Andy Kottkamp - 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.
Deanna Bollinger - Asst. Director General
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.
Lori Reed - Program Director
Lori began her insurance career as a commercial lines underwriter in 1983. She has been in sales with Mitchell, Reed & Schmitten Insurance Inc. since 1988 and currently writes all lines of insurance at the agency with a specialty in commercial and non-profit insurance. Lori enjoys learning about her customer’s businesses and designing a program that fits their needs. Lori and her husband Mike have three children, Jeff, Lauren, and Christine. Lori does a lot of volunteer work with Wenatchee Central Lions Club and the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. In her free time she enjoys playing the piano, yoga, mystery/suspense novels, and spending time with her 3 Yorkie puppies – Marley, Missy, and Charlie. When it’s time for vacation, you can find Lori in Cabo San Lucas with her family.
Brad is a sales manager for Columbia Distributing in Wenatchee. Born and raised here in the Wenatchee Valley, he participated in many Apple Blossom parades dating back to 1972. One year Brad was chosen by Emmett Kelley the Clown to ride down the parade route with him. Brad married Lisa Pollock in 1989 and has been volunteering for Apple Blossom ever since. He and Lisa have two children; Chase and Carly. Brad enjoys golfing, skiing, helping others, and rooting on his beloved Seattle Mariners.
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,
Adele Haley - 100th Festival Banquet
Adele was a 1974 Apple Blossom Princess, an Apple Blossom Board Member from 2004 -2012, and has joined our board again for the 2017 Apple Blossom Festival. Adele has not only been a board member for Apple Blossom, she was Director General in 2012, a 2013 & 2014 Chaperone, Chaired: Booster Pins, Prime Parade Seating, and the Queens Ball. Adele's service to the Festival does not stop there, she has volunteered for our Annual Auctions, Youth Parade Information Booth, and in our Apple Blossom Office. In her spare time Adele is employed by Confluence Health!
Alex Haley - Blossoms & Brews
Alex chaired the 1st Annual Blossoms & Brews event in 2012. The event was a huge success and in four short years has grown to four days and has become one of the Festival's most anticipated events. Alex has a BA in Marketing & Business Administration from Western Washington University and a Craft Beer Trade Certificate from Central Washington University. Alex puts on the local Comedy Festival each year.
Linda Haglund - Youth Parade
Linda has been involved with the Festival for over 20 years and served as the 2009 Director General. She has also served on many committees including Grand Parade, Merchandise and Awards & Banners, just to name a few. For the last 8 years Linda has chaired the Youth Parade and is looking forward to her 9th year. Linda is the Executive Director for the Wenatchee Downtown Association and serves on the Museum Board.
L. Erik Holmberg, DDS
Erik grew up in Seattle, a graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dr. Holmberg spent the first 10 years of his career in Issaquah. In 2001, Dr. Holmberg, his wife, Kristen (a graduate of Wenatchee High School), and four children moved to Wenatchee where he began meeting the dental needs of families in North Central Washington and is proud to Wenatchee his home.
Dr. Holmberg and his wife have immersed themselves into the community in the past 17 years. They have been deeply involved in the community by sponsoring and volunteering their time for the Boys Scouts of America, Rotary, Mission Ridge Ski Team, Wenatchee High School and the Central Washington Hospital Foundation, various youth sporting teams and Stage Kids. Erik looks forward to the year ahead volunteering on the Apple Blossom Board. Dr. Holmberg is a proud sponsor of the "Congeniality" scholarship award for the pageant as well as sponsoring the Beer Garden during festival. Cheers!
Julie Kuntz - 100th Festival Banquet
Julie was a 1974 Apple Blossom Queen. Julie's dedication to Apple Blossom dates back to her being President of The Past Royalty Association from 1995-2002. Julie was a Festival Board member from 1998-2000 and has rejoined our board this festival season. Julie has been a Junior Royalty Chaperone, chaired Booster Pins and was Director General in 2006. Julie has also been the Eastmont High School Royalty Advisor from 1996-present! Julie has one son, daughter and her daughter in - law.
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
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 wants to live in a world filled with strong communities, books that come bundled with Toblerone chocolate bars, and a force field around her black pants that repels dog hair and sticky-fingered toddlers. Julie is employed as a project coordinator with SCJ Alliance. She is an active board member of Wenatchee Central Lions and past President of Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild. Julie co-emceed the 2017 Apple Blossom Pageant and will also emcee for 2018. She volunteers for the Youth Parade and with Solomon's Porch. She and her partner, Chris Avey, are raising three amazing and brilliant boys (she's a little biased); Kenon, Spencer and Declan. Living with all boys (even their dog is male) means Julie spends a LOT of time in the bleachers at football, basketball and soccer games. She is greatly looking forward to the vibrant spirit of community, parades, funnel cakes and, of course, all the pageantry that Apple Blossom brings!