The Board of Directors is a volunteer body of distinguished leaders, musicians and music lovers in Northern California and each want to express their gratitude for your patronage and support of the Folsom Lake Symphony.
President of the Board
A founding member of the Folsom Lake Symphony and an orchestra violinist, Anson joined the board in 2009. Previously, he served as vice president of business and orchestra management and corporate secretary. During his 20-year career at Intel Corporation, Anson held management positions in finance and marketing. Upon his retirement in 1999, he devoted himself to playing the violin and to giving back to the community through volunteering – he plays his instrument with the Auburn Symphony as well as for Folsom. Anson graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in accounting and finance and completed his MBA in finance at the University of Southern California. With his knowledge of classical music and his corporate business experience, he has played a key role in the growth and success of the symphony. A board member of the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation from 2006 to 2014, holding the offices of vice president and treasurer, Anson now serves on the advisory board of that organization. He also co-founded the El Dorado Hills All Net women’s basketball program in 2000 and served as its director for 10 years.
Vice President of Symphony Administration
Corrine Tharp was the Folsom Lake Symphony’s first official volunteer. She eagerly signed on to help after hearing symphony founder Bruce Woodbury’s dream of starting an orchestra. She took on the responsibility of ticket sales, achieved a full house for the first performance, and has been in charge of concert seating and selling tickets ever since. During her first year, she set up an online ticketing system. Corrine also helps solicit donations and recruits and trains volunteers. She organized and manages the program to introduce students to the symphony and interacts with Bruce Woodbury and the music director to ensure each concert is a success. Corrine is retired from a career in accounting and as a small-business owner. She is usually the first contact for symphony patrons. Corrine and her husband Jim, married for more than 50 years, have been part of the Folsom community since 1997.
Longtime arts patron Marie Mitchell joined the board in 2014. She believes passionately that fine arts, especially music, are integral to a flourishing society. Marie owns and manages CII Tech Inc., a San Francisco-based company that provides corporate clients with forward-looking real estate management services, including strategic site and space planning solutions. She is considered one of the pioneers of bringing ergonomic standards to the workplace. Marie shares her time between San Francisco and her Italianate estate in El Dorado Hills, Palazzo di Migianella, which she generously opens each year for the Folsom Lake Symphony’s gala, An Evening Under the Stars, which she also co-chairs.
Michael Nord, CPA
Michael joined the Board in 2009 and has called Folsom his home since 1998. He has been in public practice for more than 22 years assisting small business owners and individuals. He started his professional career with a CPA firm in Sacramento, CA where he gained valuable experience with many aspects of running a small business including taxes, compliance, accounting, record keeping and general business advisory and consulting services. Additionally, he has extensive experience assisting the individual taxpayer with reducing the income tax filing and compliance burdens, strategies to minimize tax liabilities and preliminary development of financial plans to achieve customer goals. Michael’s financial skills have proven to be a major asset to the Symphony.
A native to the Folsom lake region, Anthony started volunteering with the symphony in its inaugural season. Using his skill sets from working as a logistics specialist and the experience as a corporate event coordinator, Anthony has taken on many jobs and responsibilities during his tenure with the symphony; from working backstage to assisting musicians and greeting patrons at fund raising events. Anthony holds a degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science and system controls.