Board of Directors
|Kip Gladder, President|
Kip Gladder, Board Member Kip received his B.A. in Education at Washington State University, his M.S in School Administration at Portland State University, and his Ph.D in Educational Leadership at the University of Oregon. After teaching for 7 years he was an elementary school principal for 24 years. He has also taught graduate level classes in Educational Administration at PSU, Lewis & Clark, UO and initiated and chaired a Masters in School Administration program with the University of Phoenix. Having worked in schools that had strong string and band programs for young people, Kip is dedicated to helping promote those experiences for Bend area youth. He has taken beginning classes at Cascade School of Music and is a fledgling guitar student.
A 1983 graduate of Mountain View High School, Chris obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1987 from Southern Oregon State College and his MBA from Portland State University in 1998. Currently Chris is the Director of property management at Fratzke Property Management Services. Chris expressed an early interest in music when he sat down at his first set of drums when he was ten years old. At the age of fifteen he learned to play the guitar. After a three year stint as the drummer for Street Legal Blues Band featuring Bobby Sims, Chris' music became dominated by the guitar. In January of 2006 Chris discovered the world of bluegrass flatpicking and traditional folk music. The camaraderie of sitting down with friends and enjoying an afternoon of picking and strumming captured Chris. This began his passion for bluegrass music and Chris became a student of the genre.
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Lori King holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Journalism from Iowa State University. Ms. King is also on the board of TEDxBend and is an active volunteer in the community with organizations including BendFilm and Cascades Academy. She brings over 10 years of marketing experience with high tech companies, including NeXT Computer, Silicon Graphics and Narada Records. She currently works at the Savy Agency in downtown Bend.
Ed Payne has been a Bend resident since 1975, and in the financial service industry for 41 years. Locally, Ed has served on the Boards of United Way, St. Charles Medical Center Foundation, and as that Board’s Chairman. He served on and Chaired the Investment Committee for the COCC Foundation for several years, and has also served on the Board of the Bend Rotary Club. At present, Ed is also on the Board of the Bend Sister City Foundation.
Music is Ed’s passionate hobby and he has been involved with music at various levels for most of his life, including writing, recording, and performing. These days, Ed’s live performances are limited to monthly concerts at his mother’s assisted living retirement community in Cottage Grove. Payne says, “performing for the seniors is the most rewarding music gig yet”. He also says, “a day without music is like a day without sunshine!”.