Legacy Music Alliance Board
Gaylen D. Rust, Founder/Chair
President - Rust Rare Coin
Mr. Rust is the President of Rust Rare Coin, Inc., a full-service coin store recognized nationally for integrity and impeccable service for their dealings in rare coins and precious metals. He began working there when he was eight years old, ran the business when he was 21, and bought the company outright in 2001. Coin dealers and collectors across the country seek out Mr. Rust for his expertise, information, and opinion on many numismatic items, but his special area of expertise is in early Mormon and Utah coins and currency. He served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Industry Council of Tangible Assets (ICTA) and has been aligned closely with the Royal Canadian Mint, Platinum Guild International, and the World Gold Council. Mr. Rust is also President of R Legacy Entertainment, a young, independent recording label that includes several music-related entities providing online music streams, services, and products internationally.
Mr. Rust currently serves on the Advancement Board for the Arts at Utah State University. He also raises and races thoroughbred horses. He and his wife Denise have three hard-working sons, two accomplished daughters, and seven darling grandchildren.
Freelance Musician and Contractor
For over 30 years, Meredith Campbell has been a respected violin teacher, sought after violin soloist, concertmaster, recording artist, orchestral section player, classical music contractor, and cultural consultant here in Utah.
Mrs. Campbell has been a guest soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Intermountain Chamber Orchestra, America West Symphony, and more. She has collaborated with several prestigious musicians, released solo CDs, and performed with several local theaters. Mrs. Campbell is passionate about sharing our musical heritage with the people of China and has travelled there to perform before government, education, and business leaders.
Meredith and her husband Clark are the parents of 7 children and 8 grandchildren.
Daniel Collett is a senior Partner in Spencer/Shenk/Capers & Associates, Inc., a behavioral consulting firm dedicated to the development of skills and knowledge to foster optimal performance in individuals and organizations. Daniel is acclaimed for his expertise in a myriad of topics including, leadership development, management practices, performance management, business planning, conflict resolution and mediation, strategic selling, large account sales management, negotiation skills, executive presentation skills project management, customer service, total quality, team building, conflict resolution, interviewing skills, merger integration and change processes.
He is a member of The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).
Arthur Oleen Dummer
President- The Donner Company, Consulting Actuaries
Arthur Dummer has been a consulting actuary for over 30 years. He is heavily involved in the local community and has worked on various boards with the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Dummer is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and has been on the board several insurance companies including Beneficial Life.
Mr. Dummer along with the late Lowell Bennion, started what is believed to be the first ever partnership of scouting with the Food Bank, a program which has spread across the country. He has also served as Chairman, Sports and Fitness Exploring for the National Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Dummer has been an amateur vocal performer, soloist, and member of musical groups throughout his life.
President and CEO - ERM Strategies
Kristina Narvaez graduated from the University of Utah in Environmental Risk Management (2000), which is a degree she designed through the University Studies College that is a combination of a finance undergraduate degree with four graduate level classes in safety/ergonomics from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
She is a two time Spencer Education Foundation Graduate Scholar from the Risk and Insurance Management Society (2001, 2002) and won the Anita Benedetti Scholarship in (2002) from the Risk and Insurance Management Society. She has also won two national awards for risk management papers she wrote as an undergraduate student at the University of Utah.
Ms. Narvae has worked as a Utah representative and risk management consultant for Bickmore Risk Services and Consulting. She has both her producer’s license in Life & Health and Property & Casualty and her Property & Casualty Consultant’s license. She has passed The Institutes’ ERM-57 exam and teaches the ERM-57 course in Utah.
Don L. Peterson
Director of Bands-Brigham Young University
Associate Director of School of Music - BYU
President of Utah Music Educators Association
Don L. Peterson was named as Director of Bands and conductor of the Wind Symphony at Brigham Young University in 2007. Previous to that appointment, he served for twenty-two years at BYU as associate director of bands, an associate professor of music education and director of the marching band.
He received both his B.M. and M.M. degrees in music education from Brigham Young University followed by the D.M.A. degree in instrumental music/conducting from Arizona State University. During his nine years as director at American Fork High School (Utah); the concert, marching, and jazz bands were recipients numerous awards and recognitions.
His publications include articles in both Bandworld magazine and Band Director's Guide. He has also been involved in the research of Russian band music. In 2005, he published an interactive DVD for the study of “Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques”—designed to aid in the development of both prospective music educators and younger professionals. An interesting mesh of profession and hobby—which began when he built batons for his graduating students—has grown into a custom baton service (“Don’s Batons”) with designs that are used by a number of conductors from across the country and in Europe. He presently serves as President of the Utah Music Educators Association and was recently elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Mr. Peterson also maintains a very active schedule as adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor throughout the U.S.--activities that have taken him to 20 states and 14 countries. He and his wife Diane reside in Provo, Utah and are the parents of six children and nine grandchildren.
