The Colorado Children’s Chorale is pleased to welcome eight new trustees to its Board of Trustees for its 40th anniversary season. Steven Strachan, President of Strachan Exploration, begins the second year of his tenure on August 1st as President of the 27-member board.
New trustees for the 2013-14 season are:
Attorney, Hall & Evans
Benton is excited to be welcomed as a new Colorado Children’s Chorale trustee. He works as a trial lawyer, defending professionals and companies in complex matters at the established Denver law firm of Hall & Evans. He and his wife, Michelle, have three children, two of whom are veteran Chorale members. The Barton family lives in Castle Rock and enjoys traveling and taking advantage of Colorado’s great outdoors. Benton particularly enjoys music, all sports (watching and competing) and history.
Director, Corporate Actuarial, Great-West Life Financial
Brian graduated from college with a mathematics degree and, as his son told his 2nd grade class, “Daddy does math all day.” He has been employed as an actuary at Great-West Financial Insurance Company for 29 years where he has had a number of roles and responsibilities. Brian and his wife, Julie, have four talented children. He is active in his church and children’s school, participating in projects such as the annual spaghetti dinner, starting a Share Colorado host site, and traveling with students on their 8th grade trip.
Business Development Advisor, Encana Natural Gas, Inc.
Bob is responsible for managing supply and logistics for Encana’s fast growing liquefied natural gas fuel business. He has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has held a number of technical, commercial, and management positions. Bob and his wife, Lori, have three daughters, the youngest of which will be performing in Concert Choir this season.
President, Seattle Fish Company
Grandson of Mose Iacino, founder of Seattle Fish Company, James represents the third generation of the Iacino family dedicated to bringing the best fresh and frozen seafood available to the Rocky Mountain region. As President & CEO, James oversees the performance of the business and ensures the steadfast commitment to the principles that have guided the company for over 90 years. Growing up in the fish business, James has become a leader within the industry, graduating from the National Fisheries Institute’s Future Leaders program and serving on the Cooking Matters Colorado Board of Directors. He is the Chair of both Colorado’s Chefs Up Front and Taste of the Nation, events which raise funds to end childhood hunger.
Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Elizabeth is a part-time nurse practitioner in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She is an active
stay-at-home mom who enjoys watching her two girls, Alexandra and Camryn, perform with the Chorale. In her spare time she takes pleasure in cycling, skate skiing, jogging, traveling, cooking and reading.
Land Manager, Anadarko
Matthew, spends his weekdays acting as Wattenberg Basin Land Manager for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. But, he is foremost, a father to three beautiful children, Emma (14), Sara (12) and Christopher(10), and a husband to his most undoubtedly better half, Kelly. Between work and family life, Matt’s days are packed. Hopping between the day job, Chorale rehearsals and events, coaching baseball and cross country, kids volleyball, piano, and ice skating practices and events keeps Matt young, or so he likes to think. If a spare moment is found, Matt enjoys running, fly fishing and Colorado University football.
Tobin Rockley, President, Rockley Music
Tobin is the President of Rockley Music Company, a family music retail store established in 1946, and the Rockley Family Foundation. He and his wife, Liane, continue the legacy of providing pianos, guitars, orchestral strings, print music and music lessons through the Rockley Music Education Center. The Rockley Family Foundation is dedicated to supporting music education nationally. Tobin is a Chorale alumnus having graduated after the first Chorale tour to China and his three sons are also all Chorale alumni. In his spare time, Tobin enjoys playing with his band “Flipside,” spending time with his family and traveling.
Patrick Ward, CEO, 104 West Partners
Patrick is the CEO and founder of 104 West. He started 104 West thinking of the slogan of the fictional California senate candidate, Bill McKay, “There’s got to be a better way.” He started his career in New York, moved to Silicon Valley and finally settled in Denver. The logos of Canon, Panasonic, HP, Webroot, Digital Chocolate, and Mapquest, among others, appear on his personal experience slide. Patrick and his wife, Stephanie Finnigan, have two daughters and Morgan is a member of Concert Choir. When he has a free moment, Patrick enjoys playing lacrosse.