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Becky Castaneda


Becky attended Augustana College & has been a part of the QC community for 12 years. She works in the IT/Project Management field. She has participated in drag shows & has been an avid supporter of the community for over 10 years. She openly identifies as a lesbian & is happily married with 3 children. She looks forward to helping LGBTQ+ youth through her experiences with similar struggles.



Abigayle Allen


Abigayle (or Abbie) is a QCA boomerang.  After receiving a BA in Accounting from St Ambrose in 2001 she skipped town for Chicago, & then moved back to the area in 2015.  Abigayle joined Clock, Inc as another way of furthering her mission to foster a world where everyone can be their authentic selves all day every day without fear of being held back or cast aside.  A married mother of three, Abigayle identifies as bisexual and enjoys challenging stereotypes, particularly about women and accountants.

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Kate Johnson


Kate works for the University of Arizona Global Campus, where she is responsible for institutional-level faculty development. Kate’s love of the Quad Cities began during her undergraduate days at St. Ambrose University. Since then, she has put down roots, started a family, and began to look at how she can give back to the community by supporting organizations that align with her values. Clock, Inc. embodies those values by advocating for the community she loves with a platform she feels strongly about, advocating for the LGBT+ community. Kate is excited for the opportunity to be of service to Clock, Inc. and the QCA community.


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Micah Johnson


Micah is a queer social worker & attorney originally from rural northern Iowa.  His past social work practice has involved substance abuse counseling, child and adolescent therapy, and LGBTQ youth development.  Micah believes that Clock is a vital resource for the entire region, & as a board member, he is committed to its growth and sustainability.


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Forest Kane


Forest moved to the QCA from Cedar Rapids in 2017 after shifting from corporate event planning to non-profit and private events. He became very involved in the community through the Jaycees of the Quad Cities and served as their president in 2022. After holding 6 board positions in the last 4 years, Forest was ready to make a shift in his volunteer work and serve a community that he is proud to be part of. Forest is openly gay and in 2021 married the love of his life, Brandon. He hopes that his work through Clock will provide resources and opportunities that he wished he had when he was younger. 


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Nate Grunert


Nate is a transplant to the QC area due to his service in the military. He has worked as a Finance and Comptroller Officer for the past 8 years & holds a degree in Accounting and specializes in data analytics. He joined Clock, Inc to help the organization thrive & provide the LGBT+ community services that weren’t available in his youth.

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Dr. M Wolff


Dr. M. Wolff is a professor in the Religion department at Augustana College where they teach classes about race, religion, sexuality, and ethics. South African-born, and U.S.-raised, Wolff was a first-generation college student. They are passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. Their research and publications are focused on trans and intersex Christian theology. Wolff joined Clock, Inc to contribute their grant-writing skills to this unique community center which offers free resources for the LGBTQIA+ youth and adults. 


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Bianca Palmer


Bianca considers herself a QC native, having lived in the area for 15 years after bouncing back and forth from the US to South Korea. She currently works in property investments and holds a license to practice real estate in Iowa. Bianca joined Clock Inc with a desire to assist in creating a supportive and inclusive environment that she wished was available to her at an early age. She identifies as a lesbian, is soon to be married, with five animals and a 5 year old child who's too smart for his own good. She's excited for the journey to help expand and support Clock Inc. to better serve the QCA community. 

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