Meet the team

Who are the people behind Yeovil Pride? Learn more about us below!

JK Doran (he/him)
Chairperson
 
One reason you're involved with Yeovil Pride
"Growing up in Yeovil, I always knew I was different and I think it's long overdue that our fabulous town celebrates it's LGBT+ community. It was about time we start Pride in the heart of Somerset."
 
Two things you can't live without
My phone and pizza
 
Three words to describe you
Optimist, Activist, Queer
Laura
Director of Finance
Name (pronouns)
Laura (she/her)
 
3 words to describe you
Active, passionate and a doer
 
2 things you can't live without
My twin boys, the 2 best things in the world
 
1 reason you're involved with Yeovil Pride
I want to bring my boys up in a fully inclusive environment where everyone is free to be whoever they want to be without judgement. Yeovil pride is a big positive step forward. 
Dec
Director of Operations
Name (pronouns)
Dec (he/him)
 
3 words to describe you
Passionate, sarcastic, engaging
 
2 things you can't live without
Family & Football
 
1 reason you're involved with Yeovil Pride
I am privileged to be a straight, white male. I want to use that privilege to pursue equality for all. Both my brother and mother are members of the LGBT+ community and I want to support them as best as I can.
James
Director of Marketing

Name (pronouns)
James (he/him)

3 words to describe you
Open minded, Caring & Supportive

2 things you can't live without
My kids and good food

1 reason you're involved with Yeovil Pride
As a straight father who has built a career in Public Relations, Marketing and Events, I have two vested interested in supporting the LGBT+ community.

Firstly, to use my experience and skills to support Yeovil Pride and help it to grow, and secondly to ensure my children grow up in a society where equality, acceptance and Inclusivity isn’t something that needs to be campaigned for. Unfortunately we are not there yet and until we are I believe we all have a responsibility to do what we can and set an example to those around us.

Christina
Director
Name (pronouns)
Christina (she/her)
 
3 words to describe you
Optimistic, fun and hard-working
 
2 things you can't live without
My family and my gorgeous cats
 
1 reason you're involved with Yeovil Pride
I'm a fairly recent import to South Somerset from London and I'm happy to be involved in helping Yeovil Pride to spread a positive message of inclusivity. Come on board, there is no such thing as too many allies!
Olivia
1 Reason you're involved in Yeovil Pride:
In one word: community. There is so much power in finding your community, and devoting time to grow it. I love meeting more LGBTQ people, and making it feel like a better and more open space for those who need it. 
 
I love attending Pride events, and I’m so happy to bring this celebration to Yeovil. 
 
2 things you can’t live without: 
My wife and coffee ☕️ 
 
3 words: 
Positive, ambitious and confident 
 
 
Jaxon
Name (Pronouns)
 
Jaxon (He/Him)
 
1 Reason you're involved with Yeovil Pride:
 
I take pride (pun intended) in helping my community make more safe spaces. I see opportunity in Yeovil Pride and I want to be a part of their path to inclusion for all.
 
2 Things you can't live without?
 
Books and Comedy
 
3 Words to describe you?
 
Empathic, hard-working and creative