Board of Directors
Founding Board Member & Chair of the Board
Doni is a father, husband, attorney, music enthusiast, and long time lover and proponent of northeast Ohio with degrees from The Ohio University (BSBA) and The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (JD). Been working with Brite to shine a light on northeast Ohio’s kick ass arts and culture for more than 12 years and enjoyed every moment, from procuring insurance and drafting contracts to shoveling snow, building installations, and watching live music from backstage in 11 degree weather.
Chair of the Legal and Governance Committee
Scott is the principal attorney for Hubay LLC, a law firm that specializes in nonprofit development and advocacy. He’s been involved with Brite Winter since 2017 with the Legal and Governance Committee, art building, day-of volunteering, and more. Originally from Northeast Ohio, he went to the Ohio State University for his undergrad degree and earned his J.D. at Capital University Law School. He lives in Ohio City with
his wife Hannah, proudly writes derivative punk leads, and manages his complicated relationship with the Cleveland Browns. As Chair of Legal and Governance, he also makes sure that at least the i’s are dotted.
Chair of the Finance Committee
Mike is an Investment Consultant based in Cleveland, Ohio. In that role, he provides strategic investment advice for nonprofit and institutional clients across the Midwest. Having lived in Northeast Ohio most of his life, Mike is a fan of all things Cleveland, and especially the Browns. His favorite days are spent hiking the metro parks with his wife Lindsay and their two children, Daisy and Teddy.
Chair of the Programming and Marketing Committee
Morgan is proud Cleveland native who is passionate about art, music, and enriching the Cleveland community. She is a marketing professional working in Downtown Cleveland with experience in social media marketing and event management. Morgan came into the Brite Winter scene as a marketing committee member in 2015 and joined the board in 2016 spearheading marketing and social media efforts. You can also find her getting messy at the Brite public art workshops.
Loren Anthes is the William C. and Elizabeth M. Treuhaft Chair in Health Planning at the Center for Community Solutions and is a lecturer with Ohio University’s Heritage College of Medicine focusing on public policy and health economics. In addition to his experience in the private and public sectors working on public policy and legislative issues, Loren is also a licensed minister and a big music geek.
Jon works in the financial services industry in Cleveland. He became involved with Brite after attending several years ago, and his goal is to bring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to Brite. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young kids and gardening.
Nicholas’ strategy for approaching design is experiential understanding, and critical analysis of requirements and goals. Using design strategy and artistic creativity, Nicholas strives to create a coherent and unique plan for addressing the needs of the project. Through time spent in the profession, studies, travel, and in interdisciplinary work, Nicholas has immersed himself in a larger cultural experience that has shaped and influenced his critical thinking. Nicholas’ dedication to the art and craft of design enables him to engage on a variety of project types and scales. With over 15 years of architecture, planning, interior, fashion, and project management experience, Nicholas has had the opportunity to complete cultural, corporate, retail, conceptual, residential, and theoretical works on a global scale.
Jul Green (Huntley)
Jul is a diverse musician from Cleveland, Ohio with styles that range from Pop-Rock, Hip-Hop, and Jazzy acoustic. Growing up in a musical family led him to develop a passion for the art at a young age. This passion would later drive him to receiving his B.A. in music from The University of Akron and also to start his solo and group projects under the name Jul Big Green. Through his music he conveys a positive message to his listeners while also giving them an enjoyable musical aspect. While he reaches to younger generations, his diverse arrangement of songs pulls in an even more diverse group of people.
Candi (aka Candi Fresca) is a lifetime lover of music which eventually evolved into deejaying professionally and further into the process of creating and showcasing music with different artists. For the past 10 years she has played in a multitude of spaces around Cleveland has assisted in sound design for theater productions at Karamu Theater and Dobama Theater. Candi Fresca became a music liaison for Brite Winter in 2018, after peforming '15-18. She is also music liaison for Fresh Fest Cleveland, an urban music & agricultural festival created for an underserved community with the mission to inspire interest in healthy eating and live instrumentation. Candi is an ASCAP member and has been credited as a performer, writer & producer of recorded music. As a member of the LGBTQIAP+ community, she has played at Pride in the CLE for the past couple of years and DJ’d countless QTBIPOC parties, namely Revival, uplifting her community through the spiritual healing dance and music.
Krista, born and raised in Cleveland, moved to New York City to pursue her career in television production. After 15 years, Krista realized she needed to boomerang back to (the greatest city) Cleveland. Krista is currently producing events and managing marketing for a Cleveland organization. Krista found Brite still living in NYC and knew she would somehow be involved. When Krista finally made the move, she reached out and Brite welcomed her with very open arms. Krista’s Brite resume includes volunteer, Co-Volunteer Coordinator, and Development Committee member.
With several years of experience focused on start-ups, Sunny serves as legal counsel for OMNY, a healthcare technology company. A resident of Cleveland’s Warehouse District, Sunny is active in the local civic scene, including alumni programming for Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. An attendee and supporter of Brite since 2011, Sunny is excited to now serve on the Board for one of her favorite winter events!
Shelly is the owner of School of Rock Cleveland, which empowers students of all ages to learn and perform music. The school currently operates at three locations; Highland Heights, Strongsville, and Westlake. In 2003, Norehad helped found OutRun Ovarian Cancer, a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to raising awareness and donations for research and education in Northeast Ohio. As a Brite Winter board member, Norehad brings years of experience as a financial analyst and a burning passion for the local music industry.
Nwaka Onwusa, Vice President of Curatorial Affairs & Chief Curator at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Prior to the Rock Hall, she specialized in exhibition development, research and artifacts collecting, developing for more than 20 unique and memorial exhibits at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE including Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey, All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur, Ringo: Peace and Love, and Bruce W. Talamon: Soul, R&B, And Funk Photographs 1972-1982: A Love Letter to the Music and some 25 more. Nwaka has also curated satellite and traveling exhibits experienced by audiences across the U.S. and in the UK. Prior to becoming a curator, Nwaka worked in educational programs committed to inspiring students to explore the arts and museum studies. Prior to becoming a curator, Nwaka worked in educational programs committed to inspiring students to explore the arts and museum studies.
Board Member Emeritus
Jimmy is a founding member of the Brite Winter team and got his Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University. He is currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, but returns to Cleveland any chance he gets for Brite-related business.