There are some pretty cool people at CD Baby doing some pretty cool things and Krysta Martinez is one of them. Not only is she a member of CD Baby’s rockstar Customer Service Team, she’s also the lead singer of grindcore band Transient, and a regular volunteer for Portland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls.
Last month, as an instrument instructor and band manager for the week-long summer camp, Krysta helped to lead music-related workshops and give training around such topics as screen printing, blog writing and music distribution to 48 girls from across the U.S.
Using her first-hand experience, Krysta shared what it’s like to work for CD Baby and be a CD Baby artist with the girls attending the camp and swapped stories with the other artists and volunteers as well. She took time out to tell us what her experience at the camp was like as well:
“Founded in 2001, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls is a non-profit program that aims to build girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance with the goal of cultivating a supportive community of peers and mentors, encouraging social change and the development of life skills.
My experience at rock camp this year was excellent. The girls and mentors supported and encouraged each other in writing and performing original songs and it felt very inclusive and accepting at camp, much like it feels here at CD Baby.
The girls, visiting artists, and staff all very much enjoyed learning about our services, as well as receiving CD Baby schwag like pins and beach balls. The campers even used their CD Baby beach balls as yearbooks, getting signatures and well-wishes from other campers to take home as mementos.
This was a great opportunity for CD Baby to be more involved in the local music community and I can hardly wait to go back.”
To see a slideshow of some of the pictures Krysta took over the week, click here.