Board & Staff


The annual Waterfowl Festival is administered by a volunteer board of directors with support from a small staff and more than 60 volunteer committee chairpersons who oversee the 20 annual festival exhibits and events. The event and the Chairs are further assisted in their efforts by 1,500 community volunteers who make this community celebration possible.

Executive Committee

Kenneth M. Miller, President
Charles Wrightson, President Elect
Teddy Hoover, Vice President
Eric Milhollan, Vice President
Samuel “Butch” Townsend, Treasurer
Tom Buckmaster, Secretary
Cathy Fawell, At Large
Julie Susman, At Large

Board of Directors

Patricia Crane
Brice Gamber
Martha Horner
Jan Hynson
Kim Byington Newcomb
Dave Readmond
Dawn Ryan
Jerry Serie
Dave Tyler
Barbara Harr Watson



Waterfowl Festival’s executive and administrative staff help to ensure a successful Festival each year since this event is critical to fulfilling our mission of supporting waterfowl habitat creation, restoration and conservation in the region. Please contact staff via email or call the office at 410-822-4567.

Thea Beckering, Office Manager

Melodie Haufe, Finance Manager

Leslie Milby, Director of Events

To volunteer or get involved in the Festival, contact the Director of Events, Leslie Milby.