Meet the Staff of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
Cheryl Ossenfort, Executive Director
Cheryl Ossenfort is a past FSO board president, president-elect, and treasurer. Cheryl was the acting Executive Director several years ago when the ED at the time resigned to take another position.
Cheryl has a Masters degree in Counseling and a PhD in Educational Psychology. She retired from teaching as an adjunct instructor at Coconino Community College and, before that, in the University of Houston system. Cheryl grew up playing both the piano and organ. She added the harpsichord when living overseas with no other instrument to practice readily available. She fully intends to get back to the piano and harpsichord when she has more time! Until then, Cheryl enjoys working with the FSO extended family which includes staff and musicians as well as the Board of Directors.
Patrick Gamble, Marketing/Communications Manager
Patrick Gamble is a media and creative professional with over twenty years of experience in information technology, marketing and community driven organizations. He is a graduate from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Visual Communications.
From early in his career as the webmaster at KNAU — Arizona Public Radio to being Marketing and Communications Manager for the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Patrick uses his technical, creative and leadership skills to positively transform organizations. You can follow Patrick on Twitter at @patsnewmac.
Cindy Gould, Operations & Office Manager
Cindy Gould, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with an MM in Trumpet Performance and Literature, has been a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra since 1985. She became principal trumpet in 2001 and was one of the featured soloists for the 2010-2011 and 2016-2017 concert seasons. In 2007, she assumed the part-time duties as FSO Office/Operations Manager.
Cindy has been a private trumpet instructor for more than 30 years and enjoys any and everything having to do with the trumpet and brass music in general. She performs with the Elden Brass Quintet at NAU and works with other performing organizations in Arizona and Colorado.
Kim Sullivan, Music Librarian
Kim Sullivan is a member of the Flagstaff Symphony viola section and an instructor of violin, viola, and string pedagogy at NAU. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and has previously held faculty positions at Indiana State University, Carthage College, and the Music Institute of Chicago.
Sheila White, Orchestra Personnel Manager
Sheila White has been a member of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra since 2001. As a member of the clarinet section, she plays bass clarinet, E-flat clarinet, and third clarinet.
Sheila is currently the music teacher at Marshall Magnet Elementary. This allows her to spend several hours per week with a classroom teacher creating and implementing lessons that utilize classical music to enhance the general core curriculum.