If you are interested in joining the Pride Community Center Board, please reach out to us at info@pridecc.org.

2024 Board of Directors

Executive Members


Josh Tutt
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Josh grew up in Dallas, Texas, and has lived in the Brazos Valley since coming to Texas A&M University as a student in 2011. Josh and his husband, Rick, now live in Burleson County with their spoiled and much-loved blue heeler, Trinity. Josh has volunteered locally and advocated for causes such as safe sex education, alternative relationship dynamics, sexual health, and LGBTQ+ policy since 2016. He has been a Pride Community Center board member since March 2020 and has served as President since September 2022. He works in IT Helpdesk Management, and his passions include political LGBTQ+ rights advocacy, musical theatre, and storytelling games.

Vice President

Ken Johnson/Ima Hoot
Pronouns: Ken (He / Him/ His), Ima (She / Her / Hers)

Ken Johnson is a true Texan born in Fort Worth in 1954 and has resided in the Austin area as a shop owner/ hairdresser for 48 years. I’ve been a performing member of the Austin Babtist Women for 27 years, raising money for charities all over Texas. I was a former volunteer of the year for Project Transitions and also on the board of Friends of David Powell Clinic for over 10 years. I was elected Empress 8 of the United Court of Austin in 2000/2001 and continue performing and helping others….I also Miss Lone Star 28 and 29 of the Texas Conference of Clubs…I enjoy my Texas Longhorns, sports, my 2 dogs and helping others.


Theda Morris
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Richard ‘Rick’ Burgess
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Rick is originally from Ingleside, Texas. He is a member of the Texas A&M University Class of 1997, and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Poultry Science. He is a Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional. After graduation, he moved away for work, living in Indiana, Minnesota, Ireland and Arizona. He has made a career as a microbiologist and sterilization engineer in the medical device industry. Rick relocated back to the B/CS area in 2012. He lives near Somerville with his husband Josh and their Blue Heeler Trinity. Rick is a founding member and President of Leather and Lace of the Brazos Valley. He has a history of community service and fundraising with various non-profit organizations, including while being Mr. Lonestar 27 for the Texas Conference of Clubs. He is excited to be a part of Pride Community Center, to help shape the goals and direction of PCC and further its mission. 
In his spare time, he enjoys travel, theatre, beaches, making wine and cooking. He hopes to learn from and enrich the local LGBTQIA+ community through ongoing engagement and personal action.

Board Members

River Martinez
Pronouns: He/Him/His

River was raised in San Benito, TX (part of the Rio Grande Valley) and completed his bachelor’s degree in Wildlife & Fisheries at Texas A&M University. River now works in the Texas A&M Insect Collection with a love for the many forms of nature. 
River is passionate about advocating for marginalized groups and uplifting minority voices where possible. His goal is to help the Pride Community Center get a physical location as well as further his Trans Joy Project, which helps Transgender individuals obtain basic gender-affirming items.
When he has the time to spare, River enjoys going to parks, painting, helping others, spending time with his husband Marco Martinez (Nirvana Piranha), and assisting local drag queens with their shows.

Tiffany Keyes
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

My name is Tiffany Keyes. I am 40 years young. I was born in Pasadena, Texas, during a hurricane. I have two beautiful children, an almost 20-year-old son and a daughter less than a year old. I have lived in numerous places throughout my life: Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. I love Texas and always seem to find my way back. I came to Cameron because that is where my parents live, and I wanted to be closer to them. I am currently taking college classes to earn my certificate in Retail Management. I want to continue my education and become a certified dietary manager. I have mostly worked as a server or cook in restaurants, bars, or retail kitchens. I became a manager about three years ago in a retail kitchen. I now work in a long-term care facility. I really enjoy being a part of food service. Cooking is an act of love, and I really enjoy feeding people good food, even if I am not the one cooking it. I am an independent member of the Texas Conference of Clubs and a board member of the Pride Community Center. I really enjoy the volunteer work that I do with both organizations. I love getting to be a part of something meaningful with both organizations.

Marco Martinez
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Marco is a College Station native. He is a graduate of A&M Consolidated High School and attended Texas State University, where he studied French and psychology. He now serves as the area supervisor for Brilliant Eye Doctors, where he oversees offices in College Station, Katy and Baytown. 
He has also worked as a drag entertainer for the last 13 years. He’s performed at venues in the Brazos Valley, Houston and Austin, including hosting Draggieland for the past 3 years. Drag played an integral part of his coming out journey and he hopes to use his platform to continue being visible, especially to the minority members of the queer community.
In his spare time, Marco binges on horror movies and comedy shows with his husband, River. They also enjoy video games, nature walks and spending time with their nieces and nephews. He’s the biggest fan of Halloween, Indian food and Kathy Griffin.

Amber Mastrobattista
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Amber joined the board of the Pride Community Center to be a passionate advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights and equality. Amber believes in the center’s mission wholeheartedly and believes that safe spaces and support networks for the LGBTQIA+ community are vital to fostering a sense of inclusivity and empowerment.
She brings over 7 years of graphic design and marketing experience to the center, utilizing her skills to communicate messages of acceptance and belonging visually. She believes in the transformative power of community and strives to amplify the voices of those often marginalized.
Amber was born in Pennsylvania but has called the Bryan/College Station area home since 1999, where she has actively contributed to the local community. She graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a bachelor’s degree in Art, honing her creative talents and passion for advocacy. Currently, she works at the Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service, where she continues to apply her skills in service to her community.
Amber is married to a wonderful husband named Matt, who is a local electrician’s apprentice, and they share their lives with two adorable Maltese dogs named Doodle and Pixel. In her free time, Amber is a huge nerd who loves playing board games, video games, Magic: The Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons, fostering friendships and connections with individuals both online and in person. She is also a big crafter, enjoying sewing, knitting, crocheting, and drawing/illustrating as creative and meditative outlets.

Kelyn Wardlaw
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Executive Director

Katy Dawn Stewart
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Our volunteer Executive Director, Katy, is an experienced leader in LGBTQ+ education and advocacy spheres, having served on boards of directors at the local, state, and national levels as well as serving as Executive Director of a state-level organization. She she has formerly served on the boards of Equality Texas and Transgender Education Network of Texas, as well as the Steering Committee for Trans Advocacy Network.
These days, she coaches and educates people about transgender life wherever she can. Notably, she has presented classes on working with transgender clients for the National Sexual Assault Conference of 2017, has presented at teacher in-service in working with transgender students, and regularly offers her unique expertise and insight in regard to these topics as well as capacity building for movements and nonprofits. During the summer of 2024, she will be completing a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.