Board of Directors
Angie Bunch, Culture Shock Dance Group Founder | Shock Gear Co-Founder
Angie Bunch is the founder of Culture Shock Dance Troupes, Inc., and executive director of Culture Shock San Diego. She lives in San Diego, California and is founder and co-owner of the Culture Shock Dance Center there. Angie was once a member of the elite Nike Network of sponsored dance and fitness athletes. She traveled the globe, sharing her passion and unique non-verbal teaching style.
She also developed the Cardio Hip Hop class enjoyed worldwide today. Angie is a teacher, a director, and a leader who champions dancers and artists alike. No longer able to dance since a chronic ankle injury finally won out, Angie is now conducting instructor training workshops to continue the popular and accessible Cardio Hip Hop movement.
Liz Bernal, Advisory Board | Shock Gear Co-Founder
Liz is a professionally trained graphic designer who has worked in the industry for over 20 years. She is a member of the San Diego Chapter of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists). She has worked in large corporate art departments, an award-winning design firm and, in 2001, opened her own studio. In the Spring of 2008, Liz took her passion for design and launched an urban apparel line.
Liz also served on the board of directors for Culture Shock San Diego and as a BVA (Business Volunteer for the Arts) member with the San Diego Performing Arts League (SDPAL). In 2009, Liz was honored with a SDPAL’s Star Award for her volunteer service with Culture Shock San Diego.
Keely Tidrow, Advisory Board
Keely Tidrow is the Associate Director of Development of Major Gifts at The Old Globe, a regional theatre that produces and presents inspiring works that makes theatre matter to more people. Keely is responsible for helping to raise over 9 million annually through donor cultivation and stewardship.
She is a member of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and currently sits on the Board of Directors as the Past President and Chaired the 2013 National Philantropy Day and spearheaded the 2016 National Philanthropy Days “Symphony of Philanthropy”. Keely also resides on the Culture Shock Dance Troupe Board of Directors and Chaired from 2013-2015.
Keely began her non-profit career in 2007 at Casa de Amparo and helped to raise funding through the annual fund, capital campaign, and implemented a Signature Corporate Partnership program. While at Casa, she helped open the Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos, CA.
Prior to San Diego, Keely spent ten years in Los Angeles in the entertainment industry. She began at NBC on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Then, she transitioned into International Sales with Morris Marketing as a Manager of International Public Relations. She spent four years working the Cannes Film Festival, MIPTV, MIPCOM and Monte Carole Film Festivals.
In 2004, Keely opened Kreative Marketing and became a freelance producer with Premiere TV. While at Premiere, she launched a Radio Media Division and directed Radio and Satellite Media Tours and continues to freelance in San Diego.
While in Los Angeles, Keely taught English to Korean speaking students. She also volunteered with the EIT (Entertainment Industry Foundation), CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Historical Society and became a Big Sister through Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Keely holds a graduate degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Oklahoma City University with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising. Keely is an active tennis player, dances with Culture Shock, and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta alumni. She also fosters kittens with the Southern Siamese Rescue and is a Big Sister through Operation Big. Finally, Keely is a current member of the San Diego Community Emergency Response Team.
Jessica Fritzges / Advisory Board
Jessica is a recent college graduate who studied Communication and Global Business Leadership at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Throughout her college career, Jessica had many hands-on experiences that focused on bringing the classroom to life, creating a new marketing strategy for the college’s alumni association among them. As well as co-writing a weekly fashion column for the school newspaper. Her two fields of study emphasized the importance of analytical thinking being paired with creative thinking to form unique solutions.
She spent 4 months studying abroad in South Africa with 31 of her classmates where they attended Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. She also participated in community service work in a township school where she worked with 4th graders to help improve their English comprehension with the Masinyusane Development Organization. In addition to traveling throughout the country while learning about its complex history and embracing the beautiful culture.
The culmination of her childhood attending theater productions at the Civic Center to watching productions be created via her mom’s position as a show producer at SeaWorld and her college career that centered itself on community learning and fostering each other to grow have led her to want to foster the arts in her community and to lend a hand where ever she can.
Danielle Prince, Board Chair
Danielle Prince started her work in the nonprofit sector 3 years ago and is honored to serve on the Culture Shock Dance Board of Directors.
Before joining the nonprofit world, she was at Sea World San Diego. She was a performer and show producer for SeaWorld’s animal shows and park wide events. In addition, Danielle was a representative for marketing and PR events. She also managed the shows operations team including hiring and onboarding. This is also where she first met Culture Shock troupe when they collaborated in the night show “Riptide” in 2006-2008.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she grew up dancing, acting and singing. She has performed in theatres from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to San Diego. Prior to living in San Diego, she received her Bachelor Degree in Theater Arts: Acting & Directing from California State University, Long Beach. Danielle went on to work as a choreographer for Club Med Resorts living in such places as the Caribbean and the Bahamas. She still dances and is excited to watch her kids follow in her footsteps.
Lawrenn Brown, Vice Chair
Lawrenn is an educator at heart. Currently the Revenue Cycle Trainer for Rady Children’s Hospital, she has extensive expertise in instructional and program design and implementation. A fourth-generation San Diegan, Lawrenn is a firm believer in community involvement. She is excited to partner with Culture Shock Dance Troupe to educate, empower and enrich the lives of San Diego’s youth.
Joshua Brock, Treasurer
Joshua is Director of Client Services for Calpine Energy Solutions and is an experienced, senior leader in climate resiliency and clean energy. He has a demonstrated history of working in industry, government affairs & financial services, sales, and policy professions. Josh is board president of Build it Green, a non-profit focused on greening the built environment.
He is also Vice-chair of Cleantech San Diego. Finally, Joshua is a board member of Culture Shock Dance Troupe, a non-profit that brings education, empowerment and enrichment to the San Diego community through dance.
Jonathan Broadus, Board Member
Jonathan is a creative director and project manager with a background in the arts. His professional experience include Web Development/Design, Inbound and Inbound Marketing. Jonathan puts a heavy emphasis on outreach within the Hip-Hop community to help grow, sustain and evolve the culture.
Allison Schroeder, Board Member
Allison has worked in education for the last twenty years, all at the high school level. She currently teaches Special Education for students with mental health needs. “Working with children, I see the need for extracurricular, artistic, and athletic activities which is why both of my children participate in dance. It is because of their involvement with the Culture Shock Organization that I joined the board to help grow the organization and spread their message to as many dancers as possible.”
Becky Fritzges , Board Member
Becky is a Native San Diegan who grew up in Ocean Beach. She worked at SeaWorld San Diego for 29 and a half years. A majority of her years were in the Entertainment Department as a Show Producer and this is where she first collaborated with Culture Shock San Diego. She currently works full-time as a Clinical Analyst at Sharp HealthCare. Raising 3 kids of her own, Becky has a passion for youth in the arts and excited about her work with Culture Shock.