Meet the Volunteers

Samantha Rogers
Founder and Hostess. 'I just throw parties...I just send invitations....it's the beautiful people who attend who make the parties matter.'
Kristin McCaslin
'Mama Bear....the heart of the Invasion.'
Kimberly Coates
Associate Professor of English with Affiliate Faculty Status in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Bowling Green State University in BG Ohio. 'Friend and Ally.'
Val Brait
Photographer, scribe, planner, confidant and friend. Radar O'Reilly. She makes the girls of the D look their best.
Nicole Burtonelli
'I'm a Full-Time Trans-woman. It all started at the age of 4. I had no input...I was mislabeled. The real world is a life to live as your true self. Experience it!'
Chelsea Charles
Chef, companion, protector, confidant and friend. 'Chelsified!'
Margot Emerson
'I'm an adopted daughter of Detroit, hailing from Chicago, who couldn't be prouder to be associated with the TGDetroit family! And a family it is. Join us sometime at a quarterly invasion, and you'll see for yourself! There is no place like home, and I found mine in the D. See ya soon, I hope!'
Teri Tainot
'Stronger than the Storms & Fixed in the Pursuit of Happiness: I am more a creator than a Chef & Less a Photojournalist than I am the Camera Junkie. Quiet but far from shy and I have a smile can light up a room. Love to travel'
Cassandra Valentine
'I'm a TGDetroit girl from S.E. Michigan...warm hearted and full of fun and love.'
Dakota Spranger
Website Designer and Developer. Friend and Ally of TGDetroit.