Staff and Board of Directors

Staff

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Bryan French is the Executive Director and a founder of the Duluth Folk School. Bryan has long wished that the great folk school programming that exists elsewhere in the state were available here in our community, and is delighted to be part of the team helping to make it happen. He brings a diverse skill set to the table, from sustainability in higher education, to musical theater, to human resources management. Bryan has been a professional photographer, an adventure guide and a naturalist.

 

 

 

Erika LeMay Duluth Folk School

Erika LeMay is the Youth Programs Coordinator at the Duluth Folk School. She has a background in psychology, environmental education, and sustainability with experience teaching a wide variety of outdoor and interactive programs. She enjoys spending time weaving, gardening, exploring nature, and finding ways to share her adventures with others. She believes that the abundance of knowledge and skills surrounding handcrafting and the environment should be at everyone’s fingertips and she strives to open up those opportunities for youth in our community.

 

 

 

 

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Lindsey Brockman is the Office Manager at the Duluth Folk School. She grew up in a small town in Northern Minnesota and was always busy with art and craft projects. She has continued that love of the handmade and shares that tradition with her children and husband now. She has a background in Sociology, Psychology and has prior involvement connecting community members with services. She has experience operating a small handmade business and loves to learn new crafts to add to her collection of handmade knowledge. Lindsey enjoys painting, gardening, and spending time outdoors.


Board of Directors

Tim Bates, Chair/Founder

Executive Committee, Infrastructure/Facility Committee.
First term expires December 31, 2024.

Open, Vice-Chair

Executive Committee, Fundraising/Membership/Development Committee.
First term expires December 31, 2023.

Carmel DeMaioribus, Treasurer/Founder

Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Infrastructure/Facility Committee.
First term expires December 31, 2024.

Danielle Rhodes, Secretary

Executive Committee, Finance Committee.
First term expires December 31, 2022.

Jen Buseman

Fundraising/Membership/Development Committee.
First term expires December 31, 2022.

Sumair Sheikh

Infrastructure/Facility Committee.
First term expires December 31, 2023.

Kathryn Fifield

Committees pending
First term expires December 31, 2025

Viola Clark

Committees pending
First term expires December 31, 2025

 

Contact

Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888
info@duluthfolkschool.com

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