Festival Staff

Our all-volunteer staff works year-round to prepare for the Festival. This year's staff includes:

Heather Parish

Executive Director & Board Member (ex-officio)

Heather Parish is the founding director of The New Ensemble Theater Group in Fresno and the current executive producer for Fresno’s Rogue Performance Festival. For The New Ensemble, Parish has directed Hedda Gabler, The Amish Project, Gross Indecency, Hamlet, Copenhagen, A Picasso, The Pillowman, and The Turn of the Screw, as well as produced nearly two dozen other independent theater events. Parish is also the former artistic director for Woodward Shakespeare Festival and former producer of the Fresno City College Renaissance Festival.

Amber Strid

Venue Producer
Amber Strid sells drugs to children as a pharmacy technician at a hospital for infantile disorders. Besides her Rogue work, she is the lead singer of the band Amber Alert and the Child Protection Officers. She is also in possession of a child that she claims to have expelled from her body.

Kathie Mollica

Volunteer Coordinator
Kathie Mollica is a Navy veteran and war hero who single-handedly defeated the Spanish, German, Japanese and Soviet fleets over the course of a storied military career. She now teaches combat skills to elementary school children, but says, "They're weaklings!" If you see Kathie, buy her a cigar and thank her for her service.

Rene Huerta

Volunteer Coordinator
René moved to Fresno in 2008 planning to stay only a few years but decided to stay after falling in love with the diversity, culture, and wide availability of the arts. René frequently attends Art Hop, performances, but above all loves live music.

Tracy Olsen

Accounting & Secretary
Tracy Olsen is a dedicated civil servant, glamour wedding photographer and entrepreneur in the field of New Age medicine. Her strict diet and exercise regimen has allowed her to attain the remarkable age of 147. Tracy has patented a new medical device to extract toxins from the human body, but you won't like where you have to insert it.

Tiffany Griggs

Accounting & Treasurer
Tiffany ‘drank the cool aid’ when volunteering for Rogue and jumped right into the Accounting Team where she enjoys counting money. Outside of the Rogue Festival duties, Tiffany enjoys COFFEE, wine, reading a variety of genres, new restaurants and is looking forward to enjoying the changes in Tower District during Rogue.

Beckie Tetrault

IT Manager
Beckie is a homeschooling mom, who stumbled into the Rogue Festival 7 years ago, and has been here every since. When not working on the Rogue Festival website and social media, Beckie enjoys teaching her two of her three boys (one is all grown up), reading dystopian novels and co-hosting a podcast, The Savvy Homeschool Moms. Beckie is also uncertain if all this typing about herself in the third person is a good idea..

Vince Warner

Tech Manager
Vince Warner has worked as an audio professional in multiple capacities since the late ‘70s, including producing, recording, mixing, mastering, editing, sound design, commercial production, post-production, location audio, foley and ADR. Formerly Chief Engineer at Maximus Media, Vince currently serves as Director of Audio Production at Jeffrey Scott Agency, and performs as a singer/guitarist throughout Central California.

Jaguar Bennett

Media Relations
Jaguar Bennett is a malevolent force of pure evil that has taken human form in order to provide mankind with high-quality creative marketing services. He is a marketing professional and stand-up comedian. Check out his new show "Mansplaining" at the 2018 Rogue Festival and be bored by his endless self-praise at his website, www.jaguarbennett.com.

To contact staff, e-mail: producer@fresnoroguefestival.com


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