re:imagine your voice. re:imagine community.
re:imagine possibilities.

 

MISSION:

To empower the next generation of storytellers.

Our in school and mobile programming serves Atlanta teens from all backgrounds by providing mentorship and training in film, music, podcasting and other media outlets. By amplifying youth voices we are engaging youth to be changemakers and storytellers for their communities.


Our Team

Susanna Spiccia launched her dream organization, re:imagine/ATL, in March of 2014 after working in sales and youth development. With this organization, Spiccia unites youth from all backgrounds and mentors them in empathy and character through film and music production. Spiccia also doubles as a dancing machine.

Susanna Spiccia, Executive Director

Born and raised in Atlanta, Ceci has always been eager to merge her love of people and the creative arts in her hometown. Currently, Ceci also serves as the Operations Manager for the Atlanta Film Society and works as a freelance production assistant in the Atlanta area. She enjoys spending her spare time volunteering in her community & binge watching Netflix.

Ceci Leon,
Program Manager

Luciano Giarrano is Executive Director of Immersive Atlanta, Teaches Film at The New School, Founded The Cottage Recording Company and is former CEO of MASS Collective. He has served on the Board of Directors for Arts Atl and Murmur among other Atlanta Arts based non-profits. 
Passionate about community and connectivity, Giarrano has used his wide range of experience in production, post-production and engineering to develop brands from the ground-up and advocate for artists and organizations often over-looked. 
 

Luciano Giarrano,
Director of Strategy and Production,
Contractor

Jennifer (Chung) Song began her Social Media Marketing journey as a Digital Content Creator turned Influencer. Since uploading her first video on YouTube in 2007, she's garnered over 37 million views and has worked with digital entities: YouTube and Google. In 2016, Jennifer was invited to the White House as an Asian-American Influencer by President Obama's White House Initiative for AAPIHM. Originally from the bay area, Jennifer currently resides in Atlanta with her husband, Joules and their two rescue pit mixes. Jennifer continues creating content, works as a social media consultant, and is also signed with People Store Agency for film/television/commercial. You can find Jennifer's music on Spotify under 'Jennifer Chung' as well as her duo project with her husband 'WATS' [We Are The Songs] -- www.JenniferChung.com // @JenniferJChung on all social platforms. She's excited to join re:imagine ATL in empowering this generation's and the next's storytellers.

Jennifer (Chung) Song, Social Media, Contractor

Kimberlin Bolton holds a Master's degree from the University of Michigan (’11/Vocal Performance) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College ('09/Music). Bolton, a lyric soprano, sang in the renowned Spelman College Glee Club, and has held the operatic roles of Susanna, (The Marriage of Figaro-Univ.of Michigan ‘09)  and Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream-Univ. of Michigan ’11).

 

In 2008, as Operations Manager of entertainment company, The Muddy Water Group, Bolton founded the Muddy Water Rep Program. This 7-city, 25-student program created a mass network for students interested in working in the industry. Alumni of the program have moved on to become very successful artist managers, musicians, production assistants, bloggers and filmmakers. Establishing the Muddy Water Rep Program was instrumental in Kimberlin's philosophy towards her career. Bolton notes, "My ultimate goal is to make a difference by showing others how impactful they can be."

 

Upon graduating from the University of Michigan, she traveled to France to perform with the Franco-American Vocal Academy Theater. There, she toured the southern region of France, in the operatic production of La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein.

 

Looking for a change of pace, Bolton returned to the United States in August 2011 to accept the role as Personal Assistant to singer Janelle Monáe. As Ms. Monáe's assistant, she was ultimately responsible for managing the artist’s day-to-day schedule, as well as all communication. Her boundless responsibilities afforded her the opportunity to develop a very extensive resume. 

 

Four years later, Bolton took a leap of faith, resigning from her position and founding Blue Culture LLC, a creative consulting group. Through the agency, she blends her diverse background to create unique marketing strategy, increase brand awareness, and curate genre-bending collaborations for her clients. 

 

Kimberlin notes, "We owe it to ourselves to go beyond the familiar and actively pursue dreams. Building something from the inside out requires hard work, determination, and resilience. ” 

Kimberlin Bolton,
Operations Director

Terp Vairin is a multi-practice artist based in Decatur, GA. She graduated Cum Laude with a BFA from SCAD in 2010, and now works behind the scenes at re:imagine/ATL and developing community programming and outreach for The Workshop, as well as doing independent projects and freelance. In her spare time Vairin enjoys beekeeping and playing ukulele terribly.

Terp Vairin,
Project Manager

Gavin Bernard is an interior design, product designer, and large scale installation artist. Native of Great Britain, who has called Atlanta home for the past seventeen years. He is co-owner of interior design firm Grafite, who designed interiors for Octane Coffee, Henry & June and Aviary Salon. Gavin is also, partner of Wake Up Dear an Atlanta-based design group and co-created "ODO", a intricately woven pendant light creating geometric patterns in light and shadow.

Gavin Bernard,
Podcast Producer,
Volunteer

Julie has developed curriculum and produced short films with kids from around the world, as well as earning a MPH. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with years of evaluation and communications experience at the CDC, CARE, and Good Samaritan Health Center. In her downtime she's training for triathlons, in the art or yoga studio, or hosting new friends through AirBnB.

Julie Foster-Straw, Program Director

Part Queens, part southern gentleman.  Grassroots leader with a corporate project management background.  I can bring you a glass of water, but I'd rather build a pipeline.

Paras Chaudhari,
Producer,
Contractor

Jade Carter is an Atlanta-bred graphic designer. After graduating from Williams College in Massachusetts, she moved back home to thrust herself into Atlanta’s creative scene. She is the Creative Director for A3C Festival & Conference and lends her freelance talents to other small businesses and non-profits. When there is spare time, this wanderlust loves traveling the globe with her mom and attending music festivals.

Jade Carter,
Graphic Design,
Contractor


Our Board of directors
 

Kate Atwood, Board Chair
Metro Atlanta Chamber, VP of Marketing, ChooseATL

Sarita Alami, Board Co-Chair
Sponsorships Manager, Mailchimp

Barbara Griffin
Board President of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Former SVP Image Management for Turner Broadcasting

Richard Dunn
Director of Strategic Alliances at Atlanta Voice, Brash Music

Alvin Glymph 
Founder of Glymph & Associates

Marlon Nichols 
McGraw-Hill Education, Account Executive, Urban Initiatives
Pinecone Productions, Inc. , President
ATL Live on the Park, Co-Founder

Linnea Geiss
Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development at NCR Corporation

Jeff Justice
Lead of Enterprise Division (East Coast) at Dropbox

Lonnell Williams
Vice President, Private Client Advisor at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Lindsay Trinkle
Wiled Co., Atlanta Ventures

Cheryl Naja
Alston & Bird

Natalie Black
Founder and CEO, Brainbox Curate

Uwonda Carter
Owner, The Carter Law Firm, PC

Patti Davis
Sales Manager/Co-Founder, Atlanta Movie Tours

Dan Rosenfelt
President of Operations at Third Rail Studios

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Asante Bradford
Digital Entertainment and Emerging Technology

Patty Miranda
Ideas United

Tom Karsch
Camp Flix, Former Turner Classic Movies

Jason Ogden
President at eyeSpeak Marketing

Ben Warren
Terminus

Luciano Giarrano
MASS Collective, The Cottage, Immersive Atlanta