Tim "Tennis" Ennis Chair
Tim Ennis, commonly known as ‘Tennis’, joined the committee in 2013, but has been involved with the festival for many years in varying ways. Tennis brings to the festival his love for music and entertaining, combined with his natural ability to organise and run a flowing bar. In his spare time, Tennis works as a civil engineer and has also been spotted performing as a penguin in the children’s show ‘Sea Star Rock’. At BlenheimFest you’ll usually find Tennis dancing in the shadow of the Goose Trumpet if he’s not pouring pints for everyone.
Tiahna Thiele Deputy Chair
Tiahna's first experience of Blenheim Festival was at the 2016 festival. It was whilst attempting to salsa dance with her best friend during Nuvo's set that she swore she would find a way to get involved and be a part of the festival. With an unconditional love for South Australia's lush live music scene and a background in events management and marketing, Tiahna has jumped head first into 2017's festival to join the Blenheim family.
Alister Sandow Treasurer
When Alister and Friends dreamt up this crazy idea to have a festival in his and Helen’s back yard, he did envision a sweet Festival but nothing as good as the reality that Blenheim is today. During the rest of the year Alister is busy running Vineyards and a flock of sheep. When it can be squeezed in Alister likes to be relaxing over at Yorkes finding a wave or catching a gig in one of Adelaide’s intimate music venues.
Karen King Secretary
Music and a country setting is a natural alliance for Karen. Hailing from rural Yorke Peninsula with parents who sang in the local choir and played piano and organ at local events, 3 brothers who played and assortment of instruments including guitar, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, piano, flute and euphonium, music was always an integral part of her life.
She is a mother of four, step mum of another four and grandmother of two, an obsessive recycler, environmentalist and health nut.
Mark Ennis Board Member
Mark Ennis, known to some as "Mennis, is the Ennis with a thinner beard so naturally is the younger brother of Tennis and the newest member of the committee. The apprentice sparky is hoping to have more of a hands on involvement with bfest with the site management, electrical and volunteer coordinator side of things. As he's helped out a few years in a row with the festival he enjoys the grit and fun of bump in and bump out the most-- and maybe the odd bonfire and late night in the mix.