Kimberlee Koym-Murteira appreciates how the now of making and doing changes you, and have brought you to Caz. She is a maker of bubbling life cycles, a mad tinkerer of wonder and electricity, an avid admirer of natural phenomena, a consumer of unwanted toxicities, an architect of interactive apparatuses. Her art practice as a video artist and kinetic sculptor grows out of her past as a theatre designer and film worker. Her installations have been shown locally at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Sonoma State University, The invisible Venue and the Lab. Abroad she has exhibited in Portugal, France, Germany, Holland and Bosnia. Usually she teaches video and digital media at Diablo Valley College, but happily this week she abandons the virtual world to help people get lost in painting in the woods.
Talia Young is pursuing a degree in creative writing at Macalester College. She has been writing, performing and teaching slam poetry since 2010. This year, she represented Macalester College at the College National Poetry slam, placing 5th in the nation. She can’t wait for another summer under the redwoods at Caz!
Pamela Jankelow was born in South Africa and started dancing at age 4, joined a junior youth ballet company at 12 years and then performed with the first multi racial dance company traveling Southern Africa. She came over to America and performed with Joseph Holmes Chicago dance theater. She has taught classes and dance workshops in ballet, modern, and jazz dance. She taught and ran the modern dance program at Barat College Performing Arts College and travelled and performed around the world.
After an accident that left her in pain for eight years, she healed in her travels in West Africa where the drumming and sheer joy of dance encouraged her to dance again. Pamela studied with many master teachers from Congo, Guinea, Mali and Senegal, and gives thanks to Mabiba Baegne, Alseny Soumah, Youssouf Koumbassa, Moustapha Bangoura and Naby Bangoura for all their teaching and wonderful inspiration. She currently performs with Rhythm Village which shares the wisdom of African culture music and dance with everyone.
Gabriel Harris is a performing, recording, and teaching percus-sionist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently tours internationally with his mother, Joan Baez, as well as French sensation Marianne Aya Omac. Gabriel is also the founder and Director of Rhythm Village, who provide African and other indigenous music and dance for performances and experiential learning.
Gabriel has appeared on stage with such notable acts as: the Grateful Dead, the Mickey Hart Band, Carlos Santana, the Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Brown, the Pete Escovido Latin Jazz Ensemble, Babatunde Olatunji, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimiento, Inti Illimani, and many more. Through Rhythm Village, he has produced and performed in events for such organizations as: Genentech, Cisco Systems, Kaiser Permanente, PIXAR , Young Presidents Organization, LOHAS, SIGGRAPH, and many more.
Mike Volk is an independent pump consultant, and has played the harmonica since he was a boy. His is serving as the President of the Cazadero Family Camp board of directors this year. One of Mike’s claims to fame was introducing the harmonica to his long time friend and co-teacher Les Ogilby in the early 1970’s. Mike’s favorite harmonica players are guitar playing, singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Neil Young, and Les Ogilby.