Our Board Members!
As former owner of Villainous Lair Comics, Alison is a well-known figure in the local comic book community. She regularly attends comic book conventions such as San Diego Comic-Con and San Diego Comic Fest while maintaining her alter-ego as a mild-mannered software developer.
Mark is an artist and writer who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. He produces and directs music videos, commercials, and promotional videos, and has worked on feature films and television series in various capacities. Mark is a strong promotor of literacy and art programs and has originated creative writing classes for elementary school children, which produced collaborative illustrated books by student authors.
More recently, Mark acts as a participating artist at school and hospital charity events, including the annual City of Hope Pediatric Picnic.
Aubree is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Anthropology. She is also the founder/owner of Assault Media Marketing, a full-service advertising and marketing agency, and serves as a creative consultant to many businesses as well as acting Creative Director for Amplified Ale Works. Her passions include art, messaging, research, and culture.
Karen Coutts is passionate about arts and education and has spent her more than 25-year career working with nonprofits to strengthen their infrastructure. She is the founder of KC Nonprofits, a consulting firm that helps nonprofits with fundraising, strategic planning, and high-level project management. She also sits on a number of nonprofit boards, including serving as the president of the Balboa Art Conservation Center. She received her MA in Art History and Museum Studies from Boston University.
Matt Dunford started his love of comics before he could even read and has attended every San Diego Comic-Con since 1994. This inspired him to pursue a career in comics, leading him to be an editor at Semantink Publishing, Senior Editor of Keyleaf Comics, and Little Fish's first Board President. In 2017, he was unanimously elected as Chairman of San Diego Comic Fest and continues to spearhead the convention. He has taken up an active role in the community with a focus on WWII history, serving as the PR & Marketing Director for the video game publisher Crytivo, and as a member of the Non-Profit organization, Creators Assemble! Matt currently is the Talent Relations Coordinator at Upper Deck Entertainment, representing the Marvel Comics trading card lines.
Charlene holds degrees in Anthropology and Native Indigenous Studies from UC Santa Barbara, as well as non-profit business management from the University of San Diego. She has served a variety of local non-profit organizations, such as the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Diego Museum of Us (formerly SD Museum of Man), and KPBS public broadcasting.
Jocelyn has been involved with Little Fish since the beginning, providing much of the seed money that helped the studio get on its feet. She has spent years in the medical field as a registered nurse, providing care for those most in need. Currently, she works in Kaiser Permanente’s Hospice Care.