Pride Minot Executive Board (2017-18)

Kylie Gamas                              President Kylie grew up in Minot, North Dakota, with her sisters, parents, and a bevy of family pets. Her liberal heart took her to university in Minnesota for her freshman year but then transferred back to MSU to finish her degree. She graduated from Minot State University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. The, she helped launch and taught the inclusive Preschool at Glenburn Public Schools for two years. Now, Kylie works as a teacher coach for the local regional education cooperative based out of Minot, supporting area teachers to constantly improve their practice. Kylie enjoys cuddles with her nephews, cat naps with her two "fur-babies," and volunteering to help out in her community. As this year's president of Pride Minot, Kylie hopes to be able to build a better sense of community amongst area LGBTQA+ groups as well as increasing our group's organization!

Kylie Gamas                             
President

Kylie grew up in Minot, North Dakota, with her sisters, parents, and a bevy of family pets. Her liberal heart took her to university in Minnesota for her freshman year but then transferred back to MSU to finish her degree. She graduated from Minot State University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. The, she helped launch and taught the inclusive Preschool at Glenburn Public Schools for two years. Now, Kylie works as a teacher coach for the local regional education cooperative based out of Minot, supporting area teachers to constantly improve their practice. Kylie enjoys cuddles with her nephews, cat naps with her two "fur-babies," and volunteering to help out in her community. As this year's president of Pride Minot, Kylie hopes to be able to build a better sense of community amongst area LGBTQA+ groups as well as increasing our group's organization!

James C. Falcon Vice President/Secretary Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, James has lived in North Dakota for 13 years (and Minot for the past seven years). This is his second term as Secretary for Pride Minot. (In January 2018, he accepted the position of Vice President following the resignation of Carlos Bermudez.) In addition to his work with Pride Minot, James is also passionate about writing, history, genealogy, and providing entertainment and other important resources to the Minot GLBTQA+ community.  James is producer, co-director, and performer with the Magic City Misfits; secretary for the Ward County Historical Society; serves as Pubic Relations and Social Media lead for the Minot Relay for Life; Vice-President of the Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society; and is active with the Friends of the Minot Public Library. 

James C. Falcon
Vice President/Secretary

Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania, James has lived in North Dakota for 13 years (and Minot for the past seven years). This is his second term as Secretary for Pride Minot. (In January 2018, he accepted the position of Vice President following the resignation of Carlos Bermudez.) In addition to his work with Pride Minot, James is also passionate about writing, history, genealogy, and providing entertainment and other important resources to the Minot GLBTQA+ community. 

James is producer, co-director, and performer with the Magic City Misfits; secretary for the Ward County Historical Society; serves as Pubic Relations and Social Media lead for the Minot Relay for Life; Vice-President of the Mouse River Loop Genealogical Society; and is active with the Friends of the Minot Public Library. 

Topher Slade Treasurer Topher has lived almost a whole decade in Minot! He has been involved with the Pride Minot Executive Board in some capacity since its inception in 2015. He is passionate about bringing resources and support from Minot and the surrounding areas to members of the Minot LGBTQA+ community.  He is currently active duty military and enjoys getting into trouble with his six-year-old son, Peter. 

Topher Slade
Treasurer

Topher has lived almost a whole decade in Minot! He has been involved with the Pride Minot Executive Board in some capacity since its inception in 2015. He is passionate about bringing resources and support from Minot and the surrounding areas to members of the Minot LGBTQA+ community. 

He is currently active duty military and enjoys getting into trouble with his six-year-old son, Peter. 

 
Brandon Magtalas Member at Large I am a Filipino American born in Queens, NY. I currently serve in the United States Air Force. I am passionate in engaging conversation and interest in people. As Member at Large, my role is to ensure that events and logistics are handled efficiently connecting the community through volunteering opportunities. I love food of any kind and competitive in activities. I love learning and trying new things and will one day travel the world.

Brandon Magtalas
Member at Large

I am a Filipino American born in Queens, NY. I currently serve in the United States Air Force. I am passionate in engaging conversation and interest in people. As Member at Large, my role is to ensure that events and logistics are handled efficiently connecting the community through volunteering opportunities. I love food of any kind and competitive in activities. I love learning and trying new things and will one day travel the world.

Denise Dodd Youth Ambassador Denise Dodd is almost 15 years old and was raised to love everyone. I love drawing, sewing, and reading. I have been a part of the LGBTQA+ community -- once as an ally, and now as a part of it -- for over seven years. 

Denise Dodd
Youth Ambassador

Denise Dodd is almost 15 years old and was raised to love everyone. I love drawing, sewing, and reading. I have been a part of the LGBTQA+ community -- once as an ally, and now as a part of it -- for over seven years.