MEET THE STAFF
Melinda "Pinky" Mitchell
Melinda is the Mastermind behind Geneva Steam. What can we say about Melinda/Pinky/Mindy? Besides having many names, Pinky as most of us know her, has been working in some form of the entertainment industry since she was walking and talking in this world. She comes from a family of stagehands, organizers, convention runners, haunted house directors and costume makers. There is quite the bundle of DNA working here! Talk to Miss Pinky and after a few minutes you will be aware that she is a visionary and full of great ideas that are bursting to exist in this world. With her love of fabrics, costuming and steampunk, she has taken all of these loves and her talents to combine them into the birth of a steampunk convention for those "who just love steampunk". With her vision (and a handful of enthusiastically avid supporters) she has almost single-handedly created this convention. We are please to have been invited to the team to support her and her vision as we grow each year. Let's do this!
Camille "Pixie" Sanders - a.ka. Web-Pixie or Pinky's "Girl Friday"
We call Camille the Pixie because no matter what she is wearing, where she is standing or who she is speaking to, there is a joy of life that sparkles out of her like an elemental pixie. You just cannot take the Pixie out of her! While she sparkles and can be called a "joy virus", she also brings a warehouse of experience to the table. Most recently spent 10 years as an Executive Director in healthcare administration role only to leave to eventually start her own successful business, Walking The Tao Bodywork. She has earned 3 degrees, including Art Educaton K-12, Massage Therapy and Reflexology. While in massage school she was an assistant to and began her "girl friday" role supporting a small business owner. For our little con she has become our social media and webmaster, as well as the support/float person and most importantly the everyday push to Miss Pinky! Don't underestimate sparkles people, she is a force and we are grateful she is on OUR SIDE!
Greg "Grand Pooh-Bah of Programing" Jensen - aka "Captain Awesome"
Our dear Greg is a veteran steampunk convention attendee, artist, and overall "for the love of steam" kind of guy. He is returning to Geneva Steam Con for his second year and has hopped on board full steam ahead as our Panel Master. His knowledge of the hotel industry and conventions brought from his "day job" and his amazing network of steampunks, entertainers and enthusiasts has been an invaluable contribution. Not to mention, he knows entirely too much about HATS! (so don't miss his hat panels!). Add to all of this, he has proven to be quite the entertainment organizer. So we give a great and warm welcome to Greg for being a part of our team. As per his usual, he is wearing many hats at GSC16 and we are grateful. (pun intended!)
Kyla Stevens - Madame of Registration
Registration is the hub of any Con. It is the place where all the strings come together, questions are fielded and smiles are given. It takes a delicate touch, a kind spirit and a dash of moxie to make it all happen and Kyla (with Walter the Wonder Dog) have juggled more things than you will ever imagine with grace and directness that will get you going with your answer no matter what it takes.
James Zeuben Edington - Volunteer Wrangler Extraordinaire
Coming from a history of management, military, and mayhem, James is the man you go to when you a random need arises. Need a booming voice? Something is too high on a shelf? Everything is devolving into chaos as the skies turn red, the oceans seethe with a newly awakened malice and the old ones arrive from the vastness of the stars to bring madness? Computer stop working? Having worked as a jack-of-all-trades for most of his life, James is our man with the spontaneous plan. While relatively new to Steampunk and conventions as a whole, it's his ability to make things happen that brought him on board and his charisma and dedication that keep him there (don't be fooled, it's because he's tall).. He's our volunteer coordinator and all around help.