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 loves living in the beautiful community of Sisters and returning 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. A native Oregonian, Brad 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 (she/her/hers)
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 husband Ben, trail running with Sunny dog, learning to watercolor, and practicing yoga.

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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.
Erin Pihl

Erin Pihl

Communication Coordinator 

Erin joins the team with a love for all things arts and music and with a great enthusiasm for spreading the word about the incredible work done at the Sisters Folk Festival to the rest of Central Oregon and beyond. She has experience in marketing, brand management, and writing with a degree in Journalism and Media Communication from Colorado State University. Originally from Telluride, CO, she has been fortunate to have been raised attending the Telluride Bluegrass and Blues & Brews festivals all her life. When she’s not working, you’ll find her rafting the Deschutes, skiing at Mt. Bachelor, or tackling a new recipe in the kitchen.