Key Volunteers

Board Members

Jen Bamesberger, Board President
“Dancing is great for your physical health and nourishes your spirit. If the corners of your mouth are pointing up, you’re doing it right!”


Craig MeltznerCraig Meltzner, Vice President & Assistant Treasurer
Safety & Epicenter committees, dance manager for Petaluma contra
“While we love dancing near-and-far, I’m happiest when I’m dancing with my friends locally in the North Bay and Bay Area. Come join us!”


Hideko OgaHideko Oga, Treasurer
English Country and Contra Dancer, Mad Robin Committee
“The original Sebastopol ECD caller, Lydee, invited me to Sunday dance around 1999. It took several years to get it. I did not understand the dances. I am a slow learner. Once started rolling, I haven’t stopped dancing ever since.”

Val McKamey, Secretary

Sarah LeeBoard Member
Contra Dancer, Family Dance Organizer

Bonnie Richardson, Board Member
Caller, ECD programmer for Napa

Chris StadickBoard Member
Contra Dancer, Programmer, and Co-manager

Dance Managers and Programmers

Petaluma Contra Dance

Jen Bamesberger, Programmer

Craig Meltzner & Tom Schwartz, Managers

Santa Rosa Contra Dance

Chris Stadick-Programmer

Karen Frazier & Chris Stadick-Managers

As manager Karen has these words for newcomers: Contra is probably the very best dance you can do as a newcomer to dance because it is so easy – you don’t need to keep the beat perfectly or really know anything and beginner lessons are free before each dance. You will absolutely NOT find a better group of people to learn with – the people are warm and welcoming. It is a great workout. It is just a ton of fun. It is very inexpensive for a great evening.

San Rafael Contra Dance

Jen Bamesberger-Programmer & Manager

Just 10 miles north of the Richmond-San Rafael bridge off Hwy 101, the San Rafael Contra is held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin at the top of a hill with an amazing view.  Let Jen know if you’d like to join the managing team or are up for subbing on occasion.

Sebastopol English Country Dance

Kalia Kliban-Programmer

Nationally renowned caller for English Country Dance and contra, programmer for the Sebastopol English dance, founder of Apple Tree Morris.

Tom Spittler and Kathy Woeltjen- Managers

Welcoming and gracious team for the Sebastopol series on Sundays, Mad Robin Ball committee and hosts




Cathy Clary-Webmaster

Mike Lee, Membership Coordinator