April 19, 2016

Leadership Team

Leadership Team


Gene Meadows

Gene Meadows is an architectural and fine art photographer. After attending the College for Creative Studies he founded Meadows & Co. Photography. Gene’s work has been displayed in private collections and museums, including exhibitions at The Detroit Institute of Arts and the Toledo Museum of Art.  His images have appeared in Architectural Record, House Beautiful, and several other publications. Gene’s creative talents extend beyond photography, proving invaluable in his role as a member of the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts. Gene is also a co-founder of the Royal Starr Film Festival.

Billy Whitehouse

Billy Whitehouse is a real estate broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Hannett, Wilson, Whitehouse & Burke REALTORS. He is also the creator of the Michigan Entertainment Network as well as a founding member of the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival. He is inspired by and inspiring to empower the Creative Class to reinvent the Detroit region as a thriving commercial and creative powerhouse. Billy has his Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. As a super connector and transformational coach , he is a leader that creates leaders and a stand for a World that works for everyone.

Luke Castle

Luke Castle is a Detroit native, graduate of Full Sail University with a degree in film, and the founder of the popular now retired nerd culture podcast, The Rack Show and the travel blog Yondrr.com. Luke was an influential member of the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival in (2009-2013) as the community volunteer manager. Luke’s passions for the modern creative arts, adventure travel, and filmmaking bring him to the Royal Starr Film Festival as a coveted member of the leadership board of directors.

Kelley Whitehouse

Kelley Whitehouse is an actress who is also a public speaker around local high schools, and is passionate in the arts; stage, film and music. She is a freshman at Rochester Adams High School. She is the student liason for the Royal Starr Film Festival. In 2015, Kelley sat on the executive board of a four state conversation for empowering teens to live life happily. Having been in over 24 stage productions and a handful of films, performing and sharing of the arts is a love that drives Ms. Whitehouse’s life.