A seamless and smooth functioning festival operation depends on the experience and talent of many behind the scenes individuals.  The following committee members strive to make sure every component of the physical and logistic operation merge perfectly to make our festival an incredible experience.



Portrait image of George Fischer

George Fisher

Logistics Chairman

George, retired after 30 years from the food service
industry, is also a Vietnam Veteran, served in the
United States Navy, Past VFW Post Commander of
Post 3225, Clovis California, Past Chairman of the
Emergency Preparedness Committee and Past
Chairman of the Community and Cultural Affairs
Commission for The City Desert Hot Springs, and
currently is the President of Soroptimist
House of Hope in Desert Hot Springs.


Kim Karstens


Kim Karstens
Sam Messler


Scott De La Torre

Food and Beverage

Donna Poyuzina

Signage and Decorations

Floyd Barten


Kathy Gavin


Jason Liebhauser

DiversityDHS Website

Lindley Karstens

Graphics, Advertising, Video Production and Festival Website

Jay Cooley


Michael Picardi


John Rother

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Connection

Sister Inspectra / Jesse Mason

Transgender Community Connection

Alexis Garcia


This category soon to open. Check the 'Donate' menu link to see how you can volunteer your valued efforts to the first ever Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival.

For those persons who enjoy recognition where due, your name (and picture if you desire, both are optional) will appear here and show your commitment to helping make for a truly fabulous event!