Member 2019 - Present
Vice President2023 - Present
Programs Committee Co-Chair2023 - Present
Programs Committee Chair2020 - 2022
Board Service: 2019 - Present
Magnolia joined the RESCU Board in 2019 after years of volunteering with Programs Committee and is currently the Co-Chair of Programs and Vice President of the Board. They love being a part of RESCU because to them it is the transformation of tragedy into triumph, which they try to embody in their own life.
Magnolia is a full-time artist and entertainer, performing with “the hubs” as “Judas and Magnolia” across the country and around the world. This husband and wife team of variety-artists perform escape artist stunts, magic and illusion, circus and fire arts, and Medieval and Renaissance music at fairs, festivals, corporate and private events, and street corners roughly 45 weeks of the year!
Magnolia’s prior community organizing experience that they bring to RESCU includes cooperative work with an urban garden and grassroots soup kitchen, a collectively run women and children’s shelter, an urban farm, a zine collective, a volunteer-run bike repair shop, and serving as chairperson for a local Sierra Club affiliate. In addition, they have experience and training in consensus, non-violent communication, and anti-racism. Magnolia and the hubs each have been sober since 2015 and hope to inspire others to live their very best lives every day, knowing that the only certainty in life is death.