President

Tait Moline

English Teacher
Barry Goldwater High School

Originally from Mason City, Iowa, Tait Moline settled in Phoenix, Arizona, to be with his husband, Craig, and enjoy the temperate winter climate while also enduring the (dry!) summer heat. A member of Actor’s Equity Association, Tait has performed with Rosie O’Donnell, John O’Hurley, and Colin Powell, worked extensively for the Walt Disney Company, Busch Gardens, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and appeared in television and film with Tiger Woods, Amanda Bynes, Wayne Brady, and Hulk Hogan. Currently encouraging high school students to live their best lives by teaching English Language Arts for the Deer Valley Unified School District, Tait graduated from Millikin University and enjoys skiing, theater, and copious amounts of pizza. He is proud to serve our diverse Community as a member of the Phoenix Pride Board as well as serving as the the Immediate Past President of Melrose Toastmasters, Arizona’s first LGBTQ+ and friends Toastmasters club.
Vice President

Daniel Eckstrom

Administrative Executive
Dignity Health

Born and raised in Arizona, Daniel comes to Phoenix from Tucson. In 2007, Daniel moved to Phoenix to work for the late Congressman Ed Pastor, and the rest is history! For the past 17 years, Daniel has promoted award winning pageants within the Miss Gay America system. The love for giving back to the community lead Daniel to create his alter-ego Carrington Hall Dubois and in 2018, was crowned Mister Phoenix Pride. Since then, Daniel has served as Emperor XV of the Imperial Court of Arizona. Currently Daniel works as an Executive Coordinator for Arizona State University. As the Vice President and board development chair of the Phoenix Pride board, Daniel’s mission is to help cultivate a sense of diversity and inclusion within the organization and to ensure there is a seat at the table for everyone.
Treasurer

Michael Bedrick

Regional Sales Manager
Michelin

Zone Retail Specialist
Michelin
Secretary

Juan Carlos Vega BSN, RN

Intensive Care Manager
Major insurance company

Intensive Care Manager
Major insurance company
Director at Large

Dr. Ryan A. Starzyk

Project Manager
InterPride

Ryan A. Starzyk is a proven business and community leader with a substantial background in management, analysis, research, and strategic planning. From 2003-2007, Ryan served honorably in the United States Air Force and was decorated with the Air Force Meritorious Unit Award with Valor while on deployment in Iraq as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his military service, Ryan transitioned to a successful business leadership career, serving as a legal analyst, researcher, and compliance advisor for large-scale corporations. No stranger to community service, Ryan currently serves as the Vice President on the board of directors of Phoenix Pride, and he is a longtime advocate for LGBTQ & Women's rights. He has been a vocal supporter of repealing laws that seek to further stigmatize already marginalized communities and a proponent of strong policies that seek to ensure that all individuals' rights and equity are protected at the local, state, and federal level. Ryan resides in Central Phoenix with his partner of over 13 years and is active in his local neighborhood and community. Ryan is dedicated to growing our local communities through grassroots organizing and volunteering.
Director

Aimee Meredith

Assistant Store Manager
Starbucks

Aimee Meredith is a proud 36 year old trans woman who many know on the stage as Aimee V Justice. She has served the community for 15 plus years while entertaining, she is competed in several pageants and even won a few and her proudest achievement is the title of Miss Gay Arizona USofA Newcomer. Her goal for joining the board of directors is to give a voice to parts of our community who feel forgotten.
Director

Alejandro Perez

Attorney
Jaburg Wilk

Attorney
Jaburg Wilk
Director

C.A. Larson

Psychotherapist
Owner of C.A. Larson Counseling

Psychotherapist
Owner of C.A. Larson Counseling
Director

Chris Harper

E.V.P. Eyecare
V.P. - Operations

E.V.P. Eyecare
V.P. - Operations
Director

Jay Galvan

Project Administrator
ADP

My name is Jay Galvan. I joined the Phoenix Pride Board of Directors in December of 2021. I've been involved with various Pride groups since 2009 and I am currently the President for my employer's Pride Business Resource Group. My goal in being part of Pride is to bring representation and awareness of all people in our community and increasing our allyship.
Director

Josh Kuhn-McRoberts

Quality Assurance Underwriter
Land Home Financial Services

Joshua is originally from Knoxville, Iowa. He graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA in 2011, het was awarded a Certified Public Manager designation from Drake University in Des Moines, IA in 2014, and subsequent Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Drake University in 2016. While in Iowa Joshua worked for the State of Iowa with various housing programs that assisted persons experiencing homelessness and those purchasing their first home. He now works for a Nationwide Community Lender helping those with moderate to low incomes obtain financing. Joshua and his husband found new opportunity in the Valley and are now proud to call this home. Josh enjoys public service and volunteering of any kind and is very excited and proud to serve the diverse Valley area. Joshua also has been active in politics, Toastmasters, and is active in supporting Human Rights. While at home, Joshua likes to Facetime with his nieces and nephew in Iowa, seeing a movie with his husband, getting a brunch with friends, and taking care of his three precious fur babies: Moose, Princess, and Penny.
Director

Philip Sirois

Accountant
Tech-i Logic

My name is Phil Sirois. I am the previous Treasurer of Phoenix Pride and currently a board director for the organization. I am also currently Treasurer of Project Hard Hat and the present Treasurer of the Phoenix division of the Rotary International board. It is extremely inspiring to see people working together to better the lives of others. I enjoy being involved with everyone in these communities and it is very rewarding to see the results of our hard work. We make great changes and we have formed fantastic friendships. We also have a whole lot of fun together doing it. I am extremely devoted to the volunteer work that I do here in Arizona. I am very grateful that I was invited years ago to be involved in making community changes. Volunteering has given me the opportunity to not only change my life, but the lives of others. It is so important to me that communities everywhere support each other. It is an amazing, humbling feeling to work with great people and help facilitate progress together.

I was born in Everett, Massachusetts and my parents moved to Grants Pass, Oregon when I was seven. We later moved to Los Angeles, California when I was 12. I moved to Phoenix from Los Angeles in January of 1994 immediately after surviving the Northridge earthquake.

Because of my work, I can live anywhere in the world and Phoenix is where I want to be. Arizona is such a beautiful state. There is so much to do here and so many wonderful places to explore. I like doing many outdoor activities and there is a lot of beautiful opportunities for that here.

Accounting is my second passion aside from my charitable work. I began doing the bookkeeping for my parent’s construction company in my early teens and I have been an accountant ever since. It was very inspiring for me to bring their employees checks that I had processed, I felt so grown up. I also find accounting to be a rewarding career. I plan to always help and inspire others to help and inspire others throughout my life.

Director

Stacy Louis

Owner
Stacy's @ Melrose

Owner
Stacy's @ Melrose