About the Board

Our Board is made up of both parents of singers and people from the community who are committed to supporting the arts and youth. Each member serves for a 3-year term and can serve for up to two consecutive terms.

Board meetings are generally held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Honors Choirs offices at Assisi Heights. Meetings are open to the public. Please call the office if you would like to attend a meeting.

If you wish to reach a current board member by email, please contact President, Amy Crockett.

If you are interested in serving on our Board, we'd love to hear from you!  Please fill out the board member application form below.

 

Board Members

Amy Crockett President

Amy Crockett

President

Lori Forstie Secretary

Lori Forstie

Secretary

Dan Orvis Past President

Dan Orvis

Past President

 
Charles M. Johnson, Jr. Treasurer

Charles M. Johnson, Jr.

Treasurer

Rick Kvam Art Director, Founder

Rick Kvam

Art Director, Founder

Valerie Presa Valerie and her family moved to Rochester six years ago and love the community. Husband, Pasquale has just opened a pizzeria in town. She is motivated to serve on the Honors Choirs board in order to contribute to an organization that has enriched the lives of her and her family. Three Presa children sing with Honors Choirs—Dominic, Luca and Maria. Valerie took piano as a child and enjoys music and musicals. She is a marriage and family therapist at Fernbrook Family Center.

Valerie Presa

Valerie and her family moved to Rochester six years ago and love the community. Husband, Pasquale has just opened a pizzeria in town. She is motivated to serve on the Honors Choirs board in order to contribute to an organization that has enriched the lives of her and her family. Three Presa children sing with Honors Choirs—Dominic, Luca and Maria. Valerie took piano as a child and enjoys music and musicals. She is a marriage and family therapist at Fernbrook Family Center.

Chris Rowen A former high school a capella choir singer, Chris serves on the Honors Choirs board to ensure the longevity of the organization and promote the arts in southeastern Minnesota. Daughter, Emma, is an Honors Choirs singer, and wife, Suzette, helps with rehearsals. Chris sings in his church choir and serves on the church council. He is also a youth sports coach in Stewartville for soccer, basketball and softball. Chris works as an operations manager at Mayo Clinic.

Chris Rowen

A former high school a capella choir singer, Chris serves on the Honors Choirs board to ensure the longevity of the organization and promote the arts in southeastern Minnesota. Daughter, Emma, is an Honors Choirs singer, and wife, Suzette, helps with rehearsals. Chris sings in his church choir and serves on the church council. He is also a youth sports coach in Stewartville for soccer, basketball and softball. Chris works as an operations manager at Mayo Clinic.

 
Anna Sanchez As a high school and college singer and musician, Anna grew up experiencing the rewards of dedication, hard work and teamwork through music. She serves on the Honors Choirs board as a way to support the community asset, and because she sees how the organization has impacted her own children. Three Sanchez children sing with Honors Choirs—Sophie, Julia and William. Anna is married to Will Sanchez, and enjoys running and being outside. She is a nursing instructor at Augsburg College in Rochester.

Anna Sanchez

As a high school and college singer and musician, Anna grew up experiencing the rewards of dedication, hard work and teamwork through music. She serves on the Honors Choirs board as a way to support the community asset, and because she sees how the organization has impacted her own children. Three Sanchez children sing with Honors Choirs—Sophie, Julia and William. Anna is married to Will Sanchez, and enjoys running and being outside. She is a nursing instructor at Augsburg College in Rochester.

Rafael Jimenez A violin player, Rafael performs with the Mayo Chamber Symphony. He was recently admitted to the World Doctor’s Orchestra. His service on the Honors Choirs board represents a desire to contribute to the development of high level musical activities in Rochester, and giving back for the joy and satisfaction his son, Fernando, has gained through singing with Honors Choirs. Rafael is also a board member of Rochester Symphony and Chorale. Originally from San Jose, Costa Rico, he is married to Enid Campos the father of four sons. Rafael is a surgical and genitourinary pathologist at Mayo Clinic.

Rafael Jimenez

A violin player, Rafael performs with the Mayo Chamber Symphony. He was recently admitted to the World Doctor’s Orchestra. His service on the Honors Choirs board represents a desire to contribute to the development of high level musical activities in Rochester, and giving back for the joy and satisfaction his son, Fernando, has gained through singing with Honors Choirs. Rafael is also a board member of Rochester Symphony and Chorale. Originally from San Jose, Costa Rico, he is married to Enid Campos the father of four sons. Rafael is a surgical and genitourinary pathologist at Mayo Clinic.

Elizabeth Bradley

Elizabeth Bradley

Ainhoa Urikijo

Ainhoa Urikijo

 
Mary Vogel

Mary Vogel

Daniel Roellinger

Daniel Roellinger

Heidi Dieter

Heidi Dieter

Andy Johnsrud

Andy Johnsrud

 
Emily DeGrazia

Emily DeGrazia