Board of Directors


 

 Voices for the Performing Arts Now Accepting Applications for Board and Committee Positions

The VPA has openings on the board for fund raising director, marketing director, concert production chairman.  Additionally, they are interested in starting a youth choir, and are looking for a choir manager and director.  Committee positions are also available.  Please review the board member duties for detailed information.  To apply for a position, complete this on-line application form and submit as indicated. 

Cindy Christensen:

Artistic Director, Director Sherwood Chorale and Sherwood Children's Chorus

Cindy is a passionate advocate for music and the arts, as seen in her founding of the Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation in January 2006.  She was the recipient of a superior public school music and performing arts education, and feels compelled to help promote similar opportunities here in our community.  Cindy is a graduate of Brigham Young University in choral music education.  She has directed a variety of church choirs throughout 30 years, volunteered for the SHS concert choir for 2 years, directed a choir at the Sherwood Senior Center for 2 years, and has directed the Sherwood Chorale since 2004, and the Sherwood Children's Chorus since 2006.   She taught private voice and piano for 11 years, and was a substitute music teacher in the Sherwood School District for 3 years. She was the music director for the community production of the Music Man in the summer of 2009, and directed the musical ANNIE in the winter of 2010 when the VPA sponsored the production with Sherwood School District.  She loves being involved in the community and was awarded the "Chamber's Choice" award for 2006-2007 by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, and was "knighted as a lady of the Shire of Sherwood" by the Robin Hood Festival in 2010.  Cindy and her husband Quin reside in Sherwood and are the parents of 6 children, and grandparents of 2.   

Russell Griffin:

Secretary

 

Brian Williamson

Treasurer

 

Sarah Giles:

Board Member

Sarah has had a life-long love for all forms of art.  Beginning in dance classes as a youth, she enjoyed performing in choirs and school and community musicals throughout high school.   She is very grateful for talented and caring parents and teachers who encouraged her interests and talents in the arts.  Another highlight for her in high school included earning college credit for an AP art class she completed.  Sarah went on to study visual art and education at BYU and received her bachelors degree in 1998.  She taught art in junior high and elementary schools for 3 years before devoting her talents full time to her home and children.  Sarah continues to teach art as a volunteer in the Sherwood School District and loves singing with the Sherwood Chorale.  She is amazed to see her talents and opportunities to perform expand because of the Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation.  But even more than that, she loves to see the foundation support the performing arts in the schools her children attend.

 

Karen Groenweghe:

Scholarship/Grant Co-ordinator

 Corey Kearsley: 

Webmaster

 Robyn Folsom:

Finance Director

Robyn has been a dedicated and vocal advocate for performing arts in the Sherwood community since directing the musical “Once on This Island” in Stella Olsen Park in 2002.  Since then, Robyn has served on the Sherwood Cultural Arts Commission—serving for 5 years as its chair, the Sherwood Foundation for the Arts, and the Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation.  For nearly six years Robyn wrote a monthly column “For Arts Sake” for the Sherwood Gazette.  After her time serving the community in various capacities growing the arts opportunities in Sherwood and voicing her support for increased funding and advocacy for arts in our schools and community, Robyn was elected to the Sherwood City Council in January 2008.  Robyn helped bring “Music Man” to the Sherwood community in 2009, produced “Annie” in the spring of 2010, and was the assistant musical director for “The Secret Garden” in the summer of 2010. Robyn has also performed professionally with The Arvada Center in Colorado and with the Oregon Children’s Theatre.  In 2005 Robyn wrote a grant on behalf of the Sherwood Cultural Arts Commission, the Sherwood School District, and the City of Sherwood for a grand piano from Michael Allen Harrison’s Snowman Foundation.  Not only was the grant awarded and SHS received a grand piano for the first time in its history, but Michael Allen Harrison became a loyal friend and supporter of the VPA appearing in their spring benefit concerts as a guest artist for the last 5 years.  Robyn’s greatest hope is that all the children of her community will have the wonderful opportunities to grow in confidence and self-esteem while enjoying the fun and excitement of performing arts.  Robyn and her husband Steve are the proud parents of five children.



Keeley George
 
Board Member