Team Lavender

Andy Sacher

Founding Executive & Creative Director

Andy Sacher has been visioning the future for over 25 years. In the early 1990s he was employed at Walt Disney Imagineering as a Concept Architect and Exhibit Designer.  There he conceived and developed master plans, theme park attractions and guest experiences for Disney’s  Read More

Joseph Kelly

Executive Advisor, Board Chair

Joseph Kelly is the Treasurer and Tax Collector, ex officio Public Administrator, for Los Angeles County.  He is also an ex officio trustee of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association. He has nearly 20 years of experience working for the County, preceded by  Read More

Steve Krantz, Ph.D.

Executive Advisor, Board Secretary

Dr. Steve Krantz is a member of the Board of PFLAG Los Angeles.  He served as Director of PFLAG’s Southern Pacific Region and a member of PFLAG’s National Board from 2007 through 2013. From 2003 until mid-2007, Steve was the President of the Los Angeles chapter. Prior to  Read More

Michael Annetta

Consulting Advisor, Special Projects

Michael Annetta is a transmedia artist and designer. He has worked as an actor, singer, director, producer, graphic artist and art director across multiple media. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film & Communications from Pennsylvania State University. He  Read More

Jim Anzide

Consulting Advisor, Tours & Operations

Jim Anzide is an East Coast Transplant (although he’s been in LA for over 20 years) and never forgets his roots.  He was born and raised in a Southern New Jersey suburb of Philadelphia called Turnersville – zip code EIEIO.  He went to undergrad at James Madison University  Read More

John Boswell

Consulting Advisor, Special Projects

John Boswell is a producer and social entrepreneur spearheading programs for the LGBT community in the US and abroad.  He brings a passion for community engagement, strategic development, media production, educational programming, cultural events and exhibitions.  In collaboration  Read More

Daniel Franzese

Consulting Advisor, Special Projects

Daniel Franzese is an actor and singer, who recently starred as ‘Eddie Bear’ on the sophomore season of HBO’s critically acclaimed series Looking. Franzese’s character ‘Eddie’ is the one of the only HIV+ character that has been on scripted television in recent years.  Read More

Marientina Gotsis

Consulting Advisor, Research & Development

Marientina Gotsis is an artist, designer and technologist. She is Assistant Research Professor of Interactive Media at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC) and directs the USC Creative Media and Behavioral Health Center (  Read More

Cary Harrison

Consulting Advisor, Broadcast Media

Cary Harrison delivers intelligent programming with humor and roguish wit, focusing on the political sphere, cultural icons and relevant social topics that impact a global audience. He delivers compelling programming, asking the tough questions in the vein of serious investigative  Read More

LaMont Wheat

Community Advisor

LaMont Wheat is an international recording artist, writer, speaker, creator, humanitarian and President of LaMont Music and Founder & VP of ELAI Agency, a collaborative creative social media marketing, branding and PR concept. LaMont Wheat is co-founder of East Texas Entrepreneurs  Read More

Max Landwirth

Community Advisor

Max Landwirth is an actor, producer, philanthropist and visionary who was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. In 2010, he moved to Orange, California to attend Chapman University where he studied Screen Acting, Film Production, and Psychology. There, Max had the opportunity to  Read More

Nadia Sutton

Senior Advisor

Nadia Sutton was born in Brussels, Belgium, lived in Israel on a kibbutz, hitchhiked through Europe, and studied theater in Paris. She fell in love with Frederico Garcia Lorca’s poetry and moved to Southern Spain. Nadia lived in England for 12 years, co-created a pirate  Read More