*Artists & Agents:  Please read this page before contacting us about applying to perform at a Lotus event*


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Interim Executive Director : Denise Lessow
Booking Consultant (Festival 2019) : Rob Simonds – please contact for all booking inquiries
Development Director : Megan Hutchison
Outreach Director : Loraine Martin
Director of Facility and Volunteer Services: Tamara Loewenthal
Marketing Director : Sara Sheikh
Graduate Assistants: Katie Bethel, Camryn Greer
Interns (Fall 2018/Spring 2019): Tyra Pinto, Olivia Shoemaker

Please note that Lotus founder and former artistic director Lee Williams has retired.  For all booking inquiries, please contact Rob Simonds at rob@lotusfest.org

Board of Directors

Jillian Kinzie, chair
Laura Patterson, vice chair
Lauren J. Bryant, secretary
R. Scott Walters, treasurer
Kathy Aiken
Geoffrey Bradley
Scott Burgins
Tyron Cooper
Gavin Everett
Joyce Splann Krothe
Genevieve Pritchard
Jennifer Riley Simone
Bridget Rinehimer
Peg Stice
Denise Lessow, ex officio

Advisory Board

Danise Alano-Martin
Sandi Clark
Jane Clay
Doug Eibling
Bob Flynn
Candice Foss
Jan Grant
Kim Gray
Brandi Host
Deb Hutton
Sherry Knighton-Schwandt
Jim Krause
Laura Plummer
Shawn Reynolds
Michael Shermis

The mission of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation: To create opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore the diversity of the world’s cultures, through music and the arts. [est. 1994; 501(c)3 not-for profit]