Staff and Board

TUCSON MEET YOURSELF STAFF 2014

Maribel AlvarezDr. Maribel Alvarez
EXECUTIVE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SOUTHWEST FOLKLIFE ALLIANCE
Associate Research Professor
UA/The Southwest Center & The School of Anthropology
alvarezm@u.arizona.edu

 

leia maahsLeia Maahs
PROGRAM MANAGER FOR FOLKLIFE INITIATIVES
(in partnership with UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences), Southwest Folklife Alliance
leiamaahs@email.arizona.edu

 

timTim Escobedo
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

 

 

carmenCarmen Bonillas
FESTIVAL OVERSIGHT CHAIR

 

 

rnoelRichard Noel
MUSICAL DIRECTOR

 

 

Monica Surfaro Spigelman Monica Surfaro-Spigelman
FOLK ARTS DIRECTOR

 

 

priscillaPriscilla Mendenhall
CULTURAL KITCHEN COORDINATOR

 

 

Julie RayJulie Ray
MARKETING DIRECTOR

 

 

jen vaskoJennifer Vasko
ART DIRECTOR

 

 

Alice WhittenburgAlice Whittenburg
WEBSITE MANAGER

 

 

ameliaAmelia Reyes-Crozier
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR

 

 

hilaryHilary Walker 
VOLUNTEER OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

 

 

elvaElva De La Torre
VOLUNTEER TRAINING COORDINATOR

 

 

photo_coming_soonKelly Griffith
VOLUNTEER REGISTRAR

 

 

susanSusan Silverman (G.A.R.D.E.N. Inc.)
GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR

 

 

photo_coming_soonDaniel J. Benavidez
MEDIA, STRATEGIC PLANNING & SPONSORSHIPS

 

 

pat_hPat Hirsch
FESTIVAL OFFICE COORDINATOR

 

 

EduardoEduardo Aguirre
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

 

 

almaAlma Kennedy
FOOD VENDOR COORDINATOR

 

 

chesterChester F. Phillips
(University of Arizona, SFS Compost Cats Program Director)

SUSTAINABILITY TEAM COORDINATOR

 

 

jennifer augustJennifer August
BOOKKEEPER

 

 

saulSaul Macias
OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

 

 

S MecklerSteven Meckler
FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHER

 

 

 

FESTIVAL OVERSIGHT BOARD
(reports to the Board of Directors of the Southwest Folklife Alliance, the parent/producing company of Tucson Meet Yourself)

 

Carmen Bonillas, CHAIR
Retired Teacher, TUSD

Tim Escobedo, Co-CHAIR
Festival and Events Independent Producer

Richard Noel
Musician, Family Therapist, Motivational Speaker

Elva De La Torre
Multicultural Training Specialist

Patricia Hirsch
Retired Executive Secretary

Daniel Ramirez
Dukes Car Club Executive Committee Member

Chester Phillips
UA, Compost Cats, Office of Sustainability

Katherine Strickland
Pima County