Our Board

Board of Directors

Tony Bell, SRP, Board Chair
Brittany Bryant, Maricopa County
Becky Easton, Maxwell & Morgan, Board Vice Chair
Ryan Easton, Pure Insurance
Ian Fischer, Lewis Rocca Rothgerber Christie Secretary
Kirk Johnson, SOUNDS Academy, Executive Director
Virginia Johnson, MIT
Richard Marx, Awesome Databases
Forest Melton, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Ilya Riske, ADOT, Treasurer
Alexis Ronstadt, Valle Del Sol
Amish Shah, Self-Employed Physician
Drew Shaw, Acumen Learning Innovations
Shani Kamaria Stewart, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

“I chose SOUNDS Academy to aid in youth learning a new skill and discovering the greatness within themselves. This end result motivates me to serve in any possible way.”
– Brittany Bryant

Board of Advisors

Patrick Armstrong, Canal Partners
Reginald Bolding Jr., State Representative
Robert Buchanan, Buchanan Music
Sentari Minor, Generation Next
Andrea Stouder Pursley, Management Center

“Music is part of what it means to be human. SOUNDS Academy provides access to high quality music education that unlocks the unique talent and potential of young musicians across Phoenix.”
– Andrea Stouder Pursley