Erica, Boss Lady and Commander at the Helm


Salutations, Bonjour, Hola, Kon’nichiwa, Bienvenue, Ola, Hallo’, Na nga def, ‘La Ora Na, and Welcome to the Basement Teen Center Beings of this great Rock. My name is Erica and I am proud to step up as your Fearless Leader. I have spent countless hours on the peaks of the highest mountains and in the depths of the deepest oceanic crevasses, studying at ancient temples, exploring our deepest caverns and densest jungles,  seeking the ancient wisdom of our ancestors to bring you the most excellent programming ever known to human and animal kind alike! I  have traveled through time and space, through lost worlds and alternate universes to retrieve knowledge not yet known on our planet to bare forth holey unique ideas, but I have come to a snafu as there is only so much that one person can do! I ask now for your help in our venture to be the best Teen Center we can be! Let us gather daily, weekly, monthly to philosophize, create, learn, grow, cook, and eat among other plans to help us realize our dreams! Let us have our cake and eat it too! Will you join us? I look forward to working with you, and with that I will leave you with sage advice from some of my personal heroes, “Be Excellent to each other!” and “Live Long and Prosper!”

Erica’s pronouns are she/ her/ hers. Email Erica at with questions.



Mari Wilson, Enthusiastic Liker of Things and Americorps Member


Mari likes to facilitate conversations and activities between diverse groups, which have included bears, teens, pumpkin spice lattes, ocean waves, rockstars, and bosses who ask her to rotate PDFs instead of googling how to rotate a PDF. She is a theatre person but not an actor, an activist who doesn’t like to go to mass protests, and a mass-coffee-consumer who doesn’t like the taste of coffee. She’s lived in New York City, Princeton NJ, New Orleans, and London and she speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Emoji. Mari has a pizza tattoo on her arm and will show it to you/ allow you to laugh at it if you ask nicely.

Mari’s pronouns are she/ he/ they

Email Mari at for a quick reply to your questions / comments/ concerns and a fresh meme.