IWFF Artistic Director
Carrie Richer moved to Missoula in 2018 and is the Director of the International Wildlife FIlm Festival, Kiddomatic Children’s Film Festival and producer of the Montana Film Festival at The Roxy Theater. Carrie has been involved in different creative capacities from dance to art to film all her life. These experiences include six years as director of the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, 2 years as the Creative Initiatives Coordinator at the Jackson Center for the Arts, freelance film work, producing, crafting interdisciplinary collaborations, teaching, installing media exhibitions, making dance films and a decade as a professional modern dancer. With an MFA in Film (San Francisco State University), a BA in Dance and Anthropology (Bates College), a badass 4-year-old daughter and 40 plus years adventuring in the mountains, Carrie loves being part of the IWFF's long legacy.
Sarah Ferguson (Fergie)
IWFF Producer, Sponsorships & Roxy Membership Director
Fergie has been a member of the Roxy and IWFF team since October 2019. She loves film and working with the community - from cultivating relationships with partners to pulling off fun and informative events, working for IWFF is right up her alley. When not bustling around the Roxy Theater, you can catch Ferg hanging with her family, hiking with her pup or dancing to live music.
IWFF Festival Coordinator
Taylor Lennox is the festival coordinator for IWFF as well as a manager and projectionist at the Roxy Theater. Born and raised next to the Blackfoot River north-east of Missoula, Taylor has a BFA in Media Arts and a Minor in Wilderness Studies from the University of Montana. He worked as a camera operator and camera assistant for film and television across the globe before his return to Missoula to earn an MA in Economics. Backcountry trips, dogs, cool cameras, dungeons and dragons, circular economies, and worker-owned business models bring Taylor joy. He is proud to be a part of IWFF’s continued legacy of conservation, education, and community.
Community Outreach Coordinator
This is Lizzie's first year on the IWFF team and she is thrilled to be involved in such a community-centered and celebratory festival. Lizzie currently rehearses and performs with local professional modern dance company Bare Bait Dance. She is also the Programming Assistant for BBD's annual film festival, Kinetoscope and the Just Dance film series at the Roxy Theater.
IWFF Graphic Design, Branding
Ryan Hawk has been responsible for all-things-visual within IWFF since 2017. She has a BFA degree in Media Arts from The University of Montana and has been worked with small, local businesses as a freelance graphic designer for years. Catch her romping with her dogs and hiking out in the mountains when she isn't glued to her computer. Ryan is passionate about wildlife conservation and loves working at IWFF along with so many filmmakers who create work with strong conservation messages.
Executive Director of The Roxy Theater
Mike Steinberg has worked for the IWFF since 2013 when he joined the organization to direct the festival. His enthusiasm for the event stretches back to the mid 90s when he was involved with community judging and participated in the early days of the WildWalk parade. Mike's favorite thing about IWFF is the community it brings together, and the extraordinary diversity of the natural world it celebrates.
Development Director of The Roxy Theater
Tammy Bodlovic has been with the Roxy Theater for three years and this will be her fourth IWFF. Tammy is excited to be part of this iconic film festival and her favorite part of the festival is the incredible Youth Matinee Series where over 3,000 students watch festival films at the UM Dension Theatre.