Our team

The Live Music Project was created out of a shared love for music, community, and accessible data. We are an all-volunteer team who love what we do, and we’d love your company! Join a team to get involved.

Board of Directors


Shaya Lyon
Executive director

Product lead, UX designer, writer, artist and former news editor who loves organizing information. Passionate about collaborative creative processes, Shaya can often be found behind a camera, documenting orchestras in their natural habitat.



Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark is a Senior Product Manager at Pivotal Labs and a leader in technology and philanthropy, having previously served as Director of Platform at New Music USA and as a consultant to the MAP Fund and Creative Capital. Kevin also researches and teaches arts economics and entrepreneurship, and is an active composer.



Sheila Oh

Sheila Oh
VP & secretary

Sheila directs the Computer Science Certificate Program at Seattle University. In her “spare” time, she can be found in the violin section of the Seattle Philharmonic, kicking up her heels with Sister Kate Dance Company, and supporting women in technology as a community leader of Anita Borg Institute.



Maggie Stapleton

Maggie is passionate about the access to and awareness of classical music, with a keen interest in new music. Maggie helped launch and cultivate Second Inversion, KING FM’s 24/7 streaming project dedicated to contemporary classical music. She is currently the Publicity Manager for Jensen Artists, a classical music public relations and management firm dedicated to developing the careers and telling the stories of today’s most vibrant classical musicians. Outside of music, Maggie enjoys cycling, hiking, rock climbing, cooking, and traveling.

Maggie’s LinkedIn



Kiesha Garrison

Kiesha spends her days at Microsoft as a Senior Business Development Manager driving ad tech partnerships for MSN. An alumna of Spelman College with a B.A. in Economics, her professional background includes consumer marketing at Time, Inc. and business development for software startups in digital publishing and health care. Beyond her work negotiating deals, Kiesha is a mother, mentor, insatiable learner, and multi-passionate person hoping to model for those in her circle of influence the courage to live, work, and play as your authentic self.




Andrew Goldstein

With a passion for introducing classical music to new audiences, Andrew Goldstein is the co-founding Executive Director of Emerald City Music in Seattle. He holds a BM in Music Management from The Hartt School and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University, and has worked with arts institutions around the globe. Andrew lives in Seattle with his wife, Eryn, and daughter, Hazel.




Tim Schmuckal

A teacher, attorney, and strategist, Tim is focusing the second half of his life on helping people and organizations thrive. Currently, this includes his kids, a few non-profits, and a couple friends launching new businesses.



Community Outreach


Qiang Qiang (prefers Hester)
Community lead

Hester received her BA in Music Performance (viola) and MA in Music, studying 20th Century American Music, from South China University of Technology. Now she is an MFA student in Arts Leadership at Seattle University. She has volunteered and interned at many nonprofit organizations, including the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, Artist Trust, and Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra.

Hester’s Linked In


Jon Icasas
Calendar Squad lead

Jon is a lead payloads stress analyst helping certify commercial airplane interiors. He can also be found buzzing around the Seattle skies as a private pilot or around the local music scene playing his viola in the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and the Serendipity String Quartet, among many other passions.


Bronson Foster
Community outreach organizer

Bronson is a versatile conductor and bassoonist who enjoys collaborating with a wide variety of artists. Advancement of new music and developing what it means to be a 21st-century musician is a driving force behind Bronson’s work, and is deeply engrained in his creative process. He recently received a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is currently pursuing graduate school opportunities. Aside from music, Bronson is passionate about community, traveling, and finding a soul-satisfying cup of coffee.

> bronsonfoster.com

Jess Testa

Impassioned by creativity, Jess is currently earning a Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) degree through the Communication Leadership program at the University of Washington – with ambitions of assisting nonprofits and arts organizations in their brand integration journey and community outreach. Before becoming a Husky, she received a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In her spare time, she is actively searching for superb coffee, finding excuses to play with dogs, and spending time with those who make life meaningful – all while living in the wonderful city of Seattle.

> jtesta.com


Nick Pozoulakis

Nick Pozoulakis

Programmer by day, cellist by night, Nick likes building things and can’t get enough classical music. Nick joins the team as a web developer to make access to classical music even easier.




Carole Snyder

.NET and C# programmer with a twinkle in her eye and a passion for music. Not to be deterred by a language barrier, Carole also took on PHP and WordPress for this project.




Samuel Lyon

Samuel is a software engineer at Nerdwallet, builder of little programming projects, founder of InTouch, ex-architectural consultant, and former resident of the PRC. He lives in Oakland, CA.




Gail Wein

Gail Wein
New York editor

With a voracious appetite for live music, Gail balances her career between work as a freelance journalist (NPR, Voice of America, Playbill, etc.) and publicist. As the president of Classical Music Communications, Gail and her team handle publicity for a roster of classical performers and composers, venues and recordings. Outside of the concert hall, Gail rides her bike by the Hudson River, travels near and far, and gazes upon her bassoon gathering dust in the back of the closet.



Geoffrey Landman

Geoffrey Landman
New York associate editor

Geoffrey splits his time as a publicist for Classical Music Communications, and performer (Either/Or Ensemble, Argento Ensemble, NovusNY, New Thread Quartet, etc), teacher, and advocate of the saxophone and new music. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BM), University of Cincinnati (MM), Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel (post-grad), and is finishing his Doctoral degree at New England Conservatory as the first DMA candidate for saxophone performance in the school’s history. Outside of music, Geoffrey is passionate about road bike racing, fine espresso, and his two dogs.




Marjorie Bunday
Seattle editor

Marjorie is a contralto who is passionate about building a cooperative community of classical musicians who are connected with each other and their audiences.



Kent Karnofski

Kent Karnofski has been a Seattleite most of his adult life. By day he is a research engineer at a local manufacturing firm, by night he is an extraordinary audiophile. In addition to his work with the Live Music Project, he is the curator and primary contributor at Community Noise.





Veronica De La Peña

In love with technology, art, history, music. The moving image, the narrative, individual persons’ stories, an instance and a nuance. Born in the heart of Mexico City, Veronica grew up with the influences of an old & modern city that is constantly reinventing itself.



Grants & Fundraising


Danielle Buonaiuto

Danielle is a Brooklyn-based Canadian musician and arts administrator. She keeps busy freelancing as a choral, chamber, and solo soprano in New York and beyond; she also currently serves as the Executive Director of Musica Viva NY. Danielle’s favorite musical projects are collaborations with composers, visual artists, and poets; her favorite non-musical projects include culinary experimentation and hikes with dogs.



Mason Lynass
Grantwriting intern

Mason is a musician, music educator, and cold brew fiend. He spends his time teaching piano and drum lessons, playing drums in three bands, and practicing for grad school auditions.



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