Spy Hop is closed Wednesday, June 19th, in recognition of Juneteenth. We’ll be back on Thursday.

The Spy Hop Team

Abdi Hussein (he/him)

Lab Assistant

Adam Sherlock (he/him)

Director of Learning Design

Adam White (he/him)

Development Director

Adriana McGrath (she/her)

Operations Manager

Alecia Cenaruzabeitia (she/her)

Spy Hop Rooftop Manager

Alfonso (Fonzy) Belloso (he/him)

Statewide Media Arts Mentor

Cathy Foy (she/her)

Lead Musical Arts Mentor

Colby Bryson (he/him)

IT Specialist

Don Barfuss (he/him)

Phase 2 Director

Elizabeth Schulte (she/her)

Lead Design Mentor

Hannah Williams (she/her)

Evening Host

Jonny Landeros (he/him)

Equipment & Technical Operations Manager

José Manzo (he/him)

Lead Film Mentor

Kasandra VerBrugghen (she/her)

Executive Director

Kitzia Rodriguez (she/her)

Outreach and Events Coordinator

Larissa Trout (she/her)

Associate Director

Lillie Cummings (she/they)

Program Manager

Lisa Sewell (she/her)

Finance & HR Director

Loren Brunken (she/her)

Film Mentor

Lou Ruegner (they/them)

Radio Production Mentor

Marlee Madsen (she/her)

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Mercedes Roberts (she/they)

Design Mentor

Myke Johnson (he/him)

Education Director

Nick Allred

Audio Mentor

Nicole Dumas (she/her)

Statewide Programs Director

Ricky Vigil (he/him)

Teen Outreach Program/Media Arts Mentor

Serena Madsen (she/her)

Development Associate

Shaandiin Powell (she/her)

Graphic Designer

Thomas Kastrati (he/they)

Statewide Media Arts Mentor

Xitlally Garcia Barajas (they/them)

Community Engagement Intern

Board of Directors

Daela Taeoalii-Higgs (Licensed Medicare Agent, Senior Benefits Insurance) — Chair
Annie Quan (Managing Director, Union5) — Vice Chair
Nastaran Alimadadi (VP, Fund Controller, Bridge Investment Group) — Treasurer
Amy Redford (Filmmaker, Producer, Sundance Institute Board Member)
Annabel Sheinberg (Consultant, Educator, Community Organizer)
Ashley Barkley (Real Estate Advisor, Summit Sotheby’s International)
Brent Bowen (Principal Partner & CEO, Bowen Studios)
Bri Ray Aupiu (Raising Me Foundation, Enso Rings, Voice Straw)
Erika Carlsen (Deputy Chief of Staff, Trust for Local News)
Jennifer Plumb (M.D., Primary Children’s Medical Center)
Jorge Robles (IT Specialist, Powdr Corp.)
Luna Banuri (Executive Director, Utah Muslim Civic League)
Meera Patel (Owner, The Juice Shop)
Missy Greis (Owner, Publik. Concepts)
Omar Riney (HR Specialist)
Richard Leverett (Attorney, Strong & Hanni)
Victoria Luman (Attorney, Parr Brown Gee & Loveless)

Advisory Board

Tessa Arneson (Owner, Maven) – Chair
Bryan Clifton (Owner, Redman Movies & Stories)
Carolyn Leone (Costume Designer)
Chris Le (Co-founder & Creative Director, RTFKT Studios)
Dylan Shepherd (Lincoln Financial)
Erika Cohn (Director, Producer, Independent Filmmaker & Spy Hop alum)
Geralyn Dreyfous (Producer, Utah Film Center Founder)
Hunter Metcalf (Photographer & Spy Hop alum)
Janie Franks (Franks Family Foundation)
Jean Irwin (Director of Arts Education, Utah Division of Arts and Museums)
Jennifer Berger (Realtor, The Group Real Estate)
John Esplin (Owner, Centeva)
Ken Verdoia (Executive Producer KUED, ret.)
Kevin Gruneich (Impart Parters, ret.)
Lewis Francis (Attorney, Jones Waldo)
Peter Pilafian (Cinematographer, Filmmaker)
Rick Wray (Co-Founder, Spy Hop)
Virginia Pearce (Director, Utah Film Commission)

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