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 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
Israel Wilder, Marketing Coordinator
Zack Solomon, Membership & Education Manager
Maria Lopez, Marketing Assistant
Tiffany Carter, Social Media Coordinator
Cynthia Hernandez, Film Society Coordinator
Kenzie Butler, Marketing Intern
Christopher Cross, Social Media Intern

SPECIAL EVENTS

Deena Murray, Special Events Manager
Sophia Gracia, Special Events Assistant
Elizabeth Grenier, Special Events Intern

BOX OFFICE

Deshun Leary, Co-Box Office Manager
Nathaniel Porter,
Co-Box Office Manager
Peter East, Credentials Manager

PROGRAMMING

Liliana Rodriguez, Director of Programming
David Ansen
, Lead Programmer
Alissa Simon, Senior Programmer
Therese Hayes, Programmer
Hebe Tabachnik, Programmer
Laura Henneman, Programmer
Jessica Eskelin, Programming Assistant
Amiel Morris, Print Traffic Manager
Clayton Martin, Print Traffic
Nicole Hale, Programming Interm

GUEST RELATIONS

Sarah Poppitz, Senior Guest Relations Manager
Alyssa Lopez, Guest Relations Manager
Adrenia Kemp, Guest Relations Coordinator
Nathan Collins, Ground Transportation Coordinator
Terri Arnett, Ground Transportation Assistant
Katie Gilligan, Guest Relations Assistant
Maurine Lenahan, Guest Suite Coordinator
Domenique Wulfekuhle. Hospitality Associate

PUBLICATIONS

Cassidy Dimon, Publications Coordinator
Esme Ryan, Publications Assistant

FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATION

Lauren Tutzauer, Operations Manager
Shanna Ensley, Office Coordinator/Receptionist
Felicia Alford, Accountant
Rita Huber-Germscheid, Accounting Assistant
Holly Copeland, Volunteer Coordinator
Debbie Ray Scanlon, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

FESTIVAL OPERATIONS

Joseph Cole, Theatre Operations Manager
Aaron Ridenour, Technical Manager
Edward Thayer, Festival Concierge
Phil Del Costello, Theater Operations Assistant
Laurie Reese, Concierge Assistant
Krystin Braverman, Production Coordinator
Rhonda Teeny, Production Assistant
Chris Wharton, Prodcution Assistant
Hill Hardy, Production Intern

CREATIVE

Jodi Adams, Creative Services Manager
Maya Kalabic, Designer


2018 SHORTFEST

Executive Staff

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

Development

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

ADMINISTRATION

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

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