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
Sergio Herrera, Operations Manager
Kristin Bloomer, Sponsor & Development Manager
Zack Solomon
, Membership & Education Manager
Christina Sasse, Film Awards Director of Operations & Sales
Scarlett Wilmsen, Film Awards Operations Coordinator

Felicia Alford, Accountant
Jose Padilla, Accounting Assistant
Jessica Eskelin, Programming Manager
Marissa Aguayo, Development Associate
Brynn Hinnant, Office Coordinator
Lauren Turletsky, Operations Consultant

ShortFest 2022

Programming

Sudeep Sharma, Interim ShortFest Artistic Director
Ash Hoyle, Programmer
Jesse Knight, Programmer
Dominique O'Neil, Programmer
Stephanie Owens, Programmer
Céline Roustan, Programmer

Robert John Torres, Programmer
Linton Melita, Program Advisor
Jennifer Van Camp, Programming Assistant
Nicklas Beljer, Programming Intern

OPERATIONS

Deshum Leary, Venue Manager
Steve Csutoras, Venue Manager
Renae Farias, Venu Assistant
Modestina Weeden, Technical Manager
Brian Morataya, Lead Projectionist
Miles Marsico, Projectionist
Stephanie Towner, Box Office Manager
Tara Dupuis, Credentials
Randi Jones, Credentials Assistant
Deborah Ray Scanlon, Volunteer Coordinator
Tim Sabo, Production Coordinator

FORUM & INDUSTRY

Ana Souza, Forum Producer
Christina Sasse, Industry Coordinator
Elizabeth Westwood, Forum Coordinator

Guest Relations

Scarlet Wilmsen, Guest Relations Manager
Kaila Gutierrez, Guest Relations Assistant

Marketing and Publicity

Caroline Polly, Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
Martin Foster, Creative Services
Nicholas Cox, Videographer
Nathan Cox, Photographer
Steve Wilson, Publicity
Austin Good, Publicity
Chelsea Brandon, Publicity
Jordan Schudie, Social Media Intern
Marc Salomon, Marketing Intern
Ava Hemstreet, Development Intern

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