Board of Directors

& TVS Committees 

Let Us Introduce You To Our Board

Our board is a hard working team of community and orchestra members who strive to bring you the best possible concert season each year!

Susan Miyamoto


Susan believes that music is a language that can convey emotions that cannot be expressed by words. Every person (beginning at birth) has music in them and her goal is to help each student set and achieve their goals in making music through the piano. 

Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and has over 40 years of experience as a private piano teacher. Upon graduation, she was trained and worked in Los Angeles as a Yamaha music teacher for 7 years. She received Kindermusik and Musikgarten training and has been teaching early childhood music classes for 25 years. Her family moved to Temecula in 1989 and she has been dedicated to helping the arts grow in the community.

She enjoys collaborating with other musicians and has performed regularly in the community and as a collaborative pianist including performances at the Old Town Temecula Theater and Classics at the Merc.

Marie Cantrell, Treasurer

Maria Cantrell


Before retirement, Maria had made her career in bookkeeping and accounting throughout most of her life. With her Hungarian heritage and upbringing, she was always passionate about music, but she didn’t have the opportunity to learn to play the violin until late into adulthood. It quickly became an avocation and she joined the orchestra in 2014 in the 2nd violin section. She was elected to the Board in 2015 and as Treasurer the following fiscal year, when she immediately proceeded to convert our bookkeeping from outdated Excel spreadsheets to QuickBooks. Over the years she has dedicated countless hours to furthering our mission, even served as Acting Secretary for several months when no one else would accept that role. Maria has continued her position as Treasurer to the present day, and has agreed to serve for another year if reelected.

John Rogers


John Rogers is a Principal with IE Surveying and Engineering, Inc. in Temecula. He started his career as the instrumentman on Parsons, Brinkerhoff, Quade & Douglas’s (now WSP Global) New York City survey crew. He later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Yale University after Naval service in Vietnam and then worked for larger firms in San Francisco and San Diego

Since 1981, he has worked in southern Riverside County, in both private and public positions, and on large and small projects, bringing a large knowledge base of engineering and survey-related projects within the valley.
He is regularly utilized as an expert witness for boundary or land use disputes by attorneys in the area. Mr. Rogers’ license allows him to practice civil engineering and land surveying within California. Additionally, Mr. Rogers aids in site design and planning for new land development projects.

He is a Registered Civil Engineer, California (RCE# 22428) and a Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Shares John, “I have a remarkable lack of musical talent, perhaps surprising given my family. In the 1920’s and 30-‘s my grandfather was an official with Local 56 of the AFM in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was an orchestra leader, played trumpet and piano and was a skilled piano tuner and repairman. His sister was a moderately successful concert pianist in the Seattle area in the same era. My Dad was a high-level amateur pianist, both classical and pop, particularly ‘stride’. His talent carried him through University of Michigan, playing solo and organizing bands for fraternity parties.

My brother played trumpet in high school and college, and studied tuba and banjo in his later years. (He has ‘adopted’ tuba player Gabriel Sears). My nephew is a bona fide rock guitarist and song writer in New York. My sister-in-law is an Eastman-trained organist. My daughter sings, writes music and plays piano and guitar in Jacksonville, Florida. I struggled through adolescent piano lessons, with the only lasting result being that I can sort of read sheet music.”

John currently serves on the board of the San Bernadino Symphony and recently received “Volunteer of the Year” award from the Association of California Symphony Orchestras.
John wants to contribute to the growth and success of his home town orchestra. His areas of expertise/contribution are : Management assistance, fundraising, even and concert assistance. He plans to also encourage attendance and participation by friends, family, local and regional contacts.

Chelsea Howell

Vice President

Chelsea Howell is a versatile clarinetist and educator in the areas of Orange County and Temecula. She is currently principal clarinet of the Temecula Valley Symphony Orchestra where she also serves on the board. She has played in orchestras such as the Los Angeles Lyric Opera Orchestra, Golden State Pops Orchestra, Brentwood Symphony, Coachella Valley Symphony, and Orange County Philharmonic. She has won competitions such as the MTNA Woodwind Competition and the UCLA Atwater/Kent All-Stars Concerto Competition.  

Chelsea also has a passion for teaching with her own successful studio in Irvine, CA. Her students have made the All-State Honor Band and Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, the All-Southern Honor Band, and the Orange County Youth Symphony. Chelsea was also a teaching artist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 11 years where she worked with a diverse student population in a workshop series about Classical composers and their musical works. 

Chelsea received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, her master’s degree at the University of Michigan, and her Doctorate from UCLA and has participated at both the Aspen and Kent/Blossom Music Festivals. 

