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
Tamara Funk, Treasurer
Curator of Interpretation and Collections, Wisconsin Historical Society
PhD candidate in ethnomusicology
Retired businessman; Executive Coaching Consultant, former board member/chair of eight environmental NGO’s.
Research scientist at the University of Washington, working in the Data Management/Alerts Pipeline.
John C. Van Orman
Musician, instructor of Cultural Anthropology, Ozarka College, Folklore Village Folk School instructor and Children’s School Program music instructor.
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.
Former President, Folklore Village Board of Directors; Construction Director, Dane County Habitat for Humanity. Adam also serves on our Infrastructure Committee.
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.
James “Sandy” Wilson
Retired from 40 years in the Building Restoration Business in Chicago, Sandy holds a special interest in the Aslak Lie House.