Stoney (they/he) is deeply committed to community engagement and social progress. Originally from Shreveport, LA, Stoney relocated to Colorado Springs in 1996 and has since become an integral part of the local fabric. They graduated from Widefield High School and have dedicated their adult life to living and working in Colorado Springs. Stoney comes to us from One Colorado, where they worked to promote LGBTQ+ rights, equality, and inclusivity as the Southern Colorado Field Organizer. Prior to their role at One Colorado, Stoney served as a technical specialist at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), where they worked to develop fair and equitable enforcement of regulations.
As a musician, Stoney uses this platform to advocate for the well-being of the queer community, specifically Black, Indigenous and other people of color. They also volunteer as a radio host with the outsources collective on KGNU.
Program & Outreach Manager
John (he/him) joined Prism Community Collective with over 15 years of operations and managerial experience with The Melting Pot Restaurants. During his tenure with The Melting Pot brand, John traveled to multiple locations across the United States to address operational issues and implement strategies to improve operations, cultivate culture, and create a strong foundation for future success. He has built lasting relationships through ongoing marketing efforts, helping to increase brand awareness. As Vice Chair of the Melting Pot’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, he dedicated his time to promoting a more diverse and inclusive workplace environment through workplace training.
Having lost loved ones and witnessing the devastating impact of the Club Q tragedy on our community, he’s shifting his career to advocacy and support. Originally from New York, John lived in Michigan and Missouri before settling in Colorado Springs. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, working out, cooking, and spending time with close friends and family.