Roland Wells: Roland is a long time Fairfield resident,
with short, intermittent absences to Australia and various
US cities. As a co-founder/co-director of the Beatbox,
he spends many long hours instructing classes, handling
administrative tasks and keeping everything in order.
At times Roland is known to make an appearance break dancing,
which everyone enjoys. He likes to spend free time at
home working on internet-related technologies as well
as taking day trips to Iowa City.
Julie Babb: Moving to Fairfield in the mid-eighties,
Julie, along with her husband Edward, has raised two
children in this community and is committed to youth's
needs here. As one of the founding partners, she handles
administrative tasks and accounting as well as organizes
weekly trash pickup and various other community oriented
activities. One of her favorite activities at the Beatbox
is interacting with kids on a daily basis. Julie enjoys
spending time at her rural home and star-gazing on clear
Caleb Flynn: Growing up in and around Fairfield,
Caleb attended the Fairfield School District from kindergarten
until his graduation from high school. He enjoys spending
time at the Beatbox helping kids learn to break dance
and helping Roland with his web and video classes whenever
possible. His responsibilities include helping the staff
and patrons with technical issues and maintaining the
internal network as well as providing lab assistance
to the BTech students. Caleb spends time relaxing by
reading and watching movies, including his one of his
Angela Dal Dosso: Born and raised in Verona,
Italy, Angela moved to the United States in 1990 to
attend UCLA. Angela volunteers long hours at the Beatbox,
putting her MBA to use as the "keeper of the books".
She takes responsiblty for all the financial accounting
and bookkeeping the beatbox can come up with...which
is a lot these days. Angela spends her "free"
time translating for her fathers company in Italy and
traveling around America's heartland.
Anne Jennings: Having never been to Fairfield
before her introduction to the Beatbox in July 2002,
Anne has become one of the family. After graduating
from the University of Iowa she was hired as a Vista
Volunteer to use her skills with the English language
to seek funding by writing grants, and has proven herself
invaluable. In her free time Anne likes to read funny
books like A Confederacy of Dunces, watch non-sappy
movies, and dance to happy live bands like Troubled
Jamie Babb: A junior at Fairfield High School,
Jamie is one of two "regulators" that keep
The Beatbox in order during the busy after-school hours.
When he's not answering phones and maintaining Internet
lab etiquette, he enjoys playing basketball and listening
to rap music.
Susan Kraft: Regulator #2 and a freshman at
Fairfield High School, Susan is dedicated to The Beatbox
on and off the clock. She helps Julie and Roland with
data-entry and other administrative tasks. She likes
basketball, football, and the movie A Walk to Remember.