Board of Directors

Timothy Duffy PRESIDENT

Founder and Executive Director of Music Maker Relief Foundation. He has a BA from Friends World College and MA from the Curriculum in Folklore at UNC Chapel Hill.

Denise Duffy

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Music Maker. She has a BA from Hampshire College and joined husband Tim in managing Music Maker after leaving a successful career in the fashion industry.

Catherine Elkins

Catherine Elkins is a Results Measurement & Impact Evaluation consultant from North Carolina. She is a longtime supporter of Music Maker and began working with staff in 2011 to develop a new results measurement strategy.

Saramel Evans

Saramel Evans lives in Charleston, SC. She is a yoga instructor and owner of the restaurant Gnome Cafe in Charleston, SC. Saramel joined the Music Maker board in 2012.

Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons is a songster and multi-instrumentalist from Arizona. As founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Dom has won one GRAMMY and was nominated for a second. Dom now travels the world as a solo artist sharing his style of traditional American music.

Jon C Porter

Congressman Jon Porter (Ret.) is a founding member and President/CEO of the Porter Group, a bipartisan government relations, lobbying, public affairs and business consulting firm. Jon built and ran a multi-million dollar insurance business and was elected to a variety of government and private sector leadership positions including three-terms as a United States Congressman.

Henry Slyker

Henry Slyker is a Financial Advisor with an MBA and a CLU from The Baltimore area. As a veteran, Henry is also involved with the VFW and the VA hospital system.

Rick Teller Treasurer

Rick Teller is a private investor, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2011.

Tom Wallack

Tom Wallack is a Senior Vice President with the Global Private Client Group of Merrill Lynch in New York City. Tom had been in the Financial services industry for the past 25 years. Prior to Merrill Lynch Tom worked for The Citibank Private bank also in New York City. In 2002 Tom started his own not for profit record company – Flying Horse Records- based in Brooklyn, NY; supporting local artists from start up to a major label signing.

Michael Goodmon

Mr. Goodmon leads one of the country’s most dynamic urban mixed-use developments, the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. As Vice President of Real Estate for Capitol Broadcasting Company, the campus’ owner and master developer, Michael manages the day-to-day activities of approximately 1,000,000 square feet of class A office, restaurant and retail space. Michael has assembled a multitude of complex Historic and New Market Tax Credit transactions. He earned a B.S. in Mathematical Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and a Masters in Trust and Investment Management from Campbell University.  His board service includes the City of Durham Workforce Economic and Employment Development, the Healing Place of Wake County, the Duke Catholic Leadership Counsel, the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce, CAHEC, Music Maker Relief Foundation and Bull City Forward.

Nick Loss-Eaton

Nick Loss-Eaton is a publicist residing in New York City. Nick previously worked for the PR agency Shore Fire Media and has since gone on to create his own PR firm. Nick assists Music Maker with anything PR related and helped Music Maker garner national press for our 20th anniversary.

Bill Puckett Secretary

Bill Puckett is an award-winning Creative Director and owner of Puckett & Associates Marketing. Together with Tim & Denise Duffy created New York Times noted campaign that included a 36 city Winston Blues Revival featuring Taj Mahal and many Music Maker artists.

Music Maker Advisory Board Member's B.B. King and Levon Helm have passed away. We will forever be grateful for their support of our mission.

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