Festival People

Festival Officers

George Church, Chair
Jeffrey Balzer, Vice Chair

Board of Directors

Kelli Brisbane
Tammy Elliot
Darlene Frederickson
Vickie Fry
Kathy Garris
Barb Gettemy
Michael Ginsburg
Marlene Lucas
Gina O’Barto
Ashley Ponterio
Cathi Rhodes
Brandon Simpson
Linda Wagner
Jonathon Wian
Snooky Williams

Festival Administration & Staff

Diane Shrader, Executive Director
Erin Shrader, Assistant Director

Festival Committees

Artist Market

Jeff Balzer
Becky Blank
George Church
Tammy Elliott
Barbara Gettemy
Nancy Laskoski
Marlene Lucas
Ashley Ponterio
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader
Jeff Shrader
Brandon Simpson
Jenna Stillitano

Children’s Activities

George Church
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader

Community Outreach

George Church
Diane Shrader
Linda Wagner

Festival Accounting

George Church
Diane Shrader
Charmaine Strong

Food & Beverage

Sherry Anderson
George Church
Kathy Garris
Barb Gettemy
Marlene Lucas
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader
Jeff Shrader
Kristen Stillitano

Fundraising

George Church
Barbara Gettemy
Cathi Rhodes
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader
Linda Wagner

Heritage Trail

George Church
Darlene Frederickson
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader

Information Booth

George Church
Marlene Lucas
Diane Shrader

Literary Arts

George Church
Tammy Elliott
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader

Park Decorations

George Church
Darlene Frederickson
Marlene Lucas
Cathi Rhodes
Diane Shrader
Linda Wagner

Performing Arts

Jeff Balzer
George Church
Kathy Garris
Cathi Rhodes
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader
Charmaine Strong
Snooky Williams

Promotional Booths

George Church
Tammy Elliott
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader
Jeff Shrader

Scholarship

Sherry Anderson
George Church
Tracy Marschik
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader
Charmaine Strong
Linda Wagner

Special Presentations

George Church
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader

Transportation

George Church
Marlene Lucas
Diane Shrader

Volunteer Procurement

George Church
Marlene Lucas
Diane Shrader
Linda Wagner

Westmoreland Art Nationals

George Church
Ashley Ponterio
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader

Youth Art

George Church
Ashley Ponterio
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader

Youth Poetry & Short Story

George Church
Ashley Ponterio
Diane Shrader
Erin Shrader

Social Media

Erin Shrader

Special Assistance

Financial Consultant

Means & Vance, PC

Legal Consultant

John Ward, Esquire

Photography & Video

Video Graphics, Inc.
Craig Ferry
Clare Kaczmarek

Publications & Program Magazine

Printing. Nittany Valley Offset

Special Thanks

Westmoreland County Commissioners

Charles W. Anderson
Gina Cerilli
Ted Kopas

Westmoreland County Department of Public Works

Greg McCloskey, Director of Public Works

Bureau of Parks and Recreation

Malcolm Sias, Parks and Recreation Director
Jeffrey Richards, Parks Planning Coordinator
Brandon Simpson, Assistant Parks and Recreation Director
James Burke, Program Coordinator
Lauren Jones, Communication Coordinator
Josh Miller, Maintenance Coordinator

Twin Lakes Park Staff

Fabian Giovannagelo
Mike Brown
Don Musgrove
T.J. Trumbetta
John Brasile
Geno Brasile
Dave Hawkins
and all of the Summer Staff

Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety

Roland “Bud” Mertz, Director
Scott Stepanovich, Deputy Director
Mary Beth Eslary, Public Information/Community Outreach

Westmoreland County Park Police

Kirk Nolan, Chief
Aaron Goughnour, Captain
and all Park Police Officers