Staff
Tony Shawcross
Executive Director

The purpose of my life is to use my joy for living, empathic spirit, and sharp, open mind

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  • Having unbridled, authentic conversations and connections
  • Making music
  • Traveling
  • Writing
  • Making movies that expand our perspective

To create a world in which people care for one another, ensuring all of us are free to focus on building the future we want, with the only limitation on our freedom being the requirement that we afford that same freedom to others. 

More info: Tony developed and launched the visionary model for community media that has evolved into the Open Media Foundation.  Before founding the precursor to OMF called Deproduction, as well as OMF's project Denver Open Media, Tony worked with Little Voice Productions, the Colorado State House of Representatives, the Pan African Arts Society and FreeSpeech TV, among others. Tony has presented over 100 media education courses with the Colorado Independent Media Center, Denver Community Television, the Alliance for Community Media and various local schools and universities.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Molly Hanson
Development Strategist

The purpose of my life is to create engaged, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable communities in Colorado

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  • Using my skills and talents to support community movements
  • Encouraging my passion for writing to challenge and share ideas
  • Committing to be a life-long learner and listener
  • Traveling to all corners of Colorado and the West

To create a world that is equitable, just, colorful and visionary.

More info: Molly is a trusted community-change professional with over twenty years of experience executing high-impact initiatives, conducting policy analysis and policy-change campaigns, facilitating coalitions, managing development strategies, and executing strategic communication initiatives. Molly is passionate about reducing disparities by applying innovation, best practices, system-level thinking, and equity-focused approaches in the nonprofit sector. Molly served as a program coordinator at Boulder County Public Health, a coach and mentor for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and a program manager for the network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Jefferson County Public Health. Molly also served as a public health consultant for Center for Research Strategies, the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL), and multiple nonprofit organizations. Molly is a graduate of the RIHEL Advanced Leadership Training Program, the Colorado Transit Alliance, and the University of South Florida School of Public Health Field School.

Brandon Stiller
Creative Director

The purpose of my life is to use my loyalty, quietude, analytical cynicism, caring and passion 

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  • Gathering with friends and family
  • Playing the guitar
  • Creating video
  • Participating in theatre
  • Creating art with the people in my life

To create a world in which relationships take priority; where the only thing distracting us from that priority is our passions which provide for us, strengthen our bonds and further our understanding of ourselves and others.  This is a world where people succeed because they want to not because they have to. It's a world with less violence and economic strife.  It's a compassionate, culture-driven world.

More info: With over seven years working with nonprofit and public sector clients, Brandon's background has been focused on digital storytelling, messaging strategy and video production. He looks forward each day to telling the stories of organizations that are truly making a difference.  Brandon is constantly humbled to be a part of an organization composed of great people who are collectively working towards real and lasting change.

Calvin Parker
Community Media Operations Director

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Jenny Rivera
Manager: Special Projects

The purpose of my life is to leave a legacy that can change and augment our future world opportunities.;

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  • Eliminating some of the pains that are currently encountered in our world by kids and parents.
  • Continue developing in areas of connection and leadership
  • Continue developing partnerships that share the same vision
  • Traveling the world and learning about other cultures

To create a world in which people have options, opportunities and freedom of choices. With the goal to recover strong family values and people’s characters. Ensuring a future where we help, empower, respect and treat each other with love and compassion.

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Branson Andres
Video Editor
 
The purpose of my life is to enjoy this experience and spread unconditional love
 
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  • Practicing mindfulness
  • Engaging in conscious conversations
  • Creating
  • Exploring and making connections

To create a world where all can be free expressions of themselves with heart, body, mind and soul connected.

Ben Boone
Finance/HR Manager

The purpose of my life is to use my passionate spirit, sense of humor, loyalty, empathy, curiosity and business background

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  • Connecting with others on a personal level
  • Exploring new cultures, countries, and unmarked trails
  • Dedicating my time to foundations that bring about positive change
  • Stretching myself and others around me on a daily basis
  • Not sweating the small stuff

To create a world in which communities come together to bring about positive change for everybody by working cooperatively, listening to one another with an open mind and with respect to everyone’s opinion; a world that worries a little less about profits and a lot more about people.

More info: After earning his degree in History with a minor in Business from Texas A&M University, Ben began working as a high school educator in the Greater Houston area.  During his fulfilling time as a teacher, he continued his personal education with a postgraduate degree in Accounting.  Over the last six years he has worked in several settings as an accountant, and was lucky enough to move to Colorado to pursue his Masters in Business Administration at the University of Denver.  Ben loves being part of a dedicated, passionate team and an organization that gives back to the community and spreads the word of positive change.

J. Alfonso Maldonado
Digital Media and Sales Associate

The purpose of my life is constantly evolving

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Welcoming all beings with candid appreciation
Feeding my extraordinary hunger to learn
Healing societal wounds through proactive mindfulness
Nurturing the courage to create the future
Materializing new ideas
Promoting the arts
Valuing every moment of this precious yet humbling finite life


To create a world that is dynamic, exciting, free of needless suffering and full of adventure we must reach beyond the laws of physics because laws binding our creative imagination do not exist. This amazing world I imagine is within our grasp.

More info: Alfonso is a native of Colorado. He conducted genetics and microbiology research while in high school and college. After graduating from Yale with a degree in Anthropology, he impelled international acquisitions and mergers in NYC before relocating to LA to pursue a media career. His aptitude for science put him at the forefront of uploading traditional media to new media at the dawn of the digital era. He spent the last decade further pursuing his fascination with the sciences by facilitating multinationals across Latin America in the implementation of new technologies. He returned to Colorado to experience more of life in the presence of his extensive family.
Jennifer Galvez
AmeriCorps VISTA

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Dale Mitchell
WordPress Developer

The purpose of my life is to bike tour, sleep, create new art & photography, sleep, learn something new, sleep, oh, yeah, bike tour. . .

More Info: Dale, a.k.a. aGeekonaBike, is an avid bike tourer, professionally trained photographer & artist who likes to wander the world on a decades old Trek 540. Dale has a wide range of experiences from being a Combat Medic \ Paramedic, Military Intelligence Analyst, Operations Manager for NBC’s Helpdesk to co-running an art gallery in Louisville, CO. He has been involved in computers and web design and development since his early teens. Dale has used his background in Technical Illustration, Graphics Design and Application Programming to build a strong foundation for his web design and development portfolio.