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 Chair

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

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

Jennifer Cardenas

Intern, Special Projects

Jennifer Cardenas is a LGBTQIA, Undocumented rights, and environmental activist. First generation American raised in Southern California. Currently a student at Columbia University where she is majoring in Anthropology with a human rights concentration.

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 (http://cmbhc.usc.edu).  Read More