Beth Atkinson, President
Bio-statistician, Mayo Clinic
Steve Pike, Vice President
Retired Madison teacher and past MTI President, currently a WEA Member Benefits Consultant; dance caller and coordinator of Squirrel Moon Contra Dance Weekend
Adam Helt-Baldwin, Treasurer/Past President
Construction Director, Dane County Habitat for Humanity
Alison Saichek, Secretary
Retired Finance Manager, Alameda County (CA) Network of Mental Health Clients
Curator of Interpretation and Collections, Wisconsin Historical Society
UW Urgent Care Pediatrician
Retired, Customer Service Engineer
PhD candidate in ethnomusicology
Research scientist at the University of Washington, working in the Data Management/Alerts Pipeline.
We are fortunate to have the following individuals who have agreed to serve in an advisory capacity to the FV board and staff.
1996 National Heritage Fellow, Paul Dahlin is a Swedish American fiddler from Minnesota, who carries the traditions his grandfather, Edwin Johnson brought from Dalarna Sweden in 1924. Paul has been performing since he 17, when he, his grandfather, and his Uncle Bruce performed at the Snoose Blvd. Festival in 1971. Paul and his family have been yearly performers/instructors during our Fall Swedish Weekend for over 40 years. Paul’s self-stated focus is upon authenticity and tradition.
Matt retired in 2012 from a business career of 40+ years with both Fortune 150 corporations and small entrepreneurial firms in which he held General Partner or ownership positions. His current consulting interests focus on Executive Coaching with senior managers, business owners; or, nonprofit Executive Directors. Matt’s commitment to sustainability and environmental issues dates to 1994. He has been privileged to serve as Chair / President and a member of the Boards of Directors of eight NGOs (environmental, health care, community/social service) at the International, US, regional and local levels.
Karen Ann Hoffman
2020 NEA National Heritage Fellow Karen Ann Hoffman is a Haudenosaunee Raised Beadworker from Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Karen has been beading peace, beauty, and meaning through her Haudenosaunee Raised Beadwork since the 1990s. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Field Museum, the Iroquois Indian Museum, and the Oneida Nation Museum.
Former president, Folklore Village board of directors; musician, educator. Maria also serves on our Finance & Fundraising Committee.