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Get to Know TCFF’s Summer Interns!

TCFF is proud to welcome its eighth full-time intern class! Each year, the festival gathers a group of excited and energetic young professionals to work in a collaborative environment as interns. They perform a variety of tasks critical to running the festival, gain valuable career experience and spend their summer in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Seriously, we couldn’t do it without them! Here’s a look at this summer’s 22 full-time interns:

Marty Brown

School: Grand Valley State University (senior)
Position: Office
Hometown: Birmingham, MI
Favorite movie: Back to the Future…all of them
Favorite thing to do: Sailing
Spirit animal: My dog Pringles

McKenna Cartwright

School: University of Michigan (sophomore)
Position: Events/office
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Favorite movie: Too many… Brothers Bloom or anything by Christopher Nolan
Favorite thing to do: Watch movies, read, sing, theater, hike, and go to the beach
Spirit animal: Red panda

Dean Feole

School: Michigan State University (super-senior)
Position: Public relations and media
Hometown: Ludington, MI
Favorite movie: The Social Network, Midnight Express, The Longest Yard
Favorite thing to do: Cook, work out, watch films, make films
Spirit animal: Bear

Morgan Ferens

School: Northern Michigan University (junior-senior)
Position: Graphic design support
Hometown: Beulah, MI
Favorite movie: Edward Scissorhands or Airplane
Favorite thing to do: Eat ice cream and watch TV, go to the beach, craft, drink too much coffee, laugh obnoxiously
Spirit animal: Cat

Jacob Gallagher

School: Southern New Hampshire University (graduated)
Position: Film prep
Hometown: New Ipswich, NH
Favorite movie: There Will Be Blood
Favorite thing to do: Going to the movies/watching football
Spirit animal: The Brave Little Toaster

Courtney Gorter

School: University of Michigan (senior)
Position: Writing/website
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Favorite movie: Ghostbusters
Favorite thing to do: Parkour, and watching crime dramas
Spirit animal: Smaug

Eve Hinz

School: Michigan State University (senior)
Position: Graphics design post-production
Hometown: East Lansing, MI
Favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Favorite thing to do: Watch TV, watch movies, tube, jet-ski and eat
Spirit animal: Spider-Man

Claire Holloway

School: University of Michigan (senior)
Position: Film prep
Hometown: Pleasant Ridge, MI
Favorite movie: The King’s Speech
Favorite thing to do: Watch Game of Thrones on Sunday night. (I find it very comforting.)
Spirit animal: Okapi

Marilyn Jones

School: Florida State University (senior)
Position: Merchandise/office
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Favorite movie: Amélie, Moulin Rouge, Superbad
Favorite thing to do: Explore, watch movies, go to Broadway shows, Bonnaroo
Spirit animal: Pegasus from Hercules (specifically the baby one)

nellieNellie Kelly

School: University of Maine Orono (senior)
Position: Kids Fest
Hometown: Boothbay, ME
Favorite movie: Across the Universe
Favorite thing to do: Act, sing, musical theater in general
Spirit animal: Teacup pig

Jillian McCafferty

School: Grand Valley State University (senior)
Position: PR/media
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Favorite movie: 50 First Dates (no judgment!)
Favorite thing to do: Draw pictures of musicians, watch HBO & Showtime
Spirit animal: Zorp

Quinn McKay

School: Central Michigan University
Position: Music management
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Favorite Movie: School of Rock
Favorite things to do: Basketball, longboarding, cruzin’ on the pontoon, playing guitar, camping, hangin’ ten!
Spirit animal: Simba

Shannon Mellinger

School: Ferris State University (senior)
Position: Graphic design post-production
Hometown: Vicksburg, MI (by Kalamazoo)
Favorite movie: Star Wars
Favorite thing to do: Watch TV, swim
Spirit animal: Cheetah

Kirsten Mischler

School: Columbus College of Art and Design (junior)
Position: Graphic design support
Hometown: Huron, OH
Favorite movie: Rise of the Guardians
Favorite thing to do: Watch Youtube videos, sketching, play video games
Spirit animal: Reptar

Joe Murray

School: University of Michigan (junior)
Position: Office and box office
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Favorite movie: Almost Famous
Favorite thing to do: Going to the beach, biking, canoeing, reading
Spirit animal: Elephant

rachelRachel Olson

School: Kalamazoo College (graduated)
Position: Office
Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Favorite movie: American Beauty
Favorite thing to do: Bake, run, and crochet
Spirit animal: Goats

johnJohn O’Neil

School: Michigan State University (junior)
Position: Box office
Hometown: Traverse City, MI
Favorite movie: The Departed
Favorite thing to do: Watch films, sports
Spirit animal: Dire wolf

Olatunbosun Osinaike

School: University of Pennsylvania (junior)
Position: Sponsorships
Hometown: Chicago, Il
Favorite movies: Inception, The Dark Knight
Favorite thing to do: Writing
Spirit animal: Play-Doh phoenix

Brooke Porter-Jordan

School: Southern New Hampshire University (senior)
Position: Music management
Hometown: Brooklyn, CT
Favorite movie: It’s a toss-up between Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Fantastic Mr. Fox
Favorite thing to do: Anything outdoors really! Skiing, hiking, swimming, etc.
Spirit animal: Probably a wolf.

Allison Raeck

School: University of Michigan (junior)
Position: Writing/website
Hometown: DeWitt, MI
Favorite movie: Moonrise Kingdom
Favorite thing to do: Crafting, Concerts, Coffee
Spirit animal: Sloth

caitlynCaitlyn Smith

School: Kalamazoo College (senior)
Position: Office
Hometown: Sutton’s Bay, MI
Favorite movie: The Shining
Favorite thing to do: Painting and listening to metal
Spirit animal: Ozzy Osbourne/Jack Nicholson/Marina Abramović hybrid superhuman

Colin Williams

School: Michigan State University (sophomore)
Position: Graphic design post-production
Hometown: Howell, MI
Favorite movie: Goodfellas
Favorite thing to do: Watch movies
Spirit animal: A robin