Peggy Doering, Immediate Past Chair


Denise Rice, Chair

Honey Bucket

John Thorburn, Chair-elect

Bold Hat Productions

Melissa Jurcan, Secretary

Compass Group

Sonja Mejlaender, Treasurer

City of Renton/Renton River Days

Mark Hendrickson

City of Kent

Robin H Kelley, CFEE

FISH (Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery)

George Sharp

Program Coordinator

Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Thurston Economic Development Council

Michael Brennan

Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board

State of Washington

Mike Prebezac

Event Management Services

Stephanie Allestad

Chocolate on the Beach Festival

Susan Den

Sden Services, LLC

Trevor Lane

WSU Ferry County Extension

Sally Fisher

Clark County

Erika Olsen

Winthrop Music Association

Eddie Redman

Grand Event Rentals

David Doxtater

The Workshop

Beth Knox

Knox Executive Productions

Eric Corning

President and CEO

Seattle Seafair

Tim Medved


Britnee Christen

Festival Director, National Lentil Festival

Alby Allen

Ballard SeafoodFest

Morgan Marum

Spokane Hoopfest

Heather Gobet

Western Display Fireworks

Amy McGuffin

Kittitas Chamber of Commerce

Tom Anderson

And Events

Paula Beadle

Caravel Marketing

Heather Breymeyer

Tri-Cities Convention Center

Dennis Caldirola

Festa Italia

Curtiss Calhoun

Umojafest African American Heritage Festival

Craig Cooke, Past Chair

Pacific Rim Talent

Chuck Denny

Director, City of Tumwater Parks and Recreation

Barbara Hanna

City of Sequim

Aaron Hein

VIP Productions Northwest

Victoria Jones

North Olympic Discovery Marathon

Jason Lajeunesse

Capitol Hill Block Party

Amy Maxwell

Ticket Tomato

Meredith McIlmoyle

Anacortes Arts Festival

Jamie Nassar

Event Hub Co-founder

Kayla Oakes

Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts

Carol Riley

Executive Director

Olympia Harbor Days

Jon Stone

Chris Swenson

Film and Special Events Program Manager

City of Seattle

Jim Varnell

Jim Varnell Law

Cindy Verge

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Anthony Zavada

Stages Northwest


Bruce Skinner, CFEE

Bruce Skinner & Associates

Are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?

The terms of office are three years and the board is elected at the annual meeting, held at the conference. The board meets twice a year at central locations, and extensively uses conference calls for meetings. Board members are expected to attend the conference and take on at least one committee assignment. If you would like to represent your organization and region on the board, please contact the WFEA office via email or tel at (360) 441-7190.


Bruce Skinner, Executive Director
Washington Festivals & Events Association
Mailing Address
1015 Georgiana Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

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