MCFC Board of Directors elects new Board Member, Board Officers

The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has elected Tanya Olson to its board of directors for a three-year term, and voted in new board officers for the next year.

The officers are Gary Bolen, president; Julia Avery-Rudey, vice president, Sandi Austin, secretary; Jeff Clark, treasurer, and Garland Thompson as president emeritus.

Olson is a Marina resident, retiring as a U.S. Army Colonel after 30 years of service including a deployment to Iraq.  Now a film producer, her works include documentaries and short films.  She has written a children’s television show and feature-length screenplay, and volunteered in schools as a creative drama instructor working with children from kindergarten through 8th grade.

Olson has a B.A. in geography from U.C. Santa Barbara, a Master of Arts in communication arts from Austin Peay State University, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, a B.A. in film from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in producing from the American Film Institute Conservatory.

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