board of directors

Jason Matsumoto (Vice President) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Jason is a fourth-generation Japanese American from Chicago.  He earned a business degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and spent one year in Japan as a study-abroad student attending Sophia University in Tokyo. By day, he is a director of pricing for financial derivative products at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. By passion, Matsumoto is the director and composer for Ho Etsu Taiko, a Chicago-based ensemble centered around Japanese drumming. Most recently, he has assumed the role of Producer for The Orange Story, a film project funded by the U.S. National Parks Service that aims to provide educational content about civil liberties as told through the lens of Japanese American incarceration during WWII.

Trevor Clarke (Secretary) - Director, Justice Entrepreneurs Project (The Chicago Bar Foundation)

Before joining the Chicago Bar Foundation, Trevor ran his own law office counseling small business and nonprofits, an area of law he developed through pro bono work at The Law Project at Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Trevor earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law, summa cum laude, and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. While at DePaul, he was a legal extern in the Office of the General Counsel at the MacArthur Foundation, a Sullivan Human Rights in the Americas Fellow, and a Fellow at the National Commission against Biopiracy in Lima, Peru. Trevor is an active volunteer with a host of nonprofit organizations, including the Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago Public Radio, Chicago Aikido Club, and Working Bikes. At Working Bikes, Trevor is a board member, Corporate Secretary, General Counsel, and a volunteer bicycle mechanic.

Jonathan Laxamana (Treasurer) - Technology Manager, Green Light Learning Tools

In addition to serving on Full Spectrum Features’ board, Jonathan is also Board Member at The Filipino American Network of Chicago, and Programmer for The Chicago Asian American Showcase at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

Yosh Golden - retired

Yosh is a retired business owner currently working on a novel about her birth and upbringing in an American concentration camp during WWII. She is an occasional public school substitute teacher in Springfield, IL, and a member of the Downtown Springfield Rotary Club (board secretary 1 year, publicity committee 2 years). She is also a freelance writer for Illinois Times weekly newspaper and Springfield Scene magazine. Previously, she served on the board WSEC Public Television, and was a lobbyist and legislative director for Illinois American Civil Liberties Union.

Maggie Taft - The Haddon Street Writing Institute

Maggie Taft, PhD, is Founding Director of The Haddon Street Writing Institute, a Chicago-based writing center and library for teenage girls. She is co-editor of Into the City: A History of Chicago Art (University of Chicago Press, 2018), the first single volume history of art in Chicago from the 19th century through the present day. Her research and writing has appeared in Art Forum, Texte zur Kunst, The Point, Journal of Design History, and Design and Culture.