Staff

Our staff is dedicated to delivering an entertaining festival experience that captivates our guests, sparks conversation, and leaves you wanting to attend again and again.  Get to know us! We are happy to be part of this delightful experience.

2018 SHORTFEST

Executive Staff

Liliana Rodriguez, ShortFest Festival Director
Rhea Lewis-Woodson, Managing Director

Development | Marketing

Kristin Bloomer, Sponsorship & Development Manager
Heather Bolton, Senior Development Associate
Zack Solomon, Membership & Education Manager
Israel Wilder, Marketing & Publicity Manager
Heather Bolton, Senior Development Associate 
Cynthia Hernandez, Film Society Coordinator
Tiffany Carter, Social Media Coordinator
Kenzie Butler, Marketing Assistant
Nick Cox | Kendall Productions, Videographer
Megan Binder, Marketing Intern
Martha Lopez,
Social Media Intern

DESIGN

Maya Kalabic, Designer
Esme Ryan, Copy Editor
LA, Poster Art Design
Kris Boustedt | First Sight Productions, Slide Presentation

Programming

Sudeep Sharma, Senior Programmer
Laura Henneman, Programmer
Linton Melita, Programmer | Programming Coordinator
Elizabeth Wilson-Marion, Forum Producer
Jessica Eskelin, Programming Assistant
Krystin Braverman, Forum Production Manager
Celine Roustan, Programming Support
Monish Prakash, Programming Intern

Guest Relations

Alyssa Lopez, Guest Relations Manager
Katie Gilligan, Guest Relations Assistant
Terri Arnett, Shuttle Coordinator
Maurine Lenahan, Lounge Coordinator
Ed Thayer, Film Market Manager
Peter East, Credentials Manager
Paul Kay, Credentials Assistant
Sophia Gracia, Special Events Manager
Dominique Wulfekuhle, Hospitality Associate  
Luis Melendez, Guest Relations Intern

ADMINISTRATION

Lauren Tutzauer, Operations Manager
Shanna Ensley, Office Coordinator/Receptionist
Felicia Alford, Accountant
Rita Huber-Germscheid, Accounting Assistant
Jim Gazan, Volunteer Coordinator
Mariah Portillo, Accounting Intern

Theater Operations

Jeremy Proctor, Technical Manager
Joe Adams, Venue Manager
Kenneth Klump, Venue Manager
Kaitlyn Ryan, Production Coordinator
Austin Good, Production Intern

BOX OFFICE

Deshun Leary, Box Office Supervisor
Judy Malespino, Cashier
Bernard Epps, Cashier
Alex Paz, Cashier
Veronica Aranda, Cashier
Samantha Calderon, Cashier
Pat Liedtke, Cashier
Dominique Thomas, Cashier
Lisa Thomas, Cashier
Anthony Reyes, Cashier
DeShun Leary Jr., Cashier


2019 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Michael Lerman, Artistic Director
Rhea A. Lewis-Woodson, Managing Director

DEVELOPMENT | Marketing

Kristin Bloomer, Sponsorship & Development Manager
Heather Bolton, Senior Development Associate
Zack Solomon, Membership & Education Manager
Tiffany Carter, Social Media Coordinator
Cynthia Hernandez, Film Society Coordinator

PROGRAMMING

Liliana Rodriguez, Director of Programming

FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATION

Lauren Tutzauer, Operations Manager
Shanna Ensley, Office Coordinator/Receptionist
Felicia Alford, Accountant
Rita Huber-Germscheid, Accounting Assistant

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