Founded in 1992, Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors.

Emily Hopkins
Emily HopkinsExecutive Director
Emily works to develop sustainable, community-based systems that connect working artists directly to communities. She is an advisor to PUSD and, the Vice President of her Neighborhood Association. Emily has a BFA & MA from CalArts.
Amy Ruvalcaba
Amy RuvalcabaDirector of Operations
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Amy Ruvalcaba is a multidisciplinary artist and Operations Manager at Side Street Projects. She joins Side Street with sixteen years of leadership roles within nonprofit organizations, foundations, and private companies.
Estela Sanchez
Estela SanchezCommunity Outreach Manager & Teaching Artist
Estela Sanchez is an artist, educator, and healer whose work creates inclusive spaces for collectively manifesting decolonized, cosmic narratives. They grew up in the Coachella Valley and graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in Mathematics.
Joshua Segura
Joshua SeguraFacilities Manager
Based in Southern California, Josh is a painter, illustrator and musician interested in design, science fiction and social art history. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Art and Art History from UC San Diego and an MFA from CalArts. Josh is an avid cyclist, gardener and sourdough practitioner and is the current Facilities Manager at Side Street Projects.

Morgan Street
Morgan StreetTeaching Artist

Morgan Street is a Los Angeles based artist, designer, teacher and fabricator. She makes objects, prints and sounds. She holds a BID from Pratt Institute.

Margaret Adachi
Margaret AdachiTeaching Artist
Margaret Adachi was born in Los Angeles, California. She has an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She is a sculptor and installation artist.

Kelly Austin
Kelly AustinTeaching Artist
Has spent 14 years at Side Street Projects and 30 years as a Professional Organizer and Bookkeeper, guiding financial and logistical processes with individuals and small businesses.
K. Bradford
K. BradfordTeaching Artist
K. Bradford is a writer, performer, arts educator, cultural worker and mover/shaker at large, whose work incites livewire social space through poetics, sound, objects, and spectacle.
Brenda Cruz
Brenda CruzTeaching Artist & Curriculum Specialist
Brenda Cruz is a Pasadena based Printmaker by trade and continues exploring classic techniques in building accessible printing mechanisms: how to create proper registration without an industrial press. Has a Masters in Art Education from CSULA.

Trinidad Ruiz
Trinidad RuizCommunications Manager
Trinidad Ruiz is a Chicano, visual artist, community organizer, educator, programmer, and collaborator working at the intersection of creativity, community and tenant activism. He is co-founder of VyBe (Vermont y Beverly) Local of the LA Tenants Union, and an avid cyclist. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in Art History.

Darlene Valencia
Darlene ValenciaTeaching Artist
Darlene is an artist, writer and poet who loves playing with branches. Her work touches on identity, nature and self.
Tracee Johnson
Tracee JohnsonTeaching Artist
Tracee is an artist and educator. She is trained as a landscape architect and graduated from Otis College with a MFA in Public Practice.

Champoy Lim
Champoy LimTeaching Artist
Champoy is from the Philippines. He has a BFA in Advertising Arts and loves making things with his hands and drawing on things.

Derrick Maddox
Derrick MaddoxTeaching Artist
Derrick Maddox is a LA based poet, musician, performing and visual artist. His work tries to capture the emphemeralness of the unspeakable, the censored internal dialogue filtered in between the process of thought and speech. He received his B.A. in communication from UCSD, and his M.F.A. from Cal Arts.

Board of Directors

Ashley Gibbons, Board Chair
Marketing Consultant
Los Angeles, CA

Slade Belum, Treasurer
Director of Finance and Operations, Armory Center for the Arts
Los Angeles, CA

Bill Macomber, Secretary
CEO/CTO, Fancy Film Post Services
Los Angeles, CA

Julie Ward
Attorney (Retired), Distinguished Community Leader
Pasadena, CA

Jane Chaffin
Founder, OffRamp Gallery Jeremy Levine Architecture
Pasadena, CA

Jeremy Levine
Principal, Jeremy Levine Architecture
Los Angeles, CA

Dianne Magee
Attorney (Retired), Distinguished Community Leader
Pasadena, CA

Dr. Sujal Mandavilla M.D.
Los Feliz, CA

Mark Steven Greenfield
Artist, Distinguished Community Leader
Altadena, CA

Emily Hopkins
Executive Director
Pasadena, CA

Advisory Board

Christine Mckay
Los Angeles, CA

Deb Diehl
Los Angeles, CA

Debbie Fisher
Leadership Council,
Malibu, CA

Glenna Avila
Executive Director,
Los Angeles, CA

John Agnew
Vintage vehicle expert,
Altadena, CA

Kevin Bruce
Community leader,
Pasadena, CA

Sally Bickerton
Development Director,
Los Angeles, CA

Scott Ward
Executive Director,
Pasadena, CA

Steven Butcher
Vintage vehicle expert,
Ventura, CA

Lizzie Salvati
Marketing Consultant
Pasadena, CA

Rick Lowe
Artist and founder of Project Row House
Houston TX,

Mel Chin
Asheville, NC