Christina is Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Dixie State College of Utah (DSC). In addition to managing her multifaceted division at the college, Christina exercises her passion for providing our community with performing arts presentations of the highest quality and of varied content and tradition.
Christina started her career in the film industry at the age of 19 when she formed her own film production company. Upon graduation with two degrees from the University of Southern California she worked in Hollywood before realizing that her true calling was in higher education helping others, especially young people, achieve their dreams.
Christina has also served as Executive Producer of TV and film productions including a DSC/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 revive film and TV production in Southern Utah.
Lani is a member of the DSC Cultural Arts Team and is focused on Community Outreach with an emphasis on PR/Marketing for The Business of Art. She currently serves as the Operations Manager for DOCUTAH – The Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival, presented by Dixie State College.
For the past ten years Lani has 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 College and the director of the Dick Nourse Center for Media Innovation. 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.