President ConnerJayHeadshot Conner Jay Conner Jay is a staff photographer for The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa. His pursuits in photojournalism have led him explore the gritty culture of amateur mixed martial arts and pervasive nature of gangs in small northern Californian towns.
 Secretary  EllieVanHoutte_Headshot-8960  Ellie Van Houtte Dedicated to connecting communities across the globe together through cultural and political diplomacy, Ellie’s experiences range from documenting social institutions in India to working with non-profit housing, social justice and youth organizations in Washington, DC and even serving as a citizen diplomat on climate change, diplomacy, women’s rights and international affairs. Ellie Van Houtte currently works at the Los Altos Town Crier.
 Clip Contest Chairman NicCouryHeadshot  Nic Coury Nic Coury is a photojournalist based in Monterey, Calif. He has had work published in Sports Illustrated, Cycle World and Bicycling magazines, and has shot commercial jobs for Specialized Bicycles, Ferrari and Bugatti. He also covers crime for a local newspaper. In his free time, he drinks too many espressos and wins mustache competitions.
Webmaster  Wez Ireland Wez Ireland is the photo editor of Etc. Magazine and mentors photographers on their journey through the lens.
 Social Media DanFig  Dan Figueroa Dan Figueroa is a freelance photographer based out of San Francisco.
 Video Contest Chairman  AbeMendoza  Abe Mendoza Abe Mendoza is a cameraman for ABC7 KGO-TV in San Francisco. He specializes in sports.
 Still Contest Chairman  DougDuran  Doug Duran Doug Duran is a staff photojournalist with the Bay Area News Group.