2016 Staff

 

Elissa Greeneweb

 

Elissa Greene
Executive Director / CEO
elissa@stringsmusicfestival.com

Who was your first concert and where? My first classical concert was
most likely at Strings in 1988. My first rock concert was Blues Traveler in Madison, Wisconsin in 1995.
What are you listening to these days on your iPod? Danish String Quartet and Emancipator (pretty much on opposite sides of the spectrum).
If you could be a tour manager for one artist who would it be?
Yo-Yo Ma!

Steve Chambersweb

Steve Chambers
Director of Production and Different Tempo Programming
steve@stringsmusicfestival.com

Who would be in your celebrity wolfpack? Jack Nicholson and that would be more than enough.
Who was your first concert and where? The Clash, at Public Hall in Cleveland
If you could play 18 holes with one golfer who would it be and who would drive the cart? Arnold Palmer, with John Daly driving so he could mix vodka with our ice tea and lemonade.
What was the last good movie you watched? Something by Pixar

Erin Walkerweb

 


Erin Walker
Development Director
erin@stringsmusicfestival.com

Who would be in your celebrity wolfpack? I always wanted hang out
with Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, now I would add Mindy Kaling and Jennifer Lawrence to the club.
The most daring thing you have ever done? I moved across country twice just for the love of the mountains.
The name of the last good book you read? I read constantly so the “last good book” is always changing, but my all time favorite is “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss.

Leslie Moraceweb

 

Leslie Morace
Finance and Box Office Director
leslie@stringsmusicfestival.com

Who was your first concert and where? It was a Strings concert when I was a child at Storm Meadows with my grandparents.
Do you have any hidden talents? I’m a great makeup artist for all my friends.
What are you listening to these days on your iPod? Pretty Lights to Widespread Panic to Iggy Azalea
What is your favorite thing about your job? Meeting all of the artists and listening to their stories.

Katie Carrollweb

 

Katie Carroll
Director of Artistic Administration and Education
katie@stringsmusicfestival.com

Who would be in your celebrity wolfpack? Bruce Springsteen, Meryl Streep, Jim Harrison (RIP!) and Angela Merkel. We would be covered for all situations!
The name of the last good book you read? “Everything in This Country Must” by Colum McCann – short story collection
The most daring thing you have ever done? I once went cliff jumping during a snowstorm in the Killary Fjords on the west coast of Ireland.

Dustin Bergstromweb

 

Dustin Bergstrom
Ticket Sales and Office Manager
dustin@stringsmusicfestival.com

Who would be in your celebrity wolfpack? The ‘96 Bulls
Do you have any hidden talents? Why would I hide them?
Who was your first concert and where? Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band at the Walworth, Wisconsin county fair
If you could play 18 holes with one golfer who would it be and who would drive the cart? Michael Jordan. We would walk the course to lengthen the round.

Noah Hendricksweb

 

Noah Hendricks 
IT Manager / Rental Coordinator / Audio Engineer
noah@stringsmusicfestival.com

Who was your first concert and where? Warped Tour at Darien Lake… crowd surfing was so breezy at age 12.
What are you listening to these days on your iPod? The Bad Plus, Animal
Collective, Steve Reich
If you could be a tour manager for none artist who would it be? Would
have to be Jimi Hendrix, as I cannot imagine a bigger all around blast of a time.
The name of the last good book you read? Steve Jobs

 

Kristine Kilbourne 
Advertising and Marketing Director
kristine@stringsmusicfestival.com

Who would be in your celebrity wolfpack? Amy Poehler, Jenny Lewis, and Michelle Obama.
Who was your first concert and where? The Barenaked Ladies at Pine Knob Music Theatre… only after I convinced my mom that they weren’t actually going to be naked ladies at show.
Where do you head on vacation? I’m always up for a Mexican beach vacation but I want to go everywhere! Panama was last, Iceland is next.
Alpenglow or sunrise? Alpenglow.

Stage Manager: Ali Mignone
House Managers: Jennifer Johnson, Chris Gardner, Grant Hendricks
Facility Assistants: Grant Hendricks, Daisy Thunstrom, Henry Tisch, Jake Floyd
Box Office: Patrick Browning
Hospitality: CeCe Delhaute
Piano Technician: Kathleen Allen
Lighting Designer: David Lee Bradke
Audio Engineer: Noah Hendricks 
Recording Engineer: Jamey Lamar
Assistant Audio Engineer: Tyler Peyman
Contributing Technicians: Kelly Anzalone/KPA Productions, Yoshi Yonekawa
Creative Agency: Strategic Design & Advertising
Contributing Writers: Jennie Lay, Ali Mignone
Youth Commentator: Kay Wagner