Our Staff

Tamara Leigh
Director of Operations & Public Relations

Tamara Leigh is the Director of Operations & Public Relations for the Out Alliance. A longtime Rochester resident and mother of two, before joining the Out Alliance team she served as a professional development specialist and program coordinator for the City of Rochester. She is the CEO of Roc Candy Media, co-host of the LGBTQ+ focused radio talk show, Brunchin’ with Dee & T. on WAYO fm and has published two novels, “A Young Thug’s Heart” and “Love & Loyalty; Not Just Another ‘Hood Love Story” as well as the stage play, “My Addiction”. Tamara has contributed her time to co-chairing Rochester Black Pride since 2016. Very active in the Rochester community as well as the smaller but truly fabulous LGBTQ+ community, she seeks to give voice and representation to queer of color and lesbian of color women who so often go unheard.

Tim Deuel
Executive Administrative Assistant
Kayden Miller
Associate Education Director
Kayden Miller graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam with a BA in archaeological studies and a minor in museum studies. While in school, Kayden concentrated on educating people through public outreach and experiential learning. As Associate Education Director for the Out Alliance, he makes a difference by creating safe and respectful environments for the LGBTQ+ community. Aside from community education, some of Kayden’s other passions include hunting for deals at flea markets, scuba diving and visiting museums.
Lori Cramer
Education Coordinator

Lori Cramer is a 2018 Nazareth College graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and International Studies. She has been actively involved in Nazareth’s LGBTQ+ Education and Advocacy Programs, as well as Club Lambda. She has worked at a variety of locations from the food service industry, retail, to academic offices, but the Alliance is by far her favorite. In her free time, you can find Lori at outdoor summer concerts, festivals, and taste testing beer around Rochester. She hopes to dedicate her life’s work towards LGBTQ+ activism and be a strong voice for the community.

Zariah Williamson
Education Coordinator
Braden Reese
Program Manager

Braden Reese has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Oswego and is a proud Rochester transplant. He was born in Syracuse and grew up in Oneida, NY. He started as a volunteer here in October 2017, serving as Director and Programming Coordinator for Out Alliance’s InQueery programming, including Movie Night Out and Drag Queen Bingo. Previously, he worked in retail, banking, and retirement services. 

Sterling Love
Center Manager

Sterling Love is the new Center Manager for the Out Alliance. Rochester native, and striving entrepreneur, prior to joining the team Sterling was apart of the Paychex family and has a lengthy background in managing where she found her passion for helping. She is currently a co-host on the local LGBTQ+ focused radio talk show Bruchin' with Dee & T , on 104.3 WAYO. With her she brings a fresh feel to the center environment, helping support the family

Dean Wilson
Development Manager

Dean Wilson is Buffalo native who came to Rochester to attend college at RIT for Graphic Design, and fell in love with the city. Dean has worked in design and marketing consulting across Western NY for almost 10 years, volunteering in politics and the LGBTQ+ community for almost 5, and started off at the Out Alliance with the relaunch of the Inqueery program in 2017. Dean joined the Out Alliance staff as the Manager of Development in 2019 and is incredibly excited to be part of an organization responsible for serving and bettering our community.

Kat Wiggall
Database Administrator

Kat Wiggall is the Database Administrator at the Out Alliance, where she started working in January 2013. She got her start at the Out Alliance by volunteering on the Speakers Bureau and was quickly recruited to help with the youth program and as an office volunteer.
Kat graduated from Rochester Business Institute in 2007 and has spent most of her time raising her two children. When not busy at home, she has a lifelong history of volunteering for various local community agencies.

Evelyn Bailey

Rochester LGBTQ Archivist Chair, Shoulders To Stand On Documentary and Preservation Program of the Out Alliance of the Genesee Valley 2003 -present. Ms. Bailey is an educator, political activist and historian. Ms. Bailey served as project co-director for three NYS Archives Grants, project director for grants from the NYS Council on the Arts, Rochester Area Community Foundation Historical Preservation Fund, and the LGBT Giving Circle. She writes a monthly column in the Empty Closet, “Shoulders to Stand On.” Ms. Bailey was the Executive Producer and grant writer for Reflections of a Rainbow, a 16-minute documentary on the history of the Out Alliance used for fundraising and marketing. Ms. Bailey organized and chaired the Bid From the Heart Auctions for 3 years, and was chair of the Pride Community Picnic for 7 years. In 2013, Ms. Bailey was the Executive Producer of Shoulders To Stand On, a 90 minute documentary on the history of the Rochester LGBTQ+ community. She also retired from the Board of the Out Alliance in 2013 remaining as a member of the Development and Finance Committees. Ms. Bailey has received the Community Service Award from the Empire State Pride Agenda (2014), the AAUW Education Award (2014), and the Center for AIDS Research Community Service Award (2015). In 2014, Ms. Bailey was Grand Marshal of the Pride Parade, Rochester, NY. Ms. Bailey has been a teacher of Mathematics for the past 30 years, and is a small business owner.

We envision a future where all members of the greater Rochester LGBTQ+ communities, at all stages of their lives, are free to be fully participating citizens, celebrating their lives in which they are safe, stable and fully respected.
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