Board of Directors

Meet the Blue Ridge Beltane Board of Directors! These folks keep the festival on track by managing the business side of things. They keep the accounts in the black, file all the forms, and make sure the festival keeps happening year after year.


Patch Kyaio
President (Board Facilitator)

Patch Kyaio, Interim Board President

Patch has stepped up by unanimous vote to help us navigate until we can have a full election to elect a new Board Facilitator. His commitment to this festival as well as his personal commitment to diversity and inclusion made it an easy decision.


Sue VonderBecke
Vice-President (Board Co-Facilitator)

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The Vice President co-facilitates meetings, stands in for the president as needed, and keeps the rest of the Board focused. She assists in creating the timeline. She also helps mentor, support, and guide planning committee members as needed.


Aimee Zwart
Board Secretary

Aimee “Thistle” Zwart

Aimee agreed to step up into a difficult position when the committee was in need. As secretary, Aimee is responsible for making sure that every committee member’s voice is heard and recorded in the notes that will be presented to the BRB Community. This is a very demanding position, be nice.


Jane Quadri
Activities Chairperson

Jane Quadri

The Activities Chairperson acts as liaison for the Activities Committee by sharing updates during Board meetings, providing valuable insight and suggestions, and sharing meeting minutes. She establishes the facilitator, note-taker, timekeeper, and vibes watcher for each Activities Committee meeting. Keeps us active.


Jenn Franklin
Festival Management Chairperson

Jenn Franklin

The Festival Management Chairperson acts as liaison for the Festival Management Committee by sharing updates during Board meetings, providing valuable insight and suggestions, and sharing meeting minutes. She establishes the facilitator, note-taker, timekeeper, and vibes watcher for each Festival Management Committee meeting. Cat herder.


Laura Szyikowski
Treasurer

The Treasurer handles finances, legal compliance with taxes and grants, maintains the mailing address and communication with the Registered Agent. Hoarder of coins.


Arthur Frey
Communications Director

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The Communications Director makes sure that all outgoing communications and marketing are happening and accurate, as well as making sure incoming messages are being handled and correctly by the appropriate parties.

Favorite Quote – “Do not shoot the messenger”


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