Amar is the author of Elephant Brain and the co-founder of Elephant Studios, a center for wellness and meditation practice. He is also a partner in the Elev808 Collective, an organization that aims to unite a community and nourish love and care amongst those that share a common goal. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Michigan, and has traveled the world gaining the experiences and inspiration that have led him to become the person he is today.
Laura is a psychotherapist and received their MA in Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies specializing in community mental health. She is co-founder of Reno Inclusive Counseling where she focuses on LGBTQIA+- affirming therapy, complex trauma, social justice and more. She also brings experience in community organizing, nonprofit fundraising and group facilitation to the Board and looks forward to honoring Charlie’s memory and passion for helping others.
Carl, known as Black Carl, is an electronic music producer and performer based out of Birmingham, Alabama who fuses his love of modern hip-hop, classic anime and experimental electronic music. His energy, passion and talent have solidified his place in the Bass world in recent years. Carl also performs alongside Aaron Pugh (aka VCTRE) as Integrate.
Shai books for iii Points and The Ground/Club Space, is an advisor at Audius, manages artists Player Dave & Ivy Lab, and is the Co-Owner of System Error, an independent event production company in Los Angeles. She’s also extremely passionate about her work as an ambassador for the non-profit organization Musicares, which focuses on providing resources and treatment for music professionals.
Hunter is the artist and musician behind the production alias Potions. He specializes in sound and digital media production and received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is also a founding member of LabGroup, a music and art collective formed in collaboration with Charlie and Kyle Bishoff.
Gina is a writer/director with a background in music as an internationally renowned touring DJ and producer (Huxley Anne). She was inspired by the surrealist work of Donald Glover and Flying Lotus to move into narrative filmmaking. She seeks to amplify non-traditional voices in feature films and mini-series.
Kris has established multiple personas in the bass scene over the years and performs as kLL sMTH, kLL Bill and Ultrasloth. His love for music has taken him all over the world while meeting and collaborating with many artists including Charles. Kris and Charles always shared a mutual respect and support for each other from the moment they met in 2015.
Sequoyah is a singer/songwriter and an integrative health practitioner. She has been gathering and utilizing a wide range of modalities and holistic therapies since 2011. Her intention is to assist, support and empower individuals on their healing journeys. As a close friend of Charlie’s since high school, she is proud and excited to be honoring his legacy through her work with the Foundation.
'CJ' received his BA from Cal State Sacramento and has been working relentlessly as an entrepreneur and farmer in the cannabis industry ever since. He owns Tilden Farms Craft Cannabis in Grass Valley and has been a close family friend for years. Charlie’s work at one of his farms in 2015 inspired the lyrics in one if his well-known songs.
Scott is the owner of Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom and The Other Side in Denver and is a talent buyer at AEG Presents. He also books festivals in Colorado and the west including Sonic Bloom, Arise and Winter Wondergrass. Scott was Charlie’s earliest promoter and supporter in Colorado and a good friend for from the beginning
Spencer performs as Friend. and was one of Charlie’s biggest proponents and mentors as he developed in Tahoe as a young artist. Spencer and Charlie had the deepest of bonds, were the best of friends and thrived when they had the chance to collaborate and spend time together.
Beth Ingalls, Co-Founder
When Beth's twins Cedar and Kaya were born in 1987 she was living in Taos, NM and had been working in environmental politics there and in Northern California since graduating from UC Boulder in 1985. She likes to describe her career path more as a meandering stream because raising her sons was first, and work had to fit around them. She's been an environmental activist, recycling coordinator, professional ski instructor, investigative journalist, festival organizer, band publicist, freelance writer/editor and has also spent many years in the non profit sector.
Several years after Charlie was born in 1996, she became volunteer Chair of the Town of Truckee's Waste Management Committee and along with the committee launched the 'Keep Truckee Green' campaign. After three years working tirelessly to establish new waste management strategies, expand recycling programs, and advocate (unsuccessfully) for the Town to create a full time Recycling Coordinator position, she resigned. Fueled by the desire to work from the inside as an elected official, and taking a strong stance against rampant overdevelopment within the Town, she ran for a Town Council seat in 2002. She was the top vote getter in a crowded field of nine, that included 3 incumbents. She served a four year term and was the Mayor of Truckee in 2006.
Regardless of the work she's engaged in, Mother is/has always been her primary role. Charlie called her Momma Bear and their bond was legendary. The only sense that can be made and way forward that can be forged after the loss of her youngest son, is to focus on creating something incredibly positive and tangible for the community he was immersed in both professionally and personally for the last seven years of his life.
Cedar Lampe, Co-Founder
Those who know Cedar personally know he avoids the spotlight and downplays everything about himself, yet always manages to stand out. As Charlie's brother, he was a guiding force and a strong influence from day one. Their mutual love and affection for each other was very powerful.
Cedar graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Political Science/ International Relations and while there also served as Vice President of Membership for a recreation-oriented 501(c)3 non-profit with an annual budget of nearly $1 million. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He brings a plethora of skills to the Foundation along with a passion to honor his brother in the most heartfelt way imaginable.
Kaya Lampe, Co-Founder
Kaya's passion for the outdoors has inspired every aspect of his life, work and pursuit of happiness. His lifelong love of skiing eventually intersected with a passion for photography, videography and filmmaking.
He played a primary role in nurturing and documenting Charlie's years in the competitive ski world and they were an inseparable team skiing, traveling and filming. Kaya earned a Media Studies degree from UC Santa Cruz and soon after embarked on a whirlwind of adventures and exploration including journeys to Antarctica, Mt. Everest (twice) and Alaska.
His resume includes multiple stints working on the Discovery Channel's hit show Deadliest Catch, followed by several seasons with National Geographic's Life Below Zero. In addition to bringing these professional skills to the Foundation, he's deeply committed to building something incredible in his little brother's memory
Cedar, Beth & Kaya
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