Cultural Access Washington/ Washington Arts Alliance
An accomplished musician, Nate has performed, taught and studied a huge array of musical styles including opera, pop, rock and rap. He also has a strong technology bent, especially in the arena of technology aimed at creativity, music education and music production.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Clark received her BA in music education from Morris Brown College and received her MA in music with a specialization in vocal performance from Middle Tennessee State University. She obtained her teacher licensure from Belmont University for the states of Tennessee and Georgia for K-12 vocal/general music education.
Prior career highlights include earning The Orff-Schulwerk Level I & II Certification to teach children music, a tenured chorus member of the Nashville Opera, performing in several operas including Aida, Turandot, Tosca, La Boheme, Die Fledermaus and a scholarship to study abroad at the University of Siena, Italy’s Sessione Sense per la Musica, concerts, and solo performances held in: Siena, Rome, Lucerne, Calcio, Firenze, Venezia, Assisi, Pisa, and svizzera.
Ms. Clark recently made her solo debut in the film PORTRAITS-The First Black American Divas of Song and Opera; as Elizabeth Taylor-Greenfield.
A digital professional with a passion for gender equality in tech, she has been able to impact change by founding GCON, a gaming community and annual convention for women players and developers in Saudi Arabia, born out of the need for representation on both the consumer side and the industry level. Her experiences have taught her to navigate cultural and logistical challenges: from fundraising and changing misconceptions about gaming to fighting off sandstorms, she never has a dull moment.
Today she finds herself even more motivated to turn her skills to social impact. Because the stories we tell ourselves matter, she wants to tell better stories about the future to come. Her goal is to promote consumption choices that are driven by more than convenience and self-interest and solve real-world problems at scale.
She was the Owner and Director of Thrive Art LLC in Seattle, Washington, where she utilized her skills in personnel management to provide service to over 500 customers and to lead a team of close-knit employees. She currently holds a seat on the Board of Advisors for the Washington Art Education Association, a non-profit that promotes visual art education. In 2019, she won the Distinguished Service award from the Washington Art Education Association.
Olga has a strong passion for art, and her training is in an eclectic mix of academic Russian drawing school and quick free-hand sketching techniques, which she uses to supplement her volunteer work as a Teaching Artist. Sketching is her favorite art form, and she mostly uses a fountain pen and watercolor wash.