WESTERN FOLKLIFE CENTER INC
501 RAILROAD STREET, ELKO, NV 89801 www.westernfolklife.org

Total Revenue
$1,593,748
Total Expenses
$1,904,281
Net Assets
$4,802,523

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE WESTERN FOLKLIFE CENTER IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING, PRESENTING, AND PRESERVING THE DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAN WEST. WE CELEBRATE THE WISDOM, ARTISTRY, AND INGENUITY OF WESTERN FOLKWAYS THROUGH EXHIBITIONS, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, NATIONAL RADIO, AND TELEVISION PROGRAMS, RESEARCH AND PRESERVATION PROJECTS, OUR WEBSITE, AND OUR PREMIER EVENT, "THE NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING". WE NURTURE CONNECTIONS AMONG RURAL AND RANCHING CULTURES GLOBALLY, EXPLORING UNIVERSAL THEMES IN WORKING TRADITIONS, AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION, WHICH WE BELIEVE ARE VITAL LINKS TO THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST.

"THE NATIONAL COWBOY POETRY GATHERING" IS A GRAND CELEBRATION OF WESTERN PEOPLE, THEIR LIFESTYLES AND TRADITIONS. AS JANUARY TURNS TO FEBRUARY, COWBOYS, RANCHERS, RURAL AND URBAN PEOPLE TRAVEL EN MASSE TO THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF ELKO, NEVADA, TO JOIN WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ALL THOSE WHO SHARE THEIR LOVE OF RURAL LIFE IN THE WEST. TOGETHER, THEY LISTEN TO POETRY AND MUSIC, LEARN ABOUT COWBOY CULTURE IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD, EXPERIENCE GREAT ART, WATCH WESTERN FILMS, LEARN A CRAFT, AND GATHER TOGETHER TO EAT, DRINK AND SWAP STORIES. FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE - BOTH RURAL AND URBAN - HAVE MADE THIS PILGRIMAGE TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

MERCHANDISE SALES - THE CENTER MAINTAINS A YEAR-ROUND CULTURAL CENTER IN THE HISTORIC PIONEER HOTEL BUILDING LOCATED IN ELKO, NEVADA, FROM WHICH IT PROVIDES CULTURAL EVENTS AND MERCHANDISE SALES TO BOTH MEMBERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO FACILITATE A YEAR-ROUND EXPERIENCE, UNDERSTANDING, AND APPRECIATION OF THE DIVERSE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAN WEST.

CULTURAL PROGRAMS AND OTHER EVENTS ARE ACTIVITIES, WHICH INCLUDES A MUSEUM, EXHIBITS, AND REVOLVING COLLECTIONS TO ENHANCE AND PROMOTE THE COWBOY CULTURAL HERITAGE.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Kristin WindbiglerEXECUTIVE DI40$155,745
James KelleyTREASURER3$0
Preston WrightTRUSTEE3$0
Tiffany TibertiTRUSTEE3$0
Patrick SullivanTRUSTEE3$0
Gail SteigerTRUSTEE3$0
Jerry M SnyderTRUSTEE3$0
Reed SimmonsTRUSTEE3$0
David RichmondTRUSTEE3$0
Vess QuinlanTRUSTEE3$0
Leslie ParraguirreTRUSTEE3$0
John MuragliaTRUSTEE3$0
H Russell McmullenTRUSTEE3$0
Cassandra JosephTRUSTEE3$0
Richard HorneTRUSTEE3$0
Annie HatchVICE CHAIR3$0
George Gund IvTRUSTEE3$0
Rob DonderoVICE CHAIR3$0
Denise CashmanTRUSTEE3$0
John BreternitzTRUSTEE3$0
Jesselie AndersonTRUSTEE3$0
Scott HansenSECRETARY3$0
Paul CaudillCHAIRMAN3$0

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