Creativity+ Reinvention: Taryn Thru-u & Christi Black-Davis


Taryn Thru-U

Johnathan Cameron, AKA Taryn Thru-U, has been performing in drag for 15 years and is a local celebrity in the LGBTQ community. Due to the fact that he is built like a football player, he refers to himself as a Linebacker in Drag rather than Female Impersonator. Johnathan graduated from CSUS with a B.A. in Theatre and Dance and performed professionally with Dale Scholl Dance/Art for 10 years. After retiring from dancing, he found new enjoyment performing as Taryn, imbuing the art of drag with a mixture of theatrics, dance, comedy and passion.

Christi Black-Davis

Christi is a respected business executive, communications consultant and civic leader. In her role as executive vice president at Edelman, the world’s largest and privately-held communications marketing agency, Christi consults to private and public sector clients with an emphasis on public affairs, marketing and consumer education. She has a strong commitment to community service and has served as a volunteer, board member and board chair for several nonprofits over the years. Her leadership roles include: 2015 board chair of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce; two terms as president of the American River Parkway Foundation; and inaugural president of the FamiliesFirst Foundation.

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