Celebrity Kiters 2022
Quad Squad North West is a four line kite flying performance team based in the Pacific Northwest, USA. This unique team features 12 seasoned flyers with 3 experienced leaders.
Team Island Quad is a performance quad line kite team based in Victoria, BC, on southern Vancouver Island.
Natalia Emelyanova and her husband Oleg are from Nikopol, Ukraine, and have been into kites for over 15 years.
Dave has developed his own style of Celtic-inspired knot-work designs that he executes with paper and ink and bamboo.
Debbie and Brian have been flying kites for about 25 years and building them for about 9 years. They spend a portion of their time going to and helping out at kite events here in Washington.
Ron and Val have been flying kites since 1991. Known as “Breezin” on the beach, they started flying dual-line kites.
Susan Tislow lives in Kent, Washington. She got into kite flying 25 years ago while at the beach and she hasn’t stopped flying since.
Windscape 2022 will be Tory’s first kite Festival. Having flown for 5-6 years, his specialty is kite aerobatics utilizing two-line Parafoil Stunt Kites of up to three meters in wingspan and often with three 30 meter long tails in tow.
Wayne Marshall has been flying kites since he attended the 2000 Pincher Creek Kite Festival.
Lance Kryger lives in Delta British Columbia and has been a professional mechanic for over 28 years.
Tim, from Nanoose Bay, B.C. is making his 3rd visit to Windscape. He has been flying kites for 15 years, and continues to hone his craft, experimenting with tails, double dual line kites and large single lines on the beaches in Parksville, B.C.
Lisa Willoughby is an international sport kite flier and champion of dual line, quad line, indoor performance kiting, street flying, fighter kites, and Rokakku kites.
Wayne has been kiting for over 30 years. He’s had the pleasure of attending numerous International kite festivals including China and Japan.
Ron is a graduate from the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California (Honors) and worked in advertising for thirty years as an Advertising Art Director in Chicago, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, where he raised two children and lives with his wife Emily.
Donna and Fred Taylor from Port Colborne, Ontario enjoy getting out kite flying and sharing the experience whenever they can. Sewing unique kites when their children were young to fly at the local park opened up an outlet to explore the various styles of kites.
Tom White is from Winnipeg and got into kite making (with an artistic flair) and traction flying shortly after Y2K. Tom specializes in soft (sparless) kites, four, two and one liners, kites for serious traction/exercise/speed and kites for fun.
David Tuttle has been interested in kites since the late 1970s when at the Ontario College of Art he was assigned a kite design project. This piqued his interest and he eventually became totally involved in kites and kite flying.
Mike and his family are the owners of the Great Canadian Kite Company one of Canada’s favourite kite shops. No strangers to Windscape, the Rose’s make their home in Taber, Alberta and have been flying kites of all sorts for many years.
Sharon is an award winning kite builder and flyer and remains passionate about sharing her skills and sharing the joy of kites with anyone and everyone!
Gary Mark is a flyer and enthusiast, who has fully immersed himself into the kiting world. He has an extensive collection of kites from around the world, is proud owner of Blue Sky Kites, and organizes kiting events all over Canada.
Raj grew up flying kites where kite flying was especially celebrated at Easter. He was exposed to a tradition of kite flying, not only as a recreational activity but as a form of leisure which brought friends and family together.
Ray Gowan is straight out of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and has become our resident Stunt Kite Expert. You might be able to catch him around the festival giving lessons and flying his stunt kite train in the dual line field.
Bev Dockrill, of Edmonton, Alberta, makes and flies single line kites and loves to come to the Windscape Kite Festival.
Bud Taylor, of Airdrie, Alberta is Canada’s #1 Kite Guy. He’s also a very familiar face at Windscape, having attended every year since its inception — it’s the best in the West!
Dorothy and Andrei started flying kites in 1985, and building them a few years later.