Meet the team!
Nicolette (Niki) Kulp, LCSW
Director of Program Development
(she/her or they/them pronouns)
Nicolette (Niki) is a Clinical Social Worker from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Niki's desire to serve the LGBT+ community began while she was an undergraduate studying psychology at Arcadia University. As a Montgomery County native, Niki was acutely aware of the lack of resources and support for the LGBT+ community in her county and it became her dream to be part of the solution. She completed her thesis on Identity Development of Gender and Sexual Minorities and went on to study Clinical Social Work at Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. While there, she interned with Mazzoni Center's counseling program in Philadelphia and graduated in 2016. Niki feels privileged to be a part of such rewarding work with a team of such wonderful and talented humans. She will continue to focus her passions for service, social justice, and mental health and wellness toward the goal of increasing support for the LGBT+ individuals of the Philadelphia suburbs.
Aimee Goldsmith
Assistant Director
(she/her or they/them pronouns)
Aimee is a professional artist with a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts. She spent three years as a 3D Printer technician for a local company, two years as a machine shop technician for the University of Pennsylvania, and five years working as a tooling/sculpting/mold making & casting technician for Lenox Corporation. Here, she took advanced courses in SolidWorks and designed and printed 3D parts for figurine and ornament models.
In her spare time, she helped to co-found SAGA Community Center and has been integral in program development, planning, implementation, web design, and marketing. She also assisted with building SAGA's Queer Library and serves on SAGA’s Advisory Board for The Welcome Project PA. Her other interests include vacationing in the Poconos, hiking the Wissahickon, and crafting handmade wooden jewelry &  other commissioned artwork. She enjoys live music, outdoor festivals, DIY projects, and spending time with her loved ones.
Josh Blakesley
Executive Director of
The Welcome Project PA
(he/him pronouns)
Josh grew up in the Midwest before completing a B.A. in Theatre at Northwestern College [IA] and a Masters of Divinity [M.Div.] at Princeton Theological Seminary [NJ]. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ [UCC], Josh has lived and worked in Iowa, Philadelphia, Hawai’i, Mexico, and Michigan. Currently, he is Pastor of Love In Action UCC, an open and affirming congregation featured in a Vox Media episode of Divided States of Women with Liz Plank and in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Josh has 20+ years of experience working with children, youth, and adults in various intra and interfaith settings. Josh is a fellow of Interfaith Philadelphia, designing and coordinating HS and University student groups for interfaith immersion service-learning weeks, called “Alternative Break Interfaith Encounters.” Josh also co-facilitates “How to be an Interfaith Ally” trainings for Philly Peace Day and recently, in Toronto at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He also performs regularly with the dinner theatre company, Without a Cue Productions, and has developed theatre arts curriculum for use in religious and secular settings. Josh also enjoys playing basketball, strumming on the guitar, traveling, learning languages, or making strange and funny faces. He lives in Center City Philly with his life and laugh partner María Elena.
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Rel is a leader at SAGA Community Center who lives with her wife and bulldog in Ambler, PA. She is also bilingual and received her Bachelor of Arts in Language from Rowan University, currently works in sales, and aims to pursue an MPH in 2022. As a lesbian who was raised by lesbians, she’s passionate about serving the queer community and believes everyone deserves complete acceptance of who they are — the same kind of acceptance she was lucky to receive from her awesome moms. Rel is also an MS (multiple sclerosis) warrior and commonly jokes that if she had to be any animal, she’d be a sloth. Her favorite hobbies include hiking, camping, exercising, making art, and watching cartoons with queer representation. She’s also a huge fan of sunflowers and cactuses. When pandemic restrictions are lifted, she hopes to jumpstart a sports program for SAGA.

Rel K., BA.
SAGA Leader
(she/her or they/them)
Radiance Angelina Petro
Director of Community Engagement
(she/her pronouns)
Radiance Angelina Petro is a proud transwoman and mother of three grown sons.  She is an activist, poet, musician, artist, storyteller, speaker, twenty-year elementary school teacher, and workshop leader.  She has been featured on an episode of Liz Plank’s Vox, as well as in several newspaper articles including the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Montgomery News, and the Bucks County Currier Times.  She has published articles for GLSEN and the Montgomery County Women’s Center, as well as two books of trans-related poetry.  Radiance has spoken at rallies and featured in a production of This is My Brave. She was invited to speak on the steps of the Norristown Court House on International Day Against Homophobia.  She has led Q-Crew groups at local libraries, and also been asked to speak at local youth centers.  Radiance was asked to speak before the Hatboro City Council by the mayor of Hatboro in an effort to help successfully pass Human Rights Ordinances for the LGBT+ community.  She has also spoken in local faith communities on welcoming queer people in their congregations.  She played music at the Germantown Jewish Center’s first ever Pride Shabbat, and set up the first LGBT+ booth at Glenside Elementary School’s Diversity Fair.  She has also led an LGBT+ training at Peco Energy, and helps lead queer support groups.  In addition to her passionate activism and work with the SAGA Community Center, she loves used bookstores and thrift stores, reading P.G. Wodehouse, and eating dark chocolate.  
Mel K.
SAGA Leader
(they/them or she/her pronouns)
Mel (she/they) lives with her wife and bulldog in Ambler, PA. She is a leader at SAGA Community Center and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Social Work at Aurora University with a concentration in Leadership Administration. She previously graduated summa cum laude with her BSW from the University of Valley Forge and has years of case management experience. A lesbian Christian herself, Mel is passionate about speaking and writing on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and faith. Some of her writing is published in an anthology, The Deconstructionist’s Playbook, and she has had the opportunity to speak in various settings about LGBTQ+ issues and inclusion. Mel is also a graduate of The Reformation Project’s Leadership Development Program, which focused on promoting LGBTQ+ inclusion in Christianity through community organizing and theological education. Her biggest dream is to see a world where people of all identities and belief systems are free to be their truest selves. 
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Wren H.

SAGA Leader
(they/them pronouns)

Wren is a Teaching Assistant and is an amateur photographer and spray paint artist. They studied Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University and are currently working at The Timothy School, a school for children with Autism. Wren has worked with children for over six years; as a Teaching Assistant for children with Autism, Cognitive Coach for children with learning disabilities, and Child Care/Mental Health Care Worker for at-risk youth and was a Safe Crisis Management instructor. They plan to get their masters degree in Art Therapy and work with children and young adults on their mental health. Wren is a co-leader of SAGA Sports, assists with support groups, and runs the SAGA Instagram page. Their interests include hiking, bike riding, photography, reading, cooking, and playing the cajón.
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Kai
Photo and bio coming soon!