Board of Directors
Luther F. Black, President
Marine Environmental Analyst
Rafael Maslan., Vice President
Licensed Massage Practitioner
Harvey Niebulski, M.D., Vice President
Radiologist, Group Health Cooperative
Karen White, Vice President
Dance Aficionado and former City Code Compliance Director
Michael Richardson, Secretary
Professor of Radiology, University of Washington
Ann Suter, Treasurer
Kim Camara, Seattle Public Schools Native Education Program; Native American arts/cultural project developer/grant writer
Don Morgan, Retired Hospitality Manager
Brian Robertson, Historical consultant
Karen Shaw, Psychologist, Cultural Organization Leader
Jabi E. Shriki, Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Washington; Musician/Community Organizer
Susan Songer, Traditional Arts Practitioner
Dan Watson, Arts Educator, Philanthropist, Innovator of Youth in the Arts
Evan Woods, Labor Union Researcher/Organizer
Selena Whitaker-Paquiet, Actor, Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Comic; Intellectual Property Paralegal
Northwest Folklife is an independent nonprofit which produces the annual Northwest Folklife Festival and other year-round programming in order to strengthen communities through arts and culture.
We are currently seeking potential candidates for board committees and director positions. Board members with financial, fundraising, legal and marketing expertise are being sought, as well as those who can provide connections to Folklife communities and/or companies. We are also recruiting non-board participation in committees including Marketing, Development, and Finance. All positions require a monthly commitment of time for meetings, individual work and attendance at a variety of events.
Are you interested in helping govern Folklife’s present and planning for our future? Please click here to read background materials for board prospects and committee descriptions. If you are interested in being considered for board membership, or would like more information, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact staff, please use the links below, or email email@example.com.
mike @ nwfolklife.org
kelli @ nwfolklife.org
I love Northwest Folklife for showcasing the diversity of our areas cultural traditions while also acting as an incubator for new and more involved arts & culture audiences. In my free time I consume and enjoy and organize as much arts & culture as possible.
Chris @ nwfolklife.org
anne @ nwfolklife.org
I am excited to be part of a Festival that brings the community together by celebrating arts and culture! In my spare time, I love woodworking, adventuring and gardening!
Christinah @ nwfolklife.org
What I enjoy most about Folklife is creating a history and legacy of community here in the Northwest. Experiencing great music and connecting with great people has become a time-honored tradition that I am thrilled to be a part of. In my spare time, I often find myself reading, going to the beach with my dog or rockhounding.
Volunteers @ nwfolklife.org
Special Projects Coordinator
The Northwest Folklife Festival is my favorite event of the year. I love getting to see all my friends from various parts of the country and the world. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering for cat rescue organizations and being a season ticket holder for both the Seattle Opera and the Seattle Mariners.
beth @ nwfolklife.org
I believe in the power of art to connect people and bridge cultures. Northwest Folklife is a recipe for world peace, bringing together artists and audiences of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities to create and participate. My own artistic adventures include painting, photography, and occasional improv.
Sheila @ nwfolklife.org
corin @ nwfolklife.org
chrisr @ nwfolklife.org
rob @ nwfolklife.org