We want you to be involved! The success of Music Workshop depends upon it. There are so many ways we could use your talents and energy. Currently, we are seeking enthusiastic, engaged people to serve on our Board. Please contact Amy@musicworkshopedu.org if you are interested in learning more about our board opportunities.

Board of Directors

Amy Richter

Amy Richter

President

Amy Richter was born and raised in Portland Oregon. She has an educational background from Whittier College in Music Therapy and has been a musician since the age of six. Amy also has 15 years of marketing experience with a strong emphasis on project management. During a 10 year career at adidas, Amy directly managed marketing initiatives that contained budgets between $3-12 million. Amy served as a board member for Camp Ukandu, a camp for children with cancer for 5 years and volunteered at the camp for 13 years. In 2010/2011 she participated as marketing committee member for Salud, an organization who supports medical care for seasonal vineyard workers. Amy has two children in the public school system and has volunteered at her children’s schools for the past seven years. Amy has taught over 300 Music Workshop classes for students K-8th grade.

Amy Hall

Amy Hall

Secretary

Amy Hall was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She is a local photographer who has two children in the public elementary and middle school system. She was on the board of her children’s school PTO for 5 years and her church for the past six years as well as teaching the Music Workshop program at her children’s school in 2015. She served as a committee member and chair for the Junior League for six years. Amy studied history and theater at University of Puget Sound. She has been a musician from a very young age and is currently working at Music Workshop in the Program Facilitator role.

Mary Stein

Mary Stein

Director, Treasurer

Mary Stein has been a bookkeeper for many local businesses in Oregon for over 35 years. She is the grandmother of two children who are currently in elementary and middle school. She was a teacher in the public elementary school system for six years and substitute taught for three years. Recently, she has been a volunteer in the public elementary school system.

Maria Shershow

Maria Shershow

Director

Maria Shershow grew up in Southern California, and has been living and working in Portland, OR for the past 20 years. Most recently, she has worked as a residential real estate broker in Portland with (W)here Real Estate Inc and in customer service for Oasis Tissue, her family’s paper converting business. Maria has raised 4 children, all educated through the Portland Public School system. Throughout that time, she has been an active participant and volunteer in a wide range of community, and educational and sports activities. Maria has a degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Southern California and is passionate about children, music and fitness.

Kevin Corcoran

Kevin Corcoran

Director

Kevin Corcoran has been in the insurance industry for over 15 years and is currently the Director for the account management team at Regence BlueShield of Washington. Kevin has also served on the Board and multiple committees for NAIFA. Kevin has two children, one in elemetary and one in middle school and is an active volunteer in his community.

Ann Gerson

Ann Gerson

Director

Ann Gerson is originally from Winnipeg Canada. Ann attended the University of Manitoba for graduate school obtaining her PhD in Clinical Psychology. After practicing for 4 years, she moved into school psychology and eventually administration. She spent the last 25 years as a public elementary and middle school principal in Salt Lake City, Portland Public Schools and Lake Oswego. Ann is the mother of 2 and grandmother of 2. Other volunteer work includes Urban Tour Group treasurer ; Rosemary Anderson High School advisory board; Kizamani fundraising group and serves on multiple committees at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Dave Squire

Dave Squire

Director

Dave was raised in the small Southern Oregon town of Ashland and is a third generation
Oregonian. He bought his first guitar in 1961.
From high school Dave went to Oregon State University where he met and married his wife Carol
in 1966 and graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1967. Dave started his professional
career as a design engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Ames
Research Center in California. He quickly returned to Oregon with his wife and three kids in
1969 as a design engineer for Tektronix. He went on to work as an engineering executive at many
local high-tech companies.
Dave partially retired from high tech in 2014 and does some business development consulting but
mostly volunteers on several boards of non-profits involved in STEM education.
Dave’s guiding light, Carol, passed away in 2015 but he is supported by his three children’s
families (including four excellent grandchildren) and his friends. His hobbies are anything with
kids and grandchildren, music (guitar, banjo and singing) and hanging out with friends at his
small ranch in Tygh Valley, Oregon.

Theresa Trelstad

Theresa Trelstad

Director

Theresa Trelstad is the founder of Trelstad Communications a management consultancy focused on business planning, organizational design, culture development & communications management for high-impact organization effectiveness. Her background includes leadership roles in agency, consulting and corporate environments. Theresa has lived in Portland the past 25 years. She is married with two sons in Portland public schools. She has served on an Early Childhood Development Board, and mentors entrepreneurs, early stage professionals and leaders in transition.

Laura Strickland

Laura Strickland

Director

Laura Strickland was born in Portland, but spent most of her formative childhood living on Maui. Exposed to a plethora of musical genres from an early age, her parents and older brothers instilled in her a deep appreciation for the positive role music can play in a person’s life. Laura enjoyed a 15 year career in Graphic Design at Nike. She has two children who attend schools in Beaverton School District and is an active volunteer in her community. She is passionate about the role music plays in connecting people and their cultures, and is a firm believer that music enriches the soul.