Director of Youth Program
Hi! I’m Sheyenne, and I identify as queer and gender non-conforming. You can use she/her or they/them pronouns interchangeably for me.
I am a partnered stay-at-home mom. I have professional backgrounds in education, leadership, team building, outdoor safety, and art.
I enjoy playing with my daughter, spending time with friends and family, cooking, painting and drawing, and being outside when the weather is nice.
I have a knack for structure, organizing, and planning, and I hope to use these skills to help Pride function smoothly behind the scenes.
I am passionate about advocating for and helping marginalized groups within the community. I can’t phrase it any better than Fred Rogers when he said, “All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connect us as neighbors—in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.”
Director of Adult Programs
Director of Community Outreach
Hello! My name is Karisa Vandeventer, I use she/her pronouns and I have been a Kokomo Pride Youth Group volunteer since Fall of 2017 and began serving Kokomo Pride as a Board Member in 2020.
I use she/her pronouns, identify as a cisgender female with a sexual orientation of bisexual. I am dedicated to allocating emotionally safe environments where people can learn freely without fear of judgement or bias.
Professionally, I work as a therapist and educator here in Kokomo. Personally, I love dance parties, laughing, learning, making new friends, reading, concerts, serving my community and MORE DANCE PARTIES!
I’m Christina and I identify as a non-binary person who uses they/them pronouns. I studied at the School of Philanthropy and continued schooling in cyber security. I’m originally from the Metro Detroit Area but have lived in Kokomo since 2015.
I’ve volunteered as part of Kokomo Pride’s outreach team since summer of 2021 before being given the opportunity to become Director of Adult Outreach in the fall.
My interests include volunteerism, sewing and designing clothing, and baking. My favorite way to spend time is with my dog Blue, who loves to meditate, walk, and take naps with me!