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Executive Board

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Disney Legend Bill Farmer

Chairman of the Board

Voice of Goofy for 35+ years.

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Ryan Golden

Co-Founder & Board Member

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Emily Skyle-Golden

Founder & Executive Director

Cordilleras' Board of Directors, comprised of community leaders and Hollywood professionals, passionately advocates for diverse voices and independent stories on screen. They organize film screenings, panels, and programming that celebrate the art of storytelling through film. Their mission is twofold: to showcase the stunning region as a potential film location and to treat local audiences to extraordinary award-winning films from around the globe.

Our Chairman, Disney Legend Bill Farmer, is known for being the Voice of Goofy for over 35 years, as well as countless other beloved characters. His talents have been featured in Space Jam, Toy Story, Beauty & Beast and The Goofy Movie.

Cordillera’s industry board members with local roots include former HGTV host Aaron Foster, talent agent and former model Justine Reyes, and multiple Emmy award-winning and Oscar qualifying filmmakers Tyler Bourns, Ryan Golden and Emily Skyle. Our Board President, Dr. Bret Blackhart leads our team of tourism and event specialists, advertising executives, legal experts, Doctors, business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders in the art & theater community.

 

Corporate Board

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Jamie Asmis
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Bret Blackhart
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Ted Kelly
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Cheryl Lewis
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Marcia Lu
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Joanna O'Neal
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Dennis Weisgerber
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Emily Skyle-Golden

Board of Directors

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Bret Blackhart

President

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Jamie Asmis

Vice President

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Ryan Golden

Co-Founder

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Derek Asmis

Secretary

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Ashley Van Brocklin

Festival Coordinator

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Cheryl Lewis

Dir. of Development

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Jackie Shelton

Dir. of Marketing

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Lynn Blackhart
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Tyler Bourns
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Aaron Foster
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Rosemarie Holt
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Marcia Lu
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Anthony Mendoza
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Justine Reyes
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Brenda Scolari
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Frank Stadler
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Kris Swanson
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Ruta Swanson
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Danette Tull

Advisory Board

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Heather Atherton

Publicist

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Jake Hart

Dir. of Diversity & Inclusion

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Robin Holabird

Former NV Film Commissioner

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Marisusan Trout

Marketing Team

Programming Team

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Paul Sloop

Director of Programming

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Ashley Van Brocklin

Associate Programmer

Development Team

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Cheryl Lewis
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Ted Kelly
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Clay Hall

CIFF Team

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Ragen LoCricchio

Concierge

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Dani Blackhart

Social Media

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