Ann Lebedef


Ann Lebedeff is a nationally recognized former collegiate coach and teacher.  She has a forty-year career of collegiate coaching and teaching various subjects at the University of Arizona (1977-84), Cal Poly Pomona (1989-98), and Pomona College (1998-2018).  Her players have won numerous NCAA National Team Championships (Cal Poly Pomona women 1991-92), individual NCAA Championships in singles and doubles (Cal Poly Pomona 1993-men’s and women’s doubles) (Pomona-Pitzer Colleges-1998 women’s doubles, 2008-women’s singles), and over 74 All-Americans.  She has won numerous awards during her illustrious career including five-time National Coach of the Year, Wilson National Coach of the Decade in the 90’s, Rolex Meritorious Service Award, and many others.  She was recently inducted into the Women’s Intercollegiate Hall of Fame 2018 in Williamsburg, VA.  In 2018 Billie Jean King endowed the Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award, given annually to one collegiate tennis player who has shown exceptional leadership and inclusion during their collegiate career.

During Ann’s career as a coach and professor she has developed skills in fund raising, creating events, and leading the collegiate tennis community into new endeavors.  Ann has worked on numerous regional and national committees not only with tennis, but on the board of her HOA in Temecula the past four years.  Her interpersonal skills at developing relationships and connecting people are her strengths.  She enjoys people and bringing their skills together to improve an organization.

Jenny Shin


Coming Soon

Juanita Jackson


Coming Soon

Jim McLaughlin


Jim’s mission is to elevate or upgrade the conversations in organizations, to have people talking more about what’s possible and less about what’s wrong. He stands for a world in which people are connected, compassionate and creative. His values are: reliability, leadership, commitment, compassion, integrity and harmony. His top five Strength Themes are Responsibility, Learner, Restorative, Communication and Input.

Jim has a diverse background that includes oil exploration, software development, corporate training and performance support, project management and land development.

He received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from San Diego State University, a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Pacific and did post-graduate work at California State University Northridge and Los Angeles.

Jim is an active member of Toastmasters International, a Rotarian, District Chair for Boy Scouts of America, board member of the Economic Development Coalition, and organizer of TEDxTemecula, a locally organized TED event, now in its 12th year.

Mary Williams


                                    Mary Williams

18797 Vista de Montanas

Murrieta, CA 92562



Music/Recording Experience

1973  Music Arranger for recording project at Capitol Records with Grammy Award Winning Capitol Records Recording Engineer, Hugh Davies Staff Engineer. 


1973-1975 Music Teacher, Platt Music Company, Ontario, California


1974-1975  Keyboard player for Zedekiah.  Played numerous concerts.  Headlined for rock band, Ratt.


1974-1984 Private Music Teacher, Students included actress Christina Applegate.


1975  Keyboard tracks on album recorded by Ray Anthony, Glenn Miller’s    first trumpet player.  Album released on Capitol Records label. 


1975-1977 Air Personality/Radio Engineer/Music Director, KSPC-FM,  Claremont, California


1976-1977 Pacific Coast Regional Director, Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (non-profit)


1977  Wrote music jingle for Winchell’s Donut television commercial


1977 Keyboard tracks on album released by Wings Hauser.


1977-1978  Keyboards for album with music group Wind at Present Time Recording Studios, No. Hollywood, produced by Mickey McMeel  of Captain Cool & The Congs. 


1977-1979   Music Teacher, Fairfax School of Music, Hollywood


1978    Keyboard tracks on single released by Peter and Dan on ABC Records


1978-1980 Keyboard Player for Cheeks.  Performed at the Hollywood Palladium, Troubadour, FM Station, Pasadena Ice House, opened for Oingo Boingo (Danny Elfman’s Band), Headlined for Comedian Gallagher. Performed numerous concerts, recorded multiple albums on Brick Records, recorded several music videos.  Had hit songs in various markets, featured frequently on KMET’s Dr. Demento syndicated program.  Band produced by Stan Harris, Prince’s Artistic Director. Hit songs Be a Millionaire, Louise and Radio Activity.  Airplay on on New         Wave Theatre cable program (precursor to MTV).


1982  Recorded albums with Nancy Priddy and Dalene Young (writer for Married with Children). 


1982  Music Arranger for musical at the Burbank Community Theatre, lead actress Christina Applegate, produced by Nancy Priddy and Dalene Young


1991 Assistant recording engineer at Devonshire Studios. Did album with award winning Principal Engineer, Magic Moreno, for Grammy Award Winning Venezuelan Star, Franco De Vita.


April 1993 Production Assistant album recorded by Chuck Nagrin, lead singer   of Three Dog Night, MCA Records, American Recording Studios,   Richie Polodor, Producer.


