Bold Solutions LLC – Jeanne Bolds
Together Jeanne Bolds, president; and Christina Jordan, graphic designer, created Bold Solutions to help nonprofit leaders skillfully and confidently use technology to fulfill their mission. To this end, Jeanne brings over forty years experience as a nonprofit agency administrator and volunteer board member. For ten years, she and her team have actively assisted local and national nonprofits develop and implement integrated strategies for web design and content development, online and offline marketing and communications, and database management.
Steve Monder – Advisor to the President
Honolulu Performing Arts. Former Executive Director Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops for 31 years: the longest tenured chief executive of any American orchestra. Steve forged the CSO/Pops relationship with Telarc International producing 120 recordings, established the Cincinnati Pops, built and opened Riverbend Music Center, co-produced nine nationally-televised PBS broadcasts, established Music and Events Management Inc. a revenue producing subsidiary, Presenter of Tall Stacks and other community events, expanded the CSO education program and diversity outreach through “Classical Roots: Spiritual Heights” series in African-American churches and the CSO Multi-Cultural Awareness Council.
Paula Robertson & Associates
Paula Robertson & Associates was founded in 1988 as a full-service marketing and public relations firm. President Paula Robertson has an extensive background in marketing and public relations for cultural organizations and major cultural events that spans more than 30 years. Her career background includes serving as public relations director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art — one of the country’s largest and oldest art museums. The firm has represented many of Southwest Florida’s leading cultural organizations, and has designed and produced many of the area’s major fund-raising galas and cultural events.
Gary Kelson – Sales & Marketing Consultant
Kelson has worked 30 years in non-profit performing arts with high-profile arts organizations such as Opera Naples, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla Music Society, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego Symphony, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre & Alley Theatre.
Currently, he’s developing an original musical theater project entitled “Better Than Sinatra” with co-writer DW Jacobs and Musical Arranger Steve Gunderson.
Daniela Shtereva – Classical Music Consultant
Violinist Daniela Shtereva is the first prizewinner of the Washington International String Competition 2006, Lynn National Violin Competition 2007, and the Society of American Musicians in Chicago 2007. She is also a semi-finalist of the Sarasate International Violin Competition 2007, Michael Hill 2007, Indianapolis 2006, and Sibelius 2005. Since 2008, Daniela is a full time member of the Naples Philharmonic (David and Cecile Wang chair) and she is also a frequent guest performer at many recital series in the area. Her national appearances as a soloist include the Redlands Symphony, Lynn Philharmonic, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Kennedy Center, and Carnegie in Hall Pittsburgh. As a concertmaster, she has led the Omaha Symphony and the Pittsburgh Opera Theater, in addition to playing in the violin section with Pittsburgh Symphony and Boston Symphony. Daniela has performed as a soloist and orchestral musician throughout Europe, as well, and she has performances recorded for the Bulgarian National Television and Radio. Her playing has been described as “absolutely spine-tingling” (Rod Biss, Strad magazine October 2007) and her Bartok second concerto performance as “shot trough with fantasy and fire” (Andrew Malone, Washington Post, May 2006). She has five CDs released on Music Minus One and three recent independent releases: “The Beauty of a violin and piano” with Richard Bosworth, “Angels’ Dreams” with Daniela Dikova, and her most recent one is with pianist Alexandra Carlson.
Daniela was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, into a family with preserved musical tradition for five generations. She holds a specialized diploma from the High School of music “Dobrin Petkov” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, a Bachelors degree from the National Conservatory of Music in Sofia, a Masters in music from Louisiana State University, and an Artist Diploma certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. Her major teachers in the United States were Prof. Kevork Mardirossian (LSU), and Prof. Cyrus Forough (CMU).
Wendy Willis – Classical Music Consultant
Wendy, a native of Michigan, teaches and performs on both modern and historical flutes and recorders. She has served on the faculties of numerous colleges and universities, most notably the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College (Indiana), and has been a guest lecturer in baroque flute at Florida State University. She has won numerous competitions through the National Flute Association and in 1995, Ms Willis was a semi-finalist in the NFA Baroque Flute Artist Competition held in Orlando, FL. She has performed with orchestras throughout Michigan, Indiana and Florida including the Naples Philharmonic and the SW Florida Symphony. Willis currently performs with the Charlotte Symphony, Gulf Shore Opera, Opera Naples, the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra, Flute Cocktail, Fleur de Lys (Indiana) a historical instrument consort dedicated to the performance of baroque music on period instruments as well as other chamber music ensembles in SW Florida. In addition to her private studio of flute and piano students, Willis directs the handbell choir at North Naples United Methodist Church and volunteers for Avow Hospice. Willis graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance, holds a Masters of Music in historical performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and completed an additional year of study at the Royal Northern College of Music in England.