Carl Crosley

WFOM President

Carl is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Until this past year he was a resident of Syracuse New York where he was Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.  In Syracuse he served as President and in several other leadership roles on the board of the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music over a fifteen year period. He also served on several other not-for-profit boards. After 40 years of part time residency he and his wife Judith have made Wolfeboro their permanent home.

Jeff Smith

WFOM Vice President - Development

Jeff taught instrumental music in Norwalk Public Schools and served as Music and Fine Arts Department Chair from 1986 to 2010. Jeff founded Musical Arts Conference, a national adjudication organization for marching band, winter guard, winter percussion, and jazz ensemble competition. At Western Connecticut State University he taught Symphonic Band and Secondary Methods and supervised student teachers (2005-2011). At present, Jeff is Assistant Conductor of Strafford Wind Symphony, Rochester NH and performs on Eb and Bb clarinet with the ensemble. He performs on clarinet and saxophone with Sea Reeds Clarinet Quartet, occasionally on Eb clarinet with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, at area churches, and for area musicals. He is Judge Coordinator for Musical Arts Conference and a national judge for Drums Corps Associates, Musical Arts Conference, USBands, and private contracts. He regularly guest conducts and clinics at high school music festivals in the Connecticut and New York areas, teaches at UNH SYMS summer music program, assists with UNH Wildcat Marching band, and writes marching band drill for UNH and Concord High School. Jeff and his wife, Diane, live in Wolfeboro.

Elizabeth McCrae

WFOM Vice President - Artist Liaison

Elizabeth is a native of Long Island NY and was a resident of Watertown, MA from 1966 where she raised her three children. A Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in piano performance at Boston University in 1974, she later served as Assistant to the Director of the Boston University School of Music (1978-83) and Executive Director for ALEA III, a group devoted to promoting, playing, and teaching music of the 20th and 21st centuries. From 1985 until 1992, her music ensemble Summerstrings gave multiple performances in Boston and Woodstock, VT, which became her residence in 1988. Elizabeth retired to Wolfeboro NH in 2008.

Shirley Richardson

WFOM Vice President - Programming

Resident of Wolfeboro since 1965. Taught English at Brewster Academy and was Dean of College Placement for 30 years. She is a Board member of VNA/ Hospice and active in supporting Hospice, the annual Hospice House Tour and initiator of the Hospice Tree of Memories and the Ski and Skate Swap. With husband Bob, they have written and published the history of Brewster Academy, The Brewster Story, 2011.

Beth Smith

WFOM Treasurer

Beth is originally from Sudbury, MA and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Zoology and Botany.  She and her husband, Paul, raised 3 children in Goffstown, NH where they lived until moving to Wolfeboro in 2012.  In 1989, they started an employee benefit administration firm, Benefit Strategies, LLC of Manchester, NH. Beth served on the Board of Directors of the Animal Rescue League of NH for 11 years and was their Treasurer for 3.  She was an active volunteer in her Goffstown church singing in the choir and serving on many boards. She is now serving as treasurer for the All Saints Episcopal Church Women (ECW); on the Finance committee to the Vestry; and on the Altar Guild.

Lynne Slocum

WFOM Secretary

Lynne is a native of Pennsylvania and with her husband, Art, has lived in several locations before settling in Wolfeboro in 1995.  She is a graduate of the University of Arizona in early childhood education and taught in the Michigan schools prior to moving to New Hampshire.  Music has always been an important part of Lynne’s life, having a father who played the violin and stressed music appreciation in all areas.  She has been a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church Choir for 12 years.  Lynne is also a Board member of the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, a Hospice volunteer and drives for Meals-on Wheels.

John Sandeen

WFOM Past President

John grew up in Chicago and worked in Sales, Marketing and IT for IBM in the Midwest and NY areas until retirement. He served as Library Director for Brewster Academy from 1995 -1999. He and his wife, Evangelyn moved to Wolfeboro in 1996. John is active in Clearlakes Chorale and on the Wolfeboro Public Library Foundation Board. BS General Science, MBA RPI

Gregory Jonas

Board Member at Large

Greg Jonas was a Partner at Arthur Andersen, a Managing Director at Moody's Investors Service and Morgan Stanley, the Director of Research at a Federal regulator and currently consults with Ernst & Young.  He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan. Greg studied clarinet for 16 years and for 11 years spent part of each Summer at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan.

Eric Taussig

Board Member at Large

Eric is an attorney who heads his own firm that specializes in privacy compliance. He spent the last 40+ years practicing law at Philip Morris, at CBS, Inc. and as Counsel for New York City. Eric is currently the Vice Chair of the Loon Preservation Committee; serves as a Board member of the NH Audubon Society and the Center for Labor & Employment Law of the NYU School of Law. Eric is an avid skier and an amateur pianist. Eric has a JD from New York University School of Law; MA in International Relations from New York University; BA from Adelphi University