Guiding Lights and Helping Hands.


Our Governing Board


Board Members
Mark Bock
David Donegan
James Lockridge
Casey Rae

Executive Director
James Lockridge

Many Happy Elves


Our Policy and Planning Advisory Board


Tim Brick
Brick grew up on country music and has played in multiple rock bands. “My favorite era of country music was the mid- to late-1970’s dubbed “The Outlaw Movement” with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Paycheck,” Brick says. His songwriting comes from the heart and soul. “I like my music a lot like I like life: simple, to the point, honest and real.”

Kelly Riel 

(Gorgon, Doll Fight!)

Deborah Flanders
Flanders’ clear soprano voice has been described as “vibrant” by Seven Days and “gorgeous” by the Times-Argus. She has been performing songs from the remarkable ballad collection of her great-aunt Helen Hartness Flanders for several years. Deb’s 1997 CD, Mother Make My Bed, paid tribute to her great-aunt’s life-long work and gave Vermonters a taste of the state’s extraordinary musical traditions. Deb’s latest CD (released in 2012), ‘The Female Highwayman,’ further expands her research into her great-aunt’s collections.

Rik Palieri
Palieri, from Hinesburg, is a singer-songwriter performing both original and traditional songs on a variety of instruments, including banjo, guitar, mouth bow, Native American flute, and Polish bagpipes. Rik is author of the book ‘The Road Is My Mistress: Tales of a Roustabout Songster’ and producer of ‘The Song Writer’s Notebook,’ a TV show which is now archived in the new Rik Palieri Collection in The Library of Congress. Rik has released eight CDs and was recently featured on the Grammy nominated ‘Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute to Utah Phillips.’ More about Rik Palieri can be found at