Board Members

Jonna Volz


Jonna Volz was born in Springfield. She attended Missouri State University, an experience that connected her with local film and commercial productions. After recently living and working in Los Angeles, Jonna has returned to Springfield to settle in and get reconnected. She is the owner of film acting studio Acting For Real. She also owns Green Glass Casting which serves as a talent casting resource for Southwest Missouri. Jonna also works as a freelance producer and director for film and motion media productions and has been a professional actor for over 25 years.

David Carr

Vice President

Jacob Brower


Laura Burns

Jeremy Crow / Secretary

Jorge Cespedes / Hospitality

Kurt Gerard Heinlein


Kurt is the Coordinator of Acting at Missouri State University. He is a working member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, ATME (Association of Theatre Movement Educators), and FDC (Fight Directors Canada). Kurt has worked extensively since completing his MFA in Acting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), with union performance credits that include New York, national theatre tours, national concert tours, regional theatre, daytime drama, film, commercial print, and over 30 national SAG-AFTRA television spots.

Richard Amberg


Kolyn Marshall / Newsletter

Kolyn is a native Missourian and a Springfield transplant who spends his day as an engineering manager. Kolyn can be seen in various local films such as Crypt, Seek Help, Marley’s Ghost, Chased, and Counting to 1000. He is also the author of the novel Back to Justice and the screenplays Trust and Missouri Mine. Additionally, Kolyn lends his voice to various voice over works and audiobook narration such as The Resistance is Dead.

John Sellars

Nominations Committee

Dean Price / Lawyer

Darrell Claunch

Board Member

Darrell Claunch is an ex-video game artist and current visual effects artist who is spending more and more of his time as an illustrator. He is always on the lookout for his next project and a better, stronger coffee.

Megan Ellis / Board Member

Ducon Williams / Board Member

Ducon Williams was born in Southern Utah and has lived in the Ozarks for 15 years. He has been producing, directing, editing, acting and composing for films since 2008 with a portfolio including shorts, web series, ad videos and features. He recently left his day job to pursue a full-time career in acting and filmmaking.