Our Board

Board of Directors

Ian Fischer, Husch Blackwell LLP (Chair)
Camille Ridley, American Red Cross (Vice Chair)
Illya Riske, City of Mesa; Arts & Culture Deputy, (Treasurer)
Drew Shaw, Voyce Threads (Secretary)
Kirk Johnson, SOUNDS Academy, (Executive Director)
Tony Bell, Salt River Project
Katherine Eglezos, WGU Academy
Virginia Johnson, MIT
Makoto Matsumoto, Intel (Retired)
Forest Melton, University of Arizona
Michael Peterson, Thrivent Financial
Christy Strauch, Money Coach for Artists, Writer
Laurie Porter, Research*By*Design
Ronald Stoffle, APS (Arizona Public Service), Financial Analyst

“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, JDA Investments
Reginald Bolding Jr., State Representative
Eddie Gonzalez, SVN
Sentari Minor, Generation Next
Amish Shah, State Representative, Physician
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

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