Staff

Landee W. Bryant
Executive Director

Landee has been the ED since August 2008 and continues to pursue the mission of bringing great film to the region.  She graduated from Murray State University with a BFA in Photography and Textiles and an MS in Human Development & Leadership (emphasizing in Non-Profit Organizations).  In addition to being part of the Columbia Theatre Restoration, she also serves on the Paducah Main Street Board, is the director of the River's Edge International Film Festival, co-produces the Paducah 48 Hour Film Project, is the co-owner of Bricolage [bree-kuh-lahzh] Art Collective, is a member of the Art House Convergence, a barista at Etcetera Coffeehouse and is a leader in the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX) which inspires statewide collaboration between arts, agriculture and small business as driving forces in economic development.


 

John Holt
Director of Operations

John William Holt is Technical Director for The River's Edge International Film Festival and Co-Programmer & Head Projectionist at Maiden Alley Cinema. John was born in Paducah KY and educated at Murray State University. After getting his hands on a camera in 2002 he started making short films full time. He has won several awards and completed his first feature film The Dooms Chapel Horror in 2015 along with being co-founder at the production company Red Band Films.

 

 



 

John Null

John Null has been on the MAC/Paducah Film Society board since 2014. When not watching movies, he's a reporter and host of All Things Considered at WKMS, Murray State's NPR station. He also hosts his own mostly-80s music show, Left of the Dial, Friday nights at 9. Favorite movie: The Night of the Hunter.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Board of Directors

Christa Dubrock
Board Chair

Christa Dubrock is Director of Training Logistics & Administration at Computer Services, Inc. Headquartered in Paducah, KY, CSI is a full-service financial technology and regulatory compliance provider serving customers nationwide. Prior to devoting time to helping educate customers, Christa served as Human Resources Manager for CSI’s Amarillo, TX center. In addition to the PAHA Board and Maiden Alley Cinema Advisory Board, she volunteers for Paducah United Way, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and held successive leadership roles in Four Rivers Society for Human Resources.

“Film provides insight into what it means to be human. It invites us to try on the lives others, in turn tending us toward more empathy, more compassion and more understanding of and for each other.”


 

Adrian Holloman
Vice Chair & Volunteer Coordinator

Adrian Holloman moved to Paducah from Lexington, KY, in August 2013.  Having a deep passion for all forms of visual arts, she sound that volunteering at Maiden Alley Cinema was just one way she could reach out and become immersed in the arts community.  Currently serving as volunteer coordinator, her passion for Maiden Alley Cinema thrives.  She has participated in the 48 Hour Film Project for the last 4 years and is working with local filmmakers to compile a list of possible filming locations in our area to build the footprint of our local film industry.  As an employee of Paducah Bank, Adrian is encouraged to get into the community and volunteer.  By working with Maiden Alley Cinema, she is able to spread the word about events and volunteer opportunities that may arise.  In her spare time, she enjoys performing with Market House Theatre, taking dance classes and is currently working on a novella.  She and her husband, Todd, currently live in Paducah with their 2 cats, Rigby and Ed.


 

Jason Fort
Treasurer

Jason is a Paducah native. He grew up playing t-ball but then later joined the 5th-grade band and took up music. He graduated from CCA and moved to Murray in 2005 to attend Murray State where he studied Business and Spanish. He explored the world and even studied abroad in Spain over a summer. After graduating from Murray, he moved to Kansas City to attend a music ministry internship. There, he learned even more about music, but most importantly he met the love of his life, Rachel. Shortly after getting married, Jason started his career in finance. While in Kansas City, he and his wife welcomed their first child, Emilia. After living in KC for almost 9 years, Jason and his family decided to make a move back to his home town in February of 2018. They did this while his wife was 33 weeks pregnant with their second child. They welcome their son, Emerson, in April, and have been getting more and more acquainted with Paducah. They enjoy spending time outdoors, playing music together and sleeping (when their kids let them).


 

Rebecca Stamper
Secretary

Rebecca Stamper is a native of southern Ohio, who first migrated down river to western Kentucky in 2011 to attend Murray State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in literature in 2015. After a short stint in Nashville, she came back to the area in 2017 to plant roots in Kentucky, calling Paducah her home. With a deep passion for stories of all kinds, Rebecca found that Maiden Alley, its programming, and its community were the perfect outlet.

Rebecca has been a board member of Maiden Alley since 2018, and has been heavily involved as a volunteer behind the counter at the box office and concession stand, as well as at events such as Oktoberfest, Rivers Edge International Film Festival, and Cartel: Feeding Creativity. She also participates in the 48 Hour Film Festival and is a part of the local film-making community with her fiance, Austin.

When not at Maiden Alley, Rebecca can be found enjoying a drink and talking about movies and media with her friends at one of Paducah’s fine watering holes, snuggling her dachshund, Linus Longbottom, musing about her future farm dreams or diligently working on her master’s degree in Public Relations and Communications.


 

Aaron King

Aaron is a East Tennessee native and a graduate from East Tennessee State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Digital Media Design with a concentration in Video Editing and Post-Production, and a minor in Fine Art Photography.

