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Regna Jones

Regna Jones

Executive Director

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

Meredith McKee

Meredith McKee

Program Director

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.

Tracy Wilson

Tracy Wilson

Community Liaison and Educational Engagement

Volunteer + Dream Project Coordinator | Tracy Wilson, an Idaho native moved to Carbondale, CO in 2006. For the past twenty years, Tracy has coordinated volunteers for large-scale events such as marathons and Iron Man races. She has grown her involvement in the festival since its inaugural year through expansion of the 5point Dream Project and education programming. In addition to her work at 5point, Tracy has co-founded Bonedale Bike Week and teaches 9th-grade history at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, as well as co-teaching the University of Colorado and ACES night class, Tomorrow’s Voices. She serves as the Vice-Chair on the Town of Carbondale Parks & Recreation Commission. Tracy is motivated by cultivating powerful relationships in her community. She is a passionate climber, but when she is not out at the crag, you can find her playing chess at a coffee shop, volunteering, or coordinating a variety of community events. Her most recent passion has been sharing this extraordinary world of wonders with her new baby girl. Photo credit: Katrin Bell

Katie Grey Walker

Katie Grey Walker

Director of Design and Marketing

Katie Grey Walker is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute Of Chicago; Visual Communication and Print Media 2013. She is a Colorado mountains' native with an urban aesthetic. This dialectic drives her passion to solve problems visually and spatially. Inspirations are derived from; Modernist Design, Brutalist architecture, Absurdism, De Stijl, the Chicago Imagists, Neoclassicism to Abstract Expressionism, to the color studies of Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, and Agnes Martin. She continually attempts to blend these horizons of mountains and modernist skylines in her research and projects, her design sensibility, and ways of seeing.

Shannon Outing

Shannon Outing

Operations Manager

Shannon Outing came to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2014 to pursue a degree in photography and Colorado trout. Now that she's caught both, Shannon devotes her dual talents to guiding Taylor Creek's clients and documenting the fly-fishing life with her cameras. In addition to being a personable guide, she is fast becoming a known professional photographer and has multiple published images in magazines throughout the fishing industry. Shannon is passionate about 5Point's mission of igniting adventure in others through sharing meaningful stories. Telling her own stories through her images, you can see them in the Fly Fishing Journal and find her work on Instagram (@shannonouting) or her website, shannonoutingphotography.com.

Sarah Jane Johnson

Sarah Jane Johnson

Publicist

British-born, Sarah-Jane has lived and worked in all four corners of the world, but Colorado stole her heart in 2002 and since then she's spent most of that time living the dream in the Roaring Fork Valley. SJ began her journalism career in the frantic world of newspaper reporting, before she made the switch to public relations to pursue a career path more aligned with her passion and interest for the travel industry. She worked on global marketing campaigns at international PR agencies for brands including tourism boards, airlines and hotel brands, before taking a more focused approach to support smaller grassroots organizations within the sectors of tourism, lifestyle and outdoor recreation. SJ lives with her family, including Finn and Matty who are devoted 5Point attendees, and enjoys spending her time planning the next big trip-- be it home to Cambridge, England, the Great Lakes of Michigan, the rainforests of Ecuador, or mountains of Northern India.

Paddy O'Connell

Paddy O'Connell

Host and All-Around Great Guy

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

Benjamin Taylor Cole Hunter

Benjamin Taylor Cole Hunter

In-House Editor and Technical Manager

Benjamin Taylor Cole Hunter is from Fort Collins Colorado and has been living in the Roaring Fork Valley for the past four years. He attends Colorado Mountain College and works as a freelance Videographer and Photographer. Photo Credit: Catherine Aeppel

Caito Foster

Caito Foster

Production Associate

Caito Foster is a freelance photographer, a poet, a publisher and an herbalist working between the Front Range and Western Slope of Colorado. Born and raised in Colorado, Caito graduated from the Colorado Mountain College Professional Photography program in 2015 and has gone on to pursue journalistic portraiture and self publishing. Recent work can be viewed at caitofosterphotography.com.

Dustin Gregory

Dustin Gregory

CMC Festival Intern

Dustin Gregory, a native of Vermont moved to Colorado in 2011 after receiving a Marketing Degree from the University of Vermont. After 6 years of skiing powder and embodying the CO mountain lifestyle, he decided to abandon the office world and follow his passion of visual storytelling. Now in his final year at The Isaacson School of Media, Dustin has been published in Wyoming Wildlife Magazine and had his work recognized in the international College Photographer of the Year competition. When not working to finish his degree, Dustin can be found out in the landscape of the west chasing the light and those special moments that only the natural world can provide.

Julie Kennedy

Julie Kennedy

Founder

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Our family adventures to the slopes of Northern Michigan is where the real magic began. My enthusiastic parents introduced me to alpine skiing at the age of four, and that was it. Little did I know how that first moment I felt my skis floating down the massive 300-foot slopes at the Otsego Ski Resort would shape my life. School—I got through it and boogied directly to Aspen, Colorado at the ripe age of 19. I lived the life of a committed ski bum, teaching for the Aspen Ski Company and working evening restaurant shifts so I could master my passion for skiing and a life adventuring in the Elk Mountains. It wasn’t until I met my true love, Michael Kennedy, at the Sundeck Restaurant on top of Aspen Mountain, that I truly embraced my commitment to adventure of all kinds. My mission in life is quite simple—to connect people so they too can fulfill their inspired dreams and that is why I created the 5Point Film Festival.

Festival Board Members

Connor Coleman
Connor Coleman

Chairman - After a childhood filled with family vacations 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.

Fitz Cahall
Fitz Cahall

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.

Lari Goode
Lari Goode

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.

Megan Bourke
Megan Bourke

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 resides are her favorite pastimes.

Ann Driggers
Ann Driggers

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
Richard Fuller

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
Roger Hennefeld

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 feels that film and great social events are an amazing facilitator.

Ryan Kalamaya
Ryan Kalamaya

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.

Summers Moore
Summers Moore

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
Penn Newhard

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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