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JIM BRUNZELL III

PROGRAM DIRECTOR -- Jim Brunzell III has been the Program Director for the All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) in Austin, TX since 2014 and the 31st annual festival will take place in September 2018. He was named a, "Top 10 Local Queer Hero" by the Austin Chronicle in 2016 saying, "It says a lot when an ally makes the list, but as program director of aGLIFF Brunzell has done a bang-up job curating the film festival and screenings for the entire LGBTQ spectrum." Originally from Saint Paul, MN, Brunzell was born in the 70's, went to school in the 80's, played sports in the 90's, and was a film critic for over a decade covering film festivals worldwide and having his reviews published in local and national publications before shifting to film programming in 2005. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2001 with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Film Studies. He has also been the festival director for the music/film/art festival Sound Unseen in the Minneapolis, MN since 2012 and Sound Unseen was named "One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World for 2016" by Moviemaker Magazine and is the creator of the film series "The Defenders." He has served on numerous film festival juries and he is also a big sports nerd especially rooting for the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Dodgers. You can follow Jim on Twitter at (@JimBrunzell_3).

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ASHLEY MARSHALL

PRESIDENT -- Ashley Marshall has served on the board for three years, previously serving as Chair for the Virginia Anti-Violence Project. A native of East Texas, Ashley is dedicated to increasing the visibility of LGBTQ community and experiences through her work with aGLIFF and has focused heavily on increasing the diversity of aGLIFF's board of directors, programming, and outreach. In addition to her nonprofit support, Ashley produces Plezzure Island, a resort experience for queer women, serves as the Director of Operations for a company in Austin, and raises her two children, Asden and Josephine. 

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CASANDRA ALSTON

VICE PRESIDENT -- Casandra Alston, Vice-President aGLIFF 31, was born in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1981 and she graduated from the University of Houston in 2004. Casandra has always been a fan of story telling and she's always had a special place in her heart for LGBTQ+ stories. Casandra considers it an honor and a privilege to be a member of an organization like aGLIFF that celebrates and educates the community about LGBTQ+ issues.

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LOGAN WICK

TREASURER -- Logan Wick, MBA is a visionary leader (awarded Nationwide Top 40 LGBTQ Leaders) & entrepreneur who enjoys mentoring other LGBTQ ‘treps. He founded Power Of Two Promotions (certified LGBTBE) which provides logo’d swag to several Fortune 100 companies. He sells real estate in Austin & is working on a RE startup, he is also a public speaker on how we can all work on true gender equality.

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HOWARD GOLDMAN

SECRETARY -- Howard Goldman is completing his third year on the aGLIFF Board and grew up in Houston and New Orleans. He moved to Austin in 1970 to attend the University of Texas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. He then spent a year working on a barge in the North Sea and traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East. He later returned to Austin and graduated from the University of Texas with a master's degree in communications.

Howard has served in a variety of corporate communications positions, including his two most recent positions as director of communications for Capital Metro and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. He has managed departments responsible for media relations, print publications, graphic design, website design/content management, accessibility, social media, board meeting webcasts, email marketing, photography/videography, board elections, and market research.

Howard believes that film has the unique ability to bring people together by helping them better understand each other and their perspectives. Largely for that reason, he feels that aGLIFF is enriching people’s lives.
 

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JEREMY VON STILB

QYMP INSTRUCTOR -- Jeremy von Stilb is a film maker, curator, activist, and event producer based in Austin, Texas.  With his practice rooted in music and nightlife, he has created short films and music videos utilizing the outsized personalities of the drag queens, dancers, and artists he has met on dance floors throughout the city. As a film curator, he helped to launch the queer film series Homo Arigato that ran for four years at the Austin Drafthouse Ritz and recently began a new season at the Austin Film Society. Additionally, he has worked with local nonprofits such as KIND Clinic and the Q Austin to create awareness campaigns around voting, LGBTQ health, and HIV testing.  His most recent work includes Queens Without Mirrors, a short film starring RuPaul Drag Race winner Trixie Mattel that premiered on Out.com. He is currently working on the inaugural year of Contrast Film Festival, a film and performing arts festival celebrating the work of female and queer artists.

JOHN WILDMAN

PR DIRECTOR -- John Wildman is a multi-faceted presence in the entertainment world, known for his work as a film and film festival publicist, consultant, filmmaker, journalist, and critic. Currently, Wildman is the publicist and consultant for a number of national regional film festivals, including; the Dallas International Film Festival, Tallgrass International Film Festival, Oxford FF, Women Texas FF, Bentonville FF, Harlem International FF, Indie Memphis FF, San Luis Obispo FF, EARTHxFilm, Louisiana Film Prize, the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (Austin), as well as the Dallas Comedy Festival. 

He is also the managing editor and lead columnist of Festworks.com, and a host on The Daily Buzz NPR broadcast reporting from Sundance, Toronto, and Cannes. His feature film directorial debut, the grindhouse art-horror thriller THE LADIES OF THE HOUSE was released to critical acclaim in 2015, and his short film, THE MONEY STORE screened on the film festival circuit last year.

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IVONNE LOVING

VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR -- Ivonne Loving has been Volunteer Coordinator for aGLIFF since 2017.  Originally from New York City, she received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia and brings a global perspective to her role, having lived in Argentina and across the US. Her bicultural background and focus on community collaboration has led Ivonne to a number of volunteer opportunities and leadership roles. Her passion as Volunteer Coordinator is tapping into the knowledge and wisdom our volunteers already possess, combining training with the development of lasting friendships and a mission to provide everyone with the opportunity to enrich lives through art and understanding. Outside of her work with aGLIFF, Ivonne is an independent Human Resources consultant, creating HR departments from the ground up, improving processes, recruiting talent, developing policy, implementing change management strategies, and ensuring that employees are valued, engaged, and contributing to their fullest.  

 

 
 
 

BOARD MEMBERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Board of Directors:
Ashley Marshall, President
Casandra Alston, Vice-President
Logan Wick, Treasurer
Howard Goldman, Secretary
Doug Bolin
Tony Castro
Bears Fonte
Curtiss Norman
Tracy Peck

The Board of Directors governs and guides the vision of the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival and supports the implementation of key strategic goals from fundraising to programs. To learn more about the Board of Directors, or to apply to join the Board, contact Howard Goldman.



Friends of the Festival
Lee Manford & Casey Blass
Doug Bolin
Jim Shead & Matthew Burnett
Larry Davis
Charlie Ray
Troy Gras
Ryan & David Hill
Donald Mason
Tracy Peck & Trey Pike
Ryan Rushing
Matt Smith
Fritz Hinze, Chris Pellegrino & John Teinert
Bruce Weatherford
Mark Webb & Heath Marr
Dana Markus-Wolf
Jake Thomas Powell
Jason Duggan & Tim Grondin
David Bandas
Charles Bell & Kamran Ziai
Able Billheimer
Cheryl Burnett
Richard Campbell
Robert Dailey
Frank Genco
Howard Goldman
Kermit Johns & Able Billheimer
Marsha Jones
Ross Moody
Rocco Piazza
Michael Shearman
David C. Smith & Chris Long
Tony West