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