Board bio: Rachel Spears


Rachel Spears serves on the OHMF Board as Director of the beer gardens, a crucial aspect of the festival as the revenue helps us to continue to keep excellent music coming to the festival year after year.

Rachel first came to Oak Harbor while serving with the Navy, living here from 2003-2007, and moving back in 2012 after she finished her service. She started volunteering for the festival in 2015 when, as she says, “I met some amazing people from the current board who I wanted to support.”

As her volunteer responsibilities have grown, Rachel has felt a growing bond with the team that stewards the festival, so she gladly accepted the chance to serve on the board. “I absolutely love the way the board members support each other no matter what. We know it’s for a good cause, and we will do anything we can to get it accomplished!”

Over the years, Rachel notes that volunteering at the festival all weekend long has carried a bonus: “I’ve been able to see some amazing bands, including one of my favorites, the Loving Mary Band.”

Fun facts about Rachel:
Her favorite part of the festival is watching it get set up & put together.
…and, hang around her about five minutes and you’ll know she likes unicorns. She likes unicorns a lot. Why? “Because they are one in a magical million!”

So are you, Rachel. Thanks for your enthusiasm and your hard work.