The PURPOSE Productions team is a collection of brilliant and radical minds who have committed to the collaborative, mothering work that PURPOSE does. While our team does have Liberation Levels, these roles are not hierarchical and are framed by a combination of capacity, skills, and current commitment to PURPOSE as a growing institution.

Learn more about how we define our roles in Our Language.

PURPOSE Productions practices a collective leadership model. Our CEO (Creator.Emancipator.Oracle) and VPs (Visioning Partners) engage in shared practice and decision-making to guide our team and facilitate support for our Sojourners.

A. Nia Austin-Edwards
A. Nia Austin-Edwards Creator.Emancipator.Oracle (CEO). Founder. Organizer.
they/them/she/her

The idea of support is what Nia has built a life around through writing, performing, creating, marketing, listening, caring, and… [read more]

Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte
Timothy Prolific EdwaujonteVisioning Partner (VP) for Institutional Culture. Supporter. Liberator.
he/him/they/them

Tim is a poet, writer, publisher, activist, and champion of independent artists… [read more]

Sydnie L. Mosley
Sydnie L. MosleyVisioning Partner (VP) for Institutional Thriving. Organizer. Liberator.
she/her

Sydnie is an award winning artist-activist and educator who is interested in creative work that is both artistically sound and socially aware…. [read more]

Regina E. Dowdell
Regina E. DowdellVisioning Partner (VP) for Institutional Clarity. Organizer. Liberator.
she/her

Digital Storyteller, Creative Strategist, Social Media Goddess

The PURPOSE Productions team consists of Organizers, Workers, and Supporters who are the primary collaborators for our work with Sojourners. These individuals bring their diverse expertise to every engagement along with a commitment to mothering creative work through the lens of PURPOSE’s values.

 Alexis Harbour
Alexis HarbourWorker.
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Seeker, Keeper of Books, Future Polyglot, Legit Lady of Bags
Chelsea M. Gregory
Chelsea M. GregoryWorker.
she/her
creator, collaborator, community builder, cultural organizer
Cristine Davis
Cristine DavisSupporter. Liberator.
she/her
Dancer, Teacher, Communications, Operations, Policy
Denise Shu Mei
Denise Shu MeiOrganizer. Worker. Liberator.
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Mover, Arts & Cultural Worker, Project Manager
Eddie Terry
Eddie TerrySupporter.
he/him
Francesca Axam-Hocker
Francesca Axam-HockerSupporter. Liberator.
she/her
Jessica D. Lee
Jessica D. LeeLeading Organizer. Organizer. Liberator.
she/her
Dance and Teaching Artist, Arts and Administrative Organizer, Creative Collaborator
Liz Law
Liz LawLeading Organizer. Organizer. Worker.
she/her
Shape Shifter | Mover & Shaker
Maria Smith Dautruche
Maria Smith DautrucheLeading Organizer. Organizer.
she/her
Seeker. Agitator. Connector.
Marisol Ybarra
Marisol YbarraOrganizer.
she/her
Healer, social justice advocate, reader who loves bad tv, podcasts, and golf
Matthew Dicken
Matthew DickenOrganizer.
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Non-Binary Femme Storyteller, Facilitator, Teaching Artist
Maya Simone Z.
Maya Simone Z.Worker.
she/her
Art Maker, Facilitator, Educator
Melanie Greene
Melanie GreeneOrganizer.
she/her
Candy Eater, Crocheter, Creator, Collaborator
Mshairi Siyanda
Mshairi SiyandaWorker.
she/her
Educator, Creative, Nurturer, Artivist, Justice Seeker
sára abdullah
sára abdullahOrganizer.
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Experience Creator. Cosmic Femme Poet. Plant Lover.
Sherrill Austin
Sherrill AustinWorker.
she/her
Simone Lee Sobers
Simone Lee SobersSupporter.
she/her
Activist, Artist, & Dreamer
Tara L. Daniels
Tara L. DanielsLeading Organizer. Organizer. Liberator.
she/her
Artist at the Intersection of Social Justice and Education

Photo Credits: A. Nia Austin-Edwards by Gerry Eastman, Timothy Jones by Bas Clark, Sydnie L. Mosley by Ferima Faye, Melanie Greene by Larry Rosalez, Francesca Axam-Hocker by ShocPhoto