Ben Driggs, CRPSR
Vice President - Wealth Management
Retirement Plan Consultant
In his private client practice, Ben serves approximately one hundred clients
with over $22 million in assets. In his 401(k) practice, Ben serves
approximately thirty clients with over $72 million in retirement assets. These clients
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Ben graduated as Salutatorian from the University of Utah with Phi Beta
Kappa honors. He then earned his Master's degree from The Fletcher School
of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, the oldest and most distinguished
graduate school of international relations in the country. At The Fletcher
School he studied international law with an emphasis in Asian diplomacy.
Ben has earned the CRPSR (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designation
from the College of Financial Planning, and is one of the few advisors at UBS
who have earned the Retirement Plan Consultant designation. He holds numerous state certifications in insurance and investments.
Ben began his financial advisory career at Smith Barney eleven years ago after owning and operating a successful tutoring business in Potomac and Bethesda, Maryland for nearly a decade. After gaining valuable experience at Smith Barney, Ben moved to UBS in 2009 because UBS offered better resources for advisors who specialize in corporate retirement plans, not to mention the fact that UBS is the world's largest private wealth management firm, therefore the resources for individual clients are outstanding.
Ben enjoys cooking, teaching, writing, and hosting friends for dinner. He is married to Tiffany Smith, a constitutional law attorney at Kirton & McConkie. They have three teenage children: Abraham, Eliza, and Olivia. The family enjoys the performing arts and is actively involved in a variety of artistic pursuits.
Certified Public Accountant and Audit Director - Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mark is a Certified Public Accountant and Audit Director in the Utah practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. During his 36 years with the firm, Mark has served many of the largest and most prestigious clients of the Utah practice.
Mark served for 8 years on the Utah State Board of Accountancy. He is a member of the Utah Association of CPAs (UACPA) and is a past President, former board member and member of the Executive Committee of the UACPA. In 2011, he was awarded the UACPA’s Distinguished Service Award. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and has served on the AICPA council. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) where he has served for over 20 years on the Special Review Committee for the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. has served as a member of the Accounting Advisory Boards at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University and Utah State University.
He has a BA degree in accounting from the University of Utah. Mark and his wife, Jean, have five children and 9 grandchildren.
- Professor of Music (Emeritus) - University of Utah
- Conductor - A Cappella Choir and Chair - Department of Music, - University of Utah (1979 - 2003)
- Music Director - Utah Symphony Chorus (1982 - 2003)
Ed Thompson is a veteran of the Utah music community, having conducted the A Cappella Choir at the University of Utah for over 25 years. Mr. Thompson took the choir on various tours of the United States and Europe. At the same time, he worked as Director of the Utah Symphony choir preparing the chorus for various conductors.
In 2006 Ed and his wife, Joanne, were called to serve as volunteer missionaries on the staff of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization. In 2008 he was appointed to a one-year position as the Interim Assistant Music Director of the Choir and member of the Search Committee for a permanent Associate Director. He continues to serve with the organization as Coordinator of Auditions for the Orchestra at Temple Square.
In a lifetime of living and working many things have brought satisfaction but none can compare, he says, with his good fortune when, as a student at BYU, he met and eventually convinced Joanne Anderson of Long Beach, California, to marry him. They are the proud parents of five lovely daughters and 19 grandchildren.
Janette Patterson Sonnenberg
Janette Patterson Sonnenberg is married to Dr. Brent Sonnenberg, an Endodontist and they reside in Salt Lake City, Utah. They have six children who have made their parents very proud (five daughters and one son). Four of their daughters were married in one year! They also have 15 grandchildren and expecting three more this year.
Janette received her BA from Brigham Young University where she performed as part of "BYU Program's Bureau". She graduated in Family Science and also received a minor in Music. Janette taught general music at Reid School, and voice and dance at Clayton Productions and Thompson Lane Entertainment.
Janette is an experienced community leader who has served on many local and national boards including: President of the Alliance of the American Dental Association, Board member for the American Association of Endodontists Foundation, President of the Alliance of the American Association of Endodontists, BYU National Advisory Council, University of Utah School of Music Advisory Council, Salt Lake Choral Artists Board and many others. Janette also worked for the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics as an Ambassador. She has also been very active serving in PTA leadership as well as service leadership for her church.
Janette currently serves on the University of Utah’s Fine Arts Advisory Board and is looking forward to being part of the Legacy Music Alliance.
Janette loves to travel, ski, play the piano, currently sings with "Songkeepers" and cherishes her time their family at their Bear Lake cabin.
Cory F. Hanks
- Married to Michelle Cottle, Now Michelle Hanks
- 4 children, oldest son now 25, 3 16-year-old children, all adopted – 2 twin boys and a little girl from China. All the same age
- Born SLC, moved to Bountiful at the age of 5, lived almost entire life in Bountiful
- Active in LDS church, mission to Taiwan, life-long service in church leadership
- Early career in the video game industry (8 years)
- 1993 started own business in the dental industry (Blue Ribbon Dental) – service and repair of dental equipment, grew to very successful service and sales of dental equipment
- 2004 Blue Ribbon Dental acquired by a national dental supply company – Patterson Dental. Retained as the Branch manager of the SLC branch
- 2012 took on the responsibilities of the Las Vegas branch as well, it needed turning around and we have done so.
