Michael Mcgrew can be described in one word, “Visionary”. Naturally born with a gift in storytelling, writing a gripping novel is a walk in the park for this Los Angeles native. When asked about his role models and inspiration growing up, he simply explained that “Life itself and what it offers every day is a lesson and every lesson if learned is the best advice the universe can give you.”

He is a very diverse individual with a goal to inspire, which is why he founded the I Am Project for Literacy; a non-profit organization geared towards promotes and encourages literacy through a unique and dynamic program ranging from financial to health and wellness awareness.

Nicole Walker

Vice President

Nicole Walker has spent the better part of her adult life honing her craft in the art of the storytelling. Initially starting out as an author of short stories and novels, Nicole has broadened her specialty to include novel adaptations for film and television, screenwriting for all mediums as well as documentaries, reality based television shows and web series.

Nicole received her bachelors in urban planning and master’s in public policy from California State University Northridge. Her previous experience has included providing services as a ghostwriter, as a screenwriter and has contributed articles and interview to a hip hop magazine and blog.

Bianca Swan

Program Director

Bianca Swan is community relations expert with more than eight years of experience in non-profit management and public administration. With a BBA in Marketing from Howard University and a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach, Bianca supplies extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and motivation working with individuals from all backgrounds.

A Los Angeles native, Bianca began her career working in sales for an entertainment photography agency. As much as she enjoyed the fast-paced world of the entertainment industry, she had a passion for community service. She moved back to Los Angeles and accepted a position as Membership Delivery Specialist with Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles where she was responsible for membership recruitment, volunteer training, program development and implementation and community building.

Dillon Iwu

Community Relations
Dillon Iwu has always displayed a love for learning and being able to give back to this community. He has a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Towson University and is currently obtaining a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Public Administration at Wilmington University. His ability to work with the youth and develop their skills for leadership and entrepreneurship is exceptional. Thus, he has worked progressively in various communities such as Baltimore, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport and the greater Los Angeles area. In Baltimore, Maryland he worked with the AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) program as a mentor, tutor and regional representative to aid with the administration of the AVID curriculum for schools located in the south western region of Baltimore County. In the state of Louisiana he mobilized as a political organizer for education reform, economic development and preservation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


Public Relations

Latonya Allen has so much passion for empowering and connecting communities that she almost draws attention unnoticeable through her charisma and love to help people. She is an event producer and probation officer for the L.A county.

Teresa Rachilla

Digital Marketing Manager

Born in Hollywood and raised in the Heart of Screenland, Teresa is an artist of many talents. The youngest girl ever to join IATSE Local 729, she began her career just out of high school as a Motion Picture Set Painter.

In projects ranging from blockbuster films, to indie shorts, live theater, and new media series, Teresa has cultivated an expertise in every stage of filmmaking from pre- to post-production and beyond. She is uniquely qualified to help brilliant filmmakers build their brand and take their vision to the next level. To this end, she has founded TRes Chic Promotion – an entertainment marketing firm designed to promote independent artists and content creators.