Leo Rossi is a music industry veteran. Throughout his career, he has tour-managed and managed such artists as Fleetwood Mac,The Beach Boys, John Fogerty Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks, Bette Midler, Neil Young and many more. Mr Rossi coordinates all aspects of the production and staff of over 100 during world tours grossing upwards of over a million dollars.
Mr Rossi has an Expertise in entertainment tour coordination. Specializing in tour management and accounting to increase profitability and productivity. Respected industry leader and proactive problem-solver.
Energized by new challenges with the pursuit of excellence. Works well in tense situations while foreseeing problems to lower cost and increase profit. Leads by example to motivate others.
Mr Rossi is very proud to carry on his late son Ryan’s legacy to assist children living in extreme poverty around the world.
Bri Erger grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and graduated from Loras College with degrees in English Literature and Psychology. In addition to serving on the board for 20KWatts and Missing Peaces, Bri currently serves at the Director of Programs for US-Brazil Connect, a Denver-based nonprofit, where she works to provide transformative, international, and cross-cultural experiences for young people in the US and Brazil. Before joining 20Kwatts and Missing Peaces as a board member, she developed a love for service and working within the education system as an AmeriCorps volunteer in North Carolina and serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador. These international experiences have helped to shape her professional goals. In 2014, Bri completed her M.A. in International Development at the University of Denver. In addition to traveling for work and pleasure, she enjoys photography, practicing yoga, running, dancing, and going to concerts.
Juan Baez joined 20KWatts in January of 2012. Juan grew up in San Pedro where he has become an active member of the community. Juan has spent the majority of his life dedicating his time and service to the betterment of the youth in his community. After high school Juan worked at the San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA where he would soon become the Program Director for Youth and Family. He committed his time to working with young people, believing in the values presented to youths at the YMCA like, trustworthiness, fairness and respect. After obtaining a Master of Arts in theater from California State University Los Angeles, Juan would go on to be the Chairman of the theater department at Los Angeles Harbor College, and part time speech teacher at California University Dominguez Hills where along with curriculum, Juan teaches his students that no dream is impossible. Juan is a Puente Project Mentor at LAHC, a program that promotes the educational advancement for first generation college students, and continues to volunteer at the San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA as a Camp Director. Juan maintains the belief that “If you change the world of a child, you change the world”.
Dylan has spent the past several years working at the grassroots level of development both domestically and internationally. He has evaluated social enterprises in Colombia, conducted outreach for New York City’s Department of Homeless Services, and served in the Peace Corps. It was during his service with the Peace Corps in El Salvador that Dylan first encountered 20k Watts. Together they provided solar energy for the local clinic and 55 households in his host community of Palo Verde. He has been involved with the organization ever since. Dylan will complete his Masters of Public Administration in Development Practice at Columbia University in the city of New York in May 2014.
Shain Rossi is the younger Bother of Founder Ryan Rossi. Shian has dedicated his life assisting children through coaching and counseling for the YMCA summer and winter camps.
Shian owns his own Gym (Elite Triangle Fitness) where he improves the quality of life for people though exercise and diet.Shain first trip for 20K Watts was implementing a solar powered refrigeration system to a remote medical clinic in the mountains of El Salvador. Shain also also assit communities in remote areas with Soccer equipment to keep children in schools for education.
"you can't be on the team if you don't stay in school"
Shian's commitment to help the less fortunate children living in extreme poverty is a way to keep his Brother Ryan's dream alive.
Khiara Rossi is one of the Directors on the Board for 20k Watts. She, for many years, has always had a passion in helping others and working with children and their families in need. Before her involvement with 20K Watts she volunteered for 11 years as a camp counselor for the San Pedro YMCA resident camps. Her passion ended up over flowing into her work life, and she became an assistant manager at a party venue for children. When her oldest brother, Ryan, and father, Leo, came back from there 1st ever trip to El Salvador, they shared the stories and pictures of people living in extreme poverty and in such despair. The Rossi family knew, at that point, they needed to get involved and help in any way they could. Soon after, 20K Watts was born. But tragedy struck in short time when Ryan, who took on the first trip and Co Founded 20K Watts, passed away from cancer. Khiara would not let her brother and families dream die with him, and soon became more involved in running them to success. She is now on the board of directors, putting together fundraisers, charity buzzes, organizing, assisting, and taking trips to make personal deliveries to the villages and poverty in need.