I have an unhealthy obsession with photography and all things in that area. Yep, that's how I'm going to start this. I do all the graphic design for RYFF along with my partner in crime, Ruth. I am also quite an artist... it's sort of 'emotionally purging' yea know? Also, I manage all the social media content that has to do with RYFF, which comes in handy when I'm trying to come up with graphics. The name’s Mark by the way!
Hey, I'm Henrry! I'm a 10th grader, and yes, I am 15. I love public speaking, acting, singing, and history. I am the lead in my school's play and I've participated in the "All County Music Festival" and NYSSMA. I am an enthusiastic teenager ready to catch whatever the world throws at me.
My name is Lynne Smith. I am a teacher in the East Ramapo School District, and have been a part of the EELEF community for more than 15 years! I have enjoyed watching all the children grow, and feel privileged to be a part of all that goes on here… especially RYFF!
Melissa Booker has been working with children all her life from the time she was old enough to babysit. She is passionate about making sure that each child she comes in contact with knows how important they are as individuals and to their community. She is proud to be a part of The ELEEF Center, RYFF and East Ramapo. After hours you will always find her working on her second passion-Jewelry creation.
Lukenson Laguerre is our amazing Systems Administrator. He is our technical genius extraordinaire! He manages all incoming film submissions and helps keep our judges in check. He is the glue that holds all of this together and without him this festival would not be possible.
Tajh V. Lewis, also known by his stage name Shadow, is the head of our Film and Media Department here at RYFF. He is a talented videographer, video editor, entertainer, director and actor, currently starting his own media production company (Crown Sinclair Productions) from the ground up. Using his experience as a freelance videographer/video editor and YouTube partner, he aims to instill the same passion for media/film into the kids at the EELEF Homework Center.
Hi my name is Leonela, but you can call me Lily! I am 12 years old and and I am in the 7th grade this year. I am trying the best I can to study hard and get smarter. Math is my best subject and I love doing it. I also love to draw and help out with RYFF. I want to be an intelligent and a beautiful young lady when I grow up.
Bio coming soon!