Adam DesJardins joined the CultureSource team in 2019 with years of experience in, and passion for, arts and cultural programming. He currently serves as Director of Programs, managing a small team in the administration of 10 regranting programs to arts organizations and artists in the seven county region. Hailing from Ann Arbor and living in Detroit, Adam has worked for numerous arts organizations including the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Detroit Puppet Company, the Detroit Jazz Festival, UMS, and VSA/Accessibility at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Adam is a 2021-2022 Michigan Arts and Culture Council Rising Leader, a 2019-2020 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow, and has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. He runs This Month, a monthly newsletter of things to do in metro Detroit, and enjoys going to the library and hanging out with his grandparents.
With over 20 years of experience providing operational strategy to the national fundraising consulting firm she co-founded, Richner + Richner, Mori joined the CultureSource team in late 2022, aiming to consistently improve the inner workings of the organization. She has significant nonprofit experience, working for groups such as the Arts Alliance (now Creative Washtenaw), Blackbird Theater, and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She has also served in volunteer leadership roles with a wide variety of arts and educational nonprofits. She brings demonstrated success in organizational oversight, program and budget management, the creation and implementation of systems and processes, consensus building, and volunteer management.
Mori lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, Cedric, and has two grown daughters. An avid reader, actor, singer, and dabbler in drawing, painting, and crochet, Mori is a firm believer that the arts are arguably the most important part of our collective humanity.
Omari earned degrees in music from the University of Michigan and Florida State University, and extended his love for learning by completing fellowships with the Salzburg Global Forum and Association of Performing Arts Professionals, by managing the K-12 education program of the University Musical Society (UMS), and by serving on research advisory committees for the National Endowment for the Arts and Indiana University O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
A lapsed clarinetist, Omari now uses his voice to co-host a monthly arts-focused radio show on NPR affiliate WEMU-FM, and he plays on a Rivendell Clem-L bicycle, which he rides daily on streets and trails.
Kaleigh Wilder is a baritone saxophonist and improviser based in Detroit, MI. Originally from Northwest Indiana, she completed a B.M. in Saxophone at Ball State University and an M.M. in Improvisation at the University of Michigan. Kaleigh has performed in the US with notable musicians Allison Miller, Ellen Rowe, Ingrid Jensen, Marion Hayden, Regina Carter, Tanya Darby, and Tia Fuller. She’s also performed in Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and France in large jazz ensembles, and as a soloist in Costa Rica and Ghana. Most recently, Kaleigh was awarded a 2022 Kresge Artist Fellowship for Music Performance.
Kaleigh previously worked at Community Music School-Detroit as the Spartan Youth Jazz Program Coordinator, Young People Travel Global Edge as the Assistant Director of Programs, and currently co-directs an annual musical festival in Ann Arbor called Third Place [MusicFest]. She joined CultureSource in July 2022 as the Project Specialist where she offers executive and fundraising support as well as administrative support to CultureSource staff using its comprehensive database.
Goode Wyche III is a visionary arts and culture professional dedicated to serving the community by facilitating the presentation of unsurpassed artistic experiences that engage, delight, entertain, inform, and educate audiences. An artist advocate and collaborator, Goode is dedicated to uplifting artists of all career stages and ensuring their visions are presented with the highest artistic integrity. At CultureSource, Goode manages all programming related to the organization’s recent acquisition of EmcArts, deepening and expanding CultureSource’s work of helping people through the arts ecosystem build adaptive capacities, make change, and innovate iteratively.
A Baritone saxophone specialist, Goode is a stalwart member of the 11-time Detroit Music Award-winning Planet D Nonet and can be seen performing locally at venues like The Dirty Dogg Café, Cliff Bells, and the Blue Llama. Goode earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Business Administration degrees from Wayne State University, and he resides in the New Center Neighborhood in Detroit with his wife, Shelby.
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