The Folsom Lake Symphony exists today because 15 years ago Folsom financial consultant and CPA Bruce Woodbury brought his dream of forming a regional symphony in the foothills to reality. A former French horn player, Bruce was the founding board president, serving in that position for 14 years before retiring in December 2017. He spearheaded the hiring of founding music director and conductor Michael Neumann. Bruce has spent boundless time and energy garnering donations, venues and publicity and generating interest and excitement for the symphony. It is to Bruce’s credit that the orchestra, from its first performance, has been playing to high acclaim and sell-out audiences. Bruce is a registered principal at Woodbury Wealth Management, specializing in helping clients reach retirement goals. He has held previous positions in accounting and financial advising and analysis. He holds a degree in finance and economics from Utah State University and has done graduate work in accounting and business at the University of Miami (Florida) and CSU Fresno. Bruce is a member of the Folsom and El Dorado Hills chambers of commerce and the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom. His efforts on behalf of the symphony have earned him recognition from the Folsom Chamber of Commerce (Business of the Year 2003), Folsom Style Magazine (Readers’Choice “Favorite Local Businessman 2010,” third place), the city of Folsom (for contribution to the music arts in Folsom 2006) and the Folsom Arts and Cultural Commission (for arts achievement 2007).
Bruce Woodbury, President and Founder Emeritus