Board of Directors

SARAH SENDLBECK 
Founder

Sarah founded Folksy as an organization as a natural growth to her children's nature group that had been running since 2017. As a mother of 2, she has a desire to give children a deeply enriched, nurturing, and magical childhood. Folksy was dreamed up as a community where children and families could find a sense of slowness, connection, and seasonal joy. Sarah loves to travel and has been to 24 national parks, and can often be found in her studio making ceramics, felting, painting, and pouring candles.

JAMES ERNST
Treasurer

James is an entrepreneur with a passion for technology, theatre production, logistics, and computer building. He is a dad to two incredible girls. When he isn't keeping track of financials, running a business, or playing with his kids he is an running enthusiast and enjoys reading and a good cup of coffee.

KATI FULLER
‍Secretary

Kati is a licensed social worker with a passion for the outdoors, hiking, sewing, gardening and baking. A self proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, She sits on the Folksy Board of Directors. Her two daughters participate in Scouts as well. She lives in Snyder with her husband, daughters, two dogs, fish and a snake.

leaders are magic makers.

Folksy was originally founded in 2020, just as our world was facing a new set of challenges. Folksy grew from a passion of seeing our own children grow and experience the world. It evolved from other programs such as a nature group and book club and through those we saw the potential and need for something more.

We want Folksy to be everything our children need. A safe place to learn and grow and experience the world. Through our programming and gatherings, we seek to do just that.

We're grateful to work with so many people who act as leaders and mentors to our children, and strive to keep the Folksy spirit as part of all they do.

FOLKSY SCOUT LEADERSHIP

Meg Bryant
Bluebell Troop

Meg works in Cybersecurity in downtown Buffalo and spends her spare time with her two cats, bunny, and usually, foster dog. Aside from her love of animals, Meg loves to bake, cook, knit, garden and read. This is her first year as a Folksy Scouts leader and she could not be more excited!

Alex Alterio
Sparrow Troop

Alexandria is a stay-at-home mom of three who enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time with family. Her hobbies include crochet, sewing, reading, and photography. She loves finding ways to repurpose/reuse things and is looking forward to passing these values onto a younger generation.

Stacey Bank
Bluebell Troop

Stacey considers herself a lifelong learner with a passion for nature, community and all it has to offer us. In her season of motherhood, she aims to instill the same love in her children and looks forward to learning alongside them with an amazing “folksy” community!

Casey Wild
Rustling Leaves

Casey grew up in the Adirondack Mountains. She enjoys hiking, spending time outside and listening to music. She has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 13 years.  She lives with her husband, 2 children, 2 cats and a puppy. She looks forward to learning new skills right along with the Folksy Scouts!

Katherine Molinaro
Rustling Leaves

Katherine is a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and is a Certified Childhood Education Teacher. Her passions include cooking, traveling, theatre, reading, art, learning, music and animals. She especially loves spending time with her 3 dogs and cat. Katherine is looking forward to this wonderful year with Folksy Scouts!

Adrienne Davidson
Sunshine Troop

Adrienne is a stay at home mother, maker, and a low waste & homestead enthusiast who incorporates her everyday passions to create a fun and nurturing home life for her family. She runs our Folsky mending group, and can normally be found at the library, crafting, or exploring near her home in Lockport.