39TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL TEAM

Each year, more than 4,000 volunteers work to prepare and run a world-class festival. The volunteers are guided by a board of directors, a paid staff of two, an advisory committee and committee chairs.

The Festival president serves one year as vice-president before leading the board of directors.

Committee chairs serve two years as an assistant chairperson and two years as chairperson. Then they move on, some to advisory or director positions, others to another committee. This system brings freshness to the volunteer corps, continually bringing new ideas and methods into the fold.

Our leadership team's experience and community spirit make them the unsung heroes of the Festival. When you see them running around the Festival sporting their orange logo shirts, give them a wave. Their goal is to throw the best party around. If you enjoy it, let them know.

Board of Directors

Mike Zukowski

President

Todd Trekell

Vice President

Randy Wong

Secretary

Jim Buessing

Treasurer

David Reynolds

Past President

Cindy Fellows

Director

George Minerva

Director

Shawn Keck

Director

John Zekanoski

Director

Garlic Festival Staff

Brian Bowe

Executive Director

Nancy Gallo

Receptionist

Advisory Committee

Cindy Fellows

Chair

Ariele Combs

Assistant Chair

Dirk Bible
Daniel Gilleland
Aaron Bembry
Alannah Radtke
Doug Stewart
Lisa Sheedy
Ed Sauceda
Hugh Davis

Committee Chairs

Dorien Koene

Arts and Crafts

Michael Davis

BBQ Competition

Kim Beckley

Central

Brandi Barnes

Children's Area

William Maquinalez, Jr.

Communications

Bernhard Szilagyi

Emergency Services

Sheena Link

Entertainment

Joe Gozzo

Garlic Grove

Craig Miner

Gourmet Alley

Mike Wanzong

Gourmet Alley

Debbie Bradshaw

Hub and Pub

Marta Maloney

Information

Stephen Parker

Parking

Lauren Mantani

Queen Pageant

Marcie Morrow

Recipe Contest

Cat Tucker

Refreshments

Tom Cline

Refuse

Christina Velasquez

Retail

Steve Ynzunza

Security

Jason Struzik

Signs

William Obeso

Sponsor Hospitality

Brian Calimpong

Tickets

René Arbizu

Traffic

Garry Offenberg

Transportation

Virginia Alegre

Utilities

Assistant Committee Chairs

Sharon Irby

Arts and Crafts

Courtney Blake

Central

Marsha Struzik

Children's Area

Woody Woodruff

Communications

Daniel Lozano

Emergency Services

Marah Kuwada

Entertainment

Jesus Arias

Garlic Grove

Brad Royston

Gourmet Alley

Trevor Van Laar

Gourmet Alley

Andora Salcido

Hub and Pub

Daniel Harney

Information

Troy Swartzle

Parking

Katie Alatorre

Queen Pageant

Denise Buessing

Recipe Contest

Nikki Dequin

Recipe Contest

Michelle Adams

Refreshments

Ethan Cline

Refuse

Martin Camarillo

Retail

Rebecca Driggers

Security

Drake Longaker

Signs

Fortune Gonzales

Sponsor Hospitality

Antoinette Bowe

Tickets

Julio Romero

Traffic

Dave Hill

Utilities

Associate Committee Chairs & Coordinators

Elaine Bonino

Garlic Braiding

Bill Christopher

Garlic Topping

Brent Jenkins

IT

Katherine Filice

Promotions

Ryan Hollar

Security

Kerry Harris

Transportation

Vince Whitmer

Water and Ice