Our Fantastic 2017-2018 Durango Film Staff

Executive Director

Joanie Leonard

Seasonal Administrative Assistant

Bandy Gomar

Office Volunteer Assistants

Pam Irwin

Sponsorships & Program Ad Sales

Joanie Leonard

Year Round Volunteer Staff Members

Cindy Coleman, Jim Cunningham, Charles Decker, Crystal Delgai, Claudia Foley, Deahna Geehan, Bandy Gomar, Tam Horstman, Pam Jeffers, Tammy Jivery, Juan Lopez, Michele Malach, Wade Moore, Barbara Noseworthy, Scott Rahilly, Kathy Robinette, Ian Simmons, Melissa Simmons, Carla Toth, Carey Vicente, Greg Weiss, Virginia Wright, and Karen Zenger


Programming Director: Ian Simmons
Adventure: Ian Simmons 
Features: Juan Lopez
Shorts: Michele Malach
Feature & Short Documentaries: Scott Rahilly
LGBT Program: Greg Weiss
Family Program: Wade Moore
Native American Program: Crystal Delgai
Reel Learning School Program: Claudia Foley
Juror Coordinator: Greg Weiss

Operations & Venues

Team Leader: Michele Malach
Theatre Managers:
Barbara Noseworthy (Animas City Theatre)
Carey Vicente (Gaslight Twin Theatres)
Karen Zenger (Durango Stadium 9 Theatre)
Venue Assistant: position is open
Pass Management & Will Call: Virginia Wright and Carla Toth
Pass Production: Basin Printing & Imaging


Print Traffic/Tech: Scott Rahilly & Jim Cunningham

Tech team: Freedom Hopkins, Nathan Hollis, Patty Lecht and Nate Balding

Festival Parties & Events

Team Leader: Kathy Robinette

Hospitality Management

Team Leader: Greg Weiss
Filmmakers Lounge: Cindy Coleman
Juror Coordinator: Bandy Gomar

Panels & Workshops

Rich Henrich

Volunteer Coordinator

Pam Jeffers & Tam Horstman

Print Projects

Print Collateral & Signage Coordinator: Tammy Jivery
Festival Graphics: Duck Girl Art
Program Layout  Artist: Cindy Coleman of Duck Girl Art
Program Editor: Deahna Geehan
Graphics Wrangler: Cindy Coleman
Merchandise Coordinator: Melissa Simmons

Website & Communications

Newsletter: Joanie Leonard
Social Media Marketing & Website Coordinator: Charles Decker
Web Designer: Jim Batchelder

Programming Teams


Juan Lopez, Head
With George & Jan Johnson, Larissa Lopez, Vanessa Bollaty and Jon Lynch


Michele Malach, Head
With John Condie, Ken Coleman, Deahna Geehan and Demi Sells

Feature & Short Documentaries

Scott Rahilly, Head
With Pattie Adler and Barb Gysel

Native Cinema

Crystal Delgai
With Jason Benally, Julie Cooley and Bob Zenger

Adventure Sports Program

Ian Simmons
With Jason Schlarb


Wade Moore, Head
With Ellen Babers, Mike Ellis, Nathaniel Ellis, Aaron McKelvey, Laura McKelvey, Rachel McKelvey & Oren Moore


Greg Weiss, Head
With Jeff Johnson & Mark Wiechmann

Public Schools Program

Claudia Foley, Head
With Kim Heikens, Deb Nielsen and Kim Seitz

Official Festival Photographer

Katie McCranie

2017 Pass Photo by Lisa Mackey


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