Meet Jennifer Stephens

snapshot of Jennifer StephensJennifer StephensJennifer Stephens joins our Festival staff for the 2017 season as the new Outreach Coordinator and logistics planner. Jennifer brings over 20 years of experience working with businesses and non-profit organizations. Most recently Jennifer worked as the Senior Director of Marketing for The Wilderness Society, a national non-profit conservation organization. As the Outreach Coordinator, Jennifer will support the Festival and develop further opportunities for concerts and partnerships with local businesses, non-profits and community organizations.  She will also manage the Festival’s business operations during the offseason.

Jennifer and her family are new to the valley, having moved here from Seattle in the fall of 2015 with her husband Mike McClane and son Cash. Cash is a junior at Liberty Bell High School, and the family enjoys the natural beauty and recreational opportunities the Methow provides.

“I am honored to work with such a great and dedicated team,” said Jennifer. “The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival represents so much of what we love about this community—individuals, families and organizations coming together to experience internationally renowned artists in such a beautiful and natural setting. The Festival is such a great way to bring together the community and celebrate this amazing place and inspire creativity.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Jennifer to the Festival,” said Liz Johnson, Executive Director of the Methow Valley Music Festival. “Her experience with non-profits and her passion for the arts and environment are a perfect fit for our organization.”