Board of Directors

President

Mary Doherty

Vice President of Public Relations

Teri Sundquist

Vice President of Contributions

Kate Schneider

Vice President of Children’s Projects

Lisa Smith

Vice President of Trip

Kimberly Hardy

Secretary

Kayla Wilkinson

Treasurer

Mary Doherty

Publicity Chair

Meghan Bauers

Staff

Erin Zavodny, Artistic Director

Erin grew up with a love for music. She began singing as soon as she could talk, and started piano lessons at age 6. Erin was fortunate to sing under the direction of Marcia Patton while at Kelly Walsh High School and also studied with Dr.Pat Patton at Casper College.  She spent a year singing with the University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and accompanying the UW Centennial Singers before traveling to Lincoln, NE where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy from Union College. She is currently pursuing her Master of Music Education degree from Northern State University. Erin taught elementary music, choral and instrumental music in Midwest for five years, and is now in her ninth year at Dean Morgan Middle School where she teaches choir, piano and musical theater. Erin has always been active with music ministry in her church. She has been a soprano soloist for Handel’s Messiah as well as Rutter’s Mass of the Children, and was a frequent soloist with Alla Breve. She has a passion for music as well as for teaching, and she loves participating in and contributing to the music community throughout Wyoming.

Bryn Catlin: Pianist, Casper Children’s Chorale

Bryn Catlin is a high school senior at NCHS. Playing piano since late elementary school, she found a love for accompaniment in middle school with the help and guidance of Mrs. Zavodny. Following 8th grade, she has been the NCHS accompanist, playing for all their choirs both classical and jazz. She has continued to play for Dean Morgan, as well as taking on the challenge of high school musicals starting sophomore year, and becoming the pianist at First United Methodist Church. Finding a love for other musical endeavors such as violin, singing, guitar, and more has led her to vocal participation in groups such as Mustang Chorale and Vocal Jazz, orchestral experience in Chamber, and a lifelong passion for music.

Erin Miech: Section Leader, Children's Chorale

Growing up in a musical family, music has always been a big part of my life! I sang with the KW choirs and the University of Montana choir in college. I was a member of Alla Breve, and have loved being a section leader with children’s chorale! I am currently the school counselor at Casper Classical Academy. I have two adorable twin girls, who turned one in May! They love singing and dancing with their mom and dad!

Anna Burton Section Leader, Children’s Chorale

Anna had an ear for music at a very young age learning to harmonize with her Grandma Linda DeGroot. Her first choral experience was with the Verda James Elementary School “Verda Vocals.” She had her first solo experience with the Centennial Junior High School Concert Choir in 7th grade. She did choir every year throughout Junior High and High School. She was also fortunate enough to sing under the direction of Marcia Patton at Kelly Walsh High School and was a 4-year member of the Wyoming All-State Choir singing 3 different parts. She attended Casper College and studied with Dr. Pat Patton singing in the Women’s Choir, Collegiate Chorale, and Contemporary Singers (also CCC). She then attended Weber State University in Ogden, UT and sang in the Concert Choir for one year. She was a member of Alla Breve, also under the direction of Marcia Patton, from 2007-2014. These days, Anna is a devoted mom of a 7-month-old daughter and 4-year-old son with her husband, Brian, and can usually be found on the volleyball court or at book club. She looks forward to working with the CCC singers and being active in Casper’s choral community again.

Paige Ellbogen: Section Leader, Children's Chorale

Paige‘s love for music and singing began as a member of the Casper Children’s Chorale and she is so excited to return as a section leader this year. Paige earned her bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Wyoming where she sang with the Bel Canto Women’s Chorus and Collegiate Chorale. She then received her Master’s in Secondary Education, Music K-12 from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. Paige spent one year in Cheyenne, Wyoming teaching general music and singing in the Cheyenne Chamber Singers before returning to Casper where she is teaching music at Evansville Elementary School.  She is looking forward to working with the amazing members and staff of the Children’s Chorale and contributing to the organization that fostered her passion for music. 

Liz Underbrink: Section Leader, Children's Chorale

Liz is currently a senior at Kelly Walsh High School. She grew up with music, playing both the viola and the guitar, later becoming involved in theater. She was also a member of the Children’s Chorale for three years. Liz was also selected as a member of the All Northwest Honor choir in 2018, and the All-State Honor Choir in 2019. Liz has played roles in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rock of Ages and Into the Woods. Liz loves impressionist art, dogs and classic rock!