• What We Do

    Building the greatest untapped talent pool of creatives in the world

    Mission:

    We connect historically underrepresented and underserved populations to creative leadership, professional development, and paid work.

    Vision

    We are building to a future where creative leadership is at equitable scale, and there is no pay or representational gap. We aim to fuel economic development locally while connecting people globally and purposefully through community, resource sharing, and the power of media.

  • Who We Are

    Dedicated, Passionate, Creatives

    Arabella DeLucco

    Founder and CEO of WEXL.org

    For over 17 years, Arabella has worked in media and technology as a journalist, producer, and community strategist. An early-adopter and innovator, Arabella started a webcasting company in 2007 that grew to serve organizations like DoSomething.org and The Women's Conference, then led by Maria Shriver. An integrative creator, Arabella practices prolific art-making across multiple disciplines including film and media making, oil painting, and comedic and dramatic performance. Arabella has a bachelor's in political science and English from Rutgers University.

    Khepera Batties

    Board Member

    Khepera is a visual storyteller with over 15 years of experience in print, web content creation, television production and film directing. He began his career in Washington working with the late Tim Russert at "Meet The Press" for several years before moving on to "30 Rock" and producing for Ann Curry at "The Today Show." The past 7 years have brought a transition into the film and commercial world balancing content creation for local Bay Area organizations and startups with directing and producing for larger national entities. His approach to storytelling is rooted in digging deeper than what initially meets the eye and exploring overlooked aspects of a story. Khepera has a bachelor's in journalism from Rutgers University and has completed graduate coursework in film from the Academy of Art.

    Kristi Gock

    Senior Producer, We Create and Crowdfunding Campaigns

    Kristi started off working at Lucasfilm as a web designer and content developer for Star Wars and Indiana Jones. From there, she has produced for film and television, commercials, games and content web series for over 10 years. Also a freelance 3D and charcoal artist, she understands the passion for creative storytelling, and enjoys writing screenplays, and novels. Kristi has completed a business degree as well as worked towards a MFA in 3D Animation and Visual Effects.

    David Jacobson

    Marketing and Communications Consultant

    David runs Inkflow Communications and provides WEXL with marketing, communications and content counsel. His experience includes journalism, creative writing, content strategy, non-profit marketing, and coaching youth sports—all blended into service of causes that support socio-economic diversity and youth development. His work with WEXL is a natural culmination of his ongoing service to such organizations as Fit Kids, Positive Coaching Alliance, Sojourn to the Past, The 82 Project, The Memo, and Wolfpack Ninjas. David’s path stems from learning the power of diversity during the pick-up basketball games of his youth in Chicago and Milwaukee, his college years at the University of Minnesota, and the present day.

    Antonio Garro

    Creative in Residence

    Although a full-time student at San Francisco State University, Antonio Garro finds the time to work within his field of filmmaking and creative storytelling. At age of 18, he established himself as an author with his self-published novel “Spectrum of a Daydream.” Currently, his work is freelance, jumping from project to project seeking his niche in the film industry but will always be a writer, first and foremost. As WeXL's lead editor and director, he has paved the creative direction of WeXL's shows “REPRESENT” and “We Create.” He finds that there is always a story to tell and there is always opportunity to build upon our creative endeavors.

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