Miles Thompson has worked in the nonprofit arena for 35 years, with a career that includes performing arts, education, and human services. In 2019, he received his Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership from La Salle University. He is also a songwriter and guitarist who has performed in the Philadelphia area for over two decades, most recently with Rock Salt and Nails and the Miles Thompson Band. He has performed on the programmed stages of the Philadelphia Folk Festival and as a leader of the official Campfires and the Front Porch Stage. Miles has volunteered at the Festival for over twenty years, and has raised his children as “Fest Babies”.
As a life-long collector and performer of folksongs, Miles is deeply committed to the mission of the Folksong Society, and desires to bring his education and experience to the Board of the Philadelphia Folksong Society, wishing to expand the work of the Society within Philadelphia, and helping to guide the organization during this challenging period of growth and opportunity.