The Board of Directors oversees the organization and acts as a central decision-making body. The function of the board is to ensure that the camp upholds its mission; to set a direction and long-term goals for the organization; to advocate for and represent the organization in order to promote its welfare; to help bring resources to the organization; and to monitor, oversee, and assure the financial, programming, ethical, legal, and governmental integrity of the organization. Interested in joining our Board of Directors? Click here to learn more.
Rachel Hardy(Dallas) – Executive Director – Dallas/Founder/Chairman of the Board
Rachel grew up in North Richland Hills, Texas where she began her musical career playing flute and bass in high school band. While attending the University of Texas at Arlington, she began taking Women’s Studies courses and has been active in promoting women’s rights and equality since 2010. Rachel has been involved in three girl bands in the DFW area and has substituted for a few local bands as well. While not working on the camp, Rachel enjoys reading, sewing, knitting, and spending time with her cat.
Allie Noelle (Dallas) – Vice-President
Allie grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a classically trained vocalist, and has studied ballet, theater, piano, and guitar, recording her first album and music video at the age of sixteen. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in English, while teaching voice and guitar lessons, working as the backup vocalist for the award winning Dallas power-pop band Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs, and is recording her next solo release.
Lezlie Deane (Dallas) – Secretary
Lezlie grew up in Corsicana, Texas. She has acted in several horror films, including “976-EVIL” and “Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare”, as well as several guest appearances on numerous television shows. Lezlie was also in the dance-pop group Fem2fem. Lezlie was Captain of The Slaughterers, a roller derby team in Dallas and is currently the lead singer of Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs.
Tom Hilbun (Dallas) – Treasuer
Tom was born in Pennsylvania but has lived in Garland, Texas since the 6th grade. He worked at scout camps during the summer throughout high school and college. Tom has a Chemical Engineering degree from Texas Tech University and worked at Texas Instruments for 6 years before attending law school at Southern Methodist University. He currently works in the Xerox Corporation legal department where he specializes in patents, trademarks, copyrights and software licensing. Before his two children were old enough to require constant taxi service to sports practice, music lessons and scouts, you might occasionally see Tom playing saxophone with the Texas Instruments Jazz Band (an 18 piece amateur jazz band formed by engineers at TI.) Although most of his “free” time is spent as a taxi driver, he sometimes still gets to play his saxophone. After the kids go to bed, Tom brews his own beer.
Sarah Reagan – Executive Director – Fort Worth
Sarah was born in a small Southern Louisiana town and moved to Texas in the 5th grade. She has a Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She has worked and volunteered with many nonprofits and youth groups and has always been passionate about empowering and supporting girls and women. Sarah was also the lead singer of Solo Sol in Fort Worth and loves to write lyrics. Besides her three kids, her favorite things are music, books and the moon.
Richie Lunsford (Fort Worth)
Richie Lunsford has been in Texas since he was 6 months old, and hasn’t left for more than a year or two since. He has worked with other non-profits for over a decade that provided emergency humanitarian aid across the world. He is an improviser and teacher at the Four Day Weekend Training Center in Fort Worth, a father of four, and is passionate about the message of Girls Rock Camp.
Kristi Judd (Fort Worth)
Kristi was raised in a home where music was a part of every day life. She learned a lot from her father- a professional musician- and enjoyed participating in musical extracurriculars from a very young age. As a Spivey Hall Music Scholarship recipient at Clayton State University in Atlanta, Georgia, she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Music with concentrations in Voice and Education. After having worked for many musical organizations and gaining valuable experience, she now owns and operates her own music lessons studio, Music Junkie Studios, located on Park Place Avenue in Fort Worth. She proudly employs a handful of musicians and is excited to be a part of Girls Rock Fort Worth where she can play a vital role in training up young female musicians like herself!
Adam Owens (Fort Worth)
Adam is a born and raised Texan, Eagle Scout, devoted husband, and father of two. He studied Philosophy and Engineering in college, and has been working as a recruiter and HR professional in the DFW area for most of his professional career. He believes life is better when people are free and empowered to live purposefully. Adam digs the craft brew scene, the great outdoors, woodworking, and supporting like-minded organizations like Girls Rock and Wonderfully Made Dance.
Hannah Ball (Fort Worth)
Bio coming soon!