Leah Marché is an arts entrepreneur, performance poet and journalist/writer. In 2005, she co-founded BlackPoet Ventures, a Valley-based performance arts company that produces spoken word theatrical performances. A two-time Phoenix National Poetry Slam team member, her work has been featured on several Valley stages as well as at the PHX Fringe Festival, St. Louis Fringe Festival and the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC. Part of the administrative staff at Herberger Theater Center, she is an active arts & culture member and a freelance graphic designer with a focus on branding for artists. She has presented/performed at events such as TEDx Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ignite Phoenix, Arizona Storytellers Project, GreenBiz Forum and Arts & Business Council of Phoenix. Leah’s volunteering has been with Radio Phoenix, Project B.R.A.V.E./South Phoenix Youth Center, Phoenix Festival of the Arts and The Black Theatre Troupe. She is an alumna of SEED SPOT’s inaugural community program for social entrepreneurs and a finalist in Phoenix New Times’ 2013 Big Brain Awards. Grants to further her work have included: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; South Arts; and Arizona Commission on the Arts. The ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism alumna has been a contributing writer for BroadwayBlack.com and ValleyHype.com, and coordinates a local book discussion group.
Pita serves as co-host and producer for The Venus Vault radio show. Besides brainstorming topics to cover during the show and booking guests, Pita anchors the show’s “Naked News” segment, covering the silly, absurd and outrageous things that people do each week.
Pita is a multimedia journalist based in Phoenix who has a deep understanding of the complicated issues on which she reports. Equally curious and passionate, Pita digs through many layers to get to the heart of each story. As a journalist, Pita is inspired by social issues with a focus on underserved populations and the Latino community. Since graduating from Arizona State University she has worked in multiple settings, from mainstream television news to grassroots community radio stations.
A contributing writer for both Spanish and English publications, Pita is currently producing an episodic web series about DREAMers and co-producing her first documentary about the healthcare system within the undocumented community in Phoenix. Pita's primary goal is to produce stories that will engage diverse audiences in open dialogue that will effect change on important issues. As director of communications of One Arizona, a coalition that represents twelve advocacy Arizona organizations, she supports the issues that matter to the immigrant community in Arizona, acting as an advocate for her community.
Nick Ramirez is a co-host and member of the “Man Panel” on The Venus Vault radio show. He brings an alternative (post corporate) lifestyle perspective to the show, combining a 1960s free love spirit mixed with an egalitarian and paleocultural lifestyle for the 21st century.
Named by Phoenix New Times as the No. 2 metal drummer in the Phoenix area, Nick is an accomplished musician and has recently launched a solo career under the stage name VjVistaDrummer along with his cosmic life partner Soraya Dominguez as MayaMusik.
Patrice aka LadySincere originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. She always has had a strong passion for informing people, networking and keeping people in the loop of what's happening around them.
She produces and hosts three shows for Radio Phoenix: "Sincerely Soulful," which airs 4-5pm Sunday; "We're On Point," 7-8pm Saturday; and "Soul Star Live" (a Black affairs media organization part of Desert Soul Media, Inc.), which airs 5-6pm Sunday.
Patrice also is the owner of Be Boundless Ent., a promotions and entertainment company.