Building community around film
Nicole has been attending the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival since the early 90’s. She marvels at the power of film to connect, educate, and inspire people. She thrives on teamwork, group discussion, and creating space for all voices to have a seat at the table. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Nicole has a deep love for the Pikes Peak region and brings an expansive professional and social network to the RMWF community.
Prior to joining RMWF Nicole spent her career in community organizing, non-profit management, government, and higher education.
Favorite Activities: hiking, cooking, and spending time with family!
Linda’s passion for film as a catalyst for community began when she started volunteering for the festival in 1994. During the following seven years, she served the festival in various capacities, including Programming chair and Operations chair, before being hired as the first executive director of the organization in 2001.
Linda has led the organization through a period of tremendous growth and today RMWF has an active year-round presence. Her current role as Artistic Director nows allows her to spend more time doing what she loves most: setting the artistic vision and curatorial direction for all aspects of year-round programming.
Favorite Activities: traveling, hiking, and discussing films
Karen began volunteering for RMWF in 2007 and was hired in 2013. Over the past ten years she has played an integral role in virtually every element of the organization, ensuring that all events are of the highest production level. In her current position as Technical Director, Karen provides technical management for the Festival and all key annual events/programs as well as all internal IT support.
Prior to joining RMWF, Karen has spent her career in a variety of capacities, including technical writer for the power industry as well as a middle school math teacher. Creatively inclined, but a linear thinker, Karen has combined her interests as Technical Director for Rocky Mountain Women’s Film.
Favorite Activities: hanging with her two girls, skiing, and traveling.
Kathy has spent over two decades serving in multiple capacities for RMWF. She founded and continues to direct the Youth Outreach Program, offered in conjunction with the festival. She is also the primary driver of our sponsorship program, fostering and maintaining relations with all the folks who keep RMWF going.
In addition to her work at RMWF, Kathy has spent the past 49 consecutive years working with at-risk youth in school settings.
Favorite Activities: hiking, dancing, biking, eating soul food, and asking people to support RMWF.