Pride in the Desert 2020 - Dates TBA

Meet the Team

Board of Directors - Festival Directors - Key Volunteers

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Your Volunteer Board of Directors

The Tucson Pride Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated volunteers with a passion for strengthening our community.

Executive Officers

Sam Cloud
President

Sam, a Native Tucsonan, is a social worker with a passion for her hometown community. A Rincon High School graduate, Sam first attended the University of Arizona and later completed five Associate degrees through Pima Community College. Sam earned her Bachelor of Social Work with a Concentration in Public Administration through Arizona State University, graduating summa cum laude. Her education also includes several professional training and certifications related to Program Design and Evaluation, Crisis Intervention, Victim Rights, and Community Organization.

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Jeff Myers-Fulgham
Interim Vice President

BIOGRAPHY COMING SOON!!

Stephen Myers-Fulgham
Treasurer

Stephen is originally from North Central Ohio and is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, and the Air Expeditionary Forces in Southwest Asia (Operation Iraqi Freedom). He came to Tucson in 2008 and retired from the Arizona Air National Guard in 2013. Stephen has completed a trio of College Degrees including a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. His education also includes extensive in-resident Professional Military Education in Accounting and Finance as well as Airman Leadership.

​Stephen has a broad range of professional experience in Accounting and Finance, Operations and Risk Management, Policy Development, Personnel Management, Legal Services, and as a Post-Secondary Educator.

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Matthew Taylor
Secretary

Matthew was born and raised here in Tucson, Arizona. He grew up on the south side of Tucson and went to school in the Sunnyside Unified School District. He spent the remainder of his high school career in foster care yet still finished his high school equivalency through Pima Community College’s GED program. 

He currently attends college at Pima Community College to receive a degree in Political Science. Matthew has a wide variety of experience working with nonprofit organizations including Tucson’s very own Ballet Folklorico Tapatio, an LGBT-friendly dance group that was founded with the vision of keeping youth off the street and teaching students the dances traditional to the Mexican culture. 

In his free time, Matthew enjoys dancing folklorico, playing the piano, and advocating for the students and families in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

Directors

Danny Opacich
Director

Danny is originally from Hibbing, Minnesota. He moved to Tucson in 2005 with his partner Augie. Danny enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He tries to make time to travel back to Minnesota to visit his family and friends a couple of weeks, every year.

Danny has worked in the human services and behavioral health sector for more than 16 years. He presently provides training to professionals working with people with various disabilities. 

As someone who identifies as LGBT, Danny has always been an active supporter of Tucson Pride as well as other various support organizations. 

Danny joined the Board of Directors in November of 2017 and is excited at this opportunity to serve our community.

Chris Flores
Director
Chis (DJ ReMix) bring a passion for music and the LGTBQA+ community and combines it with his years of experience in the industry to help Tucson Pride shine in the community. Chris has extensive experience with sound and production, and serves as our Production Director for the annual Pride festival and several other events throughout the year. When Chris isn't managing production for Tucson Pride, you might be lucky enough to catch him DJ'ing in several local venues as well as opening for artists such as Ludacris, Ashanti & JaRule. Chris uses his platform in media to help give the LGBTQ community a voice and raise awareness through radio interviews with community influencers; his efforts contribute to achieving our mission to educate the community at large.