Upon graduation, Aaron moved to Atlanta to begin a Master’s Degree in Film Studies & Broadcast Journalism. During his course-work, he was offered an internship with The Weather Channel which segued into a full-time position. Aaron served a variety of roles during his five year tenure, including Original Programming Production Assistant and Creative Solutions Assistant Writer/Producer. His duties including writing, producing, and editing may award-winning promos, commercials, and other short-form content for a national audience.

After visiting the area with his wife, a West Kentucky native, Aaron fell in love with Paducah and the surrounding area. Shortly after the birth of his son, they made the decision to relocate. He accepted a job with Innovations Branding House, where he currently provides in-house creative design, photography, cinematography and editing. In 2017-2018 he had the opportunity to co-direct and edit a short film Road Trip Kentucky that won best documentary at the Louisville International Festival of Film.

For the last three years, Aaron has participated in the 48 Hour Film Project with Escapist Pictures. He loves taking pictures of his son, astrophotography, and spending time on Kentucky Lake.


 

Derek Nance

Derek Nance is a Physician Assistant at the Mercy Medical Emergency Department and new to Paducah.  Derek, in his free time enjoys movies, reading, and concert going. He has been a guest DJ on Rick's Kitchen Sink for WKMS and is currently working on pilots license. He resides here in Paducah with his wife Kim and 1 yr old daughter Claire (born May 4th; we hope she likes Star Wars).


 

Laura Petrie
Founder of the Cinema Systers Film Festival

Laura Petrie grew up on a farm in Western Kentucky and went into teaching immediately after graduating from Texas Woman’s University. She later obtained a Degree in Communications, and landed a job as a television production technician. She is currently earning her living as a real estate professional in Paducah.

She has worked diligently toward LGBT rights as an organizer and activist. In addition to her community organizing endeavors, Petrie is founder and producer of Cinema Systers Film Festival, the only all lesbian film festival in the USA. Lesbian feminist issues are Laura’s passion. 


 

 

Joshua Robinson

Joshua Mark Robinson was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. In 2002, he was the only applicant from Illinois that was accepted into The American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy, a film school located in New York City.  After school, he spent several years traveling much of The United States and Europe.  Joshua began calling Paducah home in 2007.  A few years later he landed a role in a feature film that was being shot in the area.  Since that time he has appeared in several feature films, and short films.  In 2014, he was one of the producers for the film, Burning Kentucky, and with the generous help of many Paducah businesses and private donors was able to complete the film in 2018.  The film is currently being nominated for several awards in the Indie Film Festival circuit, and won Best Picture at The Mammouth Film Festival in California.  He and his wife, Vivian, participate in the 48 Hour Film Project every year that they can, and have just recently purchased a home in The Lowertown Arts District, where they will call home for many years to come.  They have three little girls and could not be happier to be raising them in this wonderful community.


 

Corbin Snardon

Corbin Snardon is a young educator blazing a trail through Western Kentucky and making national steps. Corbin completed his undergraduate coursework at Western Kentucky University (2011). Upon graduating WKU Corbin moved to Paducah where he began his career as a middle school social studies teacher at Paducah Middle School.

In 2015 while at Paducah Middle School, he was nominated as a finalist for Ashland KY Teacher of the Year, and served as the Leadership Lighthouse facilitator. Corbin continues to work in Paducah City Schools as the Title I Counselor.

Not only a hardworking educator Corbin is highly active in the local community serving the Paducah-McCracken Co. NAACP where he serves as 2nd Vice-President. He is also the host of Power to the People, a local talk show empowering citizens with knowledge. He is a 2018 graduate of the National NAACP NEXTGEN Leadership program, a leadership development program designed to empower millennials in activism.

Corbin also serves on the Paducah City Board of Ethics and promotes local education initiatives throughout the city. He is passionate about youth and education.



 

Asia Burnett
Ex-Officio

Asia Burnett was the kind of kid who hid books on the playground. Good storytelling in film, radio - and even around the water cooler - is essential. That's why she supports organizations that bring our region stories from around the globe, like Maiden Alley Cinema and Murray State's public radio home, WKMS.
Asia has been hooked on NPR ever since first hearing Garrison Keillor talk about that extraordinary species: the English major. A Murray State gal through and through, she studied English and a whole slew of Liberal Arts as an undergrad and went on to get her Master of Business Administration. She is currently the Development Director for WKMS, 91.3 FM.


She also spends her time on the Leadership Team for the Young Professionals of Murray, as an active (and former board) member of Murray Main Street, and a member of the Murray Woman's Club, where she is Sigma Department's Volunteer of the Year.
She enjoys homemade guacamole, craft beer, fanciful earrings and Johnny Mathis Christmas music.



 

Kelvin Wilson
Ex-Officio

Kelvin has always had, and still has a love for movies. Kelvin was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He did attend Columbia College in Chicago, where he studied Screenwriting for film and television. Kelvin moved to Paducah in 2010, where he still lives now with his wife Amanda.  Kelvin and Amanda started a group page on Facebook called We Do Movies. It was just going to be a page for friends who love watching movies. Kelvin started doing movie reviews, and other segments and the page became a hit. He also got the chance to do a We Do Movies radio segment on the show Tweak Central Lounge Radio, which he still does every Monday night. 
Kelvin loves movies. Loves to watch, critique, have conversations about movies, good or bad. Kelvin also loves to listen to music, bowl, watch stand up comedy and read comic books.

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