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Meet the Team!

Team Members

Eugene Carr (he/him)
Festival Director

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

Gabriella Anastasi (she/her)
Production Manager

Gabriella is a welder and California native who joined the team in 2023. She has a background in hospitality and a passion for music, making Berkshire Busk the perfect fit!

Eltavious Johnson (he/him)
Production Assistant

Eltavious Johnson, hailing from the islands of The Bahamas, is a versatile talent with a double major in Music and Communications, complemented by minors in Political Science and Public Policy, at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. At Berkshire Busk, he brings his rich experience in content writing, radio and broadcasting, and operatic performance to create engaging and dynamic productions. ‘

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.

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.

Leo Hidy (he/him)

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

Samantha Reynolds (she/her)
Production Assistant

Berkshire native and lifelong fan of the performing arts who aspires to work in the forensic psychology field. Enjoys theater, dancing, live music, circus performing arts, and so many more.


Harvey Shapiro, Sargoy Stein Rosen & Shapiro

Erik Bruun, CEO, SoCo Creamery

Leigh Davis, Member, Select Board, Great Barrington, MA

Kathleen Drohan, Chief Marketing Officer, Cleveland Institute of Music

Robin Helfand, Owner & "Sweet Chief" Robin's Candy

Ellyn Kusmin, ESK Consulting


Paul Miller, NeverDark Arts Consulting


Mark Pruhenski, Town Manager, Great Barrington, MA


Richard Stanley, Real Estate Developer


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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