About Us

Emporia First Friday was established in 2016 and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Emporia, Kansas. The mission of EFF is to promote cultural growth by connecting artists to the community.


Emporia First Friday Staff

  • Kaila Mock, Executive Director
  • Kat Dorcas, Marketing Manager
  • Joel Smith, Events Specialist


Emporia First Friday Board of Directors

  • Kristin Oberle, Chair
  • Dave Leiker, Vice-Chair
  • Brogy Giesen, Secretary
  • Josh Thuma, Treasurer
  • John Decker
  • James Ehlers
  • Mary Kretsinger
  • Meg Worthing
  • Katherine Eusey-Zuckerman

Read our 2023 Annual Report