Staff

Teaching Artists

Lead Guitar has assembled an international team of Teaching Artists: global concert musicians, Fulbright Scholars and professors with a passion for mentorship. Below you can learn more about their backgrounds and experience.
Onur Alakavuklar
Regional Director for Detroit, MI
Dror Arussi
Atlanta/Athens, GA
Denis Azabagić
Regional Director for Chicago, IL
Keith Barnhart
Denver, CO
Daniel Bolshoy
Regional Director for Atlanta/Athens, GA
Isaac Brady
Phoenix, AZ
Bokyung Byun
Los Angeles, CA
Russ Callison
Denver, CO
Doris Ćosić
Los Angeles, CA
Christian Cruz
Regional Director for Los Angeles, CA
Sara D'Ippolito
Atlanta/Athens, GA
Nicholas Epple
Tucson, AZ
Pablo Gonzalez
Tucson, AZ
Álvaro Henrique
Atlanta/Athens, GA
Adrian Martinez
Los Angeles, CA
Zhivko Nikolov
Chicago, IL
Iván Reséndiz
Chicago, IL
Ryan Roubison
Phoenix, AZ
David Sewell
Phoenix, AZ
Justin Sheppard
Atlanta/Athens, GA
Andrew Smith
Regional Director for Phoenix, AZ
Fabrício Lock Sotomayor
Chicago, IL
James Terrell
Atlanta/Athens, GA
Alfredo “Freddy” Vazquez
Regional Director for Tucson, AZ
Erin Young
Los Angeles, CA
Juri Yun
Los Angeles, CA

Administration

Whitney Herr-Buchholz
Director of Development & External Relations
Marina Jarrette
Program and Events Manager
Nick Lenio
Director of Instruction and Regional Director for Colorado
Brad Richter
Co-founder/Executive Director
Jennifer Roberts
Director of Operations