Festival Staff


Director | Dave Fitzgerald
Dave Fitzgerald, in addition to being the current director of the Atheist Film Festival, is among other things: the Secular Student Alliance‘s Regional Campus Organizer for California and Nevada, the co-founder of Godless Perverts Story Hour, and is on the Speaker’s Bureau of both the Secular Student Alliance and Center for Inquiry. A writer and historical researcher, he is also the author of Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed At All and The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion. Dave lives in San Francisco with his girlfriend Dana and their cats and dog.


Executive Producers | Margaret Morgan & Larry Kaufman
Margaret Morgan and Larry Kaufman are ardent supporters of the secular movement. Larry is a member of the Steering Committee of the San Francisco Atheists. They lived in Toronto and London before settling in San Francisco where they built a successful consulting company that provided computing services to pharmaceutical and biotech clients. Following their company’s acquisition, Margaret continues as an independent consultant, while Larry is involved in running a thriving franchise enterprise.


Operations & Communications Manager | Anne Sauer
Anne Sauer is a life-long atheist with a passion for food, feminism, and science. She is currently pursuing an MBA in Sustainable Management at Presidio Graduate School and writes about the intersection of art, 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.

Art Director & Graphic Designer | Casimir Fornalski
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 channeled 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. He currently runs CasimirEffect, a one-man motion graphics & design shop.


Event Producer | Kathleen Wade
Growing up in California, religion had little influence on Kathleen’s life. Her passion for science and reason began at an early age and took her all the way through university, where she earned her degree in Biological Sciences. She now splits her time between producing events in San Francisco, and creating jewelry from precious metals and gems. Whenever possible, she escapes the US and travels the globe with her fabulous husband.


Online Marketing Manager | Kerry Skemp
Kerry is a longtime skeptic and technology enthusiast in recovery from too many years spent working in enterprise software. She investigates the power of technology to do good at Skepchick, and is increasingly excited about the power of art to effect change.

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.

Volunteer Coordinator | David Diskin
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 helps organize the Annual Freethought Celebration in Sacramento, CA.





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