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OFS STAFF COLLECTIVE
Executive Director – Thom Mayes
Thom is a native of the Northwest, and has a background as a performer and arts administrator. He holds an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University, and has performed as a double bass player in symphonies from Bellingham to Olympia and beyond. Thom has previously been Executive Director of the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, and serves on the board of the Anna’s Bay Center for Music in Mason County. He most enjoys French and German language films, and live Blues, Reggae and World Music performances.
Tel: 360-754-6670 ext.10
Contact Thom with questions related to membership, donations, sponsorships, and the Board of Directors.
Facilities & Operations Director – Audrey Henley
(Facilities Committee, Staff Rep to the Board)
Audrey Henley has spent most of her time in the PNW music scene as a band and tour manager, as well as a booking agent for several clubs and bands in the early 90′s. Her “professional career” began as the Assistant Director at Experience Hendrix, the legendary late guitar player Jimi Hendrix’s estate producing tribute concerts and guitar competitions around the country. After settling down from too many years on the road she headed into the world of radio, passing out bumper-stickers and t-shirts at rock shows, she worked her way into promotions and became the National Promotions Director for Entercom Radio in Seattle. Tired of the being beat over the head with corporate music and the shameless promotions of mass marketed products, she went back to the world of independent live music, as the in-house booking agent at the world famous Breakroom club on Seattle’s Capitol Hill!
Her first promoted concert for the Society was the Jelvins (Melvins with Jello Biafra) at the 22nd annual Olympia Film Festival in 2005. Favorite things include: the art of cocktail making, fishing, motorcycling, going to shows, traveling, community involvement, and historic preservation.
Tel: 360-754-6670 ext.20
Office Hours: Mon – Thu 11:30am – 5:00pm
Contact Audrey for marketing & promotions, theater rentals/booking, theater preservation, historical tours, and building inquires.
Helen is a 30-year resident of Olympia. She has produced 8 years of film programming for NW International Lesbian Gay Film Festival (1987-1994) and has been the Film Programmer at OFS since 2003. She holds a B.S. from California State University at Chico in Health Science and Community Service, and enjoys modern dance, tap and loves to sing and play guitar. Her partner of 30 years, Marge Brown, passed away in 2006. They are the proud parents of their 24-year-old son, Asa Brown Thornton.
Tel: 360.754.6670 ext.12
Volunteer Coordinator (Interim)- Nick Prager
Nick is a current Evergreen student who has been involved with OFS since 2010. He has worked in the past with the Volunteer Center for Mason, Thurston and Lewis County and has helped out with the Vancouver, WA branch of the YWCA. A musician since the age of 12, Nick has been involved in everything from high school jazz bands to the late Olympia ska band Flaming Mango. His favorite film is Amelie. He’s excited to be with OFS and loves interacting with volunteers!
Tel: 360-754-6670 ext. 21
Office Hours: Mon- Wed 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Contact Nick to inquire about volunteering at events, film screenings, and committees.
Cinema Technician – Joaquin de la Puente
Joaquin de la Puente lll graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA. After college during the 1990′s, he worked in film and video production in Chicago and LA . In Chicago he began working with the world renowned James Bond and his company Full Aperture Systems, installing cinemas for temporary and permanent venues all over the world. After moving to New York City in 2000 he began working as a Visual Effects Compositor and Editor working on many large release feature films and not so large release short films. While in New York he also worked as a technician and projectionist for most of the downtown art house cinemas and museums, most notably, the incomparable Anthology Film Archives. On April 7th, 2008 Joaquin began working at Olympia Film Society. Joaquin is also a filmmaker, musician and writer.
Tel: 360-754-6670 ext. 19
Audio & Stage Technician – Dave Harvey
Dave Harvey is primarily a musician, but has a thorough knowledge of the technical side of sound, and approaches his duties with a good idea of what the performers on the stage need from the person behind the sound board. He has played many shows in the Capitol Theater for the last 15 years and knows the room like the back of his picking hand. He also operates High Command Olympia, an all analog recording studio.
Tel: 360-754-6670 ext.17
Maintenance Technician – Ron Skowronek
What was once lost, Ron will find. It’s not your mama’s house, so please keep your feet off the furniture and take your compost and recycling to the lobby, he’ll appreciate it immensely!
Contact Ron for Lost and Found Items, maintenance issues, and general cleanliness!
Capitol Theater Address: (deliveries okay. No postal items to this address)
206 Fifth Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
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416 Washington Street SE #208
Olympia, WA 98501
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