Staff

Betsy Gomez
Coalition Director

Betsy Gomez is the Banned Books Week Coalition coordinator and former editorial director for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the First Amendment rights of the comics community. Gomez manages resources, programming, and editorial content for bannedbooksweek.org and advises CBLDF on educational and free expression matters. Gomez is the editor of CBLDF’s book about the women who changed free expression in comics, CBLDF Presents: She Changed Comics. With an extensive background in educational publishing, Gomez has worked as a content developer and editor for several companies, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson Education, among others. Gomez’s work combines her love of comics with her passion for education and the right to read.

Georgia Nelson
Director of Operations

Georgia grew up in Houston, TX before heading to college at University of Colorado, where she graduated with bachelor of arts degrees in English and Philosophy. It was there in Boulder, Colorado where she worked for Time Warp Comics & Games, her first opportunity to enjoy a job that integrated her lifelong passion for comics and reading.

Georgia was ecstatic to bring her comics retail experience to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund where she fills the role of Development Manager. Not only does Georgia manage the office, but she personally ships orders and memberships, and enjoys being the first point of contact for all the CBLDF donors.

Jordan Smith
Digital Editor

Jeff Trexler
Interim Director