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

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

Mel England

Executive Advisor

MEL ENGLAND has starred on Screen and Stage, Off Broadway, internationally and across the USA, since his debut at age 10 in CYRANO DE BERGERAC, directed by British Actor/Director Anton Rogers at the Dallas Theatre Center. England currently stars in the title role of RON AND LAURA  Read More

Joseph Kelly

Executive Advisor, Board Chair

Joseph Kelly is the Treasurer and Tax Collector, ex officioPublic 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 ten  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

Zak Clark

Consulting Advisor, Special Projects

Zak Clark is a writer, website developer, and graphic designer. A recent transplant to L.A., he’s a West Virginia native, who spent the past 12 years in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. He has worked for a variety of education and nonprofit groups. These include LexArts,  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

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