Shane Pennells is a filmmaker and writer and joined the AFA board in 2019. His education background is in Philosophy, and he has worked with at-risk and marginalized populations for more than 15 years, using the arts brings attention to their voices and stories. He has also done extensive work in the area of media advisory and media theory education, for which he has received both provincial and federal commendations.
Marin is Co-Owner and Creative Director of Kitestring, a local design agency serving community-based businesses in Hamilton and the surrounding area. With a background in linguistics and working with vulnerable populations, she finds energy and ease in getting to know people and listening to their stories. Born in Guelph, Marin is now a proud Hamiltonian, AFA board member and volunteer with Community Fridges HamOnt. As a member of the AFA board, Marin hopes to further engage with the arts and strengthen our community through increased arts access and programming.
Patricio Munoz is a post-production specialist and certified drone operator who joined the AFA board in August 2021. His education is in film and television graduating with honours in 2005, from the Broadcasting Television program at Seneca. Patricio has since worked professionally as a producer and editor for several broadcast outlets in Ontario. Patricio has recently worked with several major motion picture studios including Twentieth Century, Universal Studios, Paramount, and Warner Brothers to produce marketing material for blockbuster titles released across Canada. Patricio lends his creative experience of nearly two decades to AFA to ensure that programs deliver unique and engaging initiatives that inspire and excite the community.