A passionate supporter of the arts, Robert Lambeth holds a Bachelor of Music from the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific, California, and a Master of Music from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has over 25 years of experience working with non-profit arts organizations and corporate finance in the United States and United Kingdom, most recently as the Executive Director of the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). Prior to HIFF, Robert was a Local Director for Lloyds Banking Group in London and a District Manager for U.S. Bank in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. After such a grand adventure, Robert is thrilled to be back in Oregon with his family, which includes his partner, River, two English Whippets, and his mother, Laura.
Carly Marunowski serves as the Academic Director at the Cascade School of Music and joined the team in November 2016. Previously, she acted as the Assistant Registrar at the University of Minnesota Duluth, her alma mater, where she earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Psychology and minors in Writing & Communication Studies and Cultural Studies. Carly recognizes the value of the arts and finds satisfaction in applying her academic affairs experience in support of the faculty members, students, and families who make the school possible. When away from the office, she enjoys traveling, recreating outdoors, visiting museums, and reading.
Sherrie has spent 30+ years in customer service fields including running her own clothing company which opened in 2001. She is also a professional life coach and certified spiritual counselor in the Bend, Oregon area where she assists others in reaching their goals & dreams. One of her biggest passions is making a difference in peoplesí lives. Sherrie has a deep appreciation for the Arts and has taught various forms of art while previously living in the Portland, Oregon area. In her free time, you can find her hiking central Oregonís local trails, creating art and enjoying her 2 amazing dogs.
Michelle has lived in Central Oregon for 20 years, with careers in higher education and health care. She has received her Associate of Applied Science at Central Oregon Community College. After graduating, she worked at Central Oregon community College for 5 years as a transcript/degree evaluator. Most recently, she spent 6 years at St. Charles Health Systems serving as the Department Coordinator for the Family Birthing Center. Michelle is both a data specialist and an artist. She specialized in ceramics for 10 years but now is focused on abstract oil paintings. She has sung with local choirs and is a strong believer in the healing power of music. Michelle is very excited to be a part of the wonderful team at Cascade School of Music. Michelle lives with her husband of 30 years, Mike and her 17 year old cat Georgia.
Michelle is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the former Director of the University of Oregon Vocal Jazz Ensembles. She is a past winner of the Oregon Jazz Society's Best New Jazz vocalist award. She has been performing at festivals, clubs and concerts for many years, including numerous jazz festivals such as The Eugene Celebration, The Oregon Coast Jazz & Blues Festival , Bend's Summer & Winter Festivals & The Sisters Jazz Festival. She works as a studio musician singing radio jingles & teaches privately. Her discography includes Watercolor Music & Blue Vista. She performs with several progressive bands, including Blue Vista, The Michelle Van Handel Quintet; The Groove Merchants, Cascade Brass; and 5 Bones & Rhythm.