Uriah Langmeyer hard at work on security & art at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
The Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors has accepted the resignation of longtime board member Elicia Burton of Boulder Creek, who has served the organization as president & treasurer, and as a key volunteer. Burton recently moved to her new home in Washington State, where she will continue to play her fiddle and enjoy bluegrass music. Thanks to Elicia for her many years of service!
To fill the remainder of her term, the board has appointed NCBS volunteer Uriah Langmeyer of Aptos.
Langmeyer was born in Sandpoint, ID, but has been a Santa Cruz area local since the age of 7 years. He attended high school in Soquel and is a graduate of Cabrillo College, where he served in student government at both the local and state levels as the Regional Vice-President of the California Student Association of Community Colleges. As such, he helped organize statewide representation for students to the California State Legislature and the higher education authorities. His college majors were in communications and political science.
Uriah Langmeyer & Leolani Stanley
Rebuilding homes in Peru.
Uriah has worked in the gig economy since long before there was a gig economy. His business, A Little Bit Of Everything, serves a wide variety of area clients in need of computer, construction, problem-solving, and other services. His loving partner in bluegrass volunteering and in life is Leolani Stanley. They have a 10-year-old daughter, Marissa. In the past, Uriah went on an extensive “walkabout,” including a stop in Peru to help rebuild homes damaged in a natural disaster and, of course, volunteering as a staff member at a number of South American music festivals.
Uriah’s family was not especially musically-inclined, although they enjoyed listening. His father is an architect specializing in sustainable building, while his mother is a manager in the hospitality industry. He has one brother in the field of medical administration.
Marissa, Leolani & Uriah -- A festival family memory.
Elicia Burton of Sequim, WA.
In Northern California, Uriah and Leolani have volunteered at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, the Strawberry Music Festival, and at the High Sierra Music Festival. Uriah’s plan for his board service includes a focus on NCBS volunteer recruitment and organizing, as well as upgrading the graphics work for the various Society festivals and other projects. He has also made a suggestion about expanding the age range of band bookings that has been accepted by the board. He looks forward to helping NCBS make a smooth inter-generational transition over the coming years, as projects are passed on to a brand new generation of bluegrass fans and volunteers.
When he is not working and doing bluegrass music volunteering, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and gardening, as well as pursuing his interest in all kinds of art. His philosophy is to live his life to give as much as possible to the community, but one that also furnishes what he needs for himself.