Mark Lewis - DIRECTOR GENERAL
Mark is the owner of Columbia Pet Service in Wenatchee. Mark has volunteered for the Festival for over 30 years on various committees and has previously served a term on the Board. He helped build the first stage for Entertainment in the Park and is the "go-to" guy for the girls in the office. Mark and his wife Kathy Fortner have been members of the Wenatchee Applarians since 1989 and he served as "The Amazing Mark" in 2013 when Kathy was the Applarian Chancellor.
Andy Kottkamp - Asst. Director General
Andy is a partner at Kottkamp & Yedinak, LLPC. Andy moved here in 1991 with his wife Tam and three children. He immediately became involved with the Wenatchee Central Lions Club and in turn with the Apple Blossom Festival Royalty Pageant. Andy was Emcee for this event and shortly after served on the Festival Board of Directors and Executive Committee. After completing his term Andy became involved in many other community foundations and councils. Andy has now returned to the Festival Board and is slotted to be Director General in 2018.
Deanna Bollinger - Program Director
Deanna is the owner of Nancy's Party Rentals and began volunteering with the Festival in 1992 when she started selling Festival t-shirts to all the local banks for "Festival Fridays". Since then, she has been a Director for the Pageant, Chairperson for the Auction, and volunteering on the Youth Day, Youth Parade, Grand Parade, Beer Garden, Art 4 Kidz, and Golf Tournament. She is also the "Queen of Logistics" for Memorial Park. She graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Public Relations. Deanna loves to bring fluff and foof to all our events and always does a great job!!! She has two daughters and lives in East Wenatchee.
Craig Field - Auction Co-Chair
Craig is an agent/broker at Mitchell, Reed & Schmitten Insurance. Craig has been involved with the Festival since 2007. He was Pageant Emcee in 2008 & 2009 and has continued to be a part of the Pageant Crew ever since. He has also served on the Blossoms & Brews committee and has been a Parade Marshal for many years. This year, he is in charge of Parade Marshals for the Grand Parade. Craig is a past vice president and an active member of the Wenatchee Central Lions Club and he is also a member of the Wenatchee Golf & Country Club. Craig is a die-hard Coug and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Risk Management and Insurance. He and his wife Trisha live in East Wenatchee and have two children.
Nannette FIshbourne - Board Member
Nannette has been volunteering for the Festival for over 15 years as a Parade Marshal for both the Youth and Grand Parades. Most recently she organizes the banners & awards for the Grand Parade and loves it!! Nannette is retired from her job in Inventory Control for Safeway, where she worked for 36 years. For 36 years, Nannette has volunteered as a Fitness Instructor for the YMCA. She and her husband, Bill, have one son and one granddaughter and live in Wenatchee,
Anthony McCarty - Merchandise
Anthony is employed by CMI Fruit. He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in Business & Marketing. Anthony is the President of the Wenatchee Valley Sports Foundation and an active member of the Wenatchee Central Lions Club. Anthony was the Pageant emcee in 2014 & 2015 and has since become the Festival merchandise chairperson. He and his wife, Megan just has their first beautiful baby girl and they all live in Wenatchee.
Danielle Ringler McKee - Board Member
Danielle recently moved back to the Wenatchee area after working in the hospitality industry in Seattle. She is currently the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth. Danielle graduated from Eastern Washington University and volunteered with the Festival in 2005-2008 on the Auction committee. She and her husband live in Wenatchee with their two children.
Julie Robinson - Board Member
Ceci is the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at Confluence Health. She received her AA from Lower Columbia College. Ceci and her husband, Greg, have been members of the Wenatchee Applarians since 2006 and both have been very involved in the Festival for a number of years and she will serve on the Mobile Meals Board through 2016. Ceci and her husband Greg have three children and two grandchildren and live in East Wenatchee.