Lead Guitar at Aspen Music Festival

“I am proud to support Lead Guitar. Its mission to provide music education is inspiring and contributes significantly to student development beyond musical ability alone. I had the benefit of music education in my life, and I carry the learnings of teamwork, commitment, and accomplishment with me to this day.”

BOARD MEMBERS

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Dan Bueschel

Dan Bueschel is currently CEO of Pueblo Mechanical, a mechanical contracting and services firm. Previous to his role at Pueblo Mechanical, Dan held the position of CEO North American Healthcare at Sodexo, a leading global healthcare services provider, and VPGM West at Johnson Controls. Dan credits music education with teaching him that teamwork, commitment, and a sense of accomplishment could be just as meaningful in his professional life. That said, Dan also maintains an active musical life as a gigging musician with his rock band Skeleton Rising.

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Carol H. Cunningham

Carol H. Cunningham retired in 2014 after 40 years of experience as a civil engineer specializing in planning, licensing, and developing hydroelectric projects internationally. Carol holds a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The last 14 years of her career, Carol lived and worked in the Philippines, where she founded and continues to operate Dam Good Stuff, Inc, a Fair Trade-certified company, which makes high-end fashion jewelry while providing livelihood opportunities for women and relocated families in the Philippines.

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Doug DeClusin

Doug DeClusin is the founder and CEO of Sunland Asphalt & Construction, Inc., and has been awarded the Construction Executive of the Year (Construction Financial Management Association) and CEO of the Year (Phoenix Business Journal). Active in the construction and philanthropic worlds, Doug has been a member of the Associated General Contractors of America-Arizona Chapter since 2007 and supports the Boys and Girls Club, Horses Help, the Ronald McDonald charities, and ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction in addition to Lead Guitar.

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Glenn Howell

Glenn Howell is the owner of Howell Athletics where he uses his 25 years of experience to train professional athletes—including current NFL stars such as Blake Martinez—as well as general fitness clients. A University of Arizona Football Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 tight end, Glenn has co-hosted the UArizona Football pre- and post-game radio broadcasts since 2012 and is strength and conditioning coach for Tucson Sugar Skulls of the Professional Indoor Football League (2019–Present). Active in service and philanthropy, Glenn supports youth access to arts and athletics in Southern Arizona. 

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Clint Mabie

Clint Mabie is an innovative manager with nearly 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit field. A Chicago native, Clint earned his MBA from Northwestern University and was the Executive Director at the Chicago Community Trust. He recently retired after serving 10 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, which works with 42 nonprofits and responded to challenging times such as the mass shooting that involved Representative Gabby Giffords. Clint also holds a M.A. in Education from National Louis University and has taught in Chicago Public Schools.

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Tim Miklaucic

Tim Miklaucic is the CEO of Cordoba Music Group, Inc., a global guitar manufacturer, distributor, and retailer based in Santa Monica, CA. Divisions include Cordoba Guitars, Guild Guitars, and Guitar Salon International, which represents the best vintage and master-built contemporary nylon string guitars in the world. Tim has been a NAMM member since 2003 and is also a member of the Alliance of Independent Music Merchants. In 2010 Tim founded the GSI Foundation to promote music education in the public school system.

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Joe Millstone

A native Tucsonan, Joe Millstone taught science and math in the gifted and talented middle school program in TUSD for six years. In the mid-1980s, he became a commercial real estate broker with CB Richard Ellis and Grubb and Ellis for ten years apiece before becoming a consultant. In 2001, Joe earned the coveted CCIM Designation for Commercial Investment Real Estate. Joe maintains an active role in the Avanim Rock Band at Temple Emanu El in Tucson. Joe is a competitive swimmer, triathlete, and dedicated grandfather, splitting his time between Tucson and Los Angeles.

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Diane Quevedo

Diane Quevedo served as a teacher, Title I Project Assistant, and Elementary Principal for a total of 38 years in Tucson Unified School District. Schools included Safford, Carrillo, Drachman Primary Magnet, Grijalva, and Bloom, where, as principal, she partnered with Lead Guitar to pioneer a new model for the program: training all K–5 classroom teachers in the school to play and teach guitar to their own classes. Seeing Lead Guitar “put a smile on students’ faces and hope in their hearts” inspired Diane to join the Lead Guitar board when she retired.

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Brad Richter

Brad Richter is co-founder of Lead Guitar and a former international concert artist. He holds a master’s degree in guitar and composition from the Royal College of Music. Brad’s artistic legacy includes winning the International Fingerstyle Guitar and International Composer’s Guild Competitions, nearly one-thousand concerts in North America and Europe, and innumerable appearances on NPR’s Performance Today. As a performer, composer, and educator, he has collaborated with Broadway legend Ben Vereen and a host of Grammy-winners including the Pacifica Quartet, David Finckel, and the Phoenix Chorale.

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Marc Sandroff

Marc Sandroff is co-founder of Lead Guitar and Managing Director of Cadre Partners, LLC, an alternative investment and management services firm. Over the last 30 years, he has been involved with numerous entrepreneurial companies as President and a founding member of their management teams. Along the way, he has worked with over 70 operating companies, participated in more than 120 real estate ventures, and has consistently demonstrated his ability to fuel a company’s growth and optimal performance. Marc credits his mastery of the classical guitar in his late teens for building the determination and focus needed to become a successful businessman. 

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Jeff Sater

Jeff Sater graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Business and minors in Geology and Music. Jeff entered the family business in oil and gas, real estate, and stock market investments, ultimately taking over in 2008 and growing the business significantly. Jeff’s love of music started at a very early age. It led to learning numerous instruments and, by his teen years, frequent gigs and performances. After success in the business world, Jeff invested in a recording studio in New York City and earned a master’s degree in music production from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. Today, Jeff is a collector of vintage guitars and remains active in business and music.

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Theresa Seifert

Theresa Seifert graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a certification in Special Education from Minnesota State University – Moorhead and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. After a decade of public school teaching, Theresa earned her law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2005 and has represented Child Protective Services, clerked for the Arizona Court of Appeals, and is a partner at the Law Offices of Vescio & Seifert, P.C. specializing in family, juvenile, and employment law. 

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Kimeia Vu

Kimeia Vu has over 15 years’ experience as an HR leader, most recently as the Head of HR for the GTM division at Symphony. At Symphony, she partnered closely with the Chief Revenue Officer and sales leadership to transform the GTM organization, focusing efforts on organizational development and design, employee engagement, and talent management. Kimeia is helping Lead Guitar establish best-practice based policies in the areas of hiring and team member benefits and retention during this phase of rapid growth.