Board of Directors

The National Fiddler Hall of Fame



Bob Fjeldsted, President and Acting Executive Director

Bob is founder and former president of Beauty-Crete, Inc. He also leads Tulsa's favorite Western Swing band, "The Round Up Boys". Visit the Round Up Boys

Susan Duncan

Susan Duncan is a life-long fiddle expert and aficionado, with roots in family music.  She is proud of her champion fiddler son Jake Duncan, and is proud to serve on the NFHOF board.

Jana Jae

The first female "Buckaroo" in Buck Owens' band, Jana went on to fame as the "First Lady of Country Fiddle" on Hee Haw. She continues to tour and perform, and founded the American Heritage Music Festival. She was inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame in 200, the National Fiddler Hall of Fame in 1015 and received the Governor's Arts Award from Oklahoma in 2006. Please visit Jana Jae at for a complete list of accomplishments. Granddad started me fiddling in Idaho when I was two, and it has become my language, my career, and my life. In turn, I love to introduce folks of all ages to fiddling through my performances, festivals and fiddle camp. The National Fiddler Hall of Fame will strengthen these efforts and provide a wonderful source of information for all. I am proud to be a part of this endeavor!

Betty Mitchell

Betty Michellis an educator and grant writer who has always been active in the arts.  She does not shy away from working through projects in detail and is a great addition to the NFHOF board.

Kathy Scott

Kathy Scott is a former school teacher and educator from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She grew up in a family of eight siblings listening to both grandmothers playing the piano.  Her appreciation of fiddle music is inspired by her father Don who was a front porch fiddler.  Her daughter Regina has competed in many state and national fiddle contests.  Regina has been a national champion fiddler at The National Oldtime Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho on two occasions and has won the Oklahoma State and Grand Lake National Championship many times in her age division.  Regina also plays classical music and has won numerous competitions including the OMTA Junior Competitions Performance Winner.  She has performed western swing and bluegrass at various venues in the Tulsa area.  Kathy is currently on the Oklahoma State Picking & Fiddling Contest Committee and enjoys supporting all things fiddle.

Debbye Scroggins

Debbye Scroggins has worked in the music business with the Jim Halsey Co. for several years, and now spends a good part of her time in Nashville.  She is a board-certified lawyer, specializing in the music business. 

Phil Ward, Treasurer

Phil Ward, CPA is the founder of Ward and Company specializing in Tax, Financial Planning, Insurance and Company Valuations. Phil has taught numerous tax and financial planning seminars for individuals, brokerage firms, commercial banks, life insurance companies and other professional groups.