A founding member of Workshop Houston, Katy hails from Oakland, California. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2002 with a B.A. in Politics, focusing on grassroot organizing and civil society. In addition to facilitating numerous community arts and educational projects in college, after helping transform Workshop Houston from a community bike shop into a thriving youth development organization, Katy became Co-director in 2010. She is currently Interim Executive Director.
LaTasha Brown, Volunteer Coordinator
A Missouri City native, LaTasha attended Sam Houston State University where she received a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Mass Communication and also received a M.A. in Psychology from Texas Southern University. Her interest in psychology comes from a desire to understand the actions of others and to promote the unity of family. LaTasha has previously worked for a non-profit organization that focused on improving literacy for elementary students, as well as other important life-skills. Actively involved in supporting youth since she was in high school, LaTasha has continued this journey in her role at Workshop Houston.
Bass Heavy, Beat Shop Coordinator and Director of Student Life
Bass Heavy hails from the musical marshes of Louisiana. Bass attended performing arts schools from the age of ten. He went on to The University of New Orleans where he double majored in jazz studies and engineering finishing with a B.S. in electrical engineering in 2000. Most of Bass Heavy’s production gigs have come at the hands of some of New Orleans most successful Rap Artists including Former No Limit and Cash Money artists such as Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, B.G., Mia X, C-Murder, and Soulja Slim. However, Bass is no one trick pony. His productions offer a wide range of musical landscapes thanks to his broad musical background.
Bryant Livingston, Scholar Shop Coordinator
Bryant Livingston was raised in San Antonio, Texas. In high school, he often taught youth groups and volunteered at local charities. He received a BS in Social Studies Education from Baylor University in 2008. He continued his philanthropic efforts as he volunteered and tutored in many Waco-area middle and high schools. Upon graduation, Bryant discovered that the educational system was not doing enough to help America’s future leaders. Here at Workshop Houston, Bryant is able to give essential one-on-one time with each student and provide them with tools to be successful both academically and socially.
Crystal Green, Style Shop Coordinator
An Illinois native, the self-proclaimed fashionista relocated to Houston in 2009 after graduating Columbia College-Chicago with a degree in Fashion Design (BFA.) Crystal's experience includes an impressive mix of fashion and education via retail sales, professional wardrobe styling, photography and serving as a modeling and acting instructor. Crystal uses her passions to expose students to different possibilities through art and style. At Workshop Houston, Crystal helps our students see all that the world of fashion potentially has to offer.