Nils Fredland, Community Engagement Coordinator
Nils (he, him) is guided by the personal value that all belong, and that has woven through all of his professional endeavors over the last 25 years. Nils has extensive experience working in the arts sector as a performer, director, manager, educator, and program developer with a particular focus on multi-generational community-building. He believes that people thrive when they are having fun, feel supported and encouraged, and are actively engaged in community with other human beings.
In addition to his work with the Special Needs Support Center, Nils is the Artistic Director of Revels North, an Upper Valley arts nonprofit with a 45-year history of community-building through offering safe spaces to collaborate and create. He is also an internationally-traveling contra, square, and community dance caller, where he strives to encourage positive and inclusive human interaction, connection to live music, and shared joy! He is avid ukulelist, trombone player, singer, and fiddler, and takes pleasure in making music with others whenever the opportunity arises. Nils is the father of two boys, ages 9 and 12, and lives in Wilder, VT where he has a great porch for gatherings!