Board and Staff

August Denhard

Larry Herron, President

Frank Houston, Vice President

Jamia Hansen-Murray, Secretary

Richard Ginnis, Treasurer

JoLynn Edwards
Lorri Falterman
Jeffrey Mandula
Christian Moller
Harry Reinert
Laura Saunders
Peter Seibert
Stephen A. Wight

Ann Stickney, Operations Manager

Rachel Woolsey, Marketing Director

Karin Brookes, Development Director

Ernesto Alorda
Richard Baxendale
David Brewster
Diana Carey
Hugh Clark
Theodore Deacon
Luis Fernando Esteban
Mary Ann Hagan
Fred Hauptman
Paula Rimmer
Naomi Shiff
Judith Whetzel


Larry Herron, President

Began continuous Board service in 2008-2009.

Larry Herron
Larry retired as vice president of institutional advancement of Bellevue College and executive director of the Bellevue College Foundation in 2014. Previously, he served as vice president for development and external relations at The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle from 2006-2010 and before then occupied a similar position with the Boston-based CBR Institute for Biomedical Research, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. As a supporter and volunteer for the performing arts, Larry serves on the board of directors of the Seattle Chamber Music Society, of which he was president from 2014-16. A member of the Opera Boston Board of Directors from 1998-2006, he was a member of its executive committee and chair of the marketing and the development committees. He was also an overseer of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

Frank Houston, Vice President

Began continuous Board service in 2016

Frank worked for Esterline Corporation for 31 years, serving 10 of those years as Segment President. Before that he held positions at Evergreen Industries and Boeing Company. Outside of his career, Frank is affiliated with CASA and Global Partnerships charitable organizations. He also volunteers as a client mentor for Capitol Hill Housing, an organization that provides low-cost housing in several Seattle neighborhoods. A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, he served on the University’s Executive Advisory Committee for the School of Business and Economics for four years. Frank also holds an MBA from the University of Washington. He and his wife, Della, enjoy spending as much time as possible with their two grandchildren.

Jamia Hansen-Murray, Secretary

Began continuous Board service in 2010-2011.

Jamia Hansen-MurrayJamia brings to the Board over 32 years of experience in environmental analysis and planning. In her extensive Forest Service career, she managed forest planning, impact analysis, and administrative appeals and litigation on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. She has a degree in political science and urban geography from UW.

Since retiring from the Forest Service, Jamia has continued her dance career. She has worked at Seattle Opera, Tacoma Opera, and was a founding member of Radost Folk Ensemble. She studied Baroque and Renaissance dance with experts in Paris, London, New York, Spain, and Seattle. Jamia has performed with Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Gallery Concerts, Bellevue Philharmonic, and Simple Measures. She is a frequent soloist with Seattle Early Dance and Aestas Musica (in London & Croatia).

From 2007 through 2011, Jamia was on the faculty of Aestas Musica International Summer School of Baroque Music and Dance. In the NW, she is a frequent lecture-demonstration artist in schools, from elementary to university level. Her choreography has been seen in Purcell and Handel operas in Croatia, at the KidsAcoustic Series in Seattle, the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, the American Handel Festival, and in two Early Music Discovery concerts for EMG. Jamia teaches Baroque dance privately in Seattle, and runs a small costume business. She designed costumes for the acclaimed 2011 Seattle production of Indian Queen (and danced in the production).

Richard Ginnis, Treasurer

Began continuous Board service in 2012-2013.

Richard GinnisRichard was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. He attended Ohio State University and the University of Illinois, ultimately obtaining a Masters of Accounting Science degree at the University of Illinois. While at the University of Illinois, he passed the CPA exam. After completing college studies, he began working in Chicago as a CPA, living in Chicago for seven years before making the move to Seattle. After moving to Seattle he found employment with a CPA firm and has continued to work in public accounting to this day. Currently, he is self-employed.

Richard moved to Seattle in May, 1977, just in time to attend the inaugural concert of the Early Music Guild. He immediately became a member and soon after was invited to serve on the board of EMG, serving as Treasurer for 4 years. Later, he joined the board of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and served as Treasurer for 15 years. He also currently serves on the board of the Seattle Recorder Society.

Richard is married with two children (girls). His current interests include playing the saxophone and recorder, Israeli folk dancing, golf and jazzercise.

JoLynn Edwards

Began continuous Board service in 2007-2008.

JoLynn Edwards
JoLynn is a founding faculty member of University of Washington Bothell and Professor of Art History and Comparative Arts. Recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, she teaches across a broad range of topics in cultural history, comparative arts, and interdisciplinary arts of the ancient and modern periods. Of present teaching interest is production and consumption of the arts to create a vibrant urban culture. As an administrator, she served six years as Director of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell. Before academia, she trained and performed as a classical ballet dancer.

Lorri Falterman

Began continuous Board service in 2003-2004.

