Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Martha Dahlberg, President

Mark Podemski, Vice President

Robert Quimby, Co-Treasurer

Brian McIntyre, Co-Treasurer

Molly Seaberg, Secretary

Naomi Byars

Cheryl Debes

Bjorn Hulleberg

Lynn Hansel

Tim Schmeling

Aaron Szeto

Rita Weber

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Staff

Tracey Leigh Redding: Program Coordinator

Gordy Pierson:  Operations Manager

Elise Grogan: Development Associate

Marti Bein: Music Director, Mendelssohn Chorale

Rose Carr: Mendelssohn Chorale Personnel Manager

Dave Moore: Rental Coordinator

Brandi Blaesing:  Special Projects

Barry Meyers: Special Event Host

Timothy Borden, Kimberly Horton, Thomas Parker: Buildings and Grounds

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Past Presidents

1884-85 Mrs. Chandler Starr

1885-86 Mrs. George Briggs

1886-92 Mrs. Chandler Starr

1892-93 Mary Roxy Wilkins

(later Mrs. George Nelson Holt)

1893-99 Mrs. Elliot West

1899-1937 Mrs. Chandler Starr

1937-43 Anne Walton, Chairman of the Board

1943-51 Anne Walton

1951-52 Mrs. Upton Bartlett

1952-54 Mrs. Glen Alberstett

1954-58 Mrs. Robert Bruce Armstrong

1958-62 Mrs. Raymond Orput

1962-64 Mrs. Martin Nordstrom

1964-68 Mrs. Robert Dearborn

1968-72 Mrs. LeRoy Nelson

1972-75 Margaret Kleber

1975-78 Mary S. Johnson

1978-81 Josephine Feldman

1981-84 Amelia Guthrie

1984-87 John Kleber

1987-88 Margaret Kleber

1988-90 Carol Mallquist

1990-93 Richard D. Nordlof

1993-96 Lois D. Peterson

1996-99 Mary S. Johnson

1999-01 Kathryn L. Dierstein

2001-05 Judith E. Graff

2005-09 Martha Dahlberg

2009-10 Andrea Gibbs

2010-15 Robert Quimby

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Honorary Life Subscribers

Spencer & Nancy Bauman, Osprey, Florida

Richard & Jan Crane, Salisbury, North Carolina

Dr. & Mrs. Crawford Gates, Salt Lake City, Utah

L.A. Frisbie & Millie Miller, Omaha, Nebraska

Joanne Orput, Chicago, Illinois

Gail Orput, Harpswell, Maine

Itzhak Perlman, IMG Artists, New York, NY

Susan Williams, Lafayette, Indiana

Powell Wyman, Rockford, Illinois

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