Karla is the creator of the Memorial Crane Project, founder of the nonprofit organization Memorial Crane Project, Inc. and owner of Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles, CA
I am a creative executive with business acumen. While Vice President of Original Scripted Series at the ABC Family Channel I worked with writers and producers to develop series and oversee production through delivery. I also created a musical Public Service Announcement series entitled "Check Yourself" which modeled healthy Emotional Intelligence choices that aired for years on Fox Kids Network.
In the late '80s I was a founding member of Oasis Studio/Boston where I curated screenings of young filmmakers' work and shows of new architects' concepts and drawings alongside my photography.
Most recently I have been working with my husband Paul Redford to develop television series such as "Hellraisers" about Thurgood Marshall and his staff of extraordinary attorneys working to topple legal segregation.
I am also a trained chef, a yoga & meditation teacher, serial class parent at St. James Episcopal school, and food pantry volunteer at St. James Episcopal Church.
My husband, daughter, son, call the Windsor Square neighborhood of Los Angeles home.
She began her career in London as Director of Development and Human Resources Director/ Customized Programs at J Sainsbury for 10 years, and won one of the first National Training Awards in 1989. Next she was appointed Deputy CEO to the Docklands Development Agency where she created customized programs for the community and developed private and public partnerships raising over a million sterling pounds.
In 1995 she was appointed by the British Government to conduct research which led to the establishment of Global Graduates Training which supported over 10,000 students through higher education and worked with over 20,000 families and 100 schools.
She arrived in Los Angeles and became School Site Council Chairperson for her children’s school, CEAC Chairperson at the school site, local district and Vice Chair of the DAC, Gifted and Talented parent expert and a member of the Black Parent Union. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Dr Theodore Alexander Award for her commitment to Parental Involvement.
In 2015 she launched The Knowledge Shop in South Los Angeles., with STREAM: Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math Enrichment Center for families and children. In 2022 she will lead the National Association of African American Parents and Youth (NAAAPY) a non profit dedicated to the educational, social, emotional and spiritual well being of the Black community.
Chris is a longtime member of the Directors Guild of America, working in film and TV as an Assistant Director, Production Manager and Producer. He was co-editor and contributing writer for the nationally recognized Being Alive Newsletter and for The Living Desert’s publication Foxpaws. He currently teaches English Literature at Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, CA.
Claudia Gold, a Casting Director in Los Angeles, has also worked as a TV Host, Actress, and voice-over artist throughout her entertainment career.
Claudia has proudly served for more than 20 years as a volunteer for AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angle Food. She also dedicated herself for 13 years, leading committees, organizing and fundraising for Campbell Hall, a K-12 school that her daughter attended. In 2019 Campbell Hall honored her leadership, dedication and fundraising success with their Volunteer of the Year Award.
Claudia's support of the Memorial Crane Project is fueled in part by her own experience dealing with grief and loss, and a lifelong interest in helping others to heal.
Rocket is an international artist who is known for his ability to communicate using an array of mediums ranging from graphic art, screen printing, painting, to sculpting and 3D printing. "With the guiding principle of my art being Peace, Love, and Technology," commented Rocket, "I create not only to entertain but to bring awareness to our social structures and how we can use them to convery messages that aid in the emotional evolution of our race." Rocket has recently worked with entities such as Monster Energy, Nike, and Universal Records.
Sabine Jaccaud moved to LA in August 2020 from Cambridge and London, in England. Starting off in the arts, Sabine obtained a secondary school diploma in fine arts with a focus on abstract mixed media. She then moved into academia, obtaining her doctorate in comparative literature from Oxford University, following her undergraduate degree at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, where she is from. Research, teaching and editing evolved into a 25 + year corporate career in communications and public engagement, most of all with global organisations undergoing a radical change or disruption. She has worked across Europe, in the US and led global teams. Keeping close to her early background in the arts, she is a Committee member at Kettle’s Yard, part of the University of Cambridge Museums, and advocates for multi-disciplinary thinking across business, education and artistic creativity. She currently works across a portfolio of consulting, advisory board, mentoring and trustee positions. Her extended family lives in Switzerland, Portugal and Australia, and California is becoming her new home, together with her husband and son.