It takes a village...
Thanks to many volunteers, donors, sponsors, artists, workshop participants & guests, as well as dedicated board & staff members past and present, Arts Tamworth has brought dynamic arts programming to this region of NH for 50 years.
Arts Tamworth Executive Director Carly Goss is a self-proclaimed introvert who can't keep from diving into social situations headfirst. A Sacred Harp enthusiast of twenty years, Carly learned to sing as a teenager using shaped-notes, and has been "singing loud" ever since. Drawn also to cloth and tactile things, she holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fibers from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she learned to weave, to draw, to dye... to make. For thirteen years she called Baltimore City home. There she found her passion--both independently and as President of the Charm City Craft Mafia--for creating space for art & music and connecting makers with unexpected partners, audiences and venues. Singing, weaving, and supporting her community of artists is what makes Carly tick--she also makes a mean latte and bakes a small truckload of bread each day. Since August 2016 Carly has divided her time between her position as Executive Director of Arts Tamworth, baking loaves at Vintage Baking Company in Glen, leading Thursday night Sacred Harp singings at Whitney Community Center in Jackson, working on her Bartlett-based hand weaving business, and chipping away at the never ending renovation project she and her partner call home.
Board President and School Liaison Jessie Dubuque grew up in rural northern Vermont, where she developed a passion and appreciation for small community art and culture. As a parent of a young child in pastoral NH, she recognized the value of inspiring and empowering the rural community through exposure to diverse cultures and art forms. She is a lover of the natural world and shares that passion with her 6 year old daughter, Morgan. She works as a wildlife biologist and practices sustainable living, hiking, camping and recreates outdoors with Morgan as much as possible.
Board Vice President | Lisa Thompson
Board Treasurer Kate Lambert is a cook, hiker, baker and knitter who lives in Fryeburg, Maine with her partner, Andrew. Hailing from downeast Maine, she is excited to jump into such a robust arts program and get involved with her greater community!
Board Secretary | Diana Evans
Board Member | Julia Howell
Board Member Raetha Stoddard co-founded some of the pioneering music venues in the area, the beloved Drylongso Coffee House Productions Company, North Atlantic Arts Alliance and the Ossipee Valley Music Festival, leading the way for more listening ‘room’ options for music lovers. She was first on the local radio station doing voice overs at the age of 7 and is known today as the Voice of the Valley on WMWV 93.5 ‘music without boundaries’. Most all her work life has been spent in the non-profit sector. She is currently the executive director of Starting Point, a Carroll County agency that provides free and confidential services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. In between real work she was a hiking guide for nearly 20 years; old habits die hard so if you mention that you're looking for a local hike she’ll likely strap on a pack loaded with trail munchies and drag you off into the woods. She claims to have never lost a hiker….yet.
Volunteer Program Committee
Former Board Vice President and current Program Committee member Andy Davis lives with his wife and daughter in Albany, in the shadow of Mt. Chocorua, where for the past 15 years he has co-directed the World Fellowship Center, an educational family camp and retreat center dedicated to peace and social justice. His passionate avocation is storytelling, and he dreams of a day when he will be a post-carbon, itinerant bicycling storyteller. Read lots more about him at andydavisstoryteller.com.
Program Committee Member | Shana Aisenberg
Program Committee Member | Mitch Alden