Crista Munro
Executive Director

Crista Munro is a co-founder and former executive director of FolkWest, a cultural nonprofit that produced the Four Corners Folk Festival and Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She brings 24-years of music event production, marketing and nonprofit administrative experience to the job — as well as a vast network of connections in the folk, bluegrass, Americana and roots music industry. She is excited to live in the beautiful community of Sisters and get back to the small town mountain lifestyle she enjoyed for 20 years in Pagosa Springs, before relocating to Eugene in 2011 with her late husband, Dan Appenzeller.

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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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Kate Kittell
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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Dave Ehle
Operations Manager

Dave brings a mix of experience in education, music, and outdoor pursuits to the Sisters Folk Festival. As a long-time outdoor educator with organizations such as Outward Bound, Dave knows the value of collaboration and perseverance to achieve challenging goals. As a musician and teacher, Dave sees the power of music as a catalyst for change and growth, as well as inspiration for our daily lives. Dave is an alumni of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned his Master’s Degree from the Evergreen State College. Dave enjoys extended time floating rivers, playing music, and is an avid cribbage player.

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Teresa Mills

Finance Manager

Teresa brings her knowledge and experience as a CPA to SFF. In her CPA practice, she has made it her mission to help the “little guy” and truly loves being a part of each client’s journey as they grow and thrive. Her company motto is: You do what you do well, I will do what I do well and together we will succeed. She is excited about being a part of the Sisters Folk Festival as it grows and thrives–together we will all succeed. In her spare time, she can be found cycling, running,  hiking and enjoying music with her partner, Charles.