Our volunteers are the heart of Girls Rock Charlotte. We LOve our diverse team of talented musicians, band managers, Camp Counselors, workshop leaders and more.
Here's a a small part of our amazing family that come back year after year!
Lara Americo - Drums and Production Director
"Finding my voice and being confident with who I am is something that took me decades to learn. This is a priceless gift to give to young girls and gender non-conforming children and I am thankful that Girls Rock gives me the chance to share this gift."
Megan Becker - Band Manager
"Girls Rock means to me a place where you can use creative expression with no judgment and can check an item off your bucket list ex: "rock out on stage." I love working with Girls Rock because of the smiles it puts on everyone's' face including mine, but especially the girls. When I'm not volunteering, I work on a woman's congressional campaign."
Amirah Brunache - Guitar and Assistant Band Manager
"I volunteered at Girls Rock because I want to help girls feel more confident about themselves and feel like they can do anything they set their minds to. I had a very good experience volunteering at Girls Rock. We were one big family!"
Charmayne Brooker - Camp Counselor
"I volunteer because this camp boosts girls' self-esteem and teach girls to be themselves. In today's society, a girl's self image can be distorted because of peers, media and social media. It's important to create your own self image and love yourself. I am studying at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, working on my Psychology major with a minor in Criminal Justice."
Hannah Case - Keyboards, Songwriting, Band Manager Director
"I volunteer with Girls Rock because I watched a video where a girl who was about 14 said, 'I've been waiting my whole life to admit I'm amazing' and I thought, 'This camp got her there 12 years ahead of me...it must be awesome'...and then I cried a little."
Lisa De Novo
"Girls Rock Charlotte Camp is such a rush! The experience is amazing - Everything from seeing the girls distinctive personalities shine, to watching the creative ideas flow, helping them get ready for the final performance and watching them rock! It really inspires you!"
Alexis Gray - Band Manager
"I love volunteering for Girls Rock Charlotte and having the opportunity to see a shy, quiet girl open up and start to become confident. It's really fun!
Robert Iffergan Drums & Assistant Band Manager
"Girls Rock Charlotte means that I am passing on my knowledge and passion to young girls who will use it to empower themselves. I volunteer because I know the impact one person can have in changing a life. In my ''real life'' I am a drummer, DJ, and spoken word artist and lyricist. I also work a retail job while attending school full-time!"
Michelle Kammerhammer - Drums
"I volunteer with Girls Rock Charlotte because I want girls to know that they can do anything that boys can do!"
Lauren Miller - Band Manager
"Girls Rock Charlotte was the most rewarding thing I have ever worked so hard on. The campers are so smart, insightful, and kind. They inspire me every day- which is why I keep band merch on my laptop & bag! "
Natalie Murphy - Band Manager
"Volunteering as a Band Manager for GRC Charlotte was a rockin' experience! Ever since I heard about Girls Rock camp in 2013 it was a dream of mine to a part of the movement. I just adore these young, intelligent, rebellious girls expressing themselves and finding themselves through music."
Jules Staley - Band Manager
"I love volunteering for Girls Rock Charlotte!
It is always so inspiring to help young women to work together as a band.
By the end of the week, they are performing a song and supporting each other. That is pretty awesome to see!"
Michelle Stanley - Assistant Band Manager
"I volunteer with Girls Rock Charlotte because I want to help empower young girls and gender-diverse youth. I struggled with many of the same issues these campers are experiencing and I know the difference people can make in someone's life. Not only do I get to watch the campers become more confident, but I also leave camp inspired and more sure of myself."
Pam Taylor - Vocals, Songwriting and Performance Coach
"After visiting the website and watching the Girls Rock video, I immediately knew this was something I had to do. I struggled with a lot of the same issues growing up and was able to overcome them so I felt like I had something even more meaningful than just my time to give to these girls. What surprised me the most was what these girls taught me. Girls Rock!! I am a Real Life Rock Star! ;-) "
Jo Walker - Teen Mentor and Assistant Band Manager
"I volunteer for Girls Rock Clt because when I was a camper I was too nervous to even go and say, "Hi" to people and now I'm a whole new confident person, with a lot more friends, and not afraid to perform in front of crowds anymore. I can't express how much this camp has helped me, so I volunteer to say thanks for what the camp has done for me."