he 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.
Anson Wong, 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.Marie Mitchell, Vice President
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, Board Treasurer
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.Shellie Swain, Board Secretary
As Blue Shield of California’s IT Owner of Medicare, Shellie Swain is responsible for ensuring that IT platforms support her business partners. After a short hiatus, Shellie has returned to the Board of Directors for the Folsom Lake Symphony having served previously in this role for more than 9 years. In addition to her Board duties, Shellie facilities stage planning, manages the website and works as our liaison with the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to her volunteer activities for the Symphony, Shellie also volunteers at Bayside Folsom, Broadway Sacramento, Women’s Empowerment, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Chamber of Commerce. She has held local positions serving two years on Folsom’s Arts and Cultural Commission, El Dorado Hills CSD, and Buckeye Union School District’s Site Council. Shellie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Communications from California State University Sacramento and very much considers herself local and loyal to her community.William Roby, Board Member
Bill is a native Californian raised in the East Bay of Northern California. After college, Bill pursued a career in finance with Benneton Sports Group and John Hancock. In 2003, Bill choose to change his career path from corporate to the nonprofit business model taking a position as Operation Manager for a substance abuse treatment facility. In 2005, Bill relocated to Shingle Springs and in 2007 took a position at the El Dorado Community Foundation. Since 2008, Bill has been the Executive Director of the foundation.Marien Wong, Board Member
A symphony volunteer since 2011, Marien joined the Board in 2018. During her 18 year career at Intel Corporation, Marien held various management positions in finance and marketing. Prior to that, she was a bank auditor covering the Bay Area region. After retiring from Intel in 2001, Marien used her finance skills as a volunteer with the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation in addition to her symphony support.
Marien graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Studies and earned her MBA in accounting at San Francisco State University.Dennis Revell, Board Member
A noted political strategist, public relations/public affairs consultant, Dennis C. Revell was a passionate and privileged observer to some of the dramatic episodes, as well as more quiet moments, of the last 25 years of President Ronald Reagan’s life.
Since 1984, Mr. Revell has served as President/CEO of Revell Communications, a national, full service public relations/public affairs firm, now headquartered in Roseville, with specializations in legislative, corporate and association public relations and governmental relations where his clients have ranged from the NFL…to major health care organizations…to major American multinational corporations.Cyndi Klement, Board Member
Cyndi Klement is a veteran healthcare technologist specializing in behavioral health and managed care, along with a degree in Finance from California State University, Chico make her a perfect lend to the Board. With more than 20 years in health care, Cyndi has developed a strong commitment to quality healthcare outcomes. Her passion doesn’t stop there as she also maintains a strong desire to support the arts and lend energy in the expansion of regional music education programs. To help ensure continued support for music education, Cyndi became part of the founding committee that worked to produce the Symphony’s annual fundraiser, “An Evening under the Stars Gala.” A talented floral designer and master of organization, her committee participation has helped to establish the Gala as an regional must-attend event. Making her home in Granite Bay, Cyndi can occasionally be seen chauffeuring people in her 1947 Rolls Royce.Rhonda Butcher, Board Member
Rhonda Butcher became a board member of the Folsom Lake Symphony in 2019. As a founding member of the Folsom Arts and Cultural Council, she encourages artistic expression for our youth while developing innovative engagement programs within senior living communities. She has professional experience as a business development consultant and community outreach liaison. Previously, she maintained a successful art consulting business, represented Décor Magazine and traveled nationally as an educational instructor lecturing on marketing strategies and corporate art program development. Rhonda is an experienced event planner, fundraiser and viable contributor of service to several charity causes in Folsom and the greater Sacramento region. She will utilize her corporate experience, leadership abilities and team approach to build partnerships, secure sponsorships and support the symphony’s outreach programs. Rhonda has lived in Folsom for 35 years and has a strong devotion to her family, friends and the communities she serves.Sarah Kooshian, Board Member
As a long-standing resident of Folsom, Sarah has enjoyed and supported the Folsom Lake Symphony in various ways over the years since its inaugural concert – as patron, season subscriber, volunteer, under-served community outreach liaison, and member of the board of directors. In 2020, Sarah is happy to be back as a working member of the Folsom Symphony Board where her dedication to music, education, and young people can intersect.
Sarah has had a long career in high tech, holding technical, management, and executive positions in a variety of industries including aerospace, system software, telecom and data storage. Her code has flown on the space shuttle, been part of researching ancient geology, and compiled into race cars. Over the last 15 years, she has been VP Engineering at Objective Systems Integrators, Emulex, and Avago Technologies.
She continues to be an active volunteer for the Sacramento County Academic Decathlon, including being head interview judge for the last 7 years. In her free time, she loves traveling the world with her husband.