About Us

DisQuake is a group by and for disabled people. If you are interested in learning more about DisQuake, feel free to call, email, or text us. We want to meet you!

Lake Kowell's headshot, shoulder-length brown hair, striking red lips, and stripped red and blue blazer.

Lake Kowell

Lake Kowell lives and wheels in beautiful Northern California with her daughter. An eager advocate for the disabled community, she actively participates and chairs in numerous nonprofit events throughout the year. Working within the adapted vehicle industry gives her the opportunity to help  individuals with disabilities. Giving  people the power of mobility is gratifying as freedom of independence is something she feels strongly about. A passionate supporter of the local Spinal Cord Injury Support groups, Santa Rosa Blazers Wheelchair Basketball Team and Chris Reeves Peer Mentorship Program gives her the chance to give back to the community she loves.

Pronouns: she/her
Email: lakekowell1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Anthony Tusler

Anthony Tusler is wheelchair-using consultant, writer, trainer, and photographer in Northern California. He advocates for disability culture and better access to disability in the arts, public health, and technology. For 22 years he was the founding Director of the Disability Resource Center at Sonoma State University and helped to launch a number of non-profits, including the Institute on Alcohol, Drugs, and Disability, Community Resources for Independence, Disability Associates, and the National Center on Disability and Journalism. He lives with his wife in Sonoma County.

Pronouns: he/him
Email: anthony (at) aboutdisability (dot) com
Website: aboutdisability.com

Anthony's headshot. A white man in a purple shirt with gray hair, smiling.
Sarah's selfie headshot, black and white photo, in the Sonoma County hills. She is smiling and has long windswept hair.

Sarah Quinto

Sarah’s favorite saying is: “The one assistive technology that all disabled people need more of is money.” She has a master’s degree in Disability Studies from City University of New York, and works in healthcare philanthropy. She and her husband are raising two bilingual kids in Northern California. Sarah identifies as deaf / hard of hearing / disabled and wears hearing aids.

Pronouns: she/her
Phone: (347) 578-2550
Email: quintomailbox (at) gmail (dot) com
Twitter: @SodaQuinto

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