Our Board

Board of Directors

Tony Bell, SRP (Board Chair)
Ian Fischer, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (Secretary)
Illya Riske, Arizona Department Of Transportation, (Treasurer)
Kirk Johnson, SOUNDS Academy, (Executive Director)
Brittany Bryant, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation
Virginia Johnson, MIT
Forest Melton, University of Arizona
Ben Park, Abbot Downing
Alexis Ronstadt, Valle Del Sol
Amish Shah, State Representative; District 24
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