About the Executive Producer
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: MIZ CHRIS
Miz Chris is the founder of EDEN Pride Events and co-founder of fiveTEN Oakland Events. She works in the technology industry consulting for large state and corporate business throughout the United States. She has a BFA from the University of North Texas and an MA from the University of Texas. She produces events for LGBTQIA community, locally, regionally and nationally. Miz Chris is known for producing quality events throughout the United States. Owner of Butch-Femme.com the oldest genderqueer site on the internet, she began her event production career in 2003 with the Butch-Femme Bash in Las Vegas. She then traveled that event to New Orleans, Baltimore, Dallas, Vegas (again) and Oakland. She moved to the Bay Area in the summer of 2008 and has been enjoying her time here in the gayest place on earth.
She was the manager of the only lesbian club in the East Bay, co- produced the Women’s Stage at San Francisco Pride, co-created Movement Productions and launched BLISS all in 2009. By 2010, she had created EDEN Weekend which hosted close to 2500 women during its inaugural weekend. She co-managed the Women’s Stage at 2010 Oakland Pride while co- producing two Oakland Pride afterparties which serviced close to 1000 women and their friends that evening. In 2011, fiveTEN was born, a weekend of Pride events during Oakland Pride. In 2012 fiveTEN expanded beyond Pride Weekend to include promotions, PR, Film Festivals and Theater events.
Outside of queer club spaces, Miz Chris was one of the co-founders of the Femme Collective in 2005 and helped produce three major conferences for this organization in 2006 (San Francisco), 2008 (Chicago), 2010 (Oakland). She now sits on the advising board of the Femme Collective. She is also the owner of one the largest and oldest genderqueer dating sites on the internet ButchFemmeDating.com
Recently she began publishing a weekly column on Oakland Local that focuses on the best in Bay Area nightlife and focuses on local movers and shakers called This WeekEnd in the YaY! Area. You can keep up with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, she also maintains a personal blog at MizChris.comand/or sign up for her weekly newsletter This Weekend in the YaY! Area to find out what is going on every weekend in the Greater Bay Area.
She is also co-owner of Kainbigan, a Filipino Comfort Food Restaurant in Oakland.