An experienced advocate and talented creative, Regi joined the Communications team in March 2022. As communications coordinator, they are responsible for administrative functions, technology systems management, event logistics and digital communications support.
Regi has 10 years of community organizing experience, most recently serving as a community activator at Metro Caring. Additionally, he worked for New Era Colorado. During his time at Regis University, he was a student leader, acting as vice president of social justice and diversity.
Regi brings creativity, centered in racial equity, to the Foundation’s work. As an organizer working in various communities, Regi saw how systemic barriers people face daily prevent communities, particularly those of color, from living healthy lives. They believe it is vital for health equity and justice work to foster a sense of agency within people and communities in order to build equitable, lasting solutions and dismantle racist structures and systems.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, the music of Memphis still moves through the singer-songwriter. Regi fronts the local band Dog Tags and says music is his “most natural form of expression.” He writes songs to understand his place in the world, stay grounded, and to have a persistent reminder that their life experiences as a Black, queer person matters. He believes culture evolves as policy progresses, and that live music has the ability to carve out spaces for new sounds and community values – something he enjoys doing in Denver, the community which he grew especially connected to through the COVID-19 pandemic.
When not making music, Regi – a lifelong learner –, likes to read poetry, bake with new flavors and techniques, catch concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and explore Denver. For Regi, life is good when they can give energy to imagination, be in community and feel connected to people, and laugh loudly and openly.
BA Peace and Justice and Philosophy – Regis University