Our Team

Festivals are fun, but they’re a lot of work too! Find out more about our dedicated team of comedy and festival producers below.

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wally wallace - festival director

southwestchieffest@gmail.com / (720) 656-9387

Born and raised in the foothills of Colorado, Wally Wallace is a writer, producer, and community organizer with years of experience in radio, television, film and festival production. A graduate of the Fort Lewis College in Durango, Wally has worked as the Content Director of Sexpot Comedy in Denver, the Promotions Director of KGNU Community Radio in Boulder and the Southwest Regional Manager for Gravity Play Entertainment in Telluride. Additionally he has produced feature length films, television shows, and major fundraising events. He now spends his time as a Digital Media Producer for Birdy Magazine and as Festival Director of the Southwest Chief Bicycle & Comedy Festival!

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Jim Hickox - Los Angeles Comedy Train Conductor

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Jake Becker - Talent Buyer

becktown522@gmail.com / (719) 499-2018

The only member of our team that has a Sexy Pizza named after him, Jake Becker grew up in Colorado Springs, and has established himself as a fixture within Denver’s comedy community. As host and producer of the comedy podcasts ‘Whiskey and Cigarettes’ and ‘Broadcast Geeks’ he has built up relationships with comedians and performers from all over the world. When he’s not booking festivals, producing podcasts and watching television for “research” he is working as the comic book manager of Denver’s World Famous Books/Coffee/Comics/GoodTimes Store, Mutiny Information Cafe.

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Carlos Madrid - Volunteer Coordinator

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JessE May - Bicycle Director

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sara June - Marketing director