Lorri has worked for small non-profit arts organizations as a staff member and board member in the Seattle area for the past 27 years. She specializes in board leadership and development as well as program stability and expansion. She has experience in all areas of nonprofit management. Lorri recently served as the chair of the Gage Academy of Art board of trustees and has served on the boards of various arts organizations over the past years. As chair of Development for the Ladies Musical Club in years past, Lorri established an endowment and raised the funds necessary to hire a staff person. She is a prolific figurative sculptor/artist working in clay and bronze. She also paints with acrylic and watercolor. She is currently working on a sculpture series of pear goddesses and is also painting landscapes in acrylic. She has participated in juried and group shows in the Northwest. She has studied art in Seattle and France. Lorri’s work has received awards and commissions. She leads a sculpture group in Mercer Island called the Dupen Figure Academy. Lorri graduated from U.C.S.D. with a Bachelor of Music in flute and composition.

Jeffrey E. Mandula

Began continuous Board service in 2013-2014

Jeffrey was born and raised in New York City. He attended New York public schools, including the Bronx High School of Science. He received his A.B. from Columbia University in 1962 and his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University in 1966.

In the first phase of his career, he was a researcher and Professor of Physics. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and on the faculties of California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Washington University in St. Louis. In the second phase he was an administrator of elementary particle physics research. Working at the U.S. Department of Energy, he administered the cooperative research programs between the U.S. National Laboratories conducting high energy physics research and their counterparts in China and Japan. He successfully argued for the creation of a major program of computations, which are vital to the U.S. high-energy physics experimental program, and he continues to advise the Executive Committee that directs the program. He also developed the Department’s Outstanding Junior Investigator Program, which has identified the leading researchers in high-energy physics at the beginnings of their careers and provided the starting research support to facilitate their professional growth.

Jeffrey moved to Seattle after his retirement. He is currently preparing an article for Scholarpedia on his most important research paper, and plans to write a monograph on the flow and transformation of the ideas that form the Standard Model of elementary physics.

Jeffrey’s non-professional interests include ancient history, linguistics, bird watching, and early music.

Christian Moller

Began continuous Board service in 2017

Born in Portland, OR, and raised in the Philadelphia and Boston suburbs, Christian has lived in Seattle since 1983, when he joined Perkins Coie, where he specializes in manufacturers’ liability, mostly involving aerospace products. After taking piano in elementary school, he became more interested in classical music in high school, his interest facilitated by the LP and score collection at the Wellesley Public Library. Although he was an English major, he was head of the classical music department of the college radio station and did weekly programs for a semester on Music of the Renaissance, as well as chronological surveys of Bach and Mozart. An avid consumer of the arts, his available leisure time was crimped for a time by the arrival of three now almost grown children who have accompanied him to live performances over the years. Christian’s musical interests run the gamut from medieval to 21st century.

Harry Reinert

Began continuous Board service in 2016-2017

Harry grew up in the Seattle area and attended Washington State University and University of Washington where he received BAs in Philosophy and English, respectively. After teaching high school English for a time, he attended University of Washington Law School where he received a JD in 1978. During his 35 year professional career he worked on legislation and policy development for the state and local governments. I worked for King County for 15 years on land use and environmental issues and retired in 2014. Since then he has been taking classes at University of Washington (music theory, history of western classical music and jazz and Italian), traveling, working around the house, reading and threatening to learn to play the piano. His only musical training is long forgotten accordion lessons from one of the Seattle area accordion schools that were prolific in the 1960s, and junior high school band where he played the clarinet. Since then, he’s been a listener rather than a performer. His musical tastes are somewhat eclectic and include classical music from chant and medieval up through contemporary, jazz, and folk. My spouse, Cecilia, and I have lived in Fremont for over 35 years.

Laura Saunders

Began continuous Board service in 2015-2016

Laura Saunders is a retired administrator at community colleges and the University of Washington. She was most recently interim president of Bellevue College. Over her career she has specialized in business, finance, capital and strategic planning. She has lived in Seattle since 1975.

Peter Seibert

Began continuous Board service in 2013-2014.

Peter SeibertPeter has been a conductor, composer, administrator, teacher and non-profit board member in Seattle since 1965. Several years before the founding of the Early Music Guild, he was among the first to bring early music to the attention of people in Seattle in his role as music director of the Seattle Recorder Society (SRS). Many of the earliest supporters of the EMG were active SRS members.

He has taught at early music workshops for 45 years in the U.S., Canada and England, and he founded the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop in 1983. While he was on the board of the America Recorder Society (ARS), he created the framework for the ARS Personal Study Program in 1979. In 2012, he received the ARS Presidential Special Honor Award.

He served on the EMG board from 1993 – 2004 and was co-chair of the search committee that brought Gus Denhard to Seattle. He served as board president from 2002 – 2004.

Peter is an active composer whose works have been performed on four continents. He has written in a variety of musical genres including chamber music, orchestral music, choral music, music for Off-Broadway theatre, and works for historical instruments.

Stephen A. Wight

Began continuous Board service in 2015-2016

Stephen currently serves as Senior Attorney at Microsoft in the Research Division. He counsels on patent filing and management in the Start-Up Business Group. He volunteers as a Fundraising Associate for ArtsFund and on the European Practice Committee for the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Stephen earned a JD at University of Washington School of Law and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University.

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