Joedance Film Festival Board of Directors
Will Thompson, Vice Chairman
Will Thompson was introduced to Joedance in September 2018 and became a board member 2 months later in November. Will’s interest in non-profit and passion to help people stems from his mother who runs her own non-profit (Welcome Table) and is involved with other community organizations. Joining an organization centered around pediatric cancer research has always been of interest to Will as his own family has experienced passing’s as a result of neuroblastoma.
Will was born and raised in Rutherfordton, NC and received his B.A. in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012. He started his career as a financial advisor in 2015 when he joined AXA Advisors in Charlotte. He really enjoys the work he does for his clients because of the impact it has on their lives. In March 2019, he was awarded the 2018 AXA Advisors Junior Advisor of the year for the Carolinas Region, which recognizes the top performing advisor in their first 4 years.
Will is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his family, friends and especially his fiancé Rachel, whom he will marry in May 2020 in Destin, Florida.
Matt Mildenberg, Treasurer
Matt and Joe both attended McCallie and the University of Pennsylvania and he has been a long time supporter of Joedance, including in his current role as Treasurer. He graduated from Penn in 2012 and Kenan–Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2018. He works for Five Points Capital in Winston-Salem, NC.
Kelly Crum, Secretary
Building upon a background in admissions, marketing, and writing, Kelly Crum established KC Educational Consulting, an independent educational consulting practice, in 2017 to assist students and parents in the college admission process. In addition, she works for Charlotte Preparatory School, where she serves as Communications Manager, handling social media.
Previously, Kelly served as Director of Communication for Raycom Management Group, a division of Raycom Sports. Subsequently, she formed her own company, Full Court Management, specializing in public relations and marketing. Clients included the Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend, the 600 Festival, the Southern Police Institute, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and the Local Organizing Committee for the Final Four in Charlotte.
Her background also includes stints as Admissions Assistant at Charlotte Preparatory School and Strategic Marketing Manager at Viridian Marketing. She attended Ohio University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in sports administration
She and her husband Mike have three sons–John, Owen and Ryan.