- 21 years in the dental supply industries
- I love music and believe deeply in its purpose for children.
Suann P. Adams
A native Utahn, born and raised in Provo. Married to (high school sweetheart) Phillip M. Adams and currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Successfully mothered four children, two physicians, one international finance expert, and an international intellectual property attorney.
- Educated and trained in computer science at Ohio University and subsequently in biological sciences at Utah universities culminating in a college degree.
- Managing Director of an intellectual property holding company for nearly 20 years. The holding company develops, owns and manages trade secrets, copyrights and patents in the areas of computer technology, semiconductor design and test, medical equipment, and sports equipment.
- Founder and manager of a humanitarian foundation, SJINC Foundation, for nearly 15 years. SJINC Foundation is headquartered in the U.S. and registered as an NGO in other countries, such as Vietnam. SJINC Foundation builds elementary schools, provides scholarships, builds medical facilities, provides medical services, provides services and resources for tertiary students, and maintains an active and successful micro-credit program based on the Grameen model adapted for communist countries.
- Trained as a master scuba diver and dive master. Enjoys flyfishing, traveling, scuba diving, snow skiing, quilting and special interest group activities.
- Served as board member for the Carmen Pingree School for Autism.
- Served as board member for Valley Mental Health.
- Served as Judges Chair for American Fork Scholarship Pageant
- Served as board member for Festival of Trees
- Served as board member for Choice Humanitarian, African Committee
I am basically a car guy. I started working for National Car Rental in 1967. I left National in 1972 to work for Lincoln Mercury in Bountiful. In 1977 we obtained the opportunity to purchase the Budget Rent a Car franchise and have been doing that ever since. I have served on several boards representing the industry including Budget Rent a Car’s national advisory committee to help further the brand on a nation-wide basis. I started the state’s car rental association and have been its president many times. I am a board member for the Utah Office of Tourism and have been so for about five years.
In my thirties I started flying aircraft and currently own and operate Mountain Helicopters which has four airplanes and one helicopter. I am on the board of directors of the Bountiful airport and one of their largest stock holders. I also serve on the owner’s association board for the property east of the airport.
I have a love for music and played through high school. My involvement with Utah Voices has been a great joy in my life.
I have three biological children and two children that came with my beautiful wife. Also I have ten grand children which are the love of my life.
Dr. Craig Jessop, Chair
Dr. Jessop is Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. Before his appointment as Dean in July 2010, he served as head of both the Music and Theatre Departments at Utah State. In addition to his administrative work, he is also Music Director for the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra. These appointments follow Dr. Jessop’s tenure as Music Director for the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He also served as Music Director of the Carnegie Hall National High School Choral Festival sponsored by the Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall. Prior to his appointment with the Tabernacle Choir, Dr. Jessop was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Music Programs, where he served as Director of the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington D.C.
Dr. Jessop received a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University in 1973, a Master of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 1976, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Stanford University in 1980. He lives in the peaceful setting of Cache Valley, Utah, with his wife RaNae. They are the parents of four children and have five grandsons.
Professor and Beverly Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education
Ed.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sylvia Munsen is a professor and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Elementary Arts Education with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. She coordinates and provides arts education professional development opportunities for Utah State University (USU) students and teachers throughout the state. Sylvia taught early childhood classes and elementary general music in addition to serving as the artistic director of children’s choirs programs. She conducts workshops regarding the child’s voice and children’s choirs and conducts workshops in Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, and Dalcroze methodologies. Sylvia conducts youth honor choir festivals throughout the country; she has conducted all-state festivals and a special festival at Carnegie Hall. She has published arrangements for treble voices through Kjos and Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Sylvia is the coordinator of and supervisor for international student teaching programs for Utah State in Liyang, China, and Rosendal, Norway; while in those countries to observe the student teachers she presents special workshops at universities, teaches elementary general music classes in schools, and conducts master classes with children’s choirs.
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Tim Lautzenheiser is a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people in developing a desire for excellence and a passion for high level achievement. His career involves ten years of successful college band directing at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University.
Following his tenure at the university level, he spent three years with McCormick’s Enterprises working as Executive Director of Bands of America. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for workshops, seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of positive attitude and effective leadership training. Over two million students have experienced his acclaimed student leadership workshops over the last three decades.
Tim is the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The International Music Products Association). He is also co-author of popular band method, Essential Elements, and is the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc.
Tim holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Alabama; in 1995 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the VanderCook College of Music. He is presently an adjunct faculty member at: Ball State University (Earl Dunn Distinguished Lecturer), Indiana-Purdue/Ft. Wayne University, and Butler University. In addition, he serves on the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors and the Western International Band Clinic/American Band College Board of Directors.