2022-2023 Board of Trustees
Michael holds a Bachelor in Music Management from Florida Southern College. He has previously worked for the Sarasota Orchestra’s Marketing and Education departments. His work as the Instrumental Director with Venice Instrumental and Vocal Arts (VIVA) brought a new focus to the North Port, Florida, area for high school music students. Through VIVA, Michael was able to provide professional experience to advanced high school students through professional performance opportunities as well as providing scholarship opportunities. He also served as the Executive Director of Rebound Percussion – a community percussion ensemble for high school age youth with aspirations of becoming a world class competitive music organization by fostering dedication, leadership, self-discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, and musicianship. He is the music teacher at Atwater Elementary School in North Port and is a Director for the North Port High School marching ensembles. Michael has served as the Executive Director of the North Port Symphony since May 2019.
Marketing and Office Intern
Sophia is a Junior at North Port High School. She is Vice President of the NPHS chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and Drum Major for the Alliance Marching Band. Sophia is a member of the NPHS Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Indoor Percussion Ensemble.