About Us

NSO Board & Staff

NSO Board of Directors

  • Loria Holden, President – safety manager at Oregon State University
  • Ken Combs, Vice President – musician, retired university administrator
  • Susan Elizabeth Reese Painter, Treasurer – criminal defense lawyer and freelance writer
  • Bill Hite, Secretary – retired contractor
  • John Lavrakas, Immediate Past President – retired aerospace engineer
  • Brian Haggerty – lawyer, Newport Law; firefighter and emergency medical technician, Newport Fire Department
  • Kris Klavik – musicians' representative, Newport Symphony Orchestra musician personnel manager
  • W. W. "Clyde" Reid – retired editor
  • Betty Richard – retired educator
  • Camille Shieff – business owner
  • Gavin Shumate – doctor; priest, St. John's Episcopal Church
  • Joseph Swafford – retired business owner
  • Eddie Symington - school district administrator

Associate Board Members

Honorary Board Members

  • John Baker – consultant
  • Frank Geltner – vanguard of the Ernest Bloch Legacy Project
  • Katherine Heater – small business owner
  • Jeannette B. Hofer – music lover and benefactor
  • Mary Lee Scoville – conductor, Central Coast Chorale; music teacher

Staff Management

  • John Lavrakas – Executive Director (interim)
  • Charmaine Leclair – Office Manager/Bookkeeper
  • Kayli JonesYouth Coordinator
  • Kris KlavikPersonnel Manager
  • Shauna KeyesPersonnel Manager (strings)
  • Bradley CapshawOrchestra Technical Manager
  • Alistair Kok Librarian
  • Leatrice LilyHousing Coordinator