Zef Hernandez-Hersh was born in San Juan, Texas and grew up in LaBelle, Florida. He received his postsecondary education in Cincinnati, Ohio. Zef is a 2017 graduate of Xavier University where he earned his M.S. in Human Resource Development. His long-term relationship with music started 25 years ago during Middle School where he fell in love with playing the trombone and spinning a flag in the colorguard. His passion for music performance and the visual arts led him to influence audiences all over North America. He has performed at World Pride in Toronto, Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, and assisted with a multitude of other ventures involving marching & concert bands as well as colorguards spanning across our organization. He has previously served as Treasurer and President with the Queen City Rainbow Band in Cincinnati and as a Member at Large with the Lesbian and Gay Band Association’s Board of Directors. He joined the Oak Lawn Band in 2017 where he was recognized with the “Heart of the Band” award for his fervor for music, visibility, and pride! He has been an active member of LGBA since 2013. In his free time, he loves travelling with his husband, Aric, and riding in fast cars. Professionally, Zef Hernandez-Hersh is a Human Resources Talent Partner and Project Manager at Lockheed Martin. He is a Special Events Coordinator and an award-winning Rally Master with the Ferrari Club of America.