MISSION: One Reel fuels civic pride through signature experiences that foster growth & development of community and the arts.
VISION: Audiences are exposed and connected to diverse and progressive arts & cultural ideas.
Marty Griswold: Executive Director
Wendy Fairbanks: Executive Officer of Giving & Development
Leigh Bezezekoff: Project Manager, Bumbershoot Essential Programming
Serene Hastings: Project Manager, Career Days + Special Projects
Stephen Anunson: Programming/Special Projects
Simon Shaw: Admin Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator
Sheila Siden: Community Outreach
Sarah Kinney: Public Relations
Erin Craver: Accountant
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Elisheba Johnson: Public Art Program Project Manager, City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture
Mikhael Mei Williams: Marketing, Arts + Entertainment Division, Vulcan Inc.
Jacob Brownfield: VP, Business Operations, OppenheimerFunds
Stephen Cugier: VP, Orion Commercial Partners
Jerry Chiang: Counsel, Apple iTunes
Erik Guttridge: Sales Representative, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of WA
Gabriel Kangas: Director, Corporate Controller, TUNE
Alex Daisley: COO, Hammer & Hand (Seattle) and co-owner of Stock & Pantry
BUMBERSHOOT TASK FORCE CONTRIBUTORS
Beth Barrett: Director of Programming, Seattle International Film Festival
Kate Becker: Director, Seattle Office of Film + Music
Stesha Brandon: Community Leader
Calandra Childers: Communications Director, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Kevin Cole: Senior Director of Programming/Host of the Afternoon Show, KEXP
Meli Darby: Talent Buyer, The Crocodile | Founder, ReignCity
Mark F. Dederer: Executive Director, Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Randy Engstrom: Director, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Kelli Faryar: Programs Director, Northwest Folklife and Seattle Children's Festival
Elisheba Johnson: Public Art Program Project Manager, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Marc Avery Jones: Director of Marketing and Business Development, Seattle Center
Jenny Ku: Event Coordinator, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Karen J Lane: Executive Director, Theatre Puget Sound
Tim Lennon: Executive Director, The Vera Project
Jan Levy: Executive Director, Leadership Tomorrow
Tonya Lockyer: Artistic Director, Velocity Dance Center
Will Ludlam: General Manager, Edelman Seattle
DeVon Manier: President and Sr. Talent Manager, Sportn’ Life Music Group
Jody McKinley: Principal, the1175 | Chair, Seattle Music Commission
Kate Montgomery: Board Member, SketchFest | Annex Theatre
Larry Reid: Curator, Fantagraphics
John Roderick: Singer/Songwriter
Michael Seiwerath: Director of Community Programs and External Relations, Capitol Hill Housing
Beth Spencer: Events Manager, Seattle Children’s Museum
Mikhael Williams: Marketing, Arts & Entertainment Division, Vulcan Inc.
Sharon N. Williams: Managing Director, Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas
Tracey Wickersham: Director of Cultural Tourism, Visit Seattle
Karen Gates Hildt
It started with six actors, a 1931 Model A truck with a fold-down stage, a few basic props and costumes, and a passion for transforming public spaces into extraordinary events. For over four decades, One Reel has produced a wide array of educational, cultural and artistic events with Bumbershoot being its most iconic.
Since 1972, One Reel has been involved with Bumbershoot. In 1980 the City of Seattle hired the organization to produce the Festival and in 1995, One Reel started to produce the Festival independently. In various years over the last decade, One Reel has worked with AEG Live to produce the event.
One Reel's projects are propelled by deep and meaningful community partnerships with arts and civic organizations. City of Music Career Day, a unique arts and education program for high school students, is made possible through partnerships with EMP Museum, the Seattle Music Commission, the Seattle Office of Film and Music, and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. Students are provided free and direct access to music industry professionals through individual mentor sessions, inspiring interviews and panel discussions, engaging workshops, and intimate performances.
One Reel is grateful to current and past staff, board members and volunteers for their contributions, hard work and support. A special thanks to former One Reeler and Founder, Normann Langill, for making a lasting and positive impact on our region's cultural landscape.
EVENT PRODUCING HISTORY
Seattle Art Museum’s Black & White Ball, 1996, 1998, 2000
Jammin’ Arts Fest, 1998
Experience Hendrix Project, 1997
The Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Festival, 1995
LoDo Music Festival, 1993–2004 (co-produced)
Goodwill Arts Festival, 1990
Involved with Bumbershoot since 1972
Career Day, Since 2012
Family 4th at Lake Union, 1992–2012
Teatro ZinZanni, 1998–2011
Emerald City Search, 2010–2012
Summer Nights Concert Series, 1991 – 2005
The Boeing Dreamliner Arts Festival, 2005
US Tour of Shochiku’s Grand Kabuki Theatre, 1990, 2005
WOMAD USA, 1998–2000
Reminisce with the Posters and Lineups of each Festival since 1972!