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.

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM SOCIETY

Rhea Lewis-Woodson, Managing Director
Liliana Rodriguez, Director of Programming
Lauren Tutzauer, 
Operations Manager
Kristin Bloomer, 
Sponsor & Development Manager
Zack Solomon, 
Membership & Education Manager
Heather Bolton, Senior Development Associate

Felicia Alford, Accountant
Kimberly Date, Office Coordinator
Cynthia Hernandez, Film Society Coordinator
Rita Huber-Germsheid, Accounting Assistant
Tiffany Carter, Social Media Coordinator


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
Israel Wilder, Marketing & Publicity Manager
Tiffany Carter, Social Media Coordinator
Cynthia Hernandez, Film Society Coordinator

Creative

Stephen Boyd, Creative Services Manager & Publications Coordinator

Special Events

Deena Murray, Special Events Manager

PROGRAMMING

Liliana Rodriguez, Director of Programming
David Ansen, Lead Programmer
Alissa Simon, Senior Programmer
Hebe Tabachnik, Programmer
Therese Hayes, Programmer
Jessica Eskelin, Programming Assistant

Film Awards

Christina Sasse, Film Awards Director of Operations
Scarlett Wilmsen, Film Awards Administrator
Elizabeth Marion, Film Awards Studio Coordinator
Nadine Koehler, Film Awards Coordinator
Jessica Jazayeri, Film Awards Assistant Manager
Kaitlyn Ryan, Film Awards Production Coordinator
Dawn Norton, Senior Film Awards & Sponsorhip Coordinator

Guest Relations

Sarah Poppitz, Senior Guest Relations Manager
Alyssa Lopez, Guest Relations Manager
Adrenia Kemp, Guest Relations Coordinator
Domenique Wulfekuhle, Hospitality Associate

FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATION

Lauren Tutzauer, Operations Manager
Kimberly Date, Office Coordinator
Holly Copeland, Volunteer Coordinator
Debbie Scanlon, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
Felicia Alford, Accountant
Rita Huber-Germscheid, Accounting Assistant

THEATER OPERATIONS

Aaron Ridenour, Technical Manager
Joseph Cole, Theater Operations Manager
Krystin Braverman, Production Coordinator
Ed Thayer, Concierge Manager

BOX OFFICE

Deshun Leary, Box Office Co-Manager
Alex Paz, Box Office Co-Manager
Peter East, Credentials Manager

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