SFL Presents 2016:
Our Board are among the most talented in the community. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience of fundraising efforts to work for you. Stay tuned for more information on each board member coming soon!
New SFL Presents Board 2016
Co-Chair,Paul Lopez-Cochran, Dr. Donald Grimm, Ms. Lynn Stopnick, Charles Conn & Chair - Antonio Lopez-Cochran.
SFL Presents Chair -Antonio
Antonio attended St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas and
is the first and only member of his family to attend college. He was an active
member of multiple campaigns for marriage equality, city council and mayoral
races. He was a columnist, a roving reporter, and photographer for LIVE
Magazine. In 1996 Antonio opened a small floral design company and is now the
co-owner of Cakies Productions providing film, photography, lighting and sound
for local and international companies and individuals. In 2002, along with
George Zander and Paul Cochran, Antonio’s husband, he co-founded SOME FABULOUS
LEOS to raise funds for needed local grassroots organizations and charities. He
is an active committee member for the Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil as
well as chairperson for the Raina Chessman Committee to help Transgender people
in need of assistance with homelessness and other critical life situations. He
remains active in many other human rights and political advocacy movements
within our local community. Antonio has also emceed or co-emceed many charitable events including SFL Presents fundraisers since 2002. He fulfilled one of his item on his bucket list in 2014 when he performed on stage for the first time as a comedian! He's appeared on video with his sock puppets, She-Needa Quit & Nori Roll for a fundraiser past and has performed on stage as a back up dancer or props for some local drag personalities.
SFL Presents Co-Chair - Paul
Paul is co-owner of Cakies Productions, along with his
husband, Antonio Lopez-Cochran. The production company has supported local
charities such as the LGBT Center and Transgender Community Coalition.
Currently, Paul and Antonio are working on a documentary on the life of
activist George Zander. In 2002, along with George Zander and Antonio
Lopez-Cochran, Paul helped found SOME FABULOUS LEOS which supports and
continues to support several local charities such, as but not limited to: Desert Aids Project, AIDS Assistance Program,
Guide Dogs of the Desert, PFLAG, the LGBT Center, the Pinnacle Fund, Equality
California, Transgender Community Coalition, the L-Fund and the Transgender Day
of Remembrance Vigil. Paul serves as the secretary for the Raina Chessman
Committee and has put his efforts into many different aspects of social justice
and advocacy for grassroots organizations. He believes in equality for all.