Local business owner Thom Baker seeks to leave Columbia a gift when he retires. Tucked away in his equipment-lain home office, Thom Baker of...
Executive Director, Citizen Jane Film Festival
As executive director the the Citizen Jane Film Festival, I get to create, implement, and manage the raddest film festival by women in Columbia!
My college professor Harriet Yelon took me to my first film at Ragtag. I was in college at William Woods University and she brought a sociology class from Fulton to Columbia for a film. She showed me that film can be more than entertainment at a megaplex movie theater. She showed me that film can be a method for social change.
I think people are always surprised that being the ED of the film festival is a full time, year round, job. The minute a festival wraps we start working on the next year!
I wanted to increase the pass and ticket sales for the 2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival, and we did! We saw a 20 percent increase from 2016 to 2017.
Cranktivus! It’s part bike ride, part food drive. Cranktivus collects food for the central food pantry, and it’s all done by bike!
A member of the Stephens College’s board of directors recommended that I read “Fundraising for Social Change” by Kim Klein. It’s a comprehensive, practical, and accessible resource for grassroots fundraisers.
I would make city council member a paid, full-time job. I think we would be able to accomplish so much more if the mayor and six city council members were able to focus solely on the city.
I would get rid of my imposter syndrome! Man, it rears its ugly head almost daily and I am tired of it! Suggestions welcomed on how to beat it!