Celebrity Kiters 2023
Cathie and Anthony have been enthusiastic kite makers and fliers for over 20 years.
Team Flying Dragon, a U.S. west coast based family kite team and 2018 AKA Volunteer of the Year. Brothers Cardin and Dylan Nguyen fly together indoors and outdoors in all disciplines.
Karin and Roger Stevens live in the East of Belgium. They make all their kites by themselves and have a lot of fun in making and designing them.
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.
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 was 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.
The Kite Collective is a west coast, Canadian / American kite team with members in BC, Washington and Oregon.
Dirk and Sonja are both from Germany. Dirk works as a leader for projects for sewer rehabilitation. Sonja works for an insurance broker and is responsible for liability and travel damages in the claims department.
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.
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.
Don was bitten by the “Kiting Bug” in 1998 on a beach in Mexico. On his return home, he bought a single line delta kite, followed by a dual line kite and it has grown from there. Don enjoys building kites, doing flying demonstrations and other outings.
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 Bentley, 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!
John Pollock is an Artist and Kitemaker. He has won the National Grand National Champion Award in kitemaking from the American Kitefliers Association four times with the most recent being in 2016.
Dorothy and Andrei started flying kites in 1985, and building them a few years later.