VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • SANTA CLAUS: (2005 to Present)
    Every year I grow my beard long so that I can portray the Big Red One at local Libraries, Pediatric Hospitals and Lower Income House Projects.

  • INDIECADE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT GAMES (2009 – 2011)
    Recruit, Organize, Assign and Monitor all volunteers for IndiCade’s presence at E3 and for
    the 5 day IndieCade Gaming Festival. Troubleshoot and run the volunteers for both events.
    Maintain smooth working relationships between the large volunteer staff and the festival
    administrators.

  • SHORT ANIMATION JUDGE ANIMAZING SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL (2008- Present)

  • TROPHY DESIGN AND CASTING ANIMAZING SPOTLIGHT FESTIVAL (2009 - Present)

    ASIFA-HOLLYWOOD The International Animated Film Society)

  • Executive Board Member (2003 – 2008)

  • ASIFA-Hollywood Certificate of Merit winner 33rd Annie Awards for outstanding service
    to the animation industry

  • Annie Judge Feature Animation and Special Juried categories (2004 – 2007)

  • Co-founder Southern California Animation Educators’ Forum (2007)
  • Director ASIFA Volunteer Committee: (2003 – 2008)
    Coordinate and recruit volunteers for animation related event for the Hollywood branch of
    the International Animated Film Society. Run the monthly volunteer meeting serving as a
    conduit between the executive board and the volunteer committees.

  • ASIFA-Hollywood Event Planner San Diego Comic Con International (2003 – 2007)
    Plan and coordinate the yearly ASIFA-Hollywood presence at Comic Con. Plan all ASIFA
    presentations, contact all panelists and set up and run the ASIFA booth scheduling all
    volunteers to insure coverage of the booth at all times through out the 4 days of the
    convention. Plan transportation of all sale items, set up and break down the booth and
    make sure everything goes to plan.

  • Founder Animation Rescue Team

  • Stop Mo Expo (4/21/2007) Event Planner of a one-day celebration of Stop Motion Animation, with panels, screening
    and a stop motion animation jam.

  • ANNIE NOMINATING CHAIR Videogames & Commercial (2007)
  • Annie Awards Nomination Judging Event Planner & Coordinator (2006)
  • ANNIE NOMINATING CHAIR TV Production & Videogames (2005 & 2006)
  • ANNIE NOMINATING CHAIR for Short Animation and Commercials (2004)
  • Organize Annie Awards Video Crew (2004 & 2005)

  • ANIMATION AFTERNOON OF REMEMBRANCE Committee member (2005 to PRESENT)
    Each year ASIFA-Hollywood, The Animation Guild & Women in Animation put on a memorial service
    to honor the members of the animation community who have passed away during the year. Committee
    members contact friends and co-workers to speak at the service. I have also video taped
    the event for the last 7 years

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