Fantastic Fest Staff

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Executive Director



Board of Directors

Kier-la Janisse

Kier-la Janisse

Board Member

Peter Kuplowsky

Peter Kuplowsky

Board Member / Shorts Programming Director

Suki-Rose Simakis

Suki-Rose Simakis

Board Member

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Board Member



Leadership Team

Zack Carlson

Zack Carlson

Creative Producer

Evrim Ersoy

Evrim Ersoy

Creative Director

Damon Jones

Damon Jones

Executive Producer



Feature Programming

Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley

Programmer

Noah Lee

Noah Lee

Programmer

Annick Mahnert

Annick Mahnert

Programmer

Luke Mullen

Luke Mullen

Programmer

James Shapiro

James Shapiro

Industry Liaison / Programmer

Logan Taylor

Logan Taylor

Programmer



Short Programming

Peter Kuplowsky

Peter Kuplowsky

Board Member / Shorts Programming Director



Event Production and Operations

Jake Isgar

Jake Isgar

Events Director

Kimi Sandel

Kimi Sandel

Operations Director

Ryan Schibi

Ryan Schibi

Alamo Lamar General Manager

Devin Steuerwald

Devin Steuerwald

Event Manager



Guest Services

Mendy Black

Mendy Black

Guest Services Manager

Monte Monreal

Monte Monreal

Guest Services Manager

Madison Pope

Madison Pope

Guest Services Director

Chris Swiderski

Chris Swiderski

Guest Services Manager

Julie Yost

Julie Yost

Assistant Guest Services Director



PR

Brandy Fons

Brandy Fons

PR Director

Ryan Fons

Ryan Fons

PR Director

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson

Publicist



Sponsorships and Marketing

Henri Mazza

Henri Mazza

VP of Special Events

Corey Wilson

Corey Wilson

VP, Brand Partnerships and Sponsorship



Volunteer & Transportation Services

Adrian Burwinkel

Adrian Burwinkel

Assistant Transportation Director

Brenda Kolas

Brenda Kolas

Volunteer Director

Mike Lawson

Mike Lawson

Volunteer Coordinator

Kayla Skroggs

Kayla Skroggs

Transportation Director



Industry and Market

James Shapiro

James Shapiro

Industry Liaison / Programmer



Program Managers

Jean Lauer

Jean Lauer

Film Programming Liaison

Julia McMahan

Julia McMahan

Film Programming Liaison



Projection and A/V

Dan Cofer

Dan Cofer

Projectionist

Sara Cushman

Sara Cushman

Projectionist

Jason Metcalfe

Jason Metcalfe

Technical Presentation Manager



IT and Web

Andrew McEathron

Andrew McEathron

Director Of Technology

Roger Tinch

Roger Tinch

Lead Product Developer