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Project Staff

  • David "Scratch" Alder, Founder, Technical Director

    David is a freelance producer with over 6 years’ experience with non-profit arts organizations as a volunteer, film festival curator, event coordinator, video production specialist, and media activist. He has shot documentary shorts concerning a wide range of social justice issues, from hospice and human dignity, to LGBT equality, to child protection efforts in Cambodia. His primary objective is to inform perspectives through imagery and other rhetorical devices.

  • Jed Barnum, Administrative Director

    Jed has been a fan of queer culture and history since he first visited Boston’s Glad Day Bookstore in 1985. He worked in queer health for over a decade, most recently at Fenway Health in Boston. Before that he was involved in visual and performing arts as both art-maker and administrator. He worked in PR for a major symphony orchestra, helped manage the largest conference for people with disabilities on the East Coast, and ran a federally-funded meth prevention program for gay men for 5 years. Jed has lived in San Francisco for 3 years and is currently working in the Production Department at Mr. S. Leather. Jed has many stories and loves to tell them.

  • John Hanawalt, Designer

    John loves creating, thinking about, talking about, and looking at design. He also loves good causes, good beer, bad language, and crazy-looking dogs. He works full-time at Elefint designs, a San Francisco design studio that works with nonprofits at other good causes. He hails originally from Boston, where he led the creative team at Fenway Health, a world-wide leader in LGBTQ healthcare.

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