Board & Staff

2016-17 Board of Directors

OFFICERS

Julie Birrer, President

Julie is a past CVCC Board of Director who served as our Treasurer for four years, and has sung with CVCC since 2012. She is a Certified Public Accountant and partner in her husband’s firm, Kraig Kobert CPA, PC. Julie also serves several other non-profit organizations as an officer and in fundraising capacities, and loves to sing wherever possible.

Zach Shepherd, Secretary

Zach has lived in Jackson for four years and is the Family Literacy Program Coordinator at Teton Literacy Center, a non-profit education-based organization.  The majority of his professional/work experience has been in secondary education as a tutor/instructor in Mathematics and other subjects; he taught English abroad for over a year in China and again in Ecuador.  Music has played an important role in Zach’s life.  He began singing in choir during his sophomore year of college, and took voice lessons for four semesters.  He enjoys singing with Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir and has participated in the Choir for five semesters.  In 2012-2013 he served on the board.

Cody Daigle, Vice-President

Cody was born and raised in Jackson, WY and has been singing all of his life (earning three Wyoming All-State Alternate distinctions). Currently, he is the Pathways Maintenance Technician through Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation, as well as a certified Advanced EMT. Music has been a passion of his since he was young, and he doesn’t ever expect to stop singing!

Rhea Lewis, Treasurer

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Rhea is a graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse with a BA in Theatre and a minor in Music and Art.  Her stage career has taken her through many valuable experiences.  She participated in a summer stock company in Manistee, Michigan under the direction of Madge Skelly, allowing Rhea to hone her costuming skills and act in minor roles for the major company and in title roles for the children’s theatre.  At the Pasadena Playhouse, among other endeavors, she was involved in musical children’s theatre, allowing her to act, sing, dance and choreograph.  A second summer stock on Catalina Island gave Rhea more experience in musical theatre, along with performing the major role of Luisa in the Fantasticks weekly musical show, a role that she played in Hollywood for over a year.  Her work in film, commercials, and choreographing plays and musicals, has expanded her career.  Rhea became a member of the Bobby Banas Jazz Dance Troupe and was encouraged to develop a mime character, “Otto”, that went on to play in several other venues.  Eventually, family drew her away from the long hours, and Rhea returned to school to study accounting – proving a handy skill in business as well as being treasurer for two chorales, one in Los Angeles, CA and the other, the JH Chorale in Jackson, WY.   Her choir experience began in her middle years while living in Los Angeles.  When she moved to Jackson, WY, she joined the JH Chorale and later joined Cathedral Voices Treble Voices.  Rhea states that her singing experiences have enriched her mind and her heart.

BOARD MEMBERS

Nancy Bohne

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Nancy moved to Wyoming in 1972 and has called the Jackson area home since 1992.  After a career primarily focused on healthcare financial management, including several hospitals, clinics, and insurance companies, she has retired after 10 years most recently with the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center as the Financial Director. She uses her background with non-profits and business systems skills to contribute to her Board membership.

Juline Christofferson

Juline brings her stellar music experiences to Cathedral Voices, singing with the Jackson Hole Chorale for the past 27 years, the Presbyterian Church Choir, and playing the piano and accordion.  She grew up singing in church and has a love of music and the arts, which, as an art major in college, she hopes to resume where she left off someday.  Juline also brings her management skills to Cathedral Voices – being the owner of various bars/restaurants/hotels, including the Stagecoach Bar, and currently the Bull Moose Lodge in Alpine, Wyoming, which she has owned and managed for the last 17 years.  Her personal interests include skiing, golfing, swimming, dancing and hiking (especially in Southern Utah).  Juline has lived in Missouri, Canada, and Montana.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Montana, a teaching certificate from Hamline University and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah.  Her work experiences are vast and impressive and include:  Social Studies Teacher at Henry Sibley High School in South St. Paul, Minnesota; Editor of the University of Utah Computer Science Newsletter; Attorney in private practice in Utah and Wyoming; and a Natural Resources Coordinator on the staff of Utah Governor Scott Matheson.  The Cathedral Voices Board of Directors is fortunate to have Juline’s vast experience and love of music to contribute to their goals.

Laura Huckin, ex-officio

Artistic Director Laura HuckinFor the past 15 years, Ms. Huckin has been involved in music education and performance throughout Teton County with many arts organizations including Big City Broadway, the Jackson Hole Chorale, Grand Teton Music Festival, Jackson Hole Community Band, Off Square Theatre Company, Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra, and Teton County School District. Ms. Huckin continues to work in various musical capacities, most frequently as a conductor and educator. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Media Arts and was the Festival Director for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival prior to joining Cathedral Voices. Laura was honored for her contributions to the arts by receiving the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole’s Award for Creativity in 2014.

 

Patty Krause

Patty has been a member of CVCC since October of 2015. She has been a part of the Jackson Hole Chorale for the 5 years prior. Patty has a degree in Communications/Marketing and worked in the hotel industry and currently works as an independent contractor for Rocky Mountain Connections, a corporate event planning company. While Patty was raising her 3 children, she worked as an assistant librarian for the Teton County School District for 12 1/2 years.

 

Henry Williams

Henry Raynor Williams was born and raised just south of Boston, MA. He’s been a part of the Jackson community since 2006.  Henry works as a local artist and his work can be found in various homes throughout the valley from the Amangani to Shooting Star.  He also works privately as a massage therapist Reiki practitioner and reflexologist.  Henry has been a member of Riot Act Theater since 2009, has volunteered at St. John’s Hospital and is an active member of River Crossing Church.

Staff

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Laura Huckin

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

alice_widdessAlice Widdess, Administrative Manager. 

Alice assists Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir bringing her management, marketing and organizational skills to help move the organization forward.  With her love and appreciation for music and the arts, she enjoys working with the CVCC team of professionals to meet their goals.  She currently consults with various other local companies, helping them to become more functional –Enhanced Capital Partners, Inc., Guthrie Mediation, Flat Creek Water Improvement District, Jackson Hole Youth Basketball, and the Jackson Hole Chorale.  Her past work experience includes Manager of Jackson Hole Corporate Services, assisting in the management operations of several LLC’s along with establishing successful relations with over 2,000 investors, the raising of investiture money for various companies, a real estate salesperson in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, property development as Vice-President of World Classic Houses, and has served on city advisory committees and boards of directors.  Alice’s education includes receiving a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Antioch University, Los Angeles CA; Graduate coursework from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.