Director of Volunteer Activities
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis, Missouri
Years in current position: 6
Years in the field: 6
Bachelor of Music Education
Masters in Business Administration
Volunteer management seminars
Trumpet player in the U.S. Air Force Band
Freelance musician: trumpet/flugelhorn/piano/keyboard
Accounts Payable Clerk, Partner Communications, Inc.
What are the most surprising, interesting or challenging aspects of your day-to-day work?
Surprising: the enthusiasm and energy of our volunteers. Interesting: Working with and coordinating special events with the musicians of the SLSO. And there is something different to do each day. Challenging: Managing a huge variety of projects and people
What inspired you to work for an orchestra?
Love for music and wanting to stay in a music career after retiring from the U.S. Air Force Band.
What advice would you offer to someone considering the orchestra field?
Make sure you are doing it for the love of the music or organization.
Any other advice?
Being a part of an organization that everyone has heard of and has the utmost respect for, even if they have never attended a concert, is very rewarding.