I first met Scott Ruffner when we worked with him as our realtor 15 years ago when we moved to Exeter. Since that time I have known him to be professional and dedicated, including all of his efforts to bring arts and cultural vibrancy to our town. Many of us have discussed ideas for new festivals and events, but Scott has made it happen with the help of the other artists and musicians of the TEAM non-profit organization. I have personally participated in several of these events as a jewelry designer, and have always felt welcomed and most importantly was promoted as an artist and put in a position to succeed with sales of my work. My teenage daughter was even given a complimentary booth for her custom designed t-shirts so she could learn the ropes of setting up and selling at a festival. Needless to say it was a very positive experience for her. The music is always amazing and reflects a diversity of styles and genres we usually don’t get to enjoy here in Exeter or even on the greater Seacoast. TEAM needs to be recognized for the gem and absolute asset to this community that it is. Some of the treatment and lack of support by certain town officials has been shameful. Let’s get behind the arts and those making it happen. Go TEAM !