Wild & Scenic Film Festival

313 Railroad Ave. Suite 101
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone: (530) 265-5961
Fax: (530) 265-6232


Lívia Campos de Menezes, Festival Director, (530) 265-5961 ext.208

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Lívia is passionate about films and their power to raise awareness for issues that matter. Having a bachelor’s in International Relations and a master’s in History, she spent 6 years working in operations and market research before pivoting her career to work in the film industry.

In 2014, Lívia returned to school to study Screenwriting and realized that, besides writing her stories, she liked helping others implement their creative visions. With that in mind, she moved to the United States, where she got an MFA in Creative Producing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After graduating, Lívia moved to San Francisco and often traveled to assume her seasonal film festival positions. At the end of 2021, she got her dream job and relocated to Nevada City to join the WSFF team as the festival director.

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Eric Dunn, Operations Director (530) 265-5961 ext. 223

Growing up in the Midwest, Eric’s love of nature and waterways was established early at a summer camp with a focus on extended wilderness tripping in the north woods.  After crafting his own unique degree at The Ohio State University, Eric began his professional career with over a decade of experience managing and booking musicians at high-profile events around the globe.  Following years of life in the Midwest he relocated to the Nevada City region in 2012.  Prior to Wild & Scenic, Eric was the owner & manager of an award-winning essential oils and aromatherapy products company with his wife.  Eric brings with him to Wild & Scenic a deep well of experience in logistics, marketing, & sales.

Today Eric continues to be an avid outdoorsman.  He is an enthusiastic photographer, especially long exposure and astrophotography.  He enjoys sharing his vision and the natural beauty of our earth to help connect others in appreciation and gratitude for the natural world.  In his spare time, Eric enjoys getting outside and exploring the region with his wife & dog in a variety of ways including hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing, & soaking in hot springs.

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Jaimie des Tombe, On Tour Sales Manager (530) 265-5961 ext. 232

Jamie is excited to have joined the Wild & Scenic Festival Team.

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Aaron Zettler-Mann, SYRCL Interim Executive Director/Watershed Science Director

Predictably, he found his way to working as a raft guide. He was a raft guide on rivers throughout the Sierra Nevada for nearly ten years, and even met his wife (also a guide) while working on the South Fork of the American. In addition to guiding, Aaron worked on ski patrol and construction. After many years of playing and working seasonally, the future began to call.
Aaron is a Geographer at heart. He has completed three degrees in Geography; a BA at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a MA at the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. His academic training and research are in fluvial geomorphology and remote sensing. Aaron has taught a variety of courses including remote sensing, geomorphology, climatology, and geographic information systems. In addition, he has been involved in river research projects across the western US, and internationally. Aaron’s drive to protect and improve the health of the West’s watersheds led him to SYRCL. As Watershed Science Director, he will work closely with the community, government, and private entities to develop, implement, and monitor restoration efforts across the Yuba River watershed.
When not working, Aaron can almost certainly be found outdoors playing on the water with his wife. Whitewater kayaking and rafting, skiing, surfing, and mountain biking keep Aaron busy year-round. Aaron also enjoys cooking and baking.

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