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Here is our wonderful staff:

Executive Staff

John E. Forsyte
President & CEO
Sean Sutton
Executive Vice President & COO
Eileen Jeanette
Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning and Production

Executive Office

Sharon Lee
Executive Assistant

Artistic & Orchestra Operations

Bella Sunshine
Senior Director of Operations
Craig Hahn
Director of Orchestra Personnel
Will Hunter
Director of Production
William Pruett
Director of Multimedia Operations
Shawne Zarubica
Managing Director, Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles
Alison Spaeth
Orchestra Librarian
Dani Reynolds
Artistic Services Manager
Keilani Spahn
Assistant Stage Manager
Jared Brown
Operations Coordinator
Nicole Kroesen
Youth Wind Ensemble Manager & PSYE Auditions Coordinator
Mel Domingo
Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra & Santiago Strings Manager
Haiyang Wang
Youth Concert Band Manager


Gregory Pierre Cox, CFRE, CSPG
Vice President of Development & External Relations
Nikki Palley
Senior Director of Major Gifts
Luisa Cariaga
Director of Institutional Giving
Maggie Thompson
Director of Special Events
Joseph Schillaci
Director of Major Gifts, Education & Community Giving
Sam Nordrum
Patron Programs Associate
Kristin Nyquist
Gift Processor
Stephanie Glover
Development Department Administrative Assistant

Education & Community Engagement

Susan Miller Kotses
Vice President of Education and Community Engagement
Mary Hawkes
Director of Community Engagement
Kurt Mortensen
Director of Audience Engagement
Alison Levinson
Director of Arts Engagement
Jonathan Terry
Director of Education
Carrie Villanueva
Education Projects Manager
Eileen Regullano
Manager of Arts Engagement
Daniel Oguri
Heartstrings Manager
Dr. Paula Propst
Manager of Education
Vita Muccia
Education & Community Engagement Coordinator
Karen Akiyoshi
Class Act Regional Manager
Evelyn Miller
Class Act Regional Manager
Payal Swami
Class Act Regional Manager & Program Coordinator
Carmen Marquez
Santa Ana Strings Coordinator

Finance, Administration & IT

Jesse Hiser
Senior Director of Finance
Abby Edmunds
Director of Volunteer Services
Ludmila Passioukova
Accounts Receivable Associate
Sandra Perez
Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Yolanda Reyes
GL Associate
Matthew Vu
Accounts Payable Associate
Sean Yuvienco
Office Manager
Kerry Zeitler
Data Assistant

Marketing & Communications

Garrett Collins
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Jean Oelrich
Director of Communications
Lorraine Caukin
Director of Sales
Heather Arias de Cordoba
Associate Director of Publications & Content
Susan Ruzbasan
Account Sales Executive
Kathryn Mudgway
Public Relations & Social Media Associate
Isabel Wiemken
Graphic Designer

Patron Services

Brian Smith
Director of Ticketing Services
Tony Julik
Assistant Manager of Ticketing Services
Chuck Clemens
Lead Sales Associate
Ralph Tumanan
Ticketing Sales & Service Associate


Forward Counsel, LLP
General Counsel
Robert Kane, Stuart Kane LLP
Labor Counsel