Ritchie Kong is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Long Beach, CA. His artistic strength involves using spray paint as a primary medium, on walls and canvas. He feels that the art he creates on the permission walls helps him connect with inner city youth. Through his involvement with Urban Arts Outreach, he is able to interpret the abstraction of his work to educate and mentor underprivileged youth.
Executive Director, Thrive Collective
Jeremy R. Del Rio, Esq., co-founded and leads Thrive Collective, a nonprofit that creates hope and opportunity through arts and mentoring in public schools. He also teaches youth and community development at Alliance and Fuller seminaries. Jeremy received his BA (with honors) and JD from New York University. He and his wife, Diana, have two sons, Judah and Cyrus.