Board of Directors
Southern Colorado Film Festival
The Southern Colorado Film Festival cultivates conversation and enriches the spirit and creativity of the San Luis Valley by providing diverse independent film programming that is relevant and which connects the issues of our region to the world.
Meet your Board members
Board Member, Coordinator
Mary Hoffman serves as Adams State University's Executive Director of Community Partnerships. Mary is a founding member the Southern Colorado Film Commission, Sustainable Environmental Economic Development (SEED) Park, International and Con-Cepts (Conejos County Environment and Economy Progressing Together), bringing green job growth to the region.
Board Member, Marketing and Communications
Todd Cotton earned his BA and MS from Adams State University and has a Ph.D. (abd) from the University of New Mexico. He serves as a media, marketing, web matrix/design consultant to dozens of businesses, colleges/universities and non-profits with clients throughout North and South America as well as Europe. He is also a strategic partner to Emmy-winning production companies in southern California.
Board Member, Program Director
Taylor Dunne is a filmmaker, research fiend and Assistant Professor at Adams State University. Her films have been exhibited widely at venues that include; the New York Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, Crossroads Film and Video Festival (San Francisco), FOL: Experimental Film Society (Istanbul) and EXDOC (Paris). She has curated film screenings for The Black Cube Artist Program, Experiments in Cinema Film Festival (Albuquerque) and The Boulder Public Library. She is currently producing her first feature length project, an essay film and digital archive, that interrogates histories and landscapes of nuclear weapons testing, manufacturing and anti-nuclear activism in the American Southwest.
Board Member, Event Coordination
Brock Gallegos earned his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from Adams State University (ASU). He currently serves as the administrative assistant for ASU Community Partnerships. He has coordinated events with Community Partnerships with events such as Getting Green Done, an event that brought author and activist Auden Schendler to ASU's campus. He also coordinated many events at Colorado Mt.College in Leadville, CO.
Board Member, Film Festival Technician
Board Member, Finance and Sponsorships
Rick Manzanares served as the Museum Director for the Fort Garland Museum for 15 years. After retirement, he worked for Canyons & Plains of SE Colorado as an Executive Director and as an interim Director for the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. Currently, Rick is volunteering for the Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center in San Luis Colorado. Previously, Rick was the Executive Director of the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC) in Denver where he founded the Chile Harvest Festival, a celebration of Indo-Hispano traditional arts. He is interested in the preservation of historic buildings and cultural traditions.