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Our Team

Mindy Aronoff
Senior Engagement Director
Headshot of Melanie Ayala, BAVC  & SF Commons, Media Specialist, Summer 2019. MEdiaum closeup of Melanie facing the camera, smiling, wearing a color striped shirt agains a black background. Curly hair, partially pulled back, is almost shoulder length.
Media Specialist
BAVC Next Gen Animation Instructor: Justin Gabaldon
Animation Instructor
Headshot, Jay Gash, BAVC Youth Programs Manager, Summer 2019. Jay wears a summery teal and white striped button down shirt, their long braided hair is half up, the rest falls down out of frame, silver earrings peek out. They smile generously a the camera.
Youth Programs Manager
BAVC Staff Anita Gay
Workforce Development Coordinator
Innesa Goldman
Sr.Accountant
Miriam Hillawi Abraham Next Gen Game-code design Instructor Headshot
Game-code design instructor
Headshot, Javan Jiles, BAVC's SF Commons Studio and Equipment Coordinator, summer 2019. Javan wears a blue patterned button down shirt, smiling enthusiastically, the background reflecting in his glasses. sporting a full beard and a shaved head.
SF Commons Studio and Equipment Coordinator
Kathleen Lam is the Finance and Operations Director at BAVC. In this headshot Kathleen is framed from the shoulders up against a blurry warm outdoor backdrop. She wears black oval glasses, a red and blue striped shirt, and a shoulder length bob haircut.
Finance and Operations Director
Headshot of Morgan Oscar Morel, BAVC PReservation Manager, Summer 2019. Mid-closeup of Morgan facing the camera wearing a pastel plaid short sleeve button down with a multicolor stone color tie. His hair is wavy and almost chin length.
Preservation Manager
Head shot of Nicole Opper: Creative Director of MediaMaker Fellowship at BAVC
Creative Director, MediaMaker Fellowship
Headshot, Sara Pedersen, BAVC Office Manager, Summer 2019. Sara has straight dark blonde hair, is wearing a silver necklace, and a patterned tee shirt. Her head is slightly tilted as she looks into the camera head on with a quarter smile.
Office Manager
David Quang - BAVC Support Technician
Support Technician
Brittney Rèaume
Manager, Filmmaker Services & Digital Marketing
Azin Seraj head shot
Factory Instructor
Headshot, Anne Smatla, BAVC Preservation Technician, Summer 2019. Anne looks at the camera, half smiling, blonde hair grazing her shoulders. She's framed close up, wearing a black shirt, a silver pendant necklace, and cool red lipstick.
Preservation Technician
Headshot, Paula Smith Arrigoni, BAVC Executive Director, Summer 2019. Paula wears a terracotta blazer and smiles brightly at the camera, head slightly tilted, long wavy hair loose.
Executive Director
Lubna Takruri, BAVC's Senior Production Manager, brings a decade-plus of experience in journalism and television production
Senior Production Manager
Joel Tatum - BAVC Tech Manager
Technology Manager
Headshot, Faye Terry, BAVC's Youth Programs Coordinator, Summer 2019. Faye looks just off camera, almost laughing with a big smile, blonde hair in a single loose braid, she wears a plain white tee with a simple brown leather necklace.
Youth Programs Coordinator
Robert Thomas III
BUMP Records Instructor