Buck Smith, Vice President, Parade Papa, & ‘Gay About Town’
Elena Michaels, Social Media & Communications, & Event Coordinator
Elena has lived in Charlottesville for 18 years and works for the UVA Health System. In her teen years, she was a principal member of ROSMY Blue Ride, now named Side to Side, and became a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA students in public schools. Elena served as Cville Pride’s first summer intern in 2016, helping to run social media, promote events, and keep the board members sane. After graduating from Lynchburg College, Elena returned to her hometown to share her passion, enthusiasm, and mean pasta-making with her friends, family and community.
Growing Facebook fans, promoting events, setting up email templates, finding raffle donations – Elena has done it all. A force to be reckoned with and a voice for change, Elena’s initiative and input has been a welcome addition to the team.
Kristen Dillehunt, Entertainment Director
Kristen has been involved in community theatre and dance for over 20 years. In 2008, she co-produced the first-ever student run dance production at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC). Her recent stage credits include playing the kind hearted Hannah in Four County Player’s Little Women (2014), and tap dancing groupie Columbia in PVCC’s The Rocky Horror Show (2015). Kristen is the Publicity and Dinner Theatre Chair for the Albemarle High School Drama Department. Her previous involvement with Cville Pride included stage managing and producing two festivals, as well as serving as an event coordinator for Unprom and other events. She is excited to now join the Cville Pride Board as Entertainment Director for the annual festival.