I love to put my programming and people skills to work for the North Central Florida Blues society. I like to focus on constant small, incremental changes to continuously improve our member offerings. My background in application development and design has allowed us to offer our members a new website, improved email newsletters, and improved feedback through the use of email surveys.
I’ve sat on the blues society board for four years and have held the position of vice president for the past three years. The blues is changing. It’s no longer stagnant and it’s my desire to help it grow.
Richard is currently the Concert & Event Stage Manager and also serves as Treasurer for the North Central Florida Blues Society. Richard has an extensive professional concert touring and event background, and is an active musician and sound engineer in the North Central Florida Area.
Deborah Mills is currently serving in her second year as Secretary of the NCFBS and is proud and excited to be a part of this great organization that is run by all volunteers.
Deb is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Financial Aid at Santa Fe College where she has been employed for 26 years. She plans to retire in the near future and hopes to spend more time doing the things she loves including Blues society business.
Deb Mills is a hard worker and a friendly face. You will see her at most electric Blues jams and events where she sometimes works the door or the merchandise table. Deb would be honored to have your vote for Secretary of the NCFBS.
Barbara Armbrecht has been a Board of Directors member for three years and is also a blues musician. She has represented NCFBS twice at the IBC in Memphis and also has been responsible for the Blues In The Schools Program for the past three years.
Rob is happy to provide the Society with a historical perspective, having served on the Board for nine years, in roles including Secretary, Vice President, and President. Rob also books national and international Blues artists for North Central Florida area concerts, with an eye on showcasing not only the many different styles that exist under the umbrella of Blues, but also to bring the finest talent to the area, acts that area residents would otherwise have to travel to see perform live.
Alan Yeatter is an award winning musician/songwriter. Performing in genres ranging from americana to indie rock from the age of 16, in 2006 he returned to his first musical love, the blues, joining the Used Blues Band. After reforming as Root Redemption, the band is still going strong. In 2010 his composition “Palm Reader Blues”was named “Blues Song of the Year” in the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards. He has been a member of the North Central Florida Blues Society since 2006 and has served on the NCFBS board since 2012, acting as treasurer in 2014 and 2015.
As a kid of the 50’s I got infected with the blues virus when listening to Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee jobbing for a local concert promoter – then I got overrun by the British Blues Movement, J.Mayall’s Bluesbreaker with Clapton, Fleetwood Mac and Chicken Shack, just to name a few – then later on Hendrix, Allman Brothers – and not to forget the then younger artists like SRV, Fabulous T-Birds – a very electrifying influence that created my picture of how to understand the blues as a positive energy. Positive energy guided me through my business live as a successful Marketing guy, through changes in relocating my life from Europe to the U.S. and coming up with the wish to be an active part of the GNV music scene and Blues Society to the very point, that I represent this “family” in the IBC in Memphis.
I’m Fernando “Rico” Morales. I have been involved with the NCFBS since inception of the blues society. I would like to be considered for a position on the board. I would bring enthusiasm, knowledge and a willingness to participate and help with the various activities of the society.
I’m gregarious and very easy to approach. I love participating at the Blues Jams and all the folks who have been coming out all theses years.
I was a past board member since the inception as well as President of the society in 2010.
I participated in most events as well as being spokesperson for the society at various venues and radio.
My interest in the Blues goes way back to my teenage years and more so after living in the Mississippi Delta during the late seventies and early eighties.
The bands I’ve been associated with are The Unusual Suspects, Groovy Blu and currently with the Tuff Times Band.