Meet Team Starfest

Starfest is made possible by a team of dedicated volunteers who bring their unique talents to create the best possible program each year.  Team Starfest consists of a Core Team and an extended team.  The core team is responsible for planning the event, arranging for speakers, preparing the brochure, processing registrations, and looking after the host of other details that ensures that Starfest runs smoothly.

Core Team

Team Starfest Structure
Team Coordinator: Ken Knox
Program
Team Leader: Heide DeBond
Registration
Team Leader: Enid Comars
Logistics
Team Leader: Richard McWatters
  • Speakers
    • Heide DeBond
    • Cathy McWatters
    • Elizabeth Doucette
  • Imaging Salon
    • Dave Dev
  • Vendors
    • Rob Lennox
  • Bring Home the Bacon Award
    • Andreas Gada
  • AstroTent
    • Ramesh Pooran
  • Sky Tour
    • Frank Dempsey
  • Friday Night at the Movies
    • Elizabeth Doucette
  • Swap Table
    • Ken Knox
  • Pre-Registration
    • Enid Comars
  • Onsite Registration
    • Rosemary Kelsch
    • Kathleen Crawford-Slover
  • Post Starfest Processing
    • Heide DeBond
  • Database
    • Richard McWatters
  • River Place Liason
    • Glenn Slover
  • Starfest Contact
  • Artwork, Brochure
    • Louise McCauley
    • Peter Curley
  • Promotional Items
    • Elizabeth Doucette
    • Rosemary Kelsch
    • Louise McCauley
  • Social Media Coordinator
    • Malcolm Park
  • Facebook Moderators
    • Ken Knox
    • Mark Fitkin
    • Mark Kaye
  • Audio/Video
    • Bill Crutwell
    • John Merchant
  • Webmaster
    • David Ledger
  • Supplier Coordinator
    • Glenn Slover
  • Finance
    • Glenn Slover
  • Strategic Planning
    • Andreas Gada
    • Andrew Brownbill
    • Bill Cruttwell
    • Cathy McWatters
    • Dave Ledger
    • David Dev
    • Elizabeth Doucette
    • Enid Comars
    • Frank Dempsey
    • Glenn Slover
    • Heide DeBond
    • John Merchant
    • Ken Knox
    • Louise McCauley
    • Luke McCauley
    • Marianne Cruttwell
    • Peter Curley
    • Ramesh Pooran
    • Rick Kelsch
    • Rick McWattters
    • Robert Lennox
    • Rosemary Kelsch
    • Tony Ward

Extended Team

During Starfest another crew joins the team.  Most Starfest Helpers are NYAA members but anyone is welcome to join the team and help.  If you are interested in lending a hand please .
Starfest Helpers are identified by a unique Logistics Team t-shirt.  Some of the tasks performed by the helpers include:

  • Mailing of brochures
  • Preparing registration kits
  • staffing the registration desk
  • setting up the stage, and chairs inside the tents
  • running the electrical cables into the field
  • covering the lights in public areas with red plastic
  • helping with the Sky Tour
  • helping with Kidfest
  • putting up signage
  • moderating the sessions

Starfest Helpers

  • Murray Romisher
  • Brian O'Rourke
  • Bonnie Bird
  • Stephanie Choquette
  • Margueret Bernier
  • Elaine Dos Santos
  • Tony Dos Santos
  • Janet Ward
  • Andrew Waring
  • Mark Kaye
  • Joan Masterson
  • Liisa
  • Cheryl Dawson
  • Pat McLaren
  • Cindy, Brenda and Dan