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.
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.Sarah Kooshian, Board Secretary
As a long-standing resident of Folsom, Sarah has enjoyed and supported the Folsom Lake Symphony in various ways since its inaugural concert – as patron, season subscriber, volunteer, under-served community outreach liaison, and member of the board of directors. As of 2020, Sarah is 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 decorated career in high tech, holding technical, management, and executive positions in a variety of industries including aerospace, system software, telecom, and data storage.
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.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.Clark Shueh, Board Member
Clark has over 25 years of technology experience in Information Technology and Engineering and currently works at Intel to help create world-changing technology that improves the life of every person on the planet. His love for music and the local community led him to become a symphony volunteer in 2018, joining the Board in 2021. Clark facilitates stage planning, manages the website, and assists with safety and hospitality. In addition to his volunteer activities for the Symphony, Clark also volunteers at Bayside Church Folsom, Celebrate Recovery Folsom, City of Folsom Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Intel PC Pals (lead), Royal Rangers Folsom (commander), Sutter Street Theatre and Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) focus groups, and plays various instruments in local music jams. Clark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University San Jose and enjoys using his gifts to serve the community.Deb Penrice, Board Member
After many years of volunteering graphic designs services to the symphony, Deb joined the board in 2021. She continues to design marketing and communication materials for print and our website. She and her husband have resided in Granite Bay since 1993 where they raised their family. As a stay-at-home mom she held active roles in various support organizations within her children’s schools and at a district-wide level. In 2000 she opened By Invitation Only, a boutique stationery design studio where she works with clients throughout the country offering custom stationery products, with an emphasis on wedding and event invitations, in addition to design services for several small businesses. Over the years she has donated her design expertise to several causes including the American Cancer Society, Hope Gala, and the National Charity League. She enjoys working with the symphony and believes that music is an important part of our lives and in the education of our children.Julia Earle, Board Member
Julia became a board member of the Folsom Lake Symphony in 2022. At the urging of her mother, who was a music teacher, Julia Earle started playing violin, and later viola, at the age of seven. A Sacramento native, Julia performed with Michael Neumann and the Sacramento Youth Symphony throughout her middle and high school years. She attended the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music and graduated with a bachelor of arts in music performance from California State University, Sacramento. From 1986 to 2000, Julia played viola with the Stockton and Modesto symphonies. She is a founding musician of the Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra and is currently serving as the assistant principal viola. She has served on the board of the Sacramento Youth Symphony, Folsom Symphony Gala and is active with her church worship programs. Julia has been a financial adviser in the Sacramento Valley for more than 30 years. She lives in Shingle Springs with her husband, Calvin, and has three children. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening and traveling with her family.