Staff and Board

 

TUCSON MEET YOURSELF STAFF 2015

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

 

 

tim

 

 

 

Tim Escobedo, FESTIVAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

carmen Carmen Bonillas, FESTIVAL OVERSIGHT CHAIR

 Gabriel Ayala,  MUSICAL ADVISOR

untitled (9)Nic Hartmann, STAGE MANAGER/SFA Folklorist in Residence

rnoel

 

 

 

Richard Noel, STAGE MANAGER

 

Monica Surfaro Spigelman  Monica Surfaro-Spigelman, FOLK ARTS ADVISOR

greer Greer Dove, FOLK ARTS COORDINATOR

liane Liane Hernandez, CULTURAL KITCHEN COORDINATOR

Julie Ray

 

 

 

Julie Ray, MARKETING DIRECTOR

Alice Whittenburg

 

 

 

Alice Whittenburg, WEBSITE MANAGER

 

Karen Karen Falkenstrom, VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR

sophia Sofia González, VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION MANAGER

hilary

 

 

 

Hilary Walker, VOLUNTEER OPERATIONS ADVISOR

 

untitled (10) Kelly Griffith, VOLUNTEER REGISTRAR

 daniel Daniel J. Benavidez, MEDIA & SPONSORSHIPS

alma Alma Kennedy, FOOD VENDOR COORDINATOR

chester

 

 

 

Chester F. Phillips (University of Arizona, SFS Compost Cats Program Director),
SUSTAINABILITY TEAM COORDINATOR

jennifer august

 

 

 

Jennifer August, BOOKKEEPER and FESTIVAL OFFICE COORDINATOR

 

Aaron Aaron Dinius, OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

gustavo Gustavo Corte, OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

eBONY Ebony Jeffries, OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

S Meckler

 

 

 

Steven Meckler, FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHER

 Barbara Zelano, STAGE MANAGER

Jen H Jen Hartmann, ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

untitled (8) Lupita Johnston, FESTIVAL INFORMATION OFFICE MANAGER

untitled (11) Jessica Escobedo, HOSPITALITY ASSISTANT

 

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