Mario Fregoso (he/him/his)
Executive Director/Co-founder

Mario is a co-founder of Lotus Rising project, who saw a need for a community organization to help LGBTQ in our local area via social justice and services. Mario is an alum to the Sexuality and Gender Alliance youth group (formally known as Not Straight Not Sure) and to LRP’s Youth Empowerment Theater (now RevRising) program. Mario has also served on Lotus Rising Project Board of Directors twice, both times serving as Board President. He holds a degree in Computer Network Administration form Portland Community College.  He is a single father to a beautiful daughter named Addison and enjoys spending free time doing yard work and being outdoors.  He also is a huge movie buff.

Mario can be reached at [email protected] or 1-877-LRP-2244 x2.

Kyndra Laughery (she/her/hers)
RevRising Coordinator

Kyndra Laughery graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  She grew up in Grants Pass and was active in her first political campaign when Measure 9 was introduced targeting the LGBTQ community.  Kyndra also works as a Prevention Coordinator for the Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team and is the lead presenter of the Choice Point Bullying Prevention Program for RESOLVE. Kyndra believes in the power of youth to make a difference in the world through art and education. She enjoys spending time with her family, her dogs, and performing long form improvisation as part of the three-woman improv troupe, The Hamazons.

Kyndra can be reached at [email protected] or 1-877-LRP-2244 x3.

Jessica Hyer

Jessica Hyer
Office Manager

Jessica has an associate’s degree in in Computer Support from Rogue Community College. She is married and has one brilliant little boy. Jessica is passionate about people, believing that we should all have love in our lives. Working with The Lotus Rising Project is her first opportunity to be a part of something she truly believes in. She enjoys loving, laughing, and learning.