Executive Council

Shannon Gaulding

Born and raised in the South, Shannon Gaulding moved to Los Angeles in 1989 with nothing but a dream of working in the entertainment business and a forty-dollar car.

She worked in the music business, producing and executive producing music videos.  As the music business began to collapse she shifted to the movie business, starting over as an assistant and eventually becoming a senior executive for Sony Studios where she worked for eleven years.  While there she worked on Sam Raimi’s SPIDER-MAN franchise, THE GRUDGE, STRANGER THAN FICTION, SWAT, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, DEAR JOHN, ACT OF VALOR and many other pictures.  Shannon loves listening to dinosaur rock and forcing her kids to watch classic movies.

Shannon is an active participant in numerous non-profits.  In addition to her long-standing involvement with FROM THE HEART, where she volunteers with her family, Shannon cooks meals for homeless clients at St. Francis, mentors young filmmakers through The Producers’ Guild and is active as a Leader and Committee Member in both Cub Scouts of America and Boy Scouts of America.

Shannon is an avid supporter of many causes.  Her charitable giving includes the Pandora Project, the LA Food Bank, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Francis, World Vision, PETA, Families First, Beit T’Shuvah, Scouting For All as well as Any Soldier.  She is a Founding Sponsor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation.


Dorian_Howard_FINAL_CROPPED.jpgDorian Howard

Dorian Howard is one half of the duo behind Milk & Honey – an online, custom-designed women’s shoe company.  Dori runs the day-to-day operations of Milk & Honey focusing on marketing, business development, PR and sales.

Milk & Honey has been featured on E! News Daily, The Today Show, and publications including Lucky, InStyle, People Style Watch, Marie Claire, New York Magazine and The New York Times.  Milk & Honey shoes have graced the feet of celebrities including Ginnifer Goodwin, Selena Gomez, Busy Philipps, Malin Ackerman and Kate Mara. 

Milk & Honey is proud of their ongoing commitment to supporting charities with “Shop For a Cause.” pairing causes, celebrities and shoes and donating the proceeds to St. Jude, the American Thyroid Association, Operation Smile, breast cancer organizations and many others. 

Prior to launching Milk & Honey, Dori was Vice President at Paramount Pictures and worked at New Line Cinema and Miramax Films. 


Liz York Malone

Liz is an NYU Tisch School of the Arts graduate who uses her theatre degree in tap dancing/tai chi and sense memory to relate to the clients she now manages.  Upon moving to Los Angeles to be an actor, she wound up becoming the General Manager of a restaurant/lounge called Le Colonial.  At 24, she had 60 employees, Grammy parties to plan, wine lists to choose.  She ran Lesly Kahn’s highly regarded and successful acting school as well as stints at The Gersh Agency, Brillstein Grey, Blueprint and Management 360.  She is currently with Principal Entertainment.



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