Board Members


OMAR HAMID

Chairman of the Board Omar Hamid is proud to call Santa Fe home, and he is constantly active in our community. He has a degree from the University of New Mexico, where he studied Political Science, Economics, and…

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KARL FERGUSON

Board Member & Treasurer Karl Ferguson has worked with NGOs in Haiti, Honduras, East Africa, and the United States. The former executive director of Haiti’s Lambi Fund and the Parkinsons Association of the Rockies, he now serves as…

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JEANNIE HILL

Board Member & Secretary Former Educator, Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction – former SFFF Office Manager & film screener and total film buff over the past 14 years!

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DONNIE HILL

Board Member Former Principal, college instructor (graduate level), Masters Degree in Counseling & Administrative Supervision, Film Historian, Screener for SFFF and other festivals for the last 14years and film lover extraordinaire!

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TAURA RIVERA

Board Member Taura C.C. Rivera graduated from the University of N.M. with a degree in architecture. She has practiced architecture since 2004 in both New Mexico and New York. In 2013 she began working in the film industry with the…

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TODD CHRISTENSEN

Board Member Todd Christensen is a Feature Location Manager and Artist. A UNM Alumni and long time resident of Taos then Texas, NYC and Los Angeles and now Santa Fe. He has worked on such features as ‘As…

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SALLIE KEMPER

Board Member, With over a decade of experience working in the field of finance, Sallie Kemper, proves everyday that a marriage of art and commerce can indeed live happily under one roof. Sallie joined the Santa Fe Film…

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BRIAN ESPINOSA

Chairman of the Advisory Board, Brian Espinosa is the Co-Founder of Optimism where he oversees the growth and development of the company’s talent and music divisions. He has worked on the management teams of many A-list box office…

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