2019 ADF Elections

ADF Elections 2019

Greetings ADF Druids!

Following are the Candidate Bios and Responses to Questions.  Ballots for the election are sent out on March 15th, and must be received by April 15th. Newly elected officers take office on May 1st.

I would encourage you to carefully read all the biographical statements, candidate responses to the questions you, the membership, have asked, and don’t hesitate to ask candidates followup question directly.  You can go to this page and click on the candidate’s name to email them directly (you will need to be logged in to the ADF website).

Thanks for being an active and informed participant in our election process!

~ Rev. Jan Avende


Questions for Candidates


Candidate Responses

These are organized by position, with each position being a separate post.

  • ArchDruid:
    • Rev. Melissa Ashton
    • Rev. Jean Pagano (Drum)  – late response received




  • Regional Druids:
    • Canada East:
      • Brain Larter – no response received
    • Canada West:
      • Diane Cacciato
    • Europe:
      • Rev. Ellie Lazzaro – no response received
    • Heartland:
      • Laura Cottrell (Lynn Ryn) – no response received
      • Dave Kleinschimdt (Thexalon)
      • Victoria Laughlin-Carares
    • Northeast:
      • Echo Summer-Berson
    • Northwest:
      • Michael Riley – no response received
    • Southwest:
      • Rev Gwernin Grove (GR) – no response received
    • Upper Midwest:
      • Dale Frampton
      • John Lamb – no response received

Candidate Biographies

  • ArchDruid:
    • Rev. Melissa Ashton
    • Rev. Jean Pagano (Drum) –  late response received
  • Member’s Advocate:
    • Sara Finn
    • Brigette Evans
    • Erin Fallath
  • Non-Officer Director:
    • Desiree Cook
    • Julie Desrosiers
    • James Fielder (Pigeon)
  • Secretary:
    • Victoria Selnes
  • Regional Druids:
    • Canada East:
      • Brain Larter –  no response received
    • Canada West:
      • Diane Cacciato
    • Europe:
      • Rev. Ellie Lazzaro –  late response received
    • Heartland:
      • Laura Cottrell (Lynn Ryn) –  no response received
      • Dave Kleinschimdt (Thexalon)
      • Victoria Laughlin-Carares
    • Northeast:
      • Echo Summer-Berson
    • Northwest:
      • Michael Riley
    • Southwest:
      • Rev Gwernin Grove (GR)
    • Upper Midwest:
      • Dale Frampton
      • John Lamb –  no response received