Karen B. Golightly is an assistant professor of English at Christian Brothers University, where she teaches creative writing, Victorian literature, and lots of other courses. She has a PhD in Nineteenth Century British and Irish literature and an MFA in fiction. She founded the organization, so there is no process for selecting her, but she has over six years experience with directing non-profit organizations, ten years of writing grant proposals, and over 20 years of working in fine arts.
Quantavious 'Toonky' Worship
Muralist, Graphic Artist, Multimedia
A graduate of Memphis College of Art class of 2018, Quantavious Worship excels in traditional fine art, graphic design, and public art. His colorful illustrations, portraits, murals, logos, and multimedia work can be found at http://www.toonkification.com/. Quantavious was one of our 2017 Paint Memphis artists and will work as co-art consultant in 2018.
Director of Youth Engagement
Penelope Link is an avid graffiti chaser since the age of 5, Penelope has worked in several volunteer capacities at different events. She helped organize the Grind City IG Meetup, and helped coordinate the entertainment at Paint Memphis in bot 2017 and 2018. She has been a lighting tech for several amateur and professional theatrical productions and volunteers at the Humane Society. She is ready to change the world and build community one wall at a time.
Adarryll Jackon, Sr.
Adarryll Jackson, Sr is a freelance photographer, by way of Memphis, Tennessee. He became a student of photography in 2008. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. He is passionate about capturing and sharing the beauty of life, rather it be how alive a city is during the night or a smile on someone's face. His moto is “capturing moments one shutter at a time”!
David Yancy III
Muralist, Tattoo Artist
Originally from San Diego, California, David Yancy has lived in Memphis since 2010. He is multitalented artist, muralist, and tattoo artist, the creator of Art Bazaar and Paint and Get Lit. He has participated in Paint Memphis since 2018. His first solo art show was “Hearing Colors” in 2019.
Greta K. Englert
Greta has been heavily involved in the Arts her entire life. She was an active member of the Pittsburgh theatre community as an actor, producer, singer, and costumer for over 20 years before moving to Memphis in 2017. In addition to her full-time position as an associate for a financial advisory firm, Greta volunteers for various Arts organizations in the community and began assisting Paint Memphis with social media promotions in 2019. Her interests include European and ancient history, PS4 and desktop gaming, D&D, National Parks, travel, and opera. Let’s Go Bucs!
After helping paint a mural during the 2020 Paint Memphis festival, Katy was hooked! And thrilled when she was asked to join the board in 2021. As an RN, Katy will serve as medical consultant, youth protection contact, and emergency response during events.
Photographer/ Webmaster/Graphic Arts
A founding member of Paint Memphis, Bill brings his 35 years of IT/Internet Development work and photography skills. Bill works as a professional photographer and digital artists. Developing website since the early 90's, Bill developed the very first streaming Memphis Radio Station called Rebourne Radio that had international success. Bill has consulted and designed various A/V systems for Performing Arts Centers, Churches and schools across the country as well as computer models acoustics of venues for architects. Bill is also a drummer and recording artist, and was nominated for a best drummer in the Annual Memphis Premiere Player Awards brought by the Memphis NARAS Chapter. He is an avid cyclist, drinks entirely to much coffee and loves to urbex.
A graduate of the University of Memphis, Kirsten spent a considerable amount of time living and traveling in other countries before moving back to Memphis. While volunteering and assisting in many aspects of Paint Memphis over the years, she has aptly avoided any commitment until now. She has finally been convinced to bring her data gathering and organizational skills to the table to help update and streamline Paint Memphis’ many levels and attempt to make the experience more smooth for the organizers, volunteers, and artists. We’ll see how that goes…
A native Memphian, Ben Jabbour has always had a passion for the arts. Exploring the streets of Guatemala in his youth not only taught him about Spanish language and Hispanic culture but also about life. A graduate of Vanderbilt and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, he has held many roles in the legal, international business and community engagement fields, with a particular focus on Latin America. He sees this working with Paint Memphis as a perfect way to continue building bridges between communities in the Mid-South.
Betty Royce graduated from Christian Brother University with a major in English and minor in History. She is currently working on a Masters in Special Education at Christian Brother University. Betty has been working in the community for 10 years but new to Paint Memphis. She is excited about helping to bring great artists to Memphis.
Master of Manual Labor
Jacob Eder was born, raised, and schooled in Washington DC, and has enjoyed Memphis southern living since 2014. He studied chemistry and now practices alchemy, transforming healthcare and converting food into unhealthy meals. When Paint Memphis gave his neighborhood a face lift, he jumped on board and hasn't looked back.
Tom Link was born and raised in Indiana but has called Memphis home since 1989. Tom moved to Memphis to get a degree and move on, but instead found a permanent place in this amazing community of artists and musicians. He has an M.A. in Jazz Composition and Improvisation from the University of Memphis.
She was chosen as a founding board member for her 15 years of experience in food services and food truck services. Elizabeth is the co-owner of Central BBQ, working in the catering, food truck, and online sales areas of the business. When she's not slinging ribs, she's served on the project Green Fork board of directors, Central BBQ's Memphis in May Barbeque Fest Team, and she's the mother of two amazing kids.
He was chosen because of his work opening the Tennessee Brewery, Bounty, and the Rec Room as well as for his 18 years as an attorney.