Jason Robert Ballard, founder and CEO
is a 25 year old from all over New York State. Jason is an advertising major, focusing on brand identity and public relations and therefore is in charge of the look and feel of The Self Made Men as well as the website and advertising. The Self Made Men actually started as a graphic design assignment meant to educate his classmates. When the professor said "design a logo and brand for your company and run with it..." even she herself says she never dreamed he'd have taken it this seriously, and this far. - email@example.com
Rowan Collins, Vice Presidentis a rising senior at Nazareth College, studying psychology and women and gender studies. On campus he is the President-elect of Lambda (Nazareth's LGBT group), the vocal percussionist of Fermata Thin Air A Cappella, and works for Student Health Services as a Peer Health Educator.
The Self Made Men has been an incredible experience, allowing Rowan to make connections with people all over the world and continue being an activist for trans* rights. Speaking engagements, panels, trainings, and conferences across the East (and hopefully across the country soon enough) have made the goal of equality through education a reality. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexa Courtney, Financial Analyst
is currently a senior math major at Nazareth College, and is book keeper and accountant for The Self Made Men. As an ally and treasurer of Lambda, the gay-straight alliance at her school, she has helped plan many of their events on campus. With her experience in mathematics, Alexa is a vital part of the company as a whole. She is the accountant and book keeper, but also a speaker and educator. As a cisgender ally, she offers a different perspective to audiences learning about Trans* culture and unique support for those romantically involved with a member of said community. - email@example.com
Gabrielle Crane, Pen Pal Coordinator
is 17 years old and studying to become a chemistry teacher in Rochester, NY. She is a dancer, a musician, and an artist and hopes to take modeling on as a way to help pay for college. She loves kittens, losing herself in a book, theatre, coffee, comfortable sweaters, ceramics, homemade bracelets, tea, girls, tye-dying, taking walks, and making something out of nothing. Gabby is Jason’s younger sister and very much enjoys being able to be a part of The Self Made Men and give her perspective on her role as a cisgender sibling in the trans community. She will be here to match you up with the perfect pen pal and share her thoughts and experiences as well as talk and give advice to anyone who wants some insight from her position. - firstname.lastname@example.org