Volunteer Profiles

Jenifer Roosevelt

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Jenifer first joined our team of volunteers in the summer of 2011, and is one of the friendly faces you encounter at our front desk. As a support staffer, she helps keep rock camp organized and moving forward. “Depending on who you ask,” she says, “I am an elementary teacher, a mom, a wife, and a good friend to all who’ll have me. I am a great appreciator of all the arts (especially music!) and a crafty-type who dabbles in 3D art and poetry.”

What inspires you?

I’m inspired by risk taking, truth seeking, and knowledge creating. I’ve always been drawn to true-to-self individuals who make their dreamy, quirky, and vulnerable sides visible to the rest of us. I love watching the creative process unfold, flow, and beguile it’s maker. But, most of all, I’m inspired by the growth I see and feel in the mini-Utopia which is Rock Camp.

Why do you volunteer for Rock Camp?

I have to admit, I was kinda terrified as I filled out my volunteer application the first year. But I was driven to do so. A fire was set under me after hearing a radio interview with the RCGLA founders. I just had to be part of this movement focused on guiding girls towards positivity and empowerment. To my amazement and joy, they welcomed me with open arms…and have continued doing so ever since!

What are you currently working on?

For better or worse, I’m not involved in music other than RCGLA. I am keeping safe my hopes of somehow, someday, making a go of it at Ladies Rock Camp. But, until then, I’m extremely busy as a working parent, homeowner, and rockstar-dreamer.

Danita Clark

 

Danita first joined our team of volunteers in the summer of 2011, and has been a drum instructor and band coach at both summer camp and Ladies Rock Camp. “I’m just a forty-something woman who loves banging her drums. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and playing with numerous musicians throughout the past 20 something years. It’s not my profession, but it certainly is my passion.”

What inspires you?

I’m inspired to play because when I play I love that way it makes me feel and I love to see people being moved by the grooves that i’m playing. I try to make it my goal to get people’s booties to shake.

Why do you volunteer for Rock Camp?

I volunteered for rock camp initially because I wanted other little girls and young women to be able to experience that joy brings to me in my life. When I was younger I had very few female role models who actually played instruments that I was aware of. I don’t want these young girls and women to ever feel like that.

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently drumming with my band, CHIKWOOD. We’ve been together since 2010. Started as a one off show and evolved into a full blown band. We started off playing covers in order to bond and tighten up as a band but now we have created a safe space for ourselves and recently started writing our own original material. We are all women who just love playing together. 2013 should be a year that we spend playing more out in the clubs then we have in the previous 2 years.

Lynne Earls

Lynne first joined our team of volunteers when she spoke on the Women in Music panel at the 2012 Ladies Rock Camp, sharing her experiences as a sound engineer, mixer, producer, and composer. She has since lead the Recording Workshop at both LRC and summer camp. She owns and runs Earls Music Productions, a full service music production company and recording studio located in Los Angeles.

What inspires you?

Magic moments inspires me… that initial creative spark when you are first excited about an idea and you run with it, that tends to be where the magic lies… the closer you are to your first instinct for something tends to be where the freshest ideas come from.  The results tend to be the most captivating and most magical which is ultimately what draws people in!  Be it music or cooking or photography, whatever the medium!!!!  Anything that feels like it came from that place inspires me!

Why do you volunteer for Rock Camp?

I volunteer because i believe who heartedly that those experiences we have as kids help spark and encourage those who have a passion for music to follow their dreams.  I also feel that when you simplify something and encourage folks to ‘have a go’ they realize that it is not so scary and are more inclined to try ideas and not let insecurity stop them in their tracks.

I admire the work that all the women at rock camp do and feel it is something so important to support.  We have all been lucky enough to make our passion our job and this makes for a happier more peaceful world so the more we can give back the better!!!!!

What are you currently working on?

I am currently producing and engineering for a few independent solo artists who are making their first EPs, had the fortune to work in Capitol Studios recently and will be returning there for some further work and development, also writing a lot for television, film and advertising.  Continuing to grow and cultivate projects that allow me to work within the beautiful community of musicians I have been fortunate to connect with over the years of living in LA, keeping it local and home grown as much as possible!!!