Board of Directors
The faces of the Dorian Gray Youth Foundation
Matt, a cis gay man, was born and raised in the Cleveland area and continues to call Cleveland his home. Matt received an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Cleveland State University. Currently, Matt works as a Safety Engineer in the aerospace industry overseeing various projects for use on the International Space Station. Prior to that, Matt worked at University Hospitals in both direct patient care and as the Chemical Safety Officer. An introvert at heart, Matt loves working on everything behind the scenes but still loves to interact with people face-to-face.
Dan was born and raised in East Akron, and after wandering many cities in Northeast Ohio, he landed in the peaceful woods of Brecksville. By day, Dan leads the "Agents of Change" at RE/MAX Edge - Greater Cleveland Team out of his 100 year old storefront tucked along the bustling Professor Avenue in Tremont. Although he grew up in Akron, Dan was impressed by Cleveland's resilience and beautiful rich cultures which acted as a magnet to where he wanted to grow his space!
Britt Orcutt obtained her degree from Kent State University in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in Youth Development, and additional certifications of Nonprofit Management and Grant Writing. Orcutt is the founder and executive director of Flaming River Arts, and creator of the Midwest's first Queer comic book and pop culture convention, Flaming River Con. In addition, she freelances as a training program creator and consultant on diversity and inclusion for businesses, and produces LGBTQIA+ programming for mainstream comic book conventions. Outside of her professional work, Orcutt is an activist, Dungeons and Dragons player, published author, and brunch enthusiast.
Kathleen, a cis bi woman, was born and raised in the Greater Cleveland area and is proud to call Cleveland home. Kathleen received her Bachelor of Science in Education with Minors in English and Professional Writing cum laude from The Ohio State University in 2012. Currently, Kathleen works full-time in life insurance in addition to running KW Design; both positions allow her to explore her passion for education and community outreach in different communities throughout the country. A proud introverted nerd, Kathleen enjoys traveling and learning. She is often found eating at new restaurants, exploring museums, and wandering through libraries when she’s not working.