2019 Board of Directors
|President – Danita Rambo
Danita Rambo is a Technology Project & Product Manager in Dallas, Texas. A native of Ft. Worth, TX, Danita transitioned to Dallas over a decade ago. Previously she volunteered with the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce managing special events, working with companies to throw corporate parties and company-wide events.
Too many interests and not enough people. Danita Rambo is a digital do-all-the-things-er, geek, and on her way to being Catwoman. Besides being a dork and squee-ing over Doctor Who, Danita loves to read. She may have a book fort in her home.
|Executive Vice President – Niki (Nicole) Wight
Niki Wight is a Product & Client Success Manager for a major marketing company in Grapevine, TX. She originally hails from what she lovingly calls, “The Dirty Jerz”, and moved to Plano in 2015. She is highly skilled and knowledgeable at product marketing, social media marketing and pretty much anything pop culture related in the era of 1981-1999.
Volunteering is Niki’s true passion. Organizations of which she is a part of include VP of Programming for Social Media Dallas, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals & Extra Life, and DFW Circle Lead for Facebook’s Community Leadership Circles.
Niki pretty much loves anything nerdy and geeky. However, if she had to pick her top three, Doctor Who, Punky Brewster and Bioshock would be it! She also hosts a monthly board game night at her home in Plano and has an impressive collection she shares with her husband. (Sometimes.)
|Vice President of Finance – Sabrina Sarver
Sabrina Sarver is a software engineer in Frisco, TX. Originally from Durant, Oklahoma, Sabrina moved to DFW 4 years ago. She has a bachelor’s in Computer Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She also was Ladies Who Geek’s first Web Manager last year.
Sabrina is a deep love for technology spanning from PC building to coding. She also loves games, tabletop, and reading. She also likes seeing pictures of your pets. Please just bring her pet pictures.
|Vice President of Marketing – Kathryn Siegert
Kat graduated with a degree in Marketing and spent 10 years working in Video games and cosplaying. Being the biggest geek you’ll probably ever meet, feel free to ask any questions about video games, sewing, costuming, comics or Dungeons and Dragons. A Netflix/Hulu/Prime junkie, you can usually find her planning some project while running any marathon of TV shows in the background.
|Vice President of Membership – Kym Williams
Kym Williams is an avid crafter, gamer, lover of movies, books, and TV shows. From painting miniatures to scrapbooking, from knitting to wood burning, her only problem is too many crafts and not enough time. Unfortunately, none of these things pays the bills so as a day job she works at Financial Benefits Services, an insurance third party administrator, as the CSR Team Trainer, teaching new hires. Kym joined Ladies Who Geek in 2017 and has enjoyed making friends and getting to know new people and let her geek flag fly.
|Vice President of Activities – Alyx Flood
Fighting evil by moonlight and planning events by daylight, Alyx is always on the lookout for new places to go and interesting things to do. Whether it’s playing archery tag, checking out local concerts, or just knitting and reading at home, ze keeps busy while staying organized. When ze isn’t going on adventures, Alyx likes to relax with zir wife and a plate of hot wings.
|Vice President of Communications – Jessica Banke
Jessica joined Ladies Who Geek in January 2018. Throughout the year, she had a great time connecting with geeky women at various brunches, happy hours, and board game nights, so she decided to join LWG as a board member for 2019. Outside of LWG, she’s a Salesforce Analyst at GM Financial who watches anime, plays tabletop, listens to EDM/Indie music, and attends cons in her free time. She loves being part of a community of smart, passionate women and looks forward to another great year with everyone!
|Vice President of Philanthropy – Nicole ParrI am the
and I am – meant to be …
Your VP of Philanthropy
Using your money to spread joy endlessly
Essentially, I find orgs relentlessly
Then I make it so,
We have a legacy
We ain’t ever gonna ignore those in need
So there will be a metamorphosis in this year to be
As I’m sure you’ve noticed she is a lover of musicals (Hamilton inspired the introduction). She has an eye for needs in the community and ways to make a lasting impression to ensure the Ladies Who Geek is a name in others minds and, on their tongues, when there is a call for superheroes. The first year she was in Texas she volunteered 176 hours, which she has lapped since joining the board. There are great things on the horizon for Ladies Who Geek with her at the helm.
|Director of Social Media – Briana Ford
Briana considers herself more of a nerd than a geek. She taught herself HTML and CSS when she was 9 years old, and read 135 books in 2013. Her fandoms of choice include Harry Potter, Disney/Pixar, Sailor Moon, Star Wars, and Grey’s Anatomy.
By day, Briana creates content and digital ads as a Demand Generation Specialist. She was adopted by a Boxer mix named Layla, who’s the true star on her social media profiles.
|Director of Merchandising – Carissa Amici
Hi everyone! I’m Carissa and I am the Director Merchandise Manager for 2019. I joined Ladies Who Geek a few years ago because I wanted to find more ladies who loved a lot of the same video games, Sci-Fi and Fantasy shows/movies like me. I have a lot of favorite fandoms such as Rick and Morty, Firefly, and Uncharted, but the one my friends know I love the most (and the one I have the most memorabilia from) is Star Wars. I look forward to helping the organization as best I can and meeting a lot of new friends in 2019.
|Director of Volunteer Management – Erin Messick
Erin Rita Messick- scientist, professor, anime nerd, gamer. She has perfected the mix of pinup and cosplay – a true Geek Chic Queen. Her degree and background are in cancer Immunology and biomedical research, but her passion is with volunteering and community service work. By daylight, Erin works for a major nonprofit, helping girls across the Dallas area by day. By moonlight – she loves conventions, gaming nights, and hanging with geeky friends.
If you are interested in volunteering with Ladies Who Geek, contact Erin by clicking here.
Missing Bios, but still the Geekiest:
VP Administration – Meagan Mason
Director Member Professional Development, Director Networking – Mercedes Hardin
VP Affiliation Development – Nina Batts
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