New York native, SF resident since 2019. Columbia University Graduate/Film. Isaiah has a diverse background in legal services, music, farming and entrepreneurship.
Mel Sherman is an entrepreneur, inventor, writer, filmmaker, and musician that began playing musical instruments at the age of four. He graduated from The School of Visual Arts in NYC with a B.F.A. in Film Directing and has worked on numerous blockbuster productions including I Am Legend, The Amazing Spiderman 2, and the HBO original series Boardwalk Empire.
Bay Area native, community volunteer, and wellness advocate. A firm believer that having a better community and society requires for all people to have the opportunity to live healthy and vital lives without resistance or interference from closed circles of power. Favorite time of day: when the sun and moon are visible together in the sky..
Mr. Powell, the father of two, attended Castlemont HS/Oakland and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He is an experienced manager working with IBM, Digital Equipment Corp and Digex Web Hosting. Mr. Powell has also served as CEO of VrC Labs and has owned restaurants. He also raises poultry and keeps bees in his spare time. Winston also functions as an itinerant minister.
Danielle Calibird Fernandez
Danielle comes from an eclectic background, including Veterinary Science, Special Needs Education, Art, Fashion Design and Community Advocacy. She brings a love of nature combined with design to imagine gardens as sanctuaries for both animals and humans alike. Danielle handles PR, Garden Design, Grant Research/Writing and Volunteer Outreach.
A local native, born and raised in Oakland, California, Annias Bernstine III has been immersed in the black and brown culture and art communities for decades. With a focus on bringing folks together while uplifting and showcasing local music, art, talent and culture, Annias continues to build bridges.
Highlights include; producing dance and entertainment venues, cohosting open mics, curating art venues and spaces, hosting boat cruises for the local LGBTQIA community and creating safe environments.
Lucía Lainez (pronouns are she/her/ella) is a second-generation San Francisco native with roots in Nicaragua. Since 2006, she serves as a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (English/Spanish) and early Feeding Specialist. She has dedicated her professional career to holistically support young infants and children with complex feeding and language delays, as well as their caregivers. As a mother and community healthcare worker, she prioritizes cultural humility, racial equity, and centering voices of under-resourced communities. She frequently uses outdoor spaces, such as parks, gardens, etc., throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to conduct therapy services, while exposing families to the gems in their own neighborhoods. Lucia hopes to support Dragonspunk’s vision of developing and nurturing open land spaces to serve as a thriving community resource for people living directly within these resilient communities.