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.

2017 SHORTFEST

Executive Staff

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

Development

Harriet Baron, Director of Development
Heather Bolton, Development Coordinator
David Lee, Marketing & Publicity Manager
Nikki Gordon, Membership & Education Manager
Mark Burkholder, Social Media Coordinator

Programming

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

Guest Relations

Monserrat Villalpando, Guest Relations Manager

Special Events

Cara Cirrincione, Special Events Manager

ADMINISTRATION

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


2017 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

EXECUTIVE STAFF

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

DEVELOPMENT

Harriet Baron, Director of Development
Heather Bolton, Development Coordinator
David Lee, Marketing & Publicity Manager
Nikki Gordon, Membership & Education Manager
Mark Burkholder, Social Media Coordinator
Elise Timm, Film Society Coordinator
Grant Devlin, Marketing Assistant
Lauren Ashley Panawa, Marketing Intern
Andrea Gabriel, Social Media Intern

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tamara Bolton-Bryant, Special Events Manager
Sandra Hursey, Special Events Assistant

BOX OFFICE

Caleb Ward, Box Office Co-Manager
Zack Soloman, Box Office Co-Manager
Peter East, Credentials Manager

PROGRAMMING

David Ansen, Lead Programmer
Alissa Simon, Senior Programmer
Therese Hayes, Programmer
Hebe Tabachnik, Programmer
Ken Jacobsen, Programmer
Liliana Rodriguez, Program Manager/Programmer
Laura Henneman, Programming Associate
Linton Melita, Programming Coordinator
Antoinette Kebreau, Programming Intern
Amiel Morris, Print Traffic
Clayton Martin, Print Traffic

GUEST RELATIONS

Alyssa Lopez, Guest Relations Manager
Leigh Gernert
, Travel & Accommodations Manager
Joanny Rivera, Guest Relations Coordinator
Jan Darlington, Ground Transportation Manager
Sarah Poppitz, Accommodations Coordinator
Harrison Harvey, Guest Suite Coordinator
Monserrat Villalpando, Guest Relations Assistant
Nathan Collins, Ground Transportation Assistant
Dominique Wulfekuhle, Hospitality Associate

PUBLICATIONS

Cassidy Dimon, Publications Coordinator
Tom Charity, Editor
Esmé 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
Christopher Swan, Digital Content Manager

FESTIVAL OPERATIONS

Joseph Cole, Theatre Operations Manager
Aaron Ridenour, Technical Manager
Edward Thayer, Festival Concierge
Kathryn Castle, Concierge Assistant
Krystin Braverman, Production Coordinator
Anastasia Foss, Production Assistant
Danielle Mitchell, Production Assistant

CREATIVE

Jan O'Connell, Creative Services Manager
Maya Kalabic, Designer

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