Leadership

Scott Lykins,  Artistic & Executive Director

John Taylor Ward,  Associate Artistic Director

Alexander Peña,  Explore! Music Director

Board of Directors

Mary Anne Bennett, Chair – Hospitality Coordinator

Member (former) – Minnesota Governor’s Commission on the Arts
Board Member – Nisswa-Stamman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival
Freelance Cellist – Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota

Leslie Zander, Vice-Chair – Community Engagement Coordinator

Middle School Strings Teacher – Brainerd Public Schools
Concertmaster, Board Member – Heartland Symphony Orchestra

Karen Ford, secretary

Board Secretary – League of Woman Voters, Brainerd Lakes Area
Member – Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota

Mary Backlund, treasurer – Finance

Certified Public Accountant – Schlenner Wenner & Co
Board Member – Kinship Partners; Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota

David Boran – Photographer

Family Physician (retired), Chief Medical Officer – Essentia Health
Professional Freelance Photographer
Board Member – Northland Arboretum

Mary Farmer – Finance

General Partner, Tax Preparer – Nisswa Tax Service
Former Board Member – Various Non-Profits and Civic Organizations

Norbert Nielubowski – Musician Liaison

Bassoon/Contrabassoon – Minnesota Orchestra
Artistic Director – The Musical Offering, St. Paul, MN

Carol Russell – Marketing Director

CEO and Founding Partner – Russell Herder Marketing
Master of Communications Management – University of Minnesota Executive Program
Board Member – Various Non-Profit Organization in Central MN

Don Wennberg – Database Coordinator

Surgeon, Medical Director (retired) – Brainerd Medical Center
Board Member – Heartland Symphony Orchestra; Lakes Area Concert Association