Festival Committee

GOIZANE MULLIN

Goizane Mullin joined the Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival committee in 2017. She is a marketer, designer, and artist with nearly two decades of experience in design, branding, marketing strategy, and events. Goizane has led the development and execution of advertising and brand awareness campaigns for organizations of all sizes. Her diverse skill sets allow her to identify and execute strategic approaches that help her clients and WMLMF to reach their marketing goals.

After growing up in Spain and South America and spending time in Denver, Goizane made her way to Des Moines and quickly started making an impact in the community. She volunteers for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Arts Council Iowa Gala and the Cultural and Entertainment District’s Advisory Council. Her creative eye also carries over into her personal life. You can find her art pieces in galleries and businesses across Central Iowa.

 

CHRISTINA FERNANDEZ-MORROW

Christina, a co-founder of the Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival and Latino Arts Initiative, has been active in the Des Moines community since making it her home in 2001. She has served on boards such as the Des Moines Public Library Foundation, the Latino Heritage Festival, the Des Moines Art Center’s Art Noir, the Young Professional’s Connection and the Iowa Credit Union Foundation where she helped start programs, recruit members and raise funds. She brings years of marketing experience from her time leading global marketing at Fortune 500 companies, ad agencies, and leading local nonprofits. She is a published author and sought-after speaker and storyteller.

 

AMNER MARTINEZ

Meet Amner Martinez Co-Chair and Co-founder of the Latino Arts Initiative and a Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival organizer.

Originally born in Guatemala, Amner moved to Iowa in 1995 and has been calling it “home,” ever since. He’s been residing in the Des Moines area since 2001 with his wife and three kids; Isabella, Luca, and Azul. And after having interviewed thousands of people in his professional career as a recruiter, Amner expanded to media and recently launched his own podcast: “The Amner Martinez Podcast,” where he interviews interesting people who are involved in the Des Moines community. He also helps his 8-year-old twins, Luca and Azul, have fun with their own YouTube channel: “The Martinez Twins in Iowa.”

 

 

MICHAELA DEVANEY

Michaela is a passionate Des Moines lover and strategic development professional that has focused her career in the nonprofit industry. She has years of experience fundraising, organizing people, developing effective and goal-oriented programming, and creating sustainable structures for events and partnerships. She has served in a leadership role with the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Polk County Continuum of Care Board, the Polk County Emergency Response Team, and Food Bank of Iowa. Michaela is an animal lover and secret poem writer. She joined the festival in 2018 as an opportunity to promote inclusion and diversity in Iowa, and to enjoy good music with even better people.

 

LAURA RODRIGUEZ

Warren Morrow Latin Music Fest organizer since 2015.

Laura was Born in Guadalajara, México and has called Des Moines her home for the last 15 years. She is a vocal activist on issues that concern and affect marginalized communities and immigrants.

After modeling, producing, organizing and designing for numerous fashion shows in the last ten years, Laura has found a way to mix her two passions together; fashion and community activism. Laura volunteers her time with organizations such as RUN DSM, DREM|SED, THIRD SPACE, DREAM IOWA, and THE WARREN MORROW LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL.

After two years away from the fashion industry, balancing motherhood and community involvement, Laura has big plans for more fashion shows in the very near future.