1995-1998 Recording producer/engineer of albums for various bands


2017-Present  Temecula Valley Symphony Board Member






1972-1973                   Administrative Assistant, Upland High School


1973                            Bookkeeper, Soderberg Manufacturing Company


1973-1974                   Legal Secretary for Michael J. Welch, Attorney, Ontario, California


1976-1977                   Director, National Secondary Promotion, Fantasy Records,

                                    Hollywood Division


1977-1978                   Radio Engineer, KWOW-AM, Pomona, California


1977-1979                   Promotion Assistant, Los Angeles County Transportation

                                       Commission (LACTC) and Head of Citizen Advisory Committee.

                                       Commission members were L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley, Los Angeles

                                       County Board of Supervisors and Mayors of the surrounding cities.

                                       Responsible for Citizens Advisory Committee.   Committee members

                                       included Science Fiction writer, Ray Bradbury.  The LACTC regulated

                                       the Los Angeles RTD (Rapid Transit District) with George Takei, RTD

                                       Board Member.  Responsible for writing and compiling the monthly

                                       LACTC Board Agenda and organizing board meetings.


1979-1981                   Executive Secretary to John F. Sullivan, Chairman of the Board of

                                       Directors for Farmers Insurance Group


1981-1982                   Programmer/Systems Analyst, Indata, Inc., a Division of Sullivan &



1982-1987                   Director of Information Systems & Computer Operations, Embassy

                                       Television/Columbia Pictures.

                                       Norman Lear’s Television and Motion Picture Production Company.        Designed many entertainment industry computer applications.

                                       Managed the IT staff and approximately 30 programmers


1987-1992                  President, Pendleton Systems, Inc., a computer value added reseller/

                                       software developer.  Projects/Customers included:

                                                Implemented first computer network for the Los Angeles

                                                  Philharmonic at the Los Angeles Music Center

                                                Casting System for Columbia Pictures

                                                Data Center Relocation for Columbia Pictures

                                                Film Syndication System for Columbia Pictures

                                                Syndication System for Embassy Television

                                                Deal Memo System for Tri-Star Pictures

                                                Computer Hardware for Warner Brothers Six Flags

                                                Backlot Operations System for Paramount Pictures

                                                Computer Installation Contract Analysis for the City of Los



1989-Present              Real Estate Investing – acquired several properties


1992-1999                   President, Pendleton Systems, Motion Picture Film & Video Computer

                                       Special Effects Company.  Customers include numerous television

                                       and motion picture production companies.  Projects included: 

                                                LA Law (TV Series)

                                                Beverly Hills Cop III (Motion Picture)

                                                Outbreak (Motion Picture)

                                                The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)

                                                News Radio (TV Series)

                                                Television commercials for AT&T, JC Penney, Mitsubishi,

                                                  Cadillac, Northwest Airlines, Chevrolet, Microsoft, Compaq



1999 – Present           CEO, InfiniTek Corporation

                                       Microsoft Gold Dynamics Partner

                                       Manage company of staff of 30+ computer professionals

                                       Private Cloud Hosting.  Own data center in Dallas, TX

                                       Computer Accounting, Distribution, Manufacturing and Business

                                       Operations Software Implementations.   

                                       Customers include:

                                                AFE Industries

                                                Al Brooks Tickets

                                                Albee & Buck

                                                Armstrong Garden Centers

                                                Atlas Construction

                                                Better Life Mobility Centers

                                                Bain & Company

                                                Bellflower Unified School District

                                                California Department of Motor Vehicles

                                                Country Club of Bristol


                                                Delta Entertainment

                                                Designworx Packaging

                                                Eagle Fitness Holdings (Golds Gyms)

                                                ESP Guitars

                                                Event Electronics

                                                Pomona Fairplex (LA County Fairgrounds)

                                                Cabo Yachts 

                                                Cal State Fullerton

                                                Golden Omega, USA

                                                Green Health Stores

                                                Hard Rock Tool, Inc.

                                                Holdrite Products



                                                KHS/Free Agent Bicycles

                                                Knorr Systems

                                                Lotus Communications

                                                Millcreek Studios

                                                Moss Motors, Ltd.

                                                Mulberry Day Care

                                                New Age Electronics

                                                Orange Coast Title Company

                                                County of Orange

                                                Pacific Titan Foods

                                                Pharmacy Sales Caribbean, Barbados

                                                Prince Lionheart

                                                Ressac Climate Control

                                                Riverside County DPSS

                                                Rock Window Television Network

                                                Law Library of San Bernardino County

                                                Schecter Guitars

                                                Sento Corporation

                                                Southland Stone

                                                Tigua Indian Tribal Nation

                                                Tomark Sports, Inc.

