Meet the Jeffersonville Pride Festival Leadership Team:
Festival Director & Founder
Evan Stoner is the Founder and Festival Director of the Jeffersonville Pride Festival. He is a freshman political science major at Hanover College. Evan began the process of planning Jeffersonville Pride Festival last June after realizing the urgent need for LGBTQ advocacy in Jeffersonville and all of Indiana.
Evan was born in Louisville, KY, and moved to New Albany, Indiana shortly thereafter. He began calling Jeffersonville home in 2003. He is dedicated to working hard to ensure everyone in Jeffersonville and all of our southern Indiana community can reach their highest potential. Evan believes when you never give up, and when you reach for the stars, anything is possible.
Evan is confident that Jeffersonville is on the rise in so many ways. He is on a mission to make Jeffersonville and the world a better place to live for everyone. Jeffersonville Pride Festival is a movement of diverse people who are determined to be the change they want to see in the world. He hopes to see everyone on June 25th, 2016!
Director of Social Media
Taylor Richardson is entering her senior year at the University of Indianapolis Communications program with an emphasis on Public Relations and a strong focus on Social Media and Media Relations. Taylor was born and raised in Jeffersonville, Indiana and loves this community she grew up in. She sees Jeffersonville Pride Festival as a way of actively bettering Jeffersonville and creating a more open and inclusive environment for everyone in the community.
Director of Entertainment
Brad is a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana and is the founder/ President of Southern Indiana Equality (SIE). Brad has always been a leader in the community and he created SIE to ensure equality for all in Southern Indiana. Brad and his husband Jeremy were the first same sex couple legally married in Floyd County and they are the proud parents of their daughter Maliyah. He has served the city of New Albany as an outspoken member of the Human Rights Commission, city council candidate and a deputy member of the Floyd County Democratic Party. Brad is thrilled to be involved with Jeffersonville Pride Festival and showcasing the pride that Southern Indiana has to share. Brad has a long radio history behind him which is why he is also in charge of the main stage and entertainment for Jeff Pride.
“Southern Indiana Equality is proud to be the parent organization of Jeffersville Pride Festival, and I can’t wait to see how this festival grows in the coming years!”
Director of Marketing
TJ White is currently a Key Account Digital Strategist with Courier-Journal Media and USA Today Network. He is a Kentucky native who has spent his professional life focused around marketing and advertising strategy for regional and national business. He spends his time volunteering with various community organizations and industry groups such as the Advertising Federation of Louisville and serves on their Public Services Board. TJ has a passion for further developing the community and bringing many of his strengths as a result of his time living in the Northeast and New York City.