TRIFF 2019 Festival Staff

Meet the Folks that Help Make Your Festival a Success!

ASHLEYMentere           Chief Operations Officer

Ashley is The Queen of Competence, the woman in charge of Everything Fesitival Fun.

From conceiving, designing, organizing, decorating, and executing front and back of house with grace, there is no event Ashley doesn't have her hands in and take a higher level. Fundraisers, the Festival itself, after-parties (before parties!)and hospitalities. This amazing event would not be possible without her!

MARTYKirchhof          Director of Development

Marty has lived in Tryon now for two years. After teaching In Sydney, Australia for 14 years, she finished up her education career in Connecticut before retiring and moving south.  As an avid film goer, she has volunteered multiple times at the Tribeca Film Festival, attended the Dallas International Film Festival, and was recently asked to be on the board of Tryon International Film Festival. She has since taken  on the position of Director of Development for TRIFF. 

BECKYCollins             Director of Special Events

Becky enlisted in the US Army, graduated from Army Airborne Parachute school and was a participant of Operation Desert Storm. After leaving the Army, Becky launched an Interior Design and Decorative painting company and was highly regarded as the premier faux finisher in the MidWest before discovering her current passion Encaustic art. After moving to the Foothills with her family 7 years ago, Becky volunteers with Hospice, the Friendship Circle, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Polk County Schools, Tryon International Film Festival, Steps to Hope and Warming the View.

JANETSciacca   Digital Marketing - Social Media

With unparalleled knowledge of the Carolina Foothills, its people, businesses and institutions, Janet held the position of Executive Director of the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce for 18 years.  She brings her skills in marketing and public relations, social media promotion, special events, business and membership development retention and support, business administration, finance, community ambassador and liaison.  She is also a board member of the Polk County Economic and Tourism Development Commission.

NADINENaujoks   Digital Marketing - Website

Nadine brings 30+ years experience living and working all over the world specializing in e-commerce systems development helping businesses connect with other businesses (B2B) and customers (B2C.) Since moving to Polk County in 2003 and being Administrative Manager for the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival for 6 years, Nadine has come to know festivals, events and the business community in a special way. 

  2018 by Polk County Film Initiative - Tryon International Film Festival, 285 North Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782 •

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