Regna seeks to make the world a better place through creative and impactful work in service to community development, education, and wellness. As a director and producer for the arts, she has worked in both the private sector as a business owner as well as in human services, and arts-based non-profits. Most recently, Regna was Director of Operations and Education for Aspen Film where she was responsible for the overall operations as well as for producing the three signature festivals. Additionally, she oversaw a robust education program. Prior to her move to the Roaring Fork Valley, she was the Artistic Director and co-owner of the historic Paradise Theatre in Paonia, CO. Programming included first-run movies, independent and foreign cinema, national musical touring acts, and original theatrical productions. Currently, she works with Carbondale Arts as Board Chair. She holds a M.Ed. from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She is a proud mom of two boys and enjoys hiking, gardening, painting and getting down on the dance floor. Photo Credit: Mike Lyons
After 15 years in the PR and film production industry, Meredith is grateful to have been the Program Director at 5Point Film Festival for the past three years. During her 9-year career at Aspen Snowmass she was an audience member at 5Point Film Festival and was so moved by the films, she decided storytelling through video, was her biggest passion. When GoPro called and hand-picked her to run the Action Sports Media Team, she left the valley for the bright lights of San Francisco and produced thousands of short films for GoPro including films and series with Travis Rice, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso – to name a few. When 5Point called to bring Meredith back to the valley, she was honored and her production story came full circle. To program the festival that has inspired her filmmaking career, is the biggest honor. The element she looks for in films is the human element - whether it be joy, triumph, loss or grit, Meredith is inspired by powerful individuals who can teach us about the meaning of life through their stories and through exploring the outdoors.
Paddy O’Connell is a freelance creator and storyteller, and the host and co-writer of Safety Third podcast. When he’s not practicing Footloose inspired dance moves, Patrick Swayze-esque hair flips, and grooming his mustache to resemble Tom Selleck’s lip caterpillar, Paddy can be found in the mountains — mostly likely being a bit loud and doing something a lot weird. He is based in Carbondale, Colorado. Photo credit: Mike Thurk
Chairman - After a childhood filled with family cacations to countless state and national prks, Connor Coleman embarked on a career in non-profit land conservation. He now works with landowners across the West to sustainably manage their land while residing above Carbondale.
Vice-Chairman - in 2007, Fitz started an online radio show, the Dirtbag Diaries. Today, he is the owner and creative director of Duct Tape Then Beer, a digital agency that focuses on meaningful storytelling. Fitz lives in Seattle, Washinton, with his wife, Becca and son, Teplin.
Treasurer - Lari Goode strives to be gainfully unemployed but finds herself crazy busy wearing various hats including: stuffy accountant, restaurateur, Crossfit coach (and gym owner), dot Mom and wife of the infamous Mark Fischer.
Meagan Bourke is a 48-year-young local who moved to the valley at the ripe and ski-ripping age of 3. She spent 25 years working for Aspen Skiing Company. Previously educated in Wyoming, Boulder, and NYC, she now spends 7 months a year in Aspen and other 5 months in Maine. The outdoors and giving back to the communities in which she resided are her favorite pastimes.
Ann Driggers is a weekend warrior and backcountry bon vivant who lives to ride, run, ski, and paddle in the great outdoors. Originally from the UK, she met her husband Chad while hitchhiking. Now a carbondale loca, she is most often found on trail with her Jack Russell Terrier, Scooter.
Richard Fuller is a mortgage loan originator with Cornerstone Home Lending. His most recent adventures usually involve trying to keep up with his 3-year-old daughter on her Strider bike.
Roger Hennefeld and his wife moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1998 after he completed business school. A firm believer in 5Point, Roger believes everyone needs the spiritual uplift that being in nature brings, and fells that film and great social events are an amazing facilitator.
Ryan Kalamaya grew up playing baseball with dreams of playing in the big league in a big city. Instead, the choice to travel around the world after college led him to fall in love with the mountain-town living, and he started a law firm in the Valley.
Arriving in the Roaring Fork Valley after graduating from the University of Denver, Summers has been an integral part of the community. Her love for the area is immeasurable. Her latest passion finds her in the art/photography scene while raising two beautiful daughters.
Penn Newhard’s decision to leave his Wall Street bond trader job in 1989 and relocate to Colorado led him to a renaissance ski bum lifestyle. After a five-year stint as advertising director for Climbing Magazine, Penn founded Backbone Media, which specializes in social media, PR and media planning.
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