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Our Team

Madin Lopez

Founder & Executive Director

Madin Ray Lopez (They/Them) is the founder of ProjectQ. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Madin began doing hair in high school. They knew very early on that they wanted to do hair for a living because it was a reliable career that also allowed them to use their creativity. Having experienced much trauma as a child, Madin made it their life’s mission to help LGBTQIA+ youth. They founded ProjectQ in 2012 after realizing this mission and have since devoted their free time to making this dream become a reality. Madin purchased a vintage airstream trailer and created the mobile self-esteem building hair salon 'The Hairsteam.' And in June 2018 Madin opened The ProjectQ Salon & Community Center. Madin hopes to prove to the youth and to themselves, that tenacity speaks louder than circumstances.


Board of Directors


Zekiah N Wright


Coral Lobera


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Skylar Myers


Karen Tongson

Board Member

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Nicholas Turton

Board Member

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