Board of Directors

Freddy Hahne, President of the Board

Freddy is known as Are We Really? around San Francisco, Cyberspace and Merry Prankster circles. Are We Really? and the Krewe of Art Police created large works of art over the past few decades for many Bill Graham Presents shows including the Grateful Dead’s Mardi Gras, Chinese New Years and New Years extravaganzas. With a background in Industrial Design, Freddy represented Waller Press and currently Watermark Press/Consolidated Graphics in the San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty-five years producing advertising, design and marketing print collateral. He attended Burning Man at Baker Beach spraining his neck staring at the Man for a few hours! He has never been the same since. Freddy also serves as president of the board of the Rex Foundation, a philanthropic charity founded by the Grateful Dead. You will find him as Dr. Really? with the Mind Shaft Society on the Playa.

Tracy Burton (née Ericson), Treasurer

Tracy Burton (aka Leave No Tracy) is on a mission to use her banking experience and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) to help non-profit organizations fulfill their purpose. Tracy is actively involved in her community as Treasurer of both the Compass Family Services and Black Rock Arts Foundation Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership San Francisco program.  She attended Burning Man for the first time in 2003 and just keeps coming back for more.

Professionally, Tracy is a Vice President for Wells Fargo’s Community Lending and Investment (CLI) group where she manages and originates a portfolio of New Markets Tax Credits Investments (NMTC).  NMTC is a federal tax-credit program intended to stimulate commercial growth in low-income areas in the name of job creation and providing services to low-income people.  She has been with Wells Fargo since 2000.  She has spent the past 10 years in the CLI group focused entirely on community development projects with non-profit organizations and for-profit corporations creating jobs. Tracy holds a MBA from Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at the University of Denver.  She lives in San Francisco where she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and friends.

Crimson Rose, Secretary

As one of the Founders of Burning Man, the Black Rock Arts Foundation and the Burning Man Project, Crimson Rose’s focus is and has always been on art. Crimson’s first year at Burning Man was in 1991. Since those early years she has developed the process and infrastructure for supporting and funding artists in one of the harshest, most relentless environments in the world. The Black Rock Desert sets the stage for limitless possibilities of amazing interactive art, transforms people into active contributors to the creative process, allowing the work to transcend the concept of a static art object to be contemplated by a detached audience. Crimson’s support of artists and their creative energy at Burning Man has extended into public art placement and community collaboration through out the world.