Joe Brown

Director and Curator

Brown is an educator and filmmaker based at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He directed the Colorado Environmental Film Festival from 2008 to 2010. Brown is currently in production on a film about wolf hunting in the United States. He can be reached at: joseph.v.brown[at]

Frances Fyten

Marketing Strategist

Frances, or Fran as she’s better known, is a senior studying public relations and French. Her interest in, and passion for the environment– specifically local farming and sustainable food systems, began after spending a semester in Morocco and delighting in the fruits of the land. She plans to use this interest and her brand marketing skills to ensure the success of the inaugural GLEFF.

Adam Pulte

Website Design Manager

Adam is a senior Journalism major with a minor in Digital Media. He is from Detroit, Michigan and has called Milwaukee his home-away-from-home for the past four years. He is passionate about the environment and co-hosts an environental activism radio show called "The Ocean" with fellow GLEFF staff member Travis Smith.

Theresa Soley

Community Liaison

Theresa is a graduate student in Marquette's Communication about Health, the Environment, Science and Sustainability program. She spends her free time chasing humpback whales and paging through Aldo Leopold's words. She is excited to be a part of Milwaukee's first environmental film festival and is eager to spread her love for wild places through film in her home town.

Mary Hacker

Marketing Strategist

Mary is a writer and a visual creative who recently graduated from Marquette University. She plans on using her undergrad degree in Digital Media, Marketing, and French to start freelancing videos in Milwaukee, capturing the great people and events this city has to offer. She currently is interviewing for marketing positions and is a hostess/cashier at Lakefront Brewery.

Travis Smith

Program & Events Manager

Travis is a graduating senior at Marquette studying Broadcasting & Electronic Communication and English Literature. Further on up the road, Travis wants to go into environmental activism from a policymaking side – either in law or advocacy – and joined GLEFF because of his passion toward the subject, medium, and people associated with it.

Larry Lajewski

Programming Assistant

Larry is a senior at Marquette University where he studies Digital Media. He is excited to be a part of the GLEFF team and can’t wait for the festival.

Matthew Tisdel

Event Coordinator

Matthew is a senior studying Digital Media and History at Marquette University. Matthew has always enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors. Growing up in Ohio and Michigan, Matthew has spent his whole life on the Great Lakes and has developed a deep love for them.

Christopher Ciccolini

Social Media Strategist & Youth Program Coordinator

Chris Ciccolini is a freshman digital media and english student. He is excited to be a part of GLEFF and handle their social media. He hopes to help the festival grow.

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