Staff

Rebecca Madding
Executive Director

Rebecca Madding has been the Executive Director of Maiden Alley Cinema since 2020. Prior to her position, she has been a faithful volunteer for MAC since 2014 and served as Secretary on MAC's Board of Directors from 2017-2020.

Rebecca is a native of Aberdeen, Ohio, moving to western Kentucky in 2011 to attend Murray State University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Professional Writing and a graduate degree in Communications/Public Relations. She now resides in Paducah with her husband, Austin and dachsund, Linus. 

True to her literature roots, Rebecca has a love for sharing stories. Whether it is on the page, the screen, or through conversation, she is a dedicated advocate for sharing and exploring the experiences of others. 

 

 


 

John Holt
Director of Operations

John William Holt is Technical Director for The River's Edge International Film Festival and Co-Programmer & Head Projectionist at Maiden Alley Cinema. John was born in Paducah KY and educated at Murray State University. After getting his hands on a camera in 2002 he started making short films full time. He has won several awards and completed his first feature film The Dooms Chapel Horror in 2015 along with being co-founder at the production company Red Band Films.

 

 

 

 



 

John Null
Staff Member

John Null has been on the MAC/Paducah Film Society board since 2014. When not watching movies, he's a reporter and host of All Things Considered at WKMS, Murray State's NPR station. He also hosts his own mostly-80s music show, Left of the Dial, Friday nights at 9. Favorite movie: The Night of the Hunter.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Rodney Holt
Staff Member

Rodney Holt has been a staff member at Maiden Alley Cinema since May 2018.   A Paducah native, Rodney works in the school system as a Business/Marketing teacher and Paraprofessional.  In his spare time, Rodney assists the Academic Team.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Board of Directors

Adrian Holloman
Board Chair

Adrian Holloman moved to Paducah from Lexington, KY, in August 2013.  Having a deep passion for all forms of visual arts, she found that volunteering at Maiden Alley Cinema was just one way she could reach out and become immersed in the arts community. Currently serving as volunteer coordinator, her passion for Maiden Alley Cinema thrives.  She has participated in the 48 Hour Film Project since moving to Paducah and is working with local filmmakers to compile a list of possible filming locations in our area to build the footprint of our local film industry. As an employee of Paducah Bank, Adrian is encouraged to get into the community and volunteer. By working with Maiden Alley Cinema, she is able to spread the word about events and volunteer opportunities that may arise. She and her husband, Todd, currently live in Paducah with their 2 cats, Rigby and Ed.

 

 

 


 

Ross Smith
Secretary

Ross was born and raised in Paducah where his love for cinema was cultivated, which usually involved watching a horror movie he was entirely too young to be watching. He has always been enthralled by stories and how the process of storytelling helps enhance peoples’ lives. 

When not working as a litigation paralegal at Keuler, Kelly, Hutchins, Blankenship, and Sigler, LLP, Ross enjoys spending his time at Maiden Alley Cinema watching movies, playing disc golf, collecting and reading books, having a brew at Dry Ground, and spending time with friends and family.

“Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.” – Roger Ebert

 

 


 

Mary-Kathleen Klatt
Treasurer

Mary-Kathleen Klatt is a Paducah native working for Computer Services, Inc. as Accounts Payable Manager. She graduated in 2015 from WKCTC with an Accounting degree and has held various roles in bookkeeping and business administration since 2010.  Community involvement is important to her and she participates in local Project Pomona, United Way, and animal welfare initiatives. When not crunching numbers or volunteering, Mary-Kathleen lives for music, her menagerie of beloved cats, and enjoying the abundant arts and nature in the region and beyond. Maiden Alley is dear to her heart and she is excited to be part of its future.

 

 

 

 


 

Aaron King
Board Member

Aaron is a East Tennessee native and a graduate from East Tennessee State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Digital Media Design with a concentration in Video Editing and Post-Production, and a minor in Fine Art Photography.

Upon graduation, Aaron moved to Atlanta to begin a Master’s Degree in Film Studies & Broadcast Journalism. During his course-work, he was offered an internship with The Weather Channel which segued into a full-time position. Aaron served a variety of roles during his five year tenure, including Original Programming Production Assistant and Creative Solutions Assistant Writer/Producer. His duties including writing, producing, and editing may award-winning promos, commercials, and other short-form content for a national audience.

After visiting the area, Aaron fell in love with Paducah and the surrounding area and shortly after the birth of his son relocated to the area. He accepted a job with Innovations Branding House, where he currently provides in-house creative design, photography, cinematography and editing. In 2017-2018 he had the opportunity to co-direct and edit a short film Road Trip Kentucky that won best documentary at the Louisville International Festival of Film.

For the last three years, Aaron has participated in the 48 Hour Film Project with Escapist Pictures. He loves taking pictures of his son, astrophotography, and spending time on Kentucky Lake.


 

Derek Nance
Board Member

Derek Nance is a Physician Assistant at the Mercy Medical Emergency Department and new to Paducah.  Derek, in his free time enjoys movies, reading, and concert going. He has been a guest DJ on Rick's Kitchen Sink for WKMS and is currently working on pilots license. He resides in Paducah with his wife Kim and 1 yr old daughter Claire (born May 4th; we hope she likes Star Wars).

 

 

 

 

 


 

Laura Petrie
Board Member

Laura Petrie grew up on a farm in Western Kentucky and went into teaching immediately after graduating from Texas Woman’s University. She later obtained a Degree in Communications, and landed a job as a television production technician. She is currently earning her living as a real estate professional in Paducah.

She has worked diligently toward LGBT rights as an organizer and activist. In addition to her community organizing endeavors, Petrie is founder and producer of Cinema Systers Film Festival, the only all lesbian film festival in the USA. Lesbian feminist issues are Laura’s passion. 

 

 

 


 

 

Christa Dubrock
Ex-Officio

Christa Dubrock is Director of Training Logistics & Administration at Computer Services, Inc. Headquartered in Paducah, KY, CSI is a full-service financial technology and regulatory compliance provider serving customers nationwide. Prior to devoting time to helping educate customers, Christa served as Human Resources Manager for CSI’s Amarillo, TX center. In addition to the PAHA Board and Maiden Alley Cinema Advisory Board, she volunteers for Paducah United Way, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and held successive leadership roles in Four Rivers Society for Human Resources.

“Film provides insight into what it means to be human. It invites us to try on the lives others, in turn tending us toward more empathy, more compassion and more understanding of and for each other.”

 

 


 

Corbin Snardon
Ex-Officio

Corbin Snardon is a young educator blazing a trail through Western Kentucky and making national steps. Corbin completed his undergraduate coursework at Western Kentucky University (2011). Upon graduating WKU Corbin moved to Paducah where he began his career as a middle school social studies teacher at Paducah Middle School.

In 2015 while at Paducah Middle School, he was nominated as a finalist for Ashland KY Teacher of the Year, and served as the Leadership Lighthouse facilitator. Corbin continues to work in Paducah City Schools as the Title I Counselor.

Not only a hardworking educator Corbin is highly active in the local community serving the Paducah-McCracken Co. NAACP where he serves as 2nd Vice-President. He is also the host of Power to the People, a local talk show empowering citizens with knowledge. He is a 2018 graduate of the National NAACP NEXTGEN Leadership program, a leadership development program designed to empower millennials in activism.

Corbin also serves on the Paducah City Board of Ethics and promotes local education initiatives throughout the city. He is passionate about youth and education.

 

 

 


 

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