Sam Handley

Executive and Artistic Director

Sam Handley will expand his role this fall with Green Lake Festival of Music (GLFM) as Executive and Artistic Director after having served for several years on the Associate Board of Directors. Long involved in service and not-for-profit organizations as a donor, board member, volunteer, fund-raiser, and especially a performer and educator, Sam also brings his business education and training to his passion for furthering the mission of the Festival to entertain, inspire, and educate through musical performances and activities of the highest quality. Sam lives in Wisconsin and enjoys cooking, music, hiking, biking, and camping with his wife and daughter.

Deb MacKenzie


Deb MacKenzie brings vast experience to the Green Lake Festival as a musician, teacher, and administrator. In addition to her work at the Festival, she holds an appointment within Ripon College’s Department of Music. She works frequently as a collaborative pianist, working with vocalists, instrumentalists, choirs, and high school and college theatrical productions. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree (Music Therapy) from the University of Iowa and a Master of Music Degree (Piano Performance and Pedagogy) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kylar Kinyon