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Smithsonian Folklife Festival Staff

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

David Skorton, Secretary
John Davis, Provost

CENTER FOR FOLKLIFE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Michael Mason, Director
Halle Butvin, Director of Special Projects
Robert Leopold, Deputy Director for Research and Collections
Huib Schippers, Curator and Director, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Stephanie Smith, Director, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Deborah Wong, Chair
Thomas Downs, Chad Hamill, Bill Ivey, Dawn McCall, Susan Norton, Ana Maria Ochoa, George Papagiannis, Frederik Paulsen, George Schell, Jacquie Gales Webb, Nina Zolt, Council Members
Libby O’Connell, J. Scott Raecker, Honorary
Patricia Shehan Campbell, Ex officio

ADMINISTRATION

Marquinta Bell, Administrative Officer
Claudia Telliho, Financial Management Specialist
Katie Fernandez, Chelsea Trujillo, Administrative Assistants

SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

Sabrina Lynn Motley, Festival Director
Zaki Ghul, Production Coordinator
Nichole Procopenko, Evening and Special Events Coordinator
Eddie Mendoza, Festival Services Manager

OPERATIONS

Justin Hensley, Operations Manager
Sarah Roffman, Operations Assistant
Alex Taggert, Operations Exhibit Worker
Andrew Bautista, Supply Coordinator
Kerry Kaleba, Supply Assistant
Anna Johnson, Sustainability Coordinator
Annie Johnson, Sustainability Intern
Zach Hensley, Emily Claire Mackey, Sustainability Lead Volunteers
Brian Gaines, Concessions Coordinator
Diane Nutting, Accessibility Coordinator
Jae Muth, Accessibility Intern
Jazmyn Beckford, Accessibility Lead Volunteer
Aakash Durai, Guy Wassertzug, Noah Wassertzug, IT Support Team

ART AND DESIGN

Josué Castilleja, Art Director
Taylor Hicks, Iliana Quintanilla, Graphic Designers
Carl Hayes, Design Intern

PUBLICATIONS AND WEB

Elisa Hough, Editor
Toby Dodds, Director of Web and IT
Sandy Wang, Web Designer and Developer
Sydnee Winston, Social Media Coordinator
Rachel Barton, Media Intern
Christian Whittle, Web Intern

DOCUMENTATION

Cecilia Peterson, Dave Walker, Documentation Coordinators
Stephanie Smith, Archives Director
Charlie Weber, Video Director
Crystal Rie, Digital Asset Management Assistant
Taylor McBride, Crystal Sanchez, OCIO Video Archivists
Caroline He, Sarah Lake, Bailey Glover, Sonya Pencheva, Archives Interns
Matthew Archibald, Kaylie Connors, Emma Cregan, Jackson Harvey, Abigail Hendrix, Khiné Johnson, Hannah Luc, Albouri N’Diaye, Bryan Wilmot, Video Interns
Marilyn Gaston, Documentation Lead Volunteer

COMMUNICATIONS

Kelly Carnes, Media Relations Manager
Allison Lince-Bentley, Marketing Specialist

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Tyler Nelson, Technical Director
Kyle Bancroft, Assistant Technical Director
Natasha Joyce, Administrative Assistant to the Technical Director
Tim Nielsen, Shop Foreman
Chad Brown, Warehouse Coordinator
Whitney Brown, Chris Crawford, Josh Herndon, John Hobson, Ellen Houseknecht, Phil Johnson, Shiloh Thaxton, Matthew Vegiard, Carpenters
Casey McDonald, Electrician
Rachel Prell, Assistant Electrician
Dennis Saunders, Contract Exhibit Worker
Carolyn Hampton, Scenic Painter
Alaric Strickland, Heavy Equipment Lead/Exhibit Worker
Stephen Fisher, Sound Designer
Colleen Arnerich, Assistant Sound Designer
Steven Bluestein, Harry Cimermanis, Dave Clements, Paul Cogan, Henry Cross, Rachel Cross, Charlie Emmons, Alicia Galinski, Alison Goesling, Eric Harris, Chris Kozlowski, Gregg Lamping, Sissy Lang, Dean Languell, Bruce Loughry, Mikael Manoukian, Charlie Pilser, Ed Rangel, Pete Reiniger, Keith Stephens, Sound and Stage Crew

