There are 3 nominees and 3 spots open for the FFOTM Board Elections in 2018. Only current FFOTM Members may vote, one vote per member. Votes must be received by Feb. 24, 2018.

There are 3 ways to vote:
• Vote with our online ballot at the bottom of this page
• Email your vote to
• Mail in your vote to FFOTM, PO Box 23366, Flagstaff, AZ 86002

Candidate Bios

Larry Peterson moved to Flagstaff in 1999 and was introduced to Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music in 2000. Before FFOTM Larry had never played traditional music. From 2000-2005 Larry worked with several music genres in town, FFOTM, the bedside music program, music for hospice as a volunteer and ran open mics at Charly’s and Bookmans. Larry also worked with FFOTM getting the Flagstaff Folk Festival going in the early years and was on the board of FFOTM for the first two years of the Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival.

Larry feels the opportunity for people to share and experience music is very special and often a magical thing; the Flagstaff Folk festival allows this experience to happen. Most recently, Larry has come forward and volunteered to be an integral part of the new organizing and management team for the Flagstaff Folk Festival and hopes to keep the tradition of the Folk Festival alive. Larry has always loved and supported local music in Flagstaff and hopes to continue for years to come.

Sheila Tomjack is a current member of FFOTM.  Sheila has been co-Safety Coordinator for Pickin’ in the Pines since 2015. Before moving to Flagstaff Sheila was on the planning committee for the Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Nebraska; a 6 day festival which brings in amateur, professional and big name comedians. Sheila also served on the Norfolk Women’s’ Chamber, with 1 term as President.  Sheila completed Leadership Norfolk in 2007 and was on the board for the Duluth Abuse Intervention Project as an event and curriculum consultant. Sheila has served on various other committees and boards over the years and currently serves as a member of the Coconino Community College Adult Education Board. If elected, Sheila will be a welcome addition to the FFOTM board bringing years of event and organizational experience.

Dr. Ken Collier is a 40 year resident of Flagstaff and a 10 year member of FFOTM. Ken is an active musician in the local music community with a special passion for roots, folk, and Americana music. He was formerly a lead guitarist in the blues band Have Mercy, and has been the mandolin and dobro player in the band High Nooners, who have played the Flagstaff Folk Festival, Flagstaff Folk Project, and competed the Pickin’ in the Pines band competition. Ken regularly plays bluegrass mandolin and Irish bouzouki in local jam sessions and actively participates in seasonal FFOTM campouts. Professionally speaking Ken was formerly an NAU computer science professor, and is currently a technical author, speaker, and technology consultant. Having greatly benefited from the efforts of current and previous FFOTM volunteers, Ken is eager to contribute his time and energy as a board member to help enable the ongoing growth and sustainability of FFOTM.

Please vote for 3 seats. You can vote by mail, email or our online voting.
Votes must be received by Feb. 24, 2018.

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