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Vikas

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Vikas is a good guy. You want to be his friend. He can be found composing and recording music for Canadian and Bollywood movies and artists, producing kickass music shows, receiving awards and eating samosas. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch him doing them all at once.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

When she’s not playing various instruments and staying active, Janita is our Program Coordinator. She’s a graduate of the Music Administrative Studies program at Western University, and is currently completing the Arts Administration and Cultural Management Graduate Certificate program at Humber College.

STAGE MANAGER

Sari, true to her BMM alter-ego, is both tough and fearless. Fluent in music promotion, technical production and more, you’d want her on your side if you ever find yourself in a dance battle. If the music is good, you dance…and if your opponent’s music is off, you win!

Emily

PR & MARKETING MANAGER

When she’s not spending time with her feisty family and their grey tabby cat, Emily is our PR and Marketing Manager. She is our resident PR maven, with her resumé including managing PR for the Luminato Festival in 2015 and a position at Iguana Books and their parent company Colborne Communications as Vice-President, Marketing and Communications. In her spare time, she is a film and television actress in Toronto whose interests including reading, writing, and yogi.

FUNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

Marisol Fornoni is an energetic fundraiser. She has extensive experience helping small startups and grassroots organizations develop sound fundraising strategies. She has worked with several local community organizations, from women’s shelters to community arts organizations. Her areas of expertise include prospect research, grant prep, constituency cultivation and online giving. Marisol is excited to be part of such a committed, daring and creative team.

FUNDRAISING AND SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

Amadeo Ventura has over 10 years experience with project planning, outreach, and fundraising in the non-profit arts sector, as well as arts administration, community development and music production. As a development specialist, he has been involved with multiple festivals, post-secondary institutions and charities. As a musician, he has collaborated with Jane Bunnett, Jerry Gonzalez, Pancho Quinto, and Sierra Maestra to name a few. Amadeo strongly believes that music, and the arts in general, bring a community together to create dialogue and long lasting relationships.

VENDOR COORDINATOR & SPONSORSHIPS

Kamdar is the powerful force behind all the food, clothing and jewelry at BMM! Be sure to say hello and tell him who your favourite vendor is if you see him at the event – he’s not nearly as intimidating as his alter-ego implies!

ACCOUNT MANAGER

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Brandon

ARRANGER

Brandon really is as fascinating a person as his BMM alter-ego suggests. This is the man behind the narration in the Bollywood Monster Mashup PSA! With that kind of larger-than-life voice, it’s hard not to listen to him. And based on his musical expertise, you’d be missing out if you tried anyways.

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PHOTOGRAPHER

Much has been written about the legend of Jaime Espinoza and his trigger happy finger. Known as an elusive outlaw, there are whispers that he is often seen sneaking out some sports and event photography from the Toronto area. BMM is one of his favourite haunts. Just like Gabbar Singh, Jaime is so wild and unpredictable that people tremble at the thought of being captured by his loaded camera.

Maria

PR & MARKETING ASSISTANT

When she’s not flipping through her favourite comic books, Maria is one of our PR and Marketing Assistants. She’s pursuing a Bachelor of Design Degree in Advertising from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Among her many interests, she has a strong appreciation for octopi.

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When she’s not taking photographs or filming videos, Kristine is one of our PR and Marketing Assistants. She’s currently majoring in Media Communications at Humber College. Her passion for the non-profit industry shows outside the workplace, since she volunteers at LetsStopAids as the vice-president communications.

Aida

GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT

When she’s not spending her time at the gym, Aida is one of our Graphic Design Assistants. She is currently pursuing a degree from OCAD University in Visual and Critical Studies. Her past experience includes a position as the Programming and Creative Coordinator for the Mississauga Arts Council and working at the KidZone during Bollywood Monster Mashup. She also devotes much of her leisure time to reading and eating.

Manushi

GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT

When she’s not dancing to Bollywood music, Manushi is one of our Graphic Design Assistants. She’s currently finishing a degree in Graphic Design at York University, and aspires to become an art director. In her spare time, she likes shopping through the aisles of Forever21 and Zara.

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

When he’s not spewing out a slew of movie trivia, Kirk is one of our Social Media Assistants. Originally from Peterborough, ON, he moved to Toronto and is a recent graduate of the Media Studies program from the University of Guelph-Humber.

Lara

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

When she’s not scarfing down an excessive amount of food, Lara is one of our Social Media Assistants. She’s currently finishing a degree in Media, Information, and Technoculture at Western University and hopes to pursue a career in public relations. Among many things, she’s an advocate for the maintenance of Instagram aesthetics and the enjoyment of good coffee.

Ivana

VOLUNTEER & OUTREACH ASSISTANT

When she’s not raiding the pantry for food, Ivana is one of our Volunteer and Outreach Assistants. She is pursuing a degree in Business Administration at the University of Toronto. Her interest in Bollywood music developed as a result of the festival, but she would happily dance to any type of music.

Rahmuz

VOLUNTEER & OUTREACH ASSISTANT

When he’s not binge-watching different television shows, Rahmuz is one of our Volunteer and Outreach Assistants. He’s pursuing a degree in Business Administration at the Schulich School of Business. His passion for volunteering is evident in the record amount of hours he devotes to volunteer work.

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