An event is only as good as the people involved. Here are some of the folks behind the scenes.

Michael Pitts-Campbell


Flier subcommittee chairperson. Retired from law enforcement. Served 6 years as SOKF Treasurer. Also served a term as Chairperson. Ford Family Fdn. Leadership Class Graduate.




Erin Green


Senior at Brookings Harbor High School. 2nd year enrolled in Leadership class and second term as SOKF Secretary.

Tim Young


Volunteer for numerous non-profits. Worked at Les Schwab Warehouse, Inc. and Koret of California as a financial and IT manager.

Other members:

LaVeeta Bailey

LaVeeta has been a member of the Committee for the last four years and digs in to do more than her share of the ‘grunt work’ to make the Festival happen. She helps produce the fliers’ welcome dinner on Friday night and operates the Fliers’ and Volunteers’ Cafe on Saturday and Sunday. LaVeeta retired as a teacher’s aide from an elementary school and found the SOKF inspirational because of the children’s kite making workshops and bringing children outdoors at an early age to fly kites. She’s also an experienced kite watcher (“I love to watch kites as they are flying, all the different colors, shapes, and sizes”) and is a member of the AKA and the regional kite club.

Eleanor Cook

Eleanor, in addition to her full-time job, has been a member of the Committee for the last 4 years and manages and operates both the fliers’ welcome dinner on Friday night and the Fliers’ and Volunteers’ Cafe for Saturday’s and Sunday’s lunches.

Kathy Neuman

Chairperson for Auction Banquet subcommittee. Retired from 25 years as a travel counselor. Served two terms as Secretary.

Victor Ortega

Retired to Brookings in late 2015 and immediately volunteered for the SOKF. Second year on Committee and second year as chairperson of Traffic Safety subcommittee.

Marihelen Pitts-Campbell

Fourth term as Volunteer subcommittee chairperson. Retired educator. Ford Family Fdn. Leadership Class graduate.

Roberta Black


Vickee DeLadurantey


Ron Gibian


Cindy Thrall


Steve O’Brien

Founder of the Southern Oregon Kite Festival, Steve proudly serves as the festival historian.