Meet AFS Board Members

January 10, 2018

 

How well do you know Arizona Flute Society board members? Get to know a few - why they do what they do and a little bit about their lives outside the organization!

 

Shelley Atchison

 

What are your roles and activities on the board?

President, masterclass coordinator, rental program

 

What's your favorite aspect of AFS? 

Bringing a variety of opportunities to flute players across Arizona.

 

When you're not being a rock star board member, what are you up to? 

Special Education Teacher and member of DEF Project

 

Share a fun fact!

I have a competitive disc dog and enjoy traveling around the southwest competing with him.

 

Julie Euber

 

What are your roles and activities on the board?

Vice President and editor of the AFS newsletter. Additionally, I design and send AFS email and seek out new and fun partnerships for the organization. In the past, I have chaired the AFS annual fundraiser, Autumn Affair.

 

What's your favorite aspect of AFS? 

I love creating more opportunity to share to the joys of music with others.

 

 

When you're not being a rock star board member, what are you up to? 

I manage education and outreach initiatives at the non-profit research institute TGen including our internship programs and education partnerships. I am also a communications committee member for Phoenix's Young Non-profit Professionals Network (YNPN) and a volunteer with New Pathways for Youth and Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

 

Share a fun fact!

I have a sweet three-legged dog named Chaco. He loves when board meetings are at my house because it means he can get extra snuggles!

 

Stephanie Hoeckley

What are your roles and activities on the board?

Summer camp co-chair and board member

 

What's your favorite aspect of AFS?

I love all of the AFS events, but my favorite is the summer camp! We basically have a mini National Flute Convention in Phoenix every summer, and it's a great learning opportunity for flutists of all ages. Where else can you participate in flute-specific masterclasses and classes, play chamber music, and hear performances of talented flutists all in one week without leaving town? It's awesome!

 

When you're not being a rock star board member, what are you up to?

I am currently finishing up my Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at ASU. I also teach private flute lessons to an amazingly diverse and talented group of students, and enjoy watching movies and playing with my dogs!

 

Share a fun fact!

I love making all kinds of things out of polymer clay. Everything from jewelry and fridge magnets to detailed replicas of some of my favorite book and movie scenes. One day, I'd love to cover a cheap flute with polymer clay designs and turn it into an artistic masterpiece!

 

Anything else you'd like AFS members to know about you or your work on the board?

It's my goal to be creative and to help create fun, new opportunities for members of the AFS! The AFS has such an important and noble mission: to help our flute community learn and grow. I want the AFS to continually meet the needs of all of our members by thinking outside-of-the-box and collaborating with new organizations. Please let me know if you have any ideas on how we can serve you better!

 

Katherine Lewis 

What are your roles and activities on the board?

Membership Director

 

What's your favorite aspect of AFS?

The vast and diverse opportunities it give the Arizona flute community

 

When you're not being a rock star board member, what are you up to? 

I'm serving in the Army Bands in Anchorage, AK

 

Share a fun fact!

I'm a vegetarian and a twin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaz Salazar

What are your roles and activities on the board?

Board Member, Competition/Festival Committee Member, and assist in other areas as needed.

 

What's your favorite aspect of AFS? 

The educational opportunities for flute students.

 

 

When you're not being a rock star board member, what are you up to?

Auditioning to win a position in an orchestra.

 

Share a fun fact!

I used to want to study entomology before I started playing the flute.

 

Abby Simpson Puckett

What are your roles and activities on the board?

I am a new board member, so I am still getting the hang of things! I am helping with the Alla Breve flute choir for the spring, and offering assistance with other events as needed.

 

What's your favorite aspect of AFS?

I enjoy seeing amazing flutists from all over Arizona who are board members, and getting to know them while we work to create engaging events and activities to make the flute community of Arizona more connected.

 

When you're not being a rock star board member, what are you up to?

I’m teaching my private lessons students, practicing flute or performing, but if I have some time off, I enjoy crafting, shopping, and baking!

 

Share a fun fact!

I grew up on a farm in Missouri, and had a pet squirrel named Henrietta!

 

Michelle Stolper

What are your roles and activities on the board?

Secretary, Festival Chair, Camp Chair

 

What's your favorite aspect of AFS? 

Providing opportunities for education and performance that bring together flutists from throughout the state.

 

When you're not being a rock star board member, what are you up to?

Teaching and performing, reading, hiking, and kick boxing

 

Share a fun fact!

My husband and I were thrilled to welcome a baby girl to our family in December. We are loving every moment with our little one.

 

Laura Wolfe

 What are your roles and activities on the board?

I helped with Autumn Affair this year, and I'm learning how to help with Alla Breve.

 

What's your favorite aspect of AFS? 

I enjoy helping flutists of all ages to participate in educational and performance opportunities.

 

When you're not being a rock star board member, what are you up to? 

Teaching band, playing flute, teaching flute and piano lessons, playing in the CAC community band, playing on my church worship team, and running marathons for LLS.

 

Share a fun fact!

I love to travel! I did my student teaching in Spain, and I travel any chance I can.

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