MARKETPLACE

Jackie Flanagan Pangelinan, Marketplace Manager
Danielle Lancaster, Marketplace Assistant
Vanessa Taylor, Marketplace Administrative Assistant
Nicole Gaudette, Charlotte Mitchell, Amanda Muir, Lily Perez, Katie Pope, Marketplace Interns
Danielle Belton, Lead Sales Associate
Carly Blancato, Elaine Graves, Swatantar Mann, Constance Murphy, Margaret Parker, Deb Ramsey-Moor, Sam Sherman, Max Walker, Sales Associates
Claudia Foronda, Folkways Sales Manager
Sam Brama, Dorothy Carlos, Elizabeth Taszarek, Folkways Interns

PARTICIPANT SUPPORT

Ashley Martinez, Participant Coordinator
Lilit Ghazaryan, Daniela Panetta, Participant Assistants
Zayani Sims, Housing Coordinator
Fernando Cordova, Transportation Coordinator
Christine Tristani, Transportation Assistant
Katie Babbit, Tamar Barsamian, Sean Tomlinson, Participant Staff Interns
Carmen Lopez, Participant Hospitality Lead Volunteer

PROGRAM SUPPORT

Arlene Reiniger, Intern Coordinator
Michelle Banks, Volunteer Coordinator
Emily Duncan, Volunteer Assistant
Darlen Carter, Volunteer Staff Intern
Kathy Phung, Arianna Sikorski, Foodways Coordinators
Barb Exstrum, Foodways Lead Volunteer
Betty Belanus, Education Curator
Ariel Barbosa, Melissa DeMarinis, Antoinette Hampton, Rebecca Strange, Lea Troutman, Education Interns
Marie-Louise Orsini, Family Activities Lead Volunteer
James Deutsch, Survey Coordinator
Isobel Taylorch, Survey Intern
Taraya Middleton, Survey Lead Volunteer
Marjorie Hunt, Folklife Curator
Erin Younger, Material Culture Research Associate
Jane Davenport, Information Booths Lead Volunteer
Sara Winegardner, Evening Concerts Lead Volunteer

ARMENIA

Levon Abrahamian, Halle Butvin, Satenik Mkrtchyan, Ruzanna Tsaturyan, Curators
Arlene Reiniger, Program Coordinator
Nairi Khatchadourian, Armenia-based Program Coordinator
Milena Oganesyan, Diaspora Research and Project Coordinator
Sofiya Boroday, Armine Kalbakian, Alik Kandakarjian, Micaela Nerguizian, Russell Star-Lack, Program Interns
Liana Aghajanian, Grace Bardakjian, Hamazasp Danielyan, Lucineh Kassarjian, Ashken Khudaverdyan, Hratch Kozibeyokian, Harutyun Marutyan, Gayane Shagoyan, Aghasi Tadevosyan, Ruzanna Torozyan, Karine Vann, Presenters
Carolyn Rapkievian, Dance Advisor
Zakiya Williams, Program Lead Volunteer

CATALONIA

Michael Atwood Mason, Cristina Diaz-Carrera, David Ibáñez, Curators
Pablo Molinero, Program Coordinator
Ximena Banegas, Caroline Diemer, Aidan Keys, Samantha Mason, Josi Miller, Teo Rogers, Mariángel Villalobos, Program Interns
Pablo Giori, Txell Martín i Pardo, Research Associates
Angels Blasco Rovira, Olga Brea, Elisendra Estany, Cristina Sanchis Ferrer, Department of Popular Culture and Cultural Associations
Mònica Amorós, Ivan Besora, Oriol Ramírez, Adifolk Logistics Team
Xevi Collell, Lluís Flores, Pablo Giori, Asia Jankos, Meritxell Martín i Pardo, Imma Pulido, Mar Rodrigo Salse, Emily Socolov, Guillermo Soler, Ricard Viñas de Puig, Presenters
Tiffany Wilt, Family Activities Coordinator
Abby Gallin, Program Lead Volunteer

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Diana Baird N’Diaye, Crafts of African Fashion Curator
Shay Stevens, Crafts of African Fashion Project Coordinator
Rebecca Fenton, Crafts of African Fashion Fellow
Brianne Chapelle, Crafts of African Fashion / Katzenberger Intern
Amalia Cordova, Sojin Kim, On the Move Coordinators
Ali Smith, On the Move Intern
Toshi Reagon, Sisterfire Curator
Amy Horowitz, Netsanet Negussie, Madeleine Remez, Sisterfire Producers
Clarissa Bury, Kennedy Center Liaison Lead Volunteer


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