Cassidy Quistorff is originally from Memphis, Tennessee. Since obtaining a B.S. in Environmental Science, she has focused on the storytelling side of conservation through photography, writing, and filmmaking. She moved to Klamath Falls in summer of 2020 and has enjoyed volunteering with local organizations and exploring the outdoor activities that Oregon has to offer. Cassidy has been the Assistant Executive Director of Klamath Film since January of 2022.
Kurt Liedtke served as Executive Director of Klamath Film for two years until 2022, transitioning to a position on the Board of Directors. A filmmaker and commercial drone pilot, Kurt worked for over a decade in Hollywood in various roles in music, film, social media and video games before relocating to the Klamath Basin. He is the videographer for Klamath Community College.
Wayne Sweat is a financial advisor by day, and an accomplished actor in many shorts and features made across Southern Oregon. He has been a member of Klamath Film for many years.
Ann Cavanaugh is co-owner of SmithBates printing, one of the oldest printing companies in the state of Oregon. A long-time resident of Klamath Falls, Ann has been instrumental in the startup and continued success of many local nonprofits geared toward the improvement of our economy, community, and the pride and enjoyment of living in the Klamath Basin, some of which include our official tourism agency Discover Klamath, as well as the Klamath County Economic Development Association.
Chris Anderson is a writer, director, and producer of films and videos. He has several features and numerous shorts to his credit, as well as having acted in a number of other independent films. He holds a BFA in filmmaking and an MA in media psychology and taught film production at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2006 to 2010. It is his third year of a 3-year term.
Bowen Browder is a native to Klamath Falls and recently graduated with a B.S. in Communication Studies from Oregon Tech, where he now currently works as an Admissions Counselor. Bowen has been an avid enthusiast of various performing arts throughout his life, whether as a ballet dancer, a jazz and classical musician, or more recently as an aspiring actor for film and theater. In his spare time he likes to be on the lookout for casting calls and other opportunities for experience in order to learn and hone his craft as an entertainer. It is his first year of a 1-year elected term.
Chuck Edson was raised in Eureka, Calif., and graduated in 1970 with an MA in Psych from a college now known as Cal Poly at Humboldt. He has lived in Oregon since then, working in criminal justice and other human services, and retired here in 2000 as director of Community Corrections (parole and probation) for Klamath and Lake Counties. Since retiring Chuck has taught at KCC, and OIT, counseled sexual offenders and volunteered in services to foster children. National unrest motivates him to explore the human condition and the duty to improve political tolerance and understanding through the nonpartisan political discourse organization Braver Angels. He see the current phenomenon of independent film as an extraordinary tool to this end.
Stephen Kardell is originally from Los Angeles, California. He has worked in the motion picture industry for over 20 years; as a freelance location scout and manager. His experience includes independent films, episodic television, commercials, and music videos. With his camera in hand, Stephen always looks for something cool to discover and shoot. Now living in southern Oregon, he continues to work as a freelance scout and photographer.
Mark Neupert (Ph.D. in Anthropology) is a Professor at Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, where he teaches courses in film and anthropology. He is an active ethnographic film maker whose research focuses on the connection between urban planning and culture in the Netherlands. His films have screened at the Ethnografilm Paris festival. He was recently a visiting researcher at the University of Leiden’s program for visual ethnography. It is his first year of a 3-year term.
Lindsay Parrish worked in Hollywood for over a decade as an actress, stunt double, photo double, hand model, and stand-in on feature films such as Terminator 3, A Lot Like Love, Lucky You, and the Virgin of Juarez. She also worked regularly as a stunt driver for numerous car commercials including Mazda, Saturn, Toyota, and Nissan, and became the spokeswoman for Cadillac of Las Vegas and NissanUSA.com. She moved away from Los Angeles in 2016 when she married an F-15 pilot, and the military moved them to Japan. While there, she became the proud mom of twins, and wrote her first book, "Love & Lattes: Okinawa", focusing on the local culture and cuisine. In 2019, the Air Force once again moved her family, this time to Klamath Falls, OR, where she currently resides. It is her second year of a 3-year term.
Mark Shapiro. Mark worked on publicity campaigns for five Oscar-nominated animated features: Coraline (2009), ParaNorman (2012), The Boxtrolls (2014), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Missing Link (2019) at LAIKA Studios. He is currently a partner at Metolius, LLC, a Portland-based brand marketing and publicity consultancy. Mark provides marketing and brand counsel for a number of organizations, including The Orlando Film Festival and Graco Films (Mexico City) and has curated animated blocks at film festivals worldwide. Prior to LAIKA, he worked in marketing for Nike and Monster.com. It is his third year of a 3-year term.
Taylor Tupper is an enrolled Modoc of the Klamath Tribes, and serves as the Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services Communications/Information Officer. Taylor has served as the Public Relations and News Manager for Klamath Tribes for nearly three decades, and has worked extensively with tribal leaders and council. Taylor played an instrumental role in film productions produced in collaboration with Klamath Tribes: an OPB special titled “Killing the Klamath” and a student film production about the Modoc Wars of the 1870s titled “This is Their Land.” It is her first year of a 3-year term.
George Tyson is a musician, piano-tuner and business co-owner (A Music Store on Main Street) in Klamath Falls, and passionate supporter of the arts in the Klamath Basin who previously worked in the film industry for several decades. It is his first year of a 3-year term.