Zimfest 2018 Archive

Thank You Zimfest 2018 Organizers

We are indebted to the ZA Tech Team who started meeting in early 2017 to identify and deploy the new registration software. The Organizing Committee, producers of the festival, began work in late 2017. Zimfest continues to depend on a group of committed volunteers making small and large contributions throughout the year and onsite to make the festival happen. We wish to thank the following people for their time and energy; notice that many of these hard-working people took on two or more jobs to make the 2018 festival a great one.

Core Contributors (OC and Tech Team)

Claire Jones Zimfest Coordinator; Tech Team
Nora Holmquist Tech Chair; Workshops/Teachers Coordinator
Larry Israel Webmaster; Tech Team
Mandy Walker-LaFollette Concert Programming; Registration Lead
Alex Weeks Tech Team
Bud Cohen Performer Liaison; Stage Managing
Carla Starck Volunteer Coordinator
Heron Stombock Volunteer Intern
Janis Weeks Tech Team
Michael Beardsworth Concert Production
Zack Moon Zim Guest Coordinator; Workshops Assistant
The Zimfest 2018 Organizing Committee

The Zimfest 2018 Organizing Committee (left to right): Heron Stombock, Mandy Walker-LaFollette, Nora Holmquist, Carla Starck, Claire Jones, Michael Beardsworth, Zack Moon

Support Team

Artwork and Festival Guide Layout Rachel Edson
Festival Accounting Chris Halaska, David Simon
Festival Guide Editor Betty Weiss
Green Room Queen Elisha Bobrosky
Instrument Coordinator Craig LaFollette
Marimba Procurers Lucas Earl, Paul Hayes
Marimba Wranglers Jory Christiansen, Peter Hayes
Marketplace Coordinators Diana Chamrad, Jan and Helen Six
Onsite Registration Co-Lead Marina Ormes
Outreach Coordinator Gretel Baumgartner
Photography Mark Cohen
Registration Hardware Support Jake Roberts
Stage Managers (day) Caleb Donahue, Conrad Rice
Stage Manager (evening) Chris Halaska
Tee shirts and merchandise Lisa Nicholson
Workshop Support Julie Ishihara
Zimfest Booth Manager Carrie Rodlend

Tatenda! Siyabonga!

So many more individuals and teams have contributed to the festival that it is impossible to name them all. Our Jam Facilitators, Green Room volunteers and Late Night Party hosts contribute to a warm and inclusive atmosphere: Maggie Donahue, Lucas Earl, Parker Ediger, Seth Geddes, Daniel Lockley, Eric Miller, Marilyn Mohr and Petra Siemion. Several marimba owners have generously loaned their instruments for workshops: Jaiaen Beck, Margie Smith and Karin Tauscher. Further thanks go to proofreaders: Amber Carlson, Marianne Decher, Marian Grebanier, Heather Steele and Nancy Steele. A big thank you to Marga Snipes for her donation of a pair of conga drums – we miss you Marga! Thank you to all of the on-site volunteers who we are unable to name here! Gracias, Seattle-area registration packet-partiers! Tatenda, Oregon poster and postcard distributors!

If you are interested in being involved in organizing future Zimfests, please contact Claire Jones at or the Zimfest Association Board at .