Board and Staff

Board Members

Paul Tomlinson

Treasurer

Vince McNeil

Secretary

Vincent McNeil is a poet, writer, actor, visual artist, and teacher with 40+ years experience in the arts. 

Through his company Airtight Music Management, he participated in the folk music scene as a Booking Agent, Artist manager and Music Concert Series promoter. 

Vincent is a past Board member of the Eaglewood Folk Festival. Most recently, he is the owner/operator of a corporate Communication & Presentation training company, Intuitive Dynamics Training, and also runs Breakout Improv, a theatre skills training company.

Bob Klanac

Chair

Board Member

Board Member

Elizabeth Hicks

Board Member

Liz Hicks is a graduate of Fanshawe College's Recreation Leadership Program.  

She retired after 29 years as Program Coordinator at Childreach Parent Child Resource Centre in July 2015.  

Having supported Home County as a volunteer for over 40 years she took on the role as Coordinator of Home County's Curated Art and Craft Vendors.  

After attending monthly HC Board meetings for one year as Craft Coordinator, Liz joined the Board where she also participates on Operations, Marketing and Board Recruitment Committees.

 

Deb Wiltshire

Board Member

Deb joined the Board in 2013 after volunteering with the festival for two years.

After retiring from a career in health care in varied leadership roles, she turned her interests to volunteering and volunteer management.

Her roles on the Board include the Planning and Governance committee, Finance committee and Chair of the Operations Committee.

Chuck Reid

Board Member

Paul Mills

Board Member

Paul Mills, a musician, musical arranger and record producer/engineer has been part of the Canadian folk music scene and recording industry for close to fifty years. He has produced over two hundred albums working with artists such as Stan Rogers, Sharon, Lois and Bram, and Ron Hynes.

He is the past President of Folk Music Ontario and has served on the Boards of Folk Music Canada and the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Recently Paul was named as a Member of the Order of Canada.

Staff Members

Darin Addison

Artistic Director

Darin has 20 years of music industry experience including publicity, radio tracking, concert promotion, tour booking and artist management.

He has worked with independent and major label artists including The Ashgrove, Sara Craig, Olenka & the Autumn Lovers, Crash Test Dummies, and The Pursuit of Happiness.

Darin was previously the Marketing & Production Coordinator at London’s Aeolian Hall as well as Publicity Manager for London Ontario Live Arts (LOLA) Fest.

He is also a longtime volunteer at campus radio station CHRW.

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Martha Zimmerman

Administrative Assistant