NEIL Board of Directors
New England Interactive Literature (NEIL) is a not-for-profit volunteer-run organization with the goal of encouraging LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) throughout New England and beyond. As an organization, NEIL consists solely of a small Board of Directors that manages the global decisions and budgets for the larger group of events and volunteers.
Being a member of the NEIL Board means looking at the larger picture of LARP in New England and beyond, for the short-term and the long-term. What else should we be doing?
The goals of the NEIL Board of Directors:
Sponsoring and funding conventions, conferences, LARP writing contests, and other LARP events to grow the New England LARPing community.
Choosing people capable of running NEIL-sponsored conventions, conferences, and contests.
Stepping back and allowing the chosen leaders to run their events as they see fit; the Board will only intervene in exceptional situations that have a larger impact to the community.
Providing advisory counsel as experienced LARPers and organizers from the New England LARP community.
Recruiting volunteers and events to help grow LARP in New England and beyond.
Serving as contacts for outreach to other LARP communities and LARPers in the area and beyond.
Creating the long-term plans and goals for the NEIL-sponsored LARP events that serve the community.
There are seven voting members of the NEIL Board of Directors. The President chairs the NEIL Board. The other six voting members each serve two year terms. The Chairman of the current convention and the convention that just completed, along with a Treasurer and a Clerk, are non-voting advisors. In 2014, the NELCO chairman was added as another non-voting advisor. Other non-voting advisors may be chosen as needed.
|Board Member||Office||Term Expires|
|Cameron Betts||President||2019||cambetts AT rigitech.com|
|Dave Kapell||Board Member||2019||david AT rigitech.com|
|John Cooke||Board Member||2020|
|Jenn Benfield||Board Member||2020|
|Jen Eastman-Lawrence||Board Member||2019||ladyj AT sdf-1.org|
|Adina Schreiber||Board Member||2020||offside7 AT hotmail.com|
|Kim Sward||Board Member||2019||TBD|
|Chad Bergeron||Treasurer||2018||laurion AT gmail.com|
|Jaelen Hartwin||Conchair, Intercon T||2020||conchair AT t.interconlarp.org|
Past membership of the NEIL Board can be seen on the NEIL History page.