SacPride Planning Committee

SAc Pride Planning Committee

Jordan Hosein-Hedmann
Pride Director

Jordan is a Trinidadian- Jamaican who was born in Miami, FL. Jordan is passionate about QTPOC issues and is focused on creating more inclusive spaces for queer people of color. He enjoys traveling, learning, and hanging out with his loved ones. Jordan looks forward to serving the community by producing events that appeal to the diverse community of Sacramento.⠀

Amado Hernandez
Assistant Pride Director

Originally from Chico, I left at 20 embarking on a 12-year career in entertainment as a lighting designer, stage manager and director on cruise ships, Vegas and Broadway. I joined Sacramento Pride in 2018 as the Entertainment Coordinator and I am proud to be serving my community as your Deputy Pride Director this year. 

Lanz Nalagan
Corporate Giving Director

Lanz is excited to support his third SacPride. He is grateful to continue making the event accessible, diverse, and more community driven and representative.

Ariela Cuellar
Marketing Coordinator

Ariela identifies as thick, queer, salvadoreña/latinx, Leo sun, Taurus moon, Gemini rising, dog lover, and pizza fanatic. Her favorite thing about working on Pride this year has been getting to build more community and friends through Pride committee and planning an online event for community to enjoy. 

Kelsie Hale
Volunteer Coordinator

While Pride looks a lot different this year from past years, i hope that each day we celebrate brings a little bit of  hope to the people in the community. Pride is all about celebrating you.

Melissa Leal
Pride Zones Coordinator

Melissa Leal (she, her, hers) has a heart eager to serve her Sacramento community by amplifying the voices that most often are dismissed and silenced. She brings her creativity and tremendous knowledge in fundraising and event management as this year’s Pride Zone Coordinator. She lives in Sacramento with her dog Mae and can often be found at local Drag Shows cheering on her favorite queens.

Darris S. Davis-Gorman
Entertainment Coordinator

“I like attention. No One pays attention to what they don’t see potential in.” – Darris

Darris has an A.A. in Commercial Music Business Management and Promotion, and an A.A. F.A. for Music Art.

Darris is a Director for Paramount Films a producer/singer/song-writer/actor/choreographer/professional dancer/gymnast.
Mx. Rachel Powell, M.Ed
Accessibility Coordinator

Rachel P. (she/they), English teacher by day and Sac Pride’s Accessibility Coordinator by night. Working on the committee has allowed me to feel more connected with the local queer and disabled community. Being a voice for those of us who are differently abled has been rewarding and empowering. I’m dedicated to an accessible Pride, and will continue to strive to make it accessible for all.

Michelle Tran
Logistics Intern

Michelle is a queer raised in the Bay Area. They identify as Vietnamese-American, 1.5 gen and grew up in San Jose, CA. They prefer rivers over oceans and enjoys perusing solutions to community issues while consuming plates of prosciutto and sour beers with others. They are new to the Sacramento area and joined the Sac Pride planning committee because queering things makes the world a better place for everyone. 

Matt Coats
Vendor Relations

Matt is in his third year supporting Sac Pride and is volunteering as our Vendor Relations Coordinator. He is passionate about building strong connections between the LGBT community and the businesses and services that support our cause. In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with his husband, Anthony, and their dog-daughter Sofia – together they love gardening, hiking, cooking, great wine, and throwing the occasional shade.

Ashneel Kumar
Youth Community Coordinator

I’m really excited to be part of the Committee! I am a big fan of corgi videos and pretending like i don’t enjoy watching them on my couch while sniffing the lavender scents from my oil diffuser.

Clarissa Laguardia
Social Media Volunteer
Clarissa is a SacPride social media volunteer. She identifies as a queer salvie/Latinx! She’s an immigrant, grad student, entrepreneur, and community advocate. Her favorite thing about working on Pride is being able to work with queer poc to promote unity across Sacramento’s vibrant and beautiful diversity!