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meet the team!

Team Members

Carli Scolforo (she/her)

Carli Scolforo (she/her)

General Manager

Carli Scolforo is a 2021 Siena College graduate and Berkshire native with a love for live music and writing. She is also co-founder of 413Buzz, a local digital marketing company.

Leo Hidy (he/him)

Leo Hidy (he/him)


Oberlin Class of 2023. Double Major in Economics and Comparative American Studies.

Dave Hayes (he/him)

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)

Eugene Carr (he/him)

Festival Director

Cellist & arts executive turned tech entrepreneur with a passion for the Berkshires.


Harvey Shapiro, Sargoy Stein Rosen & Shapiro

Erik Bruun, CEO, SoCo Creamery

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


Mark Pruhenski, Town Manager, Great Barrington, MA


Richard Stanley, Real Estate Developer


Karin Watkins, Director of Finance and Administration,


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center


Peter Peirce

Sam Brewer

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

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