THESE ARE THE DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS WORKING TO FOSTER COMMUNITY AND GROWTH THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS. WE COULDNT DO IT WITHOUT THEM!
MICHAEL “Jabberwocky” RIVERA
Michael, our founder, is an educator and performer who lives in the Reno area. He created the first Beats For Life classes in 2014 at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows as an unpaid volunteer. He still performs as Jabberwocky (as well as creating his own originals as Shady Acres) despite being older than dirt.
Teagan Thais –
Paul Spock is a Reno area stand up comic. He has performed with some of the best comics on the circuit including Ian Edwards, Lauren Kilmartin, Frank Caliendo, and Felipe Esparza.
In addition to his work with HGF Paul is an advocate for and fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes. In between inappropriate jokes about his anatomy.
Lonny “Dr Morefiend” Noble
Lonny Noble, better known as Dr Morefiend, a musician and dj/producer, has performed with some of hip hop’s hottest acts such as Mozzy, Mike Sherm, Roach Gigz, Suicideboy$, Too Short, Tech N9ne, Kool John and many more. In addition Lonny has performed with a host of rock bands including Long Beach Rehab featuring members of Sublime. Lonny does much of our graphics work in-house (saving us a TON of money) and would like it known he had nothing to do with this website.
BIO COMING SOON
Darren “Punktematrix” Archambault
Elyon “DJ Elyon” Zeugirdor
Elyon is a DJ and performer from Reno NV with an infectious smile and a serious love for music. As our Scratch Class 101 teacher, Elyon works with young people at our events to show them the fundamentals of scratching , using Common Core aligned instruction that includes basic math and ubiquitous software skills. As our international ambassador, Elyon has taught the Beats For Life program all throughout Latin America. As a performer his list of accomplishments is as long as many seasoned performers, having shared the stage with acts such as Brotha Lynch Hung, Too Short, E-40, Ezale, Mr-Capone-E, Layzie Bone, Kirko Bangz, Twisted Insane and Twista, ICP and many many more.
He is also disturbingly good at twerking.