Christina Schultz, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of DOCUTAH
Christina is currently Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Dixie State University (DSU) where she oversees a division, which includes: 1) Public Relations 2) Marketing 3) Publications 4) Cultural Arts and 5) Special Events and Projects
Christina started her career in the film industry at the age of 19 when she formed her own film production company. Upon graduation from the University of Southern California she worked in the “industry” before realizing that her true passion was in higher education helping others, especially young people achieve their dreams.
Christina served as Executive Producer on a DSU/CEBA documentary entitled, Return to Little Hollywood, which features the movie-making heritage of Kanab and Kane County and is being used as a tool to bring productions back to Southern Utah.
Lani Puriri – Cultural Arts Community Outreach, DOCUTAH Operations Manager
Lani oversees Community Outreach for DSU and is the year round Operations Manager for DOCUTAH – The Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival presented by Dixie State University.
For more than ten years Lani worked in the Southern Utah broadcast media industry as a Public Relations Marketing Manager. Lani believes that there is strength in connecting to the community she calls home. She is a member of the Red Rock Rotary Club, a graduate of Leadership Dixie 2010, a past Board Member for the Washington County School District Foundation and the Washington County Fair. She also served as the Committee Chairperson for the Huntsman World Senior Games International Festival.
Growing up in a household where progressive learning was encouraged gave Lani the opportunity to explore beyond her boundaries. A love for all culture was instilled from a very young age and passion for a global connection was the result. Lani is galvanized by the opportunity to be directly connected to the world through DOCUTAH and its international films.
Phil is an associate professor at Dixie State University and the director of the Center for Media Innovation, the DSU media center. He is also the director of the digital film track in the communication department.
Prior to coming back to his alma mater to teach, Phil was vice president of special projects at NFL Films for 21 years. He was also a producer, director, and writer for NFL Films (1969 to 1986) and a journalist and professional athlete (1967 to 1969). Phil is the recipient of 30 Emmy Awards for shows like “Football America,” “The 100 Yard Universe,” “Autumn Ritual,” and “Lost Treasures of NFL Films.” He has also produced non-sports related programming like “Blood from a Stone” for the History Channel, “Faces of Evil” for TNT, and music videos for a wide variety of artists including B.B. King, Santana, Def Leppard, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Phil and his wife Judy also have their own production company, Bristlecone Films.
DOCUTAH Committee 2013 – not in any special order…
Adam Mast, Ashley Harrison, Bernadette Laub, Brian Christiansen, Brian Lowe, Brian Tenney, Bruce Bennett, Ceciley Lowe, Christy Christiansen, Danny Bond, Daphne Selbert, Deward Wilson, Dick Kohler, Elise West, Heather Cox, Jeanine Nay, Jen Kohler, John Anderson, John Scarafiotti, John Burns, Judy Tuckett, Kelly Stowell, Kristin Hunt, Lorie Papa, Maria Bretell, Melynda Burt, Shanan Arslanian, Shadman Bashir, Sheldon Demke, Stevie Vogel, Xi Cui