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 Woodson, Managing Director
Liliana Rodriguez, Artistic Director
Lauren Turletsky
, Operations Manager
Christina Sasse, Film Awards Director of Operations
Kristin Bloomer
, Sponsor & Development Manager
Zack Solomon
, Membership & Education Manager

Felicia Alford, Accountant
Jessica Eskelin, Programming Manager
Scarlett Wilmsen, Film Awards Operations Coordinator
Caroline Polly, Marekting & Social Media Coordinator
Marissa Aguayo, Development Associate
Brynn Hinnant, Office Coordinator

International Film Festival 2022

Programming

David Ansen, Lead Programmer
Alissa Simon, Lead Programmer
Hebe Tabachnik, Senior Programmer
Therese Hayes, Programmer
Céline Roustan, Programmer
Jane Schoettle, Programmer & Producer, Filmmaker Retreats
Jennifer Van Camp, Programming Coordinator
Stephanie Pineda, Programming Intern

Film Awards

Jessica Jazayeri, Film Awards Manager
Simon Ryder, Film Awards Coordinator

Special Events

Deena Murray, Special Events Manager

Guest Relations

Alyssa Lopez, Guest Relations Manager
Katie Gilligan, Guest Relations Coordinator
Mijoe Sahiouni, Guest Relations Coordinator
Jasiri Jenkins-Glenn, Ground Transportation Manager
Faten Alshimmary, Guest Relations Assistant

Marketing & Publicity

Steve Wilson, Scenario PR
Lauren Peteroy, Scenario PR
Lindsay Shapiro, Scenario PR

Operations

Aaron Ridenour, Technical Director
Jody Cole, Theater Operations Manager
Clayton Martin, Print Traffic Manager
Debbie Ray Scanlon, Volunteer Manager
Christine Chung, Production Manager
Jose Padilla, Accounting Assistant

Box Office

Matt Wigglesworth, Box Office Co-Manager
Stephanie Towner, Box Office Co-Manager

CREATIVE

Martin Foster, Creative Serves Manager & Designer
LA, Poster Art
Stampede, Festival Trailer

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