For Film and Educational Programming, Giving and Press Inquiries:
Meghan Hochstetler came to Robinson Film Center in 2011 as a media educator. In 2012 she became education director and in 2015 was named director of audience. After earning a journalism degree from Louisiana Tech University, Hochstetler worked as a freelance writer for local publications like The Shreveport Times, while also pursuing a career working with teenagers at area churches. Joining the staff at RFC was a natural fit, combining working with kids, teens and adults with her lifelong passion.
Favorite Movie: Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) dir. Alfonso Cuarón
Favorite Book: On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Favorite Meal: Mexican food is the way to her heart
For Operational Inquiries:
Director of Operations
Michael Woodfork joined the Robinson Film Center in 2007 as Director of Technical Operations to help with oversight of construction and installation of systems by contractors and vendors. In 2009, Woodfork was promoted to Director of Operations to provide day-to-day operational management of the facility and systems. He has a strong background in systems management and integration; He gained experience in media and technology systems management while working for the Aerospace Corporation in Southern California and U.S. Navy’s Space and Warfare Center (SPAWAR) in New Orleans, Louisiana. He holds degrees from Los Angeles City College and California State University, Long Beach. Woodfork enjoys restoring and refurbishing classic cars and collecting Haitian and Cuban Art. He lives in Shreveport with his wife and two kids.
Favorite Film: Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981) dir. Hector Babenco
Favorite Book: The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Favorite Meal: Medianoche (Cuban midnight sandwich), black beans and fried green plantains
For Membership or Volunteering Inquiries:
Jennifer Garcie joined the Robinson Film Center in 2012 as the office/membership coordinator. She has a strong background in non-profits as a liaison for patrons, donors and board of directors through her time at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission where she spent almost 10 years as the executive secretary. She is a great communicator and enjoys engaging patrons whether it is over the phone or in person. Jennifer has a love for film and is a great asset to RFC. She graduated with honors from a business college with a degree as a Computerized Administrative Assistant. Jennifer lives in Shreveport and has 2 children.
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind (1939) dir. Victor Fleming
Favorite Book: The Casual Observer by Elizabeth Whitson
Favorite Meal: Do I have to pick just one?
For Catering and Events Inquiries:
Kirstie Gilliam joined the Robinson Film Center in 2012 as the special events coordinator. Ms. Gilliam has always had a passion for the Culinary Arts and graduated from the BPCC Culinary program in 2008. While attending school, she apprenticed under the pastry chef at Zocolo’s. Since graduating, she has held various positions such as pastry chef, kitchen manager, sous chef, and executive chef. In 2012 she was presented with the opportunity to step outside of the kitchen and work directly with people on building their events. She lives in Shreveport and is also involved with the performance arts.
Favorite Movie: Willow (1988) dir. Ron Howard
Favorite Book: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Favorite Meal: Ice cream (it counts!)
For Bistro Inquiries:
Ernestine "Tootie" Morrison
Food & Beverage Manager
Ernestine “Tootie” Morrison joined the Robinson Film Center team in April 2012 as our Food and Beverage Manager, she is a 2008 graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at Bossier Parish Community College. Before joining the RFC team, she worked for her family at their restaurant in Frierson, La.
Favorite Film: Point Of No Return (1993) dir. John Badham
Favorite Book: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Favorite Food: Pizza
For Financial Inquiries:
Pam Patterson joined the Robinson Film Center in 2008 as a contract controller. In 2009, Patterson was asked to make the position permanent. With a strong background in public accounting and non-profit, the Robinson Film Center was a good fit having gained years of work experience in the accounting arena which included Heard McElroy and Vestal LLP and the LSUHSC-Shreveport Foundation. Holding a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting with 150+ hours from LSU-Shreveport, she lives in Shreveport and on Lake Bistineau and is married with three grown daughters.
Favorite Movie: Empire of the Sun (1987) dir. Steven Spielberg
Favorite Book: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Favorite Meal: Steak and lobster
For Marketing and Multimedia Inquiries:
Angie Cason joined the Robinson Film Center in 2014 as the multimedia designer. She has a background in journalism and design, with a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University. She has served as a page designer and editor at The Shreveport Times and as the communications director for Broadmoor United Methodist and Southfield School. She lives in Shreveport with her better half, David, and their pixie-bob cat Dignan. The cat was named after a character in Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket and is smarter than both his human pets (really, he does tricks — he sits up, waves, high-fives, shakes hands, rolls over and plays dead on command). Little-known work history: Has worked as a certified forklift operator while working for Mary Kay in Dallas and shared a cubicle with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn while interning at Entertainment Weekly (Angie should have been much more fearful of her co-worker).
Favorite Movie: Refuses to pick just one ...
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the You Name It (a whole series counts, right?)
Favorite Meal: Pizza and Mexican food. But not at the same time.
Board of Directors
Justin Ricou, President
Lea Stroud, Vice President
John Coutret, Treasurer
Felice A. Williams, Secretary
Ro White, Past President
Mary Susan Britt
Claude G Rives IV