Sunny Hall was born and raised in Polk County, Florida. Baptized with water and filled with the spirit, she came out at 17 years old much to the chagrin of the fine Southern Baptists who had such high hopes for the oldest of five children. After college she returned to Polk County where she was a founding member of the Metropolitan Community Church in Lakeland. She eventually found her way out of Polk County and made her way to the big city of Tampa. After moving to Tampa, Sunny found her niche as the Founding Artistic Director of Crescendo, the Tampa Bay Women’s Chorus and as a volunteer for TIGLFF.
For over 20 years, Sunny has served TIGLFF in many capacities including programming, film juror, volunteer coordination, film reviews and her favorite position, a member of the Crown Circle Crew. Wanting to contribute more to TIGLFF, she joined the Board of Directors.
Her 30 year career in social services has afforded her extensive experience in grants management, financial sustainability and public policy. Sunny is the Vice President, Client Services for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, a longstanding nonprofit that responds to over 160,000 requests for help every year with a mission of ensuring that no one in our community has to face crisis alone. She lives in Tampa and is married to Wendy Belfield, a Social Worker for Pasco County Schools.
Returning Board member since 2016.