BOARD MEMBERS + STAFF
JORDAN LANGER / FOUNDER
Over the last 10 years, Jordan Langer has helped shape the flourishing San Francisco event and nightlife scene. His largest and most successful company to date, Non Plus Ultra, features some of the city’s most historic and noteworthy event spaces and operates on the premise of always doing good and giving back to the community. From this daily business mindset came the idea for Project Wreckless, a youth development program targeting at-risk youth designed to have a significant, meaningful, and lasting positive impact on each participant. Originally from New York, Jordan has made San Francisco his home during this last decade. He is a husband (see below), a father of two wonderful boys, and a true gear head through and through.
LEANNE CONSTANCE LANGER / BOARD MEMBER
Leanne Langer is a Board Member for Project Wreckless. She is an experienced People Operations leader with over ten years of experience in the financial, social, and media software industries. She is the founder of a human resources software platform that delivers insightful and inspiring employee experiences. Her passion is empowering teams to deliver results that delight and engage. With her corporate background, she provides the necessary structure and discipline to ensure the effectiveness of the Project Wreckless program. She is excited to create a community experience in our workshop that inspires our youth to be the best that they can be.
ALEX AQUINO / BOARD MEMBER
Alex was born and raised in San Francisco. He has been intensely involved with lifestyle and hip-hop culture in the Bay Area. He is involved with Taking It To The Streets, helping homeless youth, the Haight Ashbury Merchant Association and he’s a Board Member with the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council. He became an event and club promoter in Northern California and established a management company. He has managed various artist and turntablist. He founded the International Turntablist Federation, with chapters in 22 countries. As co-founder of hip-hop.com and a partner of Ankh Marketing. He is recognized as a Bay Area hip-hop pioneer for his early involvement and organizing many early hip-hop events. He is a partner and co-owner of Black Scale Clothing Brand and a proud father. Alex’s is passionate about classic cars, giving back to his community and excited to be a part of the Project Wreckless team. He wants to help change the lives of at-risk youth in San Francisco.
ANNIE JUPITER-JONES / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR [email protected]
Annie is a proud daughter of San Francisco, born & raised in the Mission District where she proudly still works and lives with her own family. Annie has spent the last 25 years working to empower and uplift our city’s youth and using arts and sports as a form of activism to create positive change. Annie has served as an Elementary and High School teacher in the SFUSD and in leadership roles for community based arts and youth development organizations. Most recently Annie spent 9 years as the Executive Director for Loco Bloco, a youth and family Arts+Activism organization which Annie first joined as a student when she was 16 years old. Annie was selected as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Collective Safety Fellow for their 18-19 cohort and her project City Kids was featured at the 2019 YBCA Public Square. Annie works to increase gender equality in sports through Girls Baseball advocacy and currently serves as the Girls Baseball Commissioner for the San Francisco Youth Baseball League and the manager of the San Francisco Bay Sox Girls Baseball Program. In 2020 Annie was appointed to the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Commission. When she is not at work, Annie teaches group fitness classes and can most often be found shuttling her three very active daughters around the city to their practices, games and performances.
TORI FREEMAN / PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Tori Freeman is the Director of Community & Youth Engagement for Project Wreckless. She is a fourth generation San Franciscan who has been working with at-risk youth and adults since high school. Tori grew up in the Bayview and has a B.A. from Mills College. She volunteers on the Community Police Advisory Board for the Bayview, San Francisco Police Department. She is a volunteer mediator for Community Boards and is a panelist for the District Attorney’s Neighborhood Courts program. Tori is a former Board Member of Breast Cancer Action, the India Basin Neighborhood Association and Miraloma Cooperative Nursery School. Her favorite things about Project Wreckless are working with the amazing youth and helping with fundraising.
LUD / LEAD TECHNICIAN
Ludwig Dawson, is a mechanic and instructor at Project Wreckless. He grew up in Washington State. He has been involved in the automotive industry since he was a kid. At the age of five he remembers helping his dad change the breaks on an old Volkswagen bug. He was drawn to working on cars from that moment on. He loves the puzzle aspect of working on cars. A few decades ago he started specializing in transmissions. He has years of knowledge and experience and wants to share that with others. He appreciates the curiosity and desire to learn that the Project Wreckless youth bring each clinic.