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Sisters Folk Festival welcomes new education manager


The Sisters Folk Festival said Tuesday they are thrilled to welcome Kelley Moen as their new education program manager.

Here’s their news release announcing the selection:

Kelley brings her enthusiasm and understanding of the Sisters School District to the position, and will help integrate and sustain SFF programming in the schools. In addition, she will assist Creative Director Brad Tisdel in festival production and artist management, and she brings her experience as a professional writer to the community-based education programs.

“With the Americana Project, the Americana Luthier program, Americana Song Academy and Song Academy for Youth, seven different guest artists in the schools the week of the festival, and programming in all three schools, there is a lot of integration that takes place for the unique and innovative offerings Sisters Folk Festival. We are immensely excited to get Kelley immersed in program management as quickly as possible,” says Tisdel.

Moen has recently been co-owner and principal writer for Catch Magazine, an international online fly-fishing magazine she runs with her husband, Todd Moen. The publication is seen in 165 countries worldwide. For the past five years, Moen has consistently volunteered in the Sisters Elementary School, has excellent relationships with teachers and staff, and will bring a joyful approach to programming through SFF. Her experience and skills are an excellent match for her responsibilities with the organization.

“As the Studio to School initiative is taking hold in the schools, and we are on our fifth year of a five-year initiative, the timing couldn’t be better to bring a skilled and talented program manager onto our team. We continue to develop our partnership and programs during the school day and after school, and Kelley will help sustain and grow what we do to serve the community better,” says Tisdel.

Moen says, “I truly value the arts and music opportunities Sisters Folk Festival provides for our community, particularly for students in the Sisters School District. My own children have experienced these programs, so I see first-hand what a powerful and positive impact it has on kids’ education and development as they grow up in this town. It’s an honor to join Sisters Folk Festival as the education program manager, and I’m thrilled to begin working with all the people who make these programs possible.”

As a resident of Sisters for the past 11 years, Kelley is eager to jump in and help facilitate a successful 2018 Sisters Folk Festival, while kicking off another great year of programming in the schools.

For info on the upcoming 2018 Sisters Folk Festival, Sept. 7-9, program and artist information, please visit

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