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alisonAlison Parker, President
Alison is so very excited to be giving back to the community in the only way she knows how: costuming. ricRACK has been an evolving dream for years...trying to find a use for the abandoned and unwanted costumes in TV/film/theatre and teaching children how to think outside the box when creating a costume. She started doing volunteer work in Africa 4 years ago and has since made it a habit to do volunteer work every New Year's Day in such countries as Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica. She started her professional career working for the Cirque du Soleil. Now, she works on really, really cool TV shows like GIRLS or sometimes she's Gerard Butler's set costumer.
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aimeeAimee Cedro, Operations Manager
Aimee is a native of New Jersey and has a decade of experience working in nonprofit organizations, specifically in re-use of materials in NYC. She got her start with Housing Works Thrift Shop and eventually became the Operations Coordinator at Film Biz Recycling Prop Shop. She has a passion for re-use, sustainability, and working within her community. She is also a performance artist in all forms and has always had a love for junk shops, costumes, and the stage. She recently relocated to New Orleans and has been happy to call it her home ever since. As a child, she was always a part of the neighborhood parades and beauty pageants through her Grandmother (a self-taught seamstress) who would put her in them and make her costumes. Costuming has  been a constant and huge part of her life! She is excited to work with ricRACK helping teach the next generation about the magic of creating wearable art while understanding the amazing depth of this medium!
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lindseyLindsey Terrebone, Project Coordinator
Lindsey is a costumer local to the Big Easy. She's worked as a costume assistant, designer, and a wardrobe stylist for many moons. Her favorite holiday is Mardi Gras, with Halloween a close second (for the costumes, of course)! Lindsey is excited to use her skills to inspire kids to create with ricRACK this year!
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mauraMaura Cusick, Volunteer Coordinator
Maura Cusick is a recent grad of Tulane University's Film Studies program. Having grown up in five states, she is now proud call New Orleans home. As an avid vintage, thrift, and bargain shopper, she is an enthusiastic patron of the many eclectic costume shops in the city (perhaps a little too enthusiastic). Maura firmly believes in viewing each day as a chance to play a game of dress-up to further the concept of unique, individual self-expression. She studied costuming for film with Alison and is thrilled to channel her passion for costumes and sewing into the opportunity to work with an awesome charitable organization like ricRACK.
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Making a difference

A boy is walking along the beach when he stumbles across thousands of starfish that have washed up. He starts to pick them up and throw them back in. A man approaches him and says, "Son, don't bother. There are too many. You won't make a difference." The boy picks up another, throws it back in, and says, "I made a difference to that one."--Loren Eiseley

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