Meet The Team

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Liz Klak

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Liz, Lezapalooza’s Grand Pooba and Host with Most, currently lives in Central New Jersey. Originally a transplant from Missouri, she moved to the East Coast in 2008. She works as a Lineman, AKA Linema’am, for an electric company for the past 14 years. When she isn't turning you on (your lights, that is), she is wrestling with her dog, Diggy, and doing endless yard work on her five-acre property! Liz loves softball, making others laugh, working in her garage, and being the butchest butch a butch can be.

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Carina Jamison

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Carina is the Chief Financial Officer who currently lives in Phoenixville, PA, and works as a Staffing Scheduler for a Healthcare Staffing Agency. Carina is a second-hand bargain hunter extraordinaire who loves to upcycle. When Carina isn’t thrifting, she is binging true crime podcasts and squeezing her kitties faces off. Fun fact: Carina can sing but won’t do it front of large crowds!

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Jessica Orso

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Jessica is the Chiefess Operating Officer who currently lives in Lower Bucks County, PA. She's worked at a real estate start-up in Center City Philadelphia for five years, so her M-F is fast-moving and incredibly dynamic. Her weekends are for being outside with friends, family and her partner, enjoying picnics, hiking, river tubing, softball, gardening, the beach and, of course, camping! Fun opinion: Jessica's cat and dog are her favorite people. 

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Melissa Puleo

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Melissa (call her Melissa, PDog or Puleo (puh-lay-oh)) is the Chief People Officer who landed in Phoenixville, PA after undergrad. She has a masters in Environmental Policy and loves the outdoors (especially camping). Sports (duh, softball), video games, and woodworking are just a few of the things you’ll catch her doing in her free time. Fun fact: Melissa has an amazing onesie collection and a budding Lego addiction.

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Shay Smith

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Shay is the Logistics Manager, aka Bud Light Extractor, and currently resides in Oxford, NJ. She does maintenance/ custodial work for a K-8 school district. When Shay isn't working, she is having a beer while barbecuing or wood carving, enjoying music and the outdoors or just having a good time.

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Lila Jones

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Lila is the Entertainment Manager and currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. She is a kindergarten teacher who is passionate about advocacy, baking, vegan food and all things queer. Lila loves pole dance, reading, and hyper fixating on hobbies for 3-4 weeks. She's currently obsessed with vintage furniture, specifically the Drexel Plus One dresser. Seriously, if you find one, let her know ASAP! Fun fact: Lila performs around Philly with a Slavic acapella group.

Liz, Lezapalooza’s Grand Pooba and Host with Most, currently lives in Central New Jersey. Originally a transplant from Missouri, she moved to the East Coast in 2008. She works as a Lineman, AKA Linema’am, for an electric company for the past 14 years. When she isnt turning you on (your lights, that is), she is wrestling with her dog, Diggy, and doing endless yard work on her 5 acre property! Liz loves softball, making others laugh, working in her garage, and being the butchest butch a butch can be.

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Nellie Smith Flood

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Nellie is the Bookkeeping & Vendor Manager who is from Pottstown, PA. She's a bitch, she's a lover, she's a child, she's a dog mother. She has been married to her wife Lauren for 5 years, and they have two beautiful (fur) children together, Roxy & Olivia Benson. Yes, Nellie is an SVU junkie. She works in banking, and in her spare time, she likes to party like she's in her 20s, go hiking, and do volunteer work.

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Ebony Torres

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Ebony is the Marketing Manager and lives on a farm in West Jersey. They are a 23 year old, latinx artist who works in film photography, video, jewelry making, and music (at the moment). Ebony found out about Lezapalooza through an Instagram ad and it's the only time they've ever really been thankful for an ad! Fun fact: They currently sleep with a baby goat and pitbull in their bed.

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Marissa Sichta

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Marissa is the Communications Manager who is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Philly in 2020. She works in restaurant management. Aside from work, you'd probably find her outside and in nature like the Taurus she is. Marissa is super excited to be playing softball this spring for the first time since high school! Guess which position she plays? 

Liz, Lezapalooza’s Grand Pooba and Host with Most, currently lives in Central New Jersey. Originally a transplant from Missouri, she moved to the East Coast in 2008. She works as a Lineman, AKA Linema’am, for an electric company for the past 14 years. When she isnt turning you on (your lights, that is), she is wrestling with her dog, Diggy, and doing endless yard work on her 5 acre property! Liz loves softball, making others laugh, working in her garage, and being the butchest butch a butch can be.

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Paula

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Paula is the Volunteer Manager and is a recent empty-nester in Collegeville, PA. She finds herself watching a lot of Murder, She Wrote with some piping hot tea before retiring for the night with her two cats. Living that Granny life, she's gonna cruise the Bingo circuit for some eligible bird watching companions. Paula has a BFA in Drama and background in theatre, which helps her everyday in her work in the legal world as a paralegal. And on top of all this, she's also dipping her toes into the world of photography again, and takes wayyyy too many pictures of bugs and flowers!

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Renee Hart

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Josie Thompson

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Josie is the Kitchen Manager and a UX Designer who went to school at Pratt & DCAD. With a history of working BOH, she spends a lot of time in her kitchen testing, perfecting, and experimenting with recipes. When they're not pushing pixels or cheffing it up, he enjoys painting, drawing, hiking, biking, exploring, sunbathing, thrifting, dancing like nobody's watching, hating capitalism and playlist making.

Renee is the Operations Manager and works in office support for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) unit at the University of Illinois. When she can rope in a joiner, she revels in hiking, antique/junk hunting, going to classic car shows, playing cards, attending drag/burlesque performances, and walking through cemeteries. In lieu of a joiner she will stare at the pocket screen or fawn over her babies — one human, two feline.