SLO Film Fest Welcomes New Development Director

The SLO Film Fest is very excited to announce that Chris Aho is joining the staff as Development Director. He will begin in early September and work with Festival Director Wendy Eidson on fundraising for the 23rd Annual San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.

chris-aho-photoOriginally from Santa Barbara, CA, Chris graduated from UCSB and Pepperdine University. He successfully completed his “first career” in the electronics industry, which also gave him the opportunity to live in four different countries and travel the world.

Since relocating to beautiful San Luis Obispo County in 2001, he has found his true calling in the area of charity fundraising. Working for local agencies like Hospice of SLO and the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, he has been heavily involved with fundraising events, grants, and public and donor relations. Besides reviewing films, he also enjoys hiking all around our beautiful area with his partner Nora and their two dogs.