Our Staff & Board

GLCO STAFF

Libor Ondras, Ph.D., Music Director
libor.ondras@gmail.com

Judith Zorn, Executive Director
judy@glcorchestra.org

Sherri Marttila, Orchestra Manager
sherrimarttila@gmail.com

Maureen Delaney-Lehman, Librarian
maudelaney@gmail.com

Andre Strydom, Chorus Master
Strydom1@charter.net

Leah Callan, Operations Manager
leah@glcorchestra.org

Deedee Pichard, Events & Communications
deedee@glcorchestra.org

 

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (September 2021 – August 2022)

Randy Seiss, President

Jan Stewart, Vice President

Rita Service, Treasurer

Bill Lorne, Secretary

JD Friley

Lynn Hansen

Stephen Jaquith

Kathie Libert

Bill Wadland

Eric Lawson

Assistant Concertmaster

Violinist, violist, conductor and professor Dr. Eric Lawson has had a varied career in performance and education. Past performances as a conductor, soloist and lecturer have taken him to Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Romania and Scandinavia. Before returning to his home state of Michigan, he was based in North Dakota where, in addition to serving as a violin instructor at Bismarck State College, Jamestown College, and the University of Mary, he was also concertmaster of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and established the Bismarck-Mandan Youth Symphony. Other former academic appointments have included Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Central College in Pella, Iowa and the University of North Dakota where he founded the string program and the UND Chamber Orchestra.

Here in Michigan, Dr. Lawson as been very active with the Alpena Symphony Orchestra as its concertmaster, conductor and president of the board. He also performs with many other orchestras in Northern Michigan and participates in the Traverse Symphony as a first violinist, in the Gaylord Symphony as concertmaster and as assistant concertmaster in the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.

And finally, in what has been one of the most important experiences of his life outside of music, he also served almost four years as an Alpena County Commissioner, representing Ossineke and Sanborn Townships. In addition to serving as chair of the Salary and Personnel Committee, he also served on the Airport, Ambulance, District Court, Circuit Court Management and Jail Committees. He also represented Alpena County in Gaylord with the Northern Michigan Regional Entity Substance Use Disorder Board and continues to serve on the Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Board. Dr. Lawson resides in Ossineke with his wife and two children.