Elder Wrong is the Porta Pottie Preacher. The Cuddle Pottie is his second attempt at being a cult leader after his failed Army of Shirt Cocking Elders of Latter-Day Saints started at his 2011 Burn. He has been preaching his message of “Love thy Porta-Potties” through the Pottie Project since 2013. A local artist to Phoenix Arizona, Elder Wrong has created burn pieces for Arizona and Southern Nevada Regional Burns. Elder Wrong is now the lead volunteer of the Pottie Project. You can email him or friend him on Facebook.
This text has been co-written by (among others): Burning Man Project’s Aarhus Regional Contacts Christian Dietrichsen and Lars Haahr, city activist in Aarhus Jeppe Spure Nielsen, member of the Berlin Burner community Katharina Hagg and Burning Man Project Director of Education Stuart Mangrum. We hope you will enjoy it and we look forward to hearing your thoughts, comments and ideas.
Felicity Graham, M.A., is a performer, educator, researcher, writer and professional enthusiast. You know - a Renaissance woman. It's a living. In addition to her teaching and writing, she's also a member of the board of directors of NYSTA, a non-profit organization for voice professionals. As such, arts funding is a topic that's (usually) near and (mostly) dear to her heart. She currently lives in NYC, where she spends her time thinking up clever article titles and voluntarily paying Columbia University embarrassing amounts of money to add even more initials after her name.
Where vibes are high, you can bet Graham Berry won’t be far. When he’s not volunteering to build big art or eating fire, he’s usually chronicling the experiences created at events that were inspired by the community and ethos in Black Rock City. With his trusty Masters of Communications from the University of Southern California and his Instagram moniker @FestivalWriter, Graham tirelessly works to share the stories of the creative heroes of the day. Through sheer dedication and an iron will, he fills his daytime hours generating editorial content as the voice of Do LaB. Outside the office, he moonlights as a freelancer for various culture and events focused publishers like Fest300, LA Weekly and Burn After Reading Magazine. He has also written extensively on the powerful culture that Burning Man catalyzed in festivals peppered throughout the default world, including Lucidity, Enchanted Forest, Envision and Lightning in a Bottle.
Gustavo is the Education Project Manager for Burning Man Project and has a Bachelor's degree in social anthropology, and a Master's in both human development and instructional design. In his previous life, Gustavo worked as a trainer for Public Health and Human Services organizations and helped professors build courses at UC Berkeley. He has helped to launch Burning Man Hive, designed and produced online courses therein, and he currently supports learning design projects at Burning Man Project.
A founding member of the Burning Man Board, Harley K. Dubois brings to bear over 15 years of project management, art and city planning experience. As the City Manager of Black Rock City, Harley oversees both the Playa Safety Council and Community Services departments, ensuring that the citizens of BRC are happy and safe, including ingress, life on playa, and egress. She originated theme camp placement, the Greeters, Playa Info, Burning Man Information Radio, and has kindled the development of all other Community Service teams. Harley also created and maintains a comprehensive training and self-development program for the Burning Man staff, fostering the concepts of volunteerism and cross-departmental communication. Harley is a founding member of the Black Rock Arts Foundation, where she chairs the grants committee and acts as the foundation's liaison with the Burning Man Project. She is fully engaged in program development and works closely with the Executive Director and other staff members in conducting day-to-day operations. Harley has an extensive education and history in the visual and performing arts, has been a fitness director and a San Francisco fire fighter.