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


To empower the next generation of storytellers.

Our in school and mobile programming serves Atlanta teens from all backgrounds by providing mentorship and resources in film and digital media. By amplifying youth voices we are engaging them to be changemakers and storytellers for their communities.

Our Team

“Susanna believes that no matter where you are from, everyone has a story, and that story deserves to be shared. Before starting re:imagine/ATL, she worked in construction sales to save money to jumpstart the nonprofit, and in addition her current job, she is an independent producer. Susanna has given a talk at TedXAtlanta, is a 2017 and 2018 Civic Innovation Fellow, and she was recognized as Creative Loafing’s People to watch in 2017. She loves to dig for gems, and has a marketing & rhetoric bachelor's degree from Georgia College

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,

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. Since receiving a cum laude BFA in 2010, she has worked on over 30 shows, projects, and productions. When not working behind the scenes at re:imagine/ATL, Vairin is developing independent projects, including podcasting and public interactive art, and educational programming for all ages.

Terp Vairin,
Administrative 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,

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,

A veteran of the social good space, Ava began her career as the director of an after-school arts program working with underserved middle school students in Oklahoma City.  After moving to Australia in 2012, she worked with the Australian Department of Arts and Culture to create curricula and programming for high school students in the arts. Then in 2015, Ava moved to the for-profit sector building a CSR program for the digital media startup, Reelio, in Los Angeles. Through Reelio Cares, Ava was able to work with over 30 different nonprofits and social enterprises, raising over $100,000 in donations and earned media. Taking this experience with her, Ava founded Good Done Well in August of 2016, where she now advises on and implements non-traditional communications and development strategies for purpose-driven organizations. In addition to working with companies like YouTube and Google, she works with nonprofits including the Ad Council, the United Nations Foundation, and now, re:imagine/ATL. Her digital campaign with the water nonprofit, DIGDEEP, won a Cynopsis Media Social Good Award. Ava has presented at the Creativity World Forum, her articles have been published on top industry sites including Triple Pundit and, and her work has been featured in Forbes and Financial Times. Ava is passionate about serving the people who serve, and believes that the good we do should fearlessly and creatively empower humanity.

Ava Kelly, Marketing and Communications Strategist, Contractor

Our Board of directors

Keisha Hines, Board Chair
3Ci, Director of Technology

Dan Rosenfelt, Board Vice Chair
Third Rail Studios, President

Tyler Edgarton, Board Treasurer
Managing Partner at Mailing Avenue StageWorks
Investor, Raulet Property Partners

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

Cheryl Naja,
Alston & Bird LLP, Director of Pro Bono and Community Service

Jeff Justice,
Dropbox, Head, Enterprise Success

Keith Perissi,
Kennesaw State University, Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program, Director

Linnea Geiss,
Independent Strategic Advisor

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

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

Natalie Black,
Brainbox Curate, Founder and CEO

Patti Davis,
Atlanta Movie Tours, Co-Founder
The Fox Theater, Group and Corporate Sales Coordinator

Pola Changnon,
Turner Classic Movies, VP/Creative Director

Richard Dunn,
Atlanta Voice, Director of Strategic Alliances
The Muddy Water Group, Talent Buyer/Promoter

Sarita Alami
Mailchimp, Sponsorships Manager

Uwonda Carter,
The Carter Law Firm, Owner & Attorney