For Film and Educational Programming, Giving and Press Inquiries:
Meghan Hochstetler came to Robinson Film Center in 2011 as a media educator. In 2012 she became education director and in 2015 was named director of audience. After earning a journalism degree from Louisiana Tech University, Hochstetler worked as a freelance writer for local publications like The Shreveport Times, while also pursuing a career working with teenagers at area churches. Joining the staff at RFC was a natural fit, combining working with kids, teens and adults with her lifelong passion.
Favorite Movie: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) dir. Benh Zeitlin
Favorite Book: On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Favorite Meal: Mexican food is the way to her heart
For Operational Inquiries:
Director of Operations
Michael Woodfork joined the Robinson Film Center in 2007 as Director of Technical Operations to help with oversight of construction and installation of systems by contractors and vendors. In 2009, Woodfork was promoted to Director of Operations to provide day-to-day operational management of the facility and systems. He has a strong background in systems management and integration; He gained experience in media and technology systems management while working for the Aerospace Corporation in Southern California and U.S. Navy’s Space and Warfare Center (SPAWAR) in New Orleans, Louisiana. He holds degrees from Los Angeles City College and California State University, Long Beach. Woodfork enjoys restoring and refurbishing classic cars and collecting Haitian and Cuban Art. He lives in Shreveport with his wife and two kids.
Favorite Film: Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981) dir. Hector Babenco
Favorite Book: The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Favorite Meal: Medianoche (Cuban midnight sandwich), black beans and fried green plantains
For Membership or Volunteering Inquiries:
Office Coordinator & Box Office Manager
Jennifer Garcie joined the Robinson Film Center in 2012 as the office/membership coordinator. She has a strong background in non-profits as a liaison for patrons, donors and board of directors through her time at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission where she spent almost 10 years as the executive secretary. She is a great communicator and enjoys engaging patrons whether it is over the phone or in person. Jennifer has a love for film and is a great asset to RFC. She graduated with honors from a business college with a degree as a Computerized Administrative Assistant. Jennifer lives in Shreveport and has 2 children.
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind (1939) dir. Victor Fleming
Favorite Book: The Casual Observer by Elizabeth Whitson
Favorite Meal: Do I have to pick just one?
For Catering and Events Inquiries:
After graduating from Louisiana Tech University, Nickie began her career as director of sales and catering at the Ramada Inn Airport, where she worked for six years. She then served as the event coordinator for Louisiana Food Service & Catering/Good Eats Market for more than 10 years. Her years working in catering and events in the Shreveport-Bossier community inspired Nickie's love for meeting new people. She continues her passion of making her guests feel welcomed and helping make their dreams a reality through her work as the event coordinator at RFC, where she strives to meet and exceed her clients' expectations through a variety of events.
Favorite Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) dir. Mel Stuart
Favorite Book: Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches by Steve Harvey
Favorite Food: Mexican — all day, every day!
For Bistro Inquiries:
Food & Beverage Manager
After many years cooking in restaurant kitchens, Greg Pitts joined the Abby Singer’s Bistro staff in 2009 and was named Food & Beverage Manager in 2018.
Favorite Movie: So many, but The Jerk and Silence of the Lambs are two standouts
Favorite Book: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Favorite Meal: That’s too hard to narrow down … so much food, such limited belly room!
Assistant Food & Beverage Manager
For Financial Inquiries:
Pam Patterson joined the Robinson Film Center in 2008 as a contract controller. In 2009, Patterson was asked to make the position permanent. With a strong background in public accounting and non-profit, the Robinson Film Center was a good fit having gained years of work experience in the accounting arena which included Heard McElroy and Vestal LLP and the LSUHSC-Shreveport Foundation. Holding a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting with 150+ hours from LSU-Shreveport, she lives in Shreveport and on Lake Bistineau and is married with three grown daughters.
Favorite Movie: Empire of the Sun (1987) dir. Steven Spielberg
Favorite Book: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Favorite Meal: Steak and lobster
For Education Inquiries:
Laura Beeman Nugent
Laura Beeman Nugent, born and raised in Bossier City, joined the Robinson Film Center team after transitioning out of the traditional classroom teaching Theatre and Film at a local high school. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Speech with a concentration in Theatre from BPCC, a Bachelor’s in Speech with a concentration in Theatre from Louisiana Tech, and a Master’s in Liberal Arts with +18 hours in Theatre from LSUS, and is the Academy Artistic Director at Shreveport Little Theatre as well as an adjunct instructor at BPCC. Laura has been involved with Robinson Film Center since 2010, starting as a Summer Film Camp instructor and moving into the role of Film Camp Director before coming on full-time as the Education Coordinator in 2018. She and her husband Clay are also Producer Members of the Robinson Film Center. Laura is the mother to an energetic daughter, Lorelei.
Favorite Movie: White Christmas (Michael Curtiz, 1954), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953), and Shawshank Redemption (Frank Daradont, 1994) (I can never choose between them!)
Favorite Book: The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe by Donald H. Wolfe
Favorite Meal: Air-popped popcorn
For Marketing and Multimedia Inquiries:
Angie Cason joined the Robinson Film Center staff in 2014 as the multimedia designer. While studying journalism at Louisiana Tech University, she put her love of movies to use writing entertainment articles and movie reviews for the school newspaper and working as an intern at Entertainment Weekly. Angie served as an editor and designer for The Shreveport Times and as a communications director at area nonprofits before she came to RFC.
Favorite Movie: This is a tough one ... 28 Days Later (2002) dir. Danny Boyle, anything by Wes Anderson ...
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the ... fill in the blank. Whole series count, right?
Favorite Meal: Pizza (Johnny's) and Mexican food (preferably from Chuy's) and a burger from Abby Singer's smothered in goat cheese and jalapeños. Not at the same time, of course.
Board of Directors
Meredith Nelson, President
Joe McCulloch, Vice President
Anna Gleason, Treasurer
Felice A. Williams, Secretary
Lea Stroud, Past President
Ro White, Past President
Mary Susan Britt
Claude G Rives IV