The Dream Team

Board Members

Shaymar Higgs • Founder and Executive Director

The 2021 Outstanding Citizen of the Year for the City of Greenbelt, Shaymar Higgs has over 10+ years of community development, government contracting, non-profit and private sector experience. Shaymar brings a breadth of knowledge to every project under his supervision. It is his desire to use his professional and artistic strengths in building and implementing effective strategies, managing and developing communities, and policy creation and enhancement. Mr. Higgs has worked as a teaching artist for over a half dozen nonprofit organizations, schools, and museums teaching mixed-media art to cooking and nutrition classes.

Currently, he also works for M-NCPPC, overseeing the Cosca Regional Skateboard Park while serving on the Arts Advisory Board for the City of Greenbelt and as an editorial board member for Greenbelt Online.

Programming Committee Chair

Jennifer Dudley Resource Development

Starting as a volunteer at The SPACE in 2019, Jennifer is full of enthusiasm with skills to match. Working in the nonprofit sector for the last two years with a focus on project development and community programming, Ms. Dudley is excited to bring her expertise to our mission of The SPACE. On top of those skills, Jennifer has been a ServSafe Instructor since 2015 while also working in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.

Community Outreach member

Kimmie Jolly • Director-at-Large

Bio coming sooon...

Administrative Liaison

Volunteer Staff

Sadibu Kabba, the voice

Started out as a high school Intern (circa early 2019), now he is giving back to the community by volunteering at The SPACE! Get him started about any of the topic below and it's on...

•Entertainment •Pop Culture Guru •Comic Book Writer •Gamer

Ob, tech guru

Ob is the creator of the YouTube series: "Making Art With Code." Ob is fluent in multiple computer languages, a huge fan of Minecraft, 3D rendering, and open-source software. Ask him about Blender, and you will instantly be his favorite student!

•Computer Programming •Sound Engineering •Graphic Designer •3D Rendering

Kathy "Vanesse" Jones, master seamstress

Life-long seamstress, crafter, and artist, Kathy is highly skilled with her hands. Specialities include:

•Sewing •Pastels •Painting •Jewelry-making •Knitting & Crochet •Upholstery