Our Team

The Emberlight Festival is a volunteer-driven organization.  

Each summer over 150 volunteers dedicate thousands of hours to our mission to provide affordable, life-enhancing experiences for our community in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  From our Board of Directors to our ushers, production personnel, marketing team, and every other facet of the organization — volunteers are the lifeblood of Emberlight and we are most grateful for their commitment.

Board of Directors

  • Lori Booth
    President
  • Andrea Bergman
  • Cindy Franck
    Creative Producer
  • Karen Mallum
    Vice-President
  • Susie Filippo
  • Miles Mykkanen
    Artistic Director (ex officio)
  • Jeanne Graham
    Treasurer
  • Amber Hollenbeck
  • Colton Pometta
    Film Festival Director (ex officio)
  • Judy Holst
    Secretary
  • Gina Thorsen

Volunteer Team Leaders

  • Scott Bordner
    Building
  • JoAnn Fleming
    Production
  • Jeanne Graham
    Tickets
  • Al Harrison
    Technical
  • Andrea Harrison
    Beautification
  • Karen Mallum
    Performance Infusions
  • Mary Jo Mykkanen
    Ambassadors
  • Sandy Patrick
    Beautification
  • Connie Pricco
    Film Festival
  • Kathy Santini
    Hospitality
  • Sandy Sharp
    Graphic Design
  • Ted Stevens
    Technical
  • Gina Thorsen
    Ambassadors
  • Betsy Wesselhoft
    Photography

Want to become an Emberlight volunteer? Find out more!