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

David Lee, Marketing & Publicity Manager
Heather Bolton, Development Associate
Zack Solomon, Membership & Education Manager
Mark Burkholder, Social Media Coordinator
Cynthia Hernandez, Film Society Coordinator

SPECIAL EVENTS

BOX OFFICE

Peter East, Credentials Manager

PROGRAMMING

Liliana Rodriguez, Director of Programming
David Ansen
, Lead Programmer
Alissa Simon, Senior Programmer
Therese Hayes, Programmer
Hebe Tabachnik, Programmer
Amiel Morris, Print Traffic Manager
Clayton Martin, Print Traffic

GUEST RELATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

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
Krystin Braverman, Production Coordinator

CREATIVE


2017 SHORTFEST

Executive Staff

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

Development

Harriet Baron, Director of Development
David Lee, Marketing & Publicity Manager
Zack Solomon, Membership & Education Manager
Heather Bolton, Development Coordinator
Jim Zamarron, Marketing Assistant
Cynthia Hernandez, Membership & Education Assistant
Mark Burkholder, Social Media Coordinator
Nick Cox, Videographer
Nadia Ahmad, Marketing Assistant
Andrea Gomez, Social Media Intern

Programming

Sudeep Sharma, Programmer
Laura Henneman, Programmer
Landon Zakheim, Forum Producer
Linton Melita, Program Coordinator | Programmer
Liz Marion, Forum Manager
Tess Farrand, Programming Assistant
Jessica Butler, Programming Intern
Krystin Braverman, Forum Production Coordinator

Guest Relations

Monserrat Villalpando, Guest Relations Manager
Cara Cirrincione, Special Events Manager
Harrison Harvey, Filmmaker Lounge & Activities Coordinator
Peter East, Credentials Manager
Ed Thayer, Film Market Manager
Georgette Haitsuka, Shuttle Coordinator
Lizbeth Castillo, Guest Relations Intern
Elizabeth Grenier, Special Events Intern
Madelon Colasuonno, Special Events Intern
Domenique Wulfekuhle, Hospitality Associate

ADMINISTRATION

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

Theater Operations

Jeremy Proctor, Technical Manager
Kenneth Klump, Venue Manager
Joe Adams, Venue Manager
Tony Kress, Projectionist
Billy MacDonald, Projectionist
DeShun Leary, Box Office Supervisor
Kaitlyn Ryan, Production Coordinator

SOUVENIR PROGRAM

Maya Kalabic, Designer
Esme Ryan, Copy Editor

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