Our team

The Live Music Project was created out of a shared love for music, community, and accessible data. We love what we do, and we’d love your company! Let us know if you’d like to contribute.

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 is Director of Platform at New Music USA, where he led the creation of an innovative grantmaking and advocacy platform. He also consults in the arts, philanthropy, and technology sectors, teaches arts entrepreneurship, occasionally lectures on economics, and founds music education programs. Kevin is also an active composer, and loves comedy, food, and archaeology.



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. For several years, Maggie helped launch and cultivate Second Inversion, a 24/7 streaming project from KING FM dedicated to contemporary classical music. She maintains an active role in the orchestral community as a flutist with Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Rock Orchestra. Outside of music, Maggie enjoys middle distance 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.



Jon Icasas
Volunteer coordinator

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.



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.



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.



Lily Shababi

Lily Shababi
Community outreach intern

Lily is a Violin Performance major at Cornish College of the Arts as well as a violinist for Orchestra Seattle. She is passionate about chamber music, traditional Persian music, and pursuing her dream of eventually becoming a dog owner.



Maddie Wong
Software engineering intern

Technology enthusiast, gamer, exercise lover, and HUGE foodie! Maddie is a first-year MSCS student at Seattle University. She is fairly adventurous and always on the lookout for new and interesting discoveries (especially when they are related to food).

Maddie’s LinkedIn


Hailey Nam
Software engineering intern

A hard worker and a self-motivated learner, Hailey is a master’s student studying computer science at Seattle University. She believes one of the best ways to relax is by listening to any type of music, including classical music, movie soundtracks, and K-pop!

Hailey’s LinkedIn


Jeff Atwood
Software engineering intern

Passionate about exploring, cooking, gaming, and helping others, Jeff is always up for a challenge! Currently a sophomore at Seattle University, he aspires to help those around him with his work and make an impact in his community. Although he enjoys genres of music from classical to rap, odds are that he is listening to techno/electronic while working on this project!

Jeff’s LinkedIn



Marjorie Bunday

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




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.




Samuel Lyon

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



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