Dave Fitzgerald, in addition to being the current director of the Atheist Film Festival, is the coordinator of Evolutionpalooza!, San Francisco Atheists’ annual Darwin Day celebration—as well as a writer, speaker and historical researcher. He is on the Speaker’s Bureau of both the Secular Student Alliance and Center for Inquiry, and is the author of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All. Dave lives in San Francisco with his girlfriend Dana and their cats.
Operations/Communications/Website: Anne Sauer
Anne Sauer is a life-long atheist with a passion for food, feminism, and science. She is currently working toward an MBA in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School and writes about food, science, and skepticism on the Skepchick-affiliate blog Mad Art Lab. Anne lives in San Francisco with her husband Andrew and their two cats, Amelie and Fezzik.
A native of the SF Bay Area, Casimir was fortunate enough to grow up in a secular home with parents who encouraged questioning, exploring, and thinking critically about beliefs. Early exposure to science—particularly space exploration and human anatomy—helped him develop a fascination with the natural world that he’s channelled into his work. He credits the sheer awesomeness of reality with being a major inspiration and enjoys art and design that strives to communicate the mysteries of nature. In addition to the AFF, he is the resident designer for Cocktail Lab as well as a contract animator at Google in Mountain View, California.
Social Media Manager: Mariko Fritz-Krockow
Mariko Fritz-Krockow has been an atheist all her life, and has fond memories of being kicked out of her 4th grade religion class for telling the teacher that she didn’t believe in God. And then there was that time her father was called into the principles office because she didn’t want to join in daily prayers at her Protestant school. Today, you can find her as the Community Manager for an International start-up. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and enjoys referring to herself in the third-person.
David Diskin has been an activist in the atheist movement ever since Lodi, CA insisted on having invocations before their city council meetings. Since then, he has co-founded the Stockton Area Atheists and Freethinkers, the San Joaquin Valley Coalition of Reason, and helped propel the atheist movement in Sacramento. Currently he serves on the board of Camp Quest West and is making preparations for the 10th Annual Freethought Celebration in Sacramento, CA.