                                                Transpacific Foods

                                                Veltec Sports

                                                Videotape Products


                                                Webber Metals

                                                Westland Pacific

                                                Western Door

                                                Western Fuels

                                                Western Steel

                                                Western Technical College







Graduate, Upland High School, June 1993, 3.8 gradepoint average

Mt. San Antonio College, 1973, Business Law Major

Brigham Young University, 1974, Music Major

  Classes in Orchestration, Conducting, Arranging & Composing, Music Theory, Performance

  Classes in Piano & Organ

California State University at Fullerton, 1975-1976, Music/Science Major

University of California, Los Angeles, 1983-1985

            Graduated in 1985     Diploma in Computer Systems Analysis & Design

                                                Diploma in Computer Systems Management

Golden West College, 1995-1997, AA in Computer Science & AA in Recording Arts (Sound Engineering)


Academic Awards


6 Year Winner of the National Piano Playing Auditions, 1964-1969

Cal State Fullerton Astronomy Department’s Academic Achievement Award, 1975

Cal State Fullerton’s Dean List for Outstanding Achievement, 1976


Academic Activities


Choir Accompanist, Pioneer Junior High School, 1967-1969

Cheer Leader, Pioneer Junior High School, 1967-1969

Marimba Player, Upland High School Symphonic Band, 1971-1972

Keyboard Player, Upland High School Jazz Band, 1972-1973

Majorette, Upland High School, 1972-1973

Entertainment Chairman, Upland High School Student Government, 1973

Girls League Secretary, Upland High School Student Government, 1973


Other Training


Dance Classes, various studios, 1962-1964

Private Piano Lessons, Teacher Opal DeBeeson, 1962-1971

Private Violin Lessons, 1963-1964

Drama Lessons, Teacher J. Malango, 1968

Private Guitar Lessons, Teacher Jeffrey Burak, 1975-1976

Private Piano Lessons, Teacher Concert Pianist Harley Reifsnyder, 1975-1976

Drama Classes, various instructors 1977-1978

Private Vocal Lessons, Teacher Christian, 1977-1979

Private Piano Lessons, Teacher Mike Garson, David Bowie’s Keyboardist & Music

    Arranger/Director 1979-1980

Jamie Faunt’s Creative Music School, Teacher Bill Keister, 1979-1981

Dance Classes, Jazz & Ballet, Art of the Dance Academy, Teacher Maureen Samuels,


Private Vocal Lessons, Teacher Madeleine Cordova, 1989-1990


Business and Financial Study

George Bizar Business Investment Course, 1988

Don Perrin Real Estate Investment Seminars, 1994

Robert Allen Series of Real Estate Investment Books

Albert J. Lowry, PhD series of Real Estate Investment Books

Stephen R. Covey and Stephen M.R. Covey series of books on Leadership

    Training, Covey Leadership Center

The Art of Successful Negotiation




Notary Public for the State of California, 1980-1984.

Member of the National Notary Association, 1980-1984. 

Radiotelephone Third Class License #P3-11-87007, (with Broadcast Endorsement), 1975-1985

Many Microsoft and various Software Vendor programming certifications

Orchestra & Strategic Planning Committees

Chelsea Howell, Orchestra Committee Chair
Bruce Clausen, Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Juanita Jackson
Kara Wuchner
Kate Prestia-Schaub
Paul Ciolek
Zun-Hin Woo
Rick Olsen
Steve Morics
John Tribelhorn

Youth Symphony Development Committee

If you are interested in participating in the Youth Symphony Development Committee, please fill out the form on our website and someone will be in contact with you shortly. 


  • Christina Lin
  • Maureen Beck
  • Gianna Taylor

Are you interested in joining the board, or serving on a committee?

The TVS Board of Directors:

If you are interested in joining our board, here are a few things that are important to know!  Board Members are required to attend all board meetings and consistently & enthusiastically promote the symphony by encouraging public support financially, by word-of-mouth and by attendance at events.  As possible, Board Members should also contribute on a regular basis as testament to their dedication to the promotion of the arts in the Temecula Valley.  All members are expected to volunteer to assist at each concert according to their abilities, to assure that each event is fully staffed so that patrons enjoy the best possible musical experience.

The Orchestra and Strategic Planning Committees:

These two committees are generally comprised of orchestra members.  The committees generally discuss repertoire, audition policy, educational outreach, and other orchestra related activities. 

The Youth Symphony Development Committee:

The youth symphony development committee works with the board to enhance opportunities and activities for the students in the program, as well as recruitment. 

Please feel free to use the contact form on this website if you are interested in joining the board or any of the associated committees

Open Board Positions:

  • Directors

In Loving Memory

Sharon Rollinson
In Loving Memory

Sharon will always hold an honorary position on our board.  She was one of our founding members, and music librarian.  We thank her for her many years of unwavering service, and she will be greatly missed.