi Love | Fashion and Lifestyle Influencer

Yusha Assad | With Great Care

Mauricio Castro | Chunkyglasses.com

Mara Kurlandsky | #5WOmenartists, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Emily Haight | #5WOmenartists, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Phil Martin | #makeportraitsnotwar

CaShawn thompson | founder, #blackgirlmagic

DANIEL NATHAN | visual artist, photographer

AIDA MURAD | GOartful.com

BETSY WALTERS | Cine

VICCI SAUNDERS | WHUR, Howard University

EULONDA KAY LEA | FILMMAKER, SCREENWRITER, NOVELIST

KARYN LANGHORNE FOLAN | SCREENWRITER, CONTENT EDITOR, GHOST WRITER

ANNIKA YOUNG | The Content Farm

Vanessa Anthony | Filmmaker

JEREMY "JDVBBS" WINSTON | MUSICIAN, ENTREPRENEUR

Nevin Martell | freelance writer

Britt Waters | broadcast journalist

Dan Silverman | Popville

Marcus Dowling | journalist, entrepreneur

Dominic Bonaduce | Alley DC

Ian Enright | Goat Rodeo Audio Network

Darryl Maxwell | DC Bar pro bono clinic

Shanaz Chowdhery | General Assembly

Diego Gonzalez-Zuniga | Diego downtown

Gina Genis | Gina Genis Photography

Kareem Malek | Fathom DC

Tony Lamar | Rock Star Sauce

Henry Tucker | Rock Star Sauce

DC Bar Pro Bono Center

Color Coded

Messay Derebe | GoArtful

Brent Hughes | hughes foods

DC Commission of Fashion Arts and Events

Great Streets Grant Program 

MADE IN DC

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts

BEACON FOUNDERS INITATIVE

DC FASHION FOUNDATION

WASHINGTON DC ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

 Ian Fay | THE LOOKOUT DC

Sean Glover | SoundExchange

Kayenecha Daugherty | The Recording Academy, D.C. Chapter

Diamond Newman | DC Public Library 

Black girl vision

Anika Hobbs | Nubian Hueman

Ean Williams | DC Fashion Week

Christy Evans | Strut Truck

Bianca Brooks | Strut Truck

Shannon Anderson | The Prissyness Mobile Boutique

Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi | lil SoSo productions

Dr. James Ballard

Dr. Barry Parker | shenandoah UNiversity

ingrid vaicius | ingridvaicius.com

Michelle Johnson | Industrial Bank


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