The Flatirons Food Film Festival is a 501c3 nonprofit. Its mission is: “To celebrate food culture and community by hosting a series of films and events intended to entertain, educate, and inspire”
The Festival board of directors is a working board. Board members take active roles in helping plan and hold events and maintaining the organization. They are also responsible for governance, such as setting policies and direction, and creating short and long-term plans.
We are actively seeking new board members. Write to us at Info at flatironsfoodfilmfest.org if you would like to chat or receive an application to join our board.
Board member responsibilities
We prize board members with a passion for food and film who value the Festival and our mission. Following are board member requirements.
- Attend a monthly board meeting and yearly retreat
- Actively communicate and being responsive
- Lead or significantly contribute to one or more committees
- Help recruit new board members and volunteers
- Be actively involved in basic board fundraising efforts
- Two-year renewable commitment
- Attend Festival events
- Bring your energy, enthusiasm, and talents
Following is a list of our volunteer committees. For further information, see Volunteer Committees.
Current Festival board
The Flatirons Food Film board consists of the following individuals, who are well-versed in film, gastronomy, and much more.
- Andrew Calabrese is a professor of Media Studies, an Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, in the University of Colorado’s College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI).
- Gregory Bair-Caruso is a Senior Manager of R&D and Product Development at Cappello’s.
- Jane Roach is Owner and Consultant of Chandra Services, LLC, which provides accounting, bookkeeping, and consulting services to small business owners.
- Karen Spies is Owner, Web Developer, Digital Artist, and Strategist at SpyLabz, which provides business marketing and digital representation solutions.
The Flatirons Food Film Festival advisory board consists of the following former festival board members, who have agreed to lend their expertise.
- Dan Hayward is owner and operator of Savory Spice Shop – Boulder.
- Dana Faulk Query is President and Principal of Mable & Chung, a restaurant consulting and marketing firm.
- Eric Skokan is Chef and Owner of Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro and Bramble and Hare in Boulder and owner and chief farmer of Black Cat Farm.
- Eve Orenstein is Director of Opera on Tap Colorado and Founder and Director of Mile High Swappers.
- Heather Seidel is Co-Owner of Snarf’s Sandwiches.
- Jill C. Brooke is a film curator, producer, and promoter with over 20 years of film festival experience.
- Kelly Whitaker is Chef and Co-owner of Basta in Boulder.
- Kuvy Ax is Founder and Owner of ROOT Marketing & PR, a public relations and marketing company oriented to the food and beverage industries.
- Megan Bucholz is the founder and operator of Local Table Tours, which offers guided culinary tours of Boulder and Denver.
- Pablo Kjolseth is Director of the International Film Series at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
- Ramon Diaz founded and directed the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival for five years.
- Suzanne Prendergast is an instructor at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and owner of a small local catering company.