Northwest Chamber Chorus Board of Directors
John Hushagen, Board President
Arborist, Owner of Seattle Tree Preservation, Inc
John has a BA in American History from Pacific Lutheran University and a MS in Urban Horticulture from the University of Washington. He has been singing in church and other choirs since 1993. He has been a member of NWCC since 2008 and works with the Resource Development group. When not working or singing, he enjoys tending his large garden and long-distance walking.
Bobby Lindsey, Board Vice-President
Office Administrator, City of Seattle
A native of Arkansas, Bobby moved to Seattle in January of 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Bobby has been a singer in the tenor section since 2008. When he's not working he enjoys singing, encouraging others to make a "joyful noise," hosting game nights with friends, and persuading his Arkansan family members to come to Seattle for visits.
Wendy C Roedell, Board Secretary
Educational Administrator, Retired
A native of New York, Wendy moved to Seattle in 1967. She joined the chorus in September 1968, and retired from singing in June 2016. Formerly the Assistant Superintendent for Early Childhood at Puget Sound Educational Service District, Wendy enjoys birding and experiencing wildlife, both in Washington and in interesting locations such as Central and South America, Antarctica, Borneo, and Africa. She has been on the Board since 2010.
Debra Smiley, Board Treasurer
Personal Trust Associate, US Bank
Originally from Chicago, Debra has been in Seattle since 1997. Debra enjoys choral music, having participated since elementary school. She joined the NWCC Board in 2010 and is happy to be involved in a choir again. Debra's interests include (in no particular order) sewing, cooking, and reading. She also describes herself as "a complete TV/movie junkie" - and that is her best Jeopardy category.
Matt Everett, Board Member
Engineering Manager, Expedia
Elaine Fick Hardin, Board Member
Music Teacher, Retired
Elaine Hardin is a native of Wisconsin and holds a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in music education. She taught for five years in the Midwest and 28 years in Washington and had a one-year Fulbright appointment to the Netherlands. She currently works with the University of Washington on a study of the effects of aging on mental abilities. A board member since 2003, she currently works in the Resource Development group.
Taylor Fritts, Board Member
Originally from New York, Taylor moved to Seattle in 2014. Soon after the move, he joined NWCC as a baritone. Taylor has a bachelor's degree in Music Education. While his primary instrument is viola, singing in choirs has been relevant to his life since he was seven years old. He enjoys having both creative platforms to express the beauty that is found in making music. Taylor's interests include exploring new parts of Seattle with friends, cooking (and the eating part!), and video games.
Dina Myers, Board Member
Project Manager, PEMCO, Retired
A native Seattleite, Dina has been a singer in a group of some sort since she was ten years old. Dina is a founding member of NWCC, having joined in January, 1968 and retired from singing in June, 2015. A former Project Manager at PEMCO Insurance, Dina is a voracious reader and enjoys volunteering, sewing, crocheting, and cooking.
Taryn Wagner, Board Member
Merchandiser, Presence Marketing Northwest
Taryn is a native of Seattle, residing in the Magnolia neighborhood. She has been singing with the chorus as a soprano since 2011. She works as a merchandiser for a natural and organic food brokerage. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her pug Lloyd, playing soccer and tennis, and cooking. Fun fact: she was a student of Mark Kloepper's in high school choir.
Kathy Young, Board Member
Kathy is a long-time Seattle resident and former NWCC member: she sang alto in the chorus from the early 80s until 2005. She is a recently retired second grade teacher who also had the good fortune to teach K-3 music. She enjoys spending time with her two Seattle grandsons, volunteering in the public schools, singing with her church choir, and traveling with her husband. She served on the board twice in previous years and most recently signed on in 2010.