Darick J. Simpson is the Executive Director of Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP). Throughout his career Mr. Simpson has established an excellent reputation as a community leader with diverse experiences that include business development, community development, youth programs and entertainment. Mr. Simpson is a creative writer with two published books and one CD that can be found on iTunes. One of his biggest accomplishments has been the ability to flourish and grow individuals and organizations through advocacy and powerful organized actions. He has received countless prestigious awards that recognize his hard work, dedication and vision.
Harmonie T. Tangonan is PADNET's Program & Production Manager. She graduated from CSULB in 2002 with a BA in Film & Video Production. Her professional career started with public access in Torrance, CA. Many years later, she produced stories broadcasted locally on CNN Headline News and featured in Huffington Post. Harmonie enjoys documentary-style videos and has created them for clients including Toyota, Virgin Mobile, and Virgin America Airlines. She has also worked with USC, Loyola Marymount, LA Unified School District, and international programs abroad to mentor and teach media production. Her ongoing goal is to produce content that has a direct positive impact in the community.
Jesus Gonzalez is the Equipment and Channel Coordinator for PADNET and is responsible for the management and maintenance of our state of the art studio, editing suites and PADNET's cable television channel. Jesus is a graduate of CSULB with a degree in Film and Electronic Arts with a focus in Cinematography. Jesus has a passion for storytelling, believing deeply in the power of telling a story through images alone. Jesus' drive for speedy and accurate crew work on film sets is a valuable contribution to the PADNET studio and productions.
Angel Orellana has been a staff member at PADNET since 2012 an has a wide range of experience, from filming red carpet events to directing short films, music videos and promotional videos in California and New York. Currently a student at Long Beach City College, Angel is one of the senior cameraman and editors at PADNET, where his experience and creative approach are much appreciated and valued.
Cera Connors is the PADNET Membership Services Assistant. She is from Los Alamitos, she attended CSULB and graduated in 2016 with her BA in film with emphasis in editing. Cera was also a former intern here at The Hub and we are super excited to have on our staff! A fun fact about Cera is that she was named after the Triceratops dinosaur from the film The Land Before Time, giving her unique spelling of her name.