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Meet the team!

Team

Abigail Hanna
Social Media & Content Editor
Abigail Hanna is a 2020 Smith College graduate with a passion for languages, music and creating connections between people through community experiences.
Ari Jewell (they/them)
Festival Storyteller
Smith College Class of 2022. Ari is a writer and musician majoring in the Study of Women and Gender.
Carli Scolforo (she/her)
Production Assistant & Instagram Live Host
Carli Scolforo is a 2021 Siena College graduate with a love for live music, writing and audio production.
Dave Hayes (he/him)
Festival Weather Consultant
Dave Hayes is a western MA regional weather reporter and writer, who puts his own personal twist on weather reporting with humor, gratitude, and a focus on the four westernmost counties of MA: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden.
Eugene Carr (he/him)
Festival Director
Cellist & arts executive turned tech entrepreneur with a passion for the Berkshires.
Evyn Lundy (she/her)
Festival Intern (Oberlin College)
Oberlin Class of 2023. Double Major in Psychology and Africana Studies.
Joe Grochmal (he/him)
Director of Economic Impact, Research, and Analysis
Joe is a Great Barrington native with extensive experience in government and economics on the local, state, national, and international levels.
Kelsey Guinnup (she/her)
Festival Assistant Manager
Events and administrative professional with a love for creating community, designing engaging content, and building meaningful relationships.
Leo Hidy (he/him)
Tech Wizard
Oberlin Class of 2023. Double Major in Economics and Comparative American Studies.
Nico Hardcastle (he/him)
Video Editor
Class of 2023 at Berkshire School. Nico loves to do digital art, film, and edit videos.
Zarina Levitsky (she/her)
Festival Blogger
Emerson College 2023, Public Relations major and Art History Minor. Zarina’s multicultural background and desire to inspire shines through every aspect of her work.

Advisors

Harvey Shapiro, Sargoy Stein Rosen & Shapiro
Troy Bond, General Manager, Berkshire Food Co-op
Erik Bruun, CEO, SoCo Creamery
Jeff Caminiti, Owner, 20 Railroad Street Restaurant, Musician
Leigh Davis, Member, Select Board, Great Barrington, MA
Kathleen Drohan, Vice President, Public Relations, New World Symphony
Robin Helfand, Owner & "Sweet Chief" Robin's Candy
Seth Keyes, General Manager, Saint James Place
Ellyn Kusmin, Director of Studio Operations/ Assistant to James Taylor
Paul Miller, NeverDark Arts Consulting
Moscelyne ParkeHarrison, Founder/Dancer: BODYSONNET
Mark Pruhenski, Town Manager, Great Barrington, MA
Devorah Sawyer, Marketing Manager, Berkshire Food Co-op
Richard Stanley, Real Estate Developer
Karin Watkins, Director of Finance and Administration, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
International Busking Festival Advisors
Bath Fringe Festival
Steve Henwood, Co-Artistic Director
Wendy Matthews, Co-Artistic Director

Festival of Fools
Zach Williamson, Festival Director 

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival
Brendan Coleman, Creative Producer 

Galway International Arts Festival
Kirsty Warren, Digital Marketing Executive 
Carly Zimmerman, Volunteer Manager and Resource Development Assistant 

Halifax Busker Festival
Christina Edwards, Senior Event Director
 Kim Hendrickson, President  

Key West Sunset Celebration -- Key West Cultural Preservation Society
Ryan Stimers, Treasurer of the Sunset Celebration 

Lawrence Buskerfest
Richard Renner, Festival Producer

Minnesota Fringe Festival
Dawn Bentley, Executive Director  

Orlando Fringe Festival
Brian Sikorski, Marketing Director 

Sidewalk Detroit Festival
Augusta Morrison, Program Strategist
Ryan Myers-Johnson, Executive Director
Photos:
Peter Peirce
Moscelyne ParkeHarrison