Allexa Laycock (she/they)
Creative Director

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Allexa Laycock is a filmmaker, editor, and a Creative Director at Rooted in Rights. Allexa has presented on accessible media at Netroots Nation, for the City of Seattle, and to non-profits and other organizations around Washington State. She also leads training on creating self-produced, accessible advocacy videos. Previous training includes partnerships with the DO-IT program at the University of Washington, of which she is a Comparative History of Ideas and Dance alumni, and Mental Voices Africa, a Kenyan advocacy organization for those with psychosocial disabilities.



Clark Matthews (he/him)
Associate Producer

Clark Matthews joined the team 2016 and now leads original video production out of the Seattle office. This allows Clark to combine two of his biggest passions: filmmaking and disability rights. Clark’s media collaborations with artists and activists of mixed abilities have played at film festivals around the globe. His work in disability justice has led to involvement with organizations like National ADAPT, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), Not Dead Yet, the International Society for Disability Studies and more. Clark graduated from Temple University with a degree in Film and Media Arts.



Courtney Cole (she/her)
Creative Production Assistant

Courtney Cole joined the Rooted in Rights team in 2016 as a Creative Intern, working in the Seattle office. In September 2017, Courtney accepted a position on staff as a Creative Production Assistant. She assists in the production of videos and other media content. Currently, Courtney studies at Seattle Central College, pursuing an Associate of Arts degree. During her spare time, Courtney participates with the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) program at the University of Washington, writes for the Rooted in Rights blog and other publications, and enjoys exploring Seattle. Read Courtney’s Rooted in Rights blog posts here.



Vanessa Link (she/her)
Creative Production Assistant

Vanessa’s involvement in disability rights started when she participated as a camper and intern at DO-IT, a technology-focused college prep camp at the University of Washington for college-bound high school students with disabilities. After high school, she followed a passion for graphic design to an Associate in Technical Art Degree in Multimedia and Interactive Technology from Skagit Valley College. In 2016, she joined Rooted in Rights as an intern, working from her home on Whidbey Island to aid the creative team in the production of graphic design projects for disability rights organizations across the country. Currently, she is pursuing a B.A. in Disability Studies at the University of Washington.