Brad Tisdel  Creative Director

Brad Tisdel is a creative spirit, musician and educator, and has lived in Sisters since 1995. He co-founded and helped create the Americana Project, the Americana Song Academy, and the annual fundraiser My Own Two Hands. Brad believes in community integration and connection and has helped steer the non-profit Sisters Folk Festival Inc into being a year-round cultural arts organization. Brad, a native Oregonian, loves the beauty and solitude of Sisters Country and enjoys sharing it with his wife, Tiffany, and their son, Spencer.

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Steven Remington  Development Director 

Steven comes to Sisters Folk Festival after serving stints at Minnesota’s St. Paul Winter Carnival, Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, and several of Oregon’s iconic festivals including da Vinci Days, Waterfront Blues Festival, Eugene Celebration, and the Oregon Truffle Festival. He has taught event management as an adjunct faculty member for Arizona State University’s Hospitality and Tourism program, the University of Oregon’s Arts and Administration graduate program, and in the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. He and his wife Kat, a Eugene native, have lived in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, and Ashland and moved to Sisters in 2017.

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Kate Donovan Events Manager

Kate enjoys uncovering opportunities for community engagement and integration. She comes to the Sisters Folk Festival from Bend Park and Recreation District where she delivered programming for participants in the Therapeutic Recreation department. Much of her work has been in the recreation and leisure field. Her current interests include traveling with her partner Ben, trail running with Sunny dog, learning to watercolor, and practicing yoga.

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Kelley Moen Education Program Manager

Kelley’s upbeat commitment to Sisters runs deep.  A resident for 10 years, she values the profound impact SFF programs have on Sisters’ community, especially kids K-12 in music and arts education in partnership with Sisters School District.  Kelley earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Montana State University and the University of Montana, respectively.  She brings business management skills and 8 years of volunteer work in Sisters schools to the job as program manager. Kelley spends free time outside in Central Oregon, running trails or floating waters with her husband and two kids.

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Regan Roberts Finance Manager

Regan mainly grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences. In 2005 when her high school sweetheart turned husband said he wanted to move to Sisters “so he could breathe” she happily left city life behind and hasn’t looked back. She has worked since 2006 as the Finance Director of the Sisters Athletic Club. Regan first attended the Sisters Folk Festival in 2007 and has been a loyal volunteer and attendee ever since. She has 2 kids who have benefited greatly from the Studio to Schools program and she eagerly added the SFF role to her busy schedule which also includes leading her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, starting a middle school parent group, participating on the SSD Budget Committee and playing in the Sisters High Desert Bell Choir. If there’s ever a free moment on her calendar you’ll likely find her in the sun reading a book or curled up on the couch in front of the tv.

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