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Meet the Team

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Tallgrass Film Association Year Round Team

Melanie Addington

Executive Director
melanie@tallgrassfilm.org

Andre Seward

Programming Director
programming@tallgrassfilm.org

Tom Mittlestadt

Events Director
tom@tallgrassfilm.org

Brandon Bena

Social Media & Fest Host + Theater Staff

Chris Maslen

Volunteer Coordinator & Theater Staff

Wambui Ngunjiri

Intern

Film Festival Team

Naythan Smith

Technology Director

Nathan Kampe

Tech Co-Director In Training

Dev Shapiro

Tech Co-Director In Training & Media 

Tina Walterscheid

Community Engagement Coordinator

John Strange

Red Carpet Coordinator

Crickett Rumley

Panels Director

Robert Ramon Fonseca

Late Night Filmmaker Lounge Host

Shannon Boone

VIP Lounge Coordinator

Maria Garcia

Transportation Coordinator

Canan Turan

Narrative Shorts Programmer

Alex Megaro

Documentary Shorts Programmer

Brian Ratigan

Vortex Shorts Programmer

Board of Directors

Alicia Sanchez

Board President for 2024
boardpresident@tallgrassfilm.org

Jennifer Rygg

President Elect for 2024

Garrison Matthews

Secretary

Shannon O'Neil

Treasurer

Adam Gunnels

Board Member

Denise Sherman

Board Member

Kate Bastian

Board Member

Mark Janzen

Board Member

Stacy Ward Lattin

Board Member

Adrienne McAlpine

Board Member

Lisa Tatum

Board Member

Jonathan Wood

Board Member

Caleb K. Wilson

Board Member

Danielle Johnson

Board Member

Susan Moeder

Board Member

Anna Heustis

Board Member

Todd Ramsey

Board Member

Floyd Gruver

Board Emeritus

Emily Bonavia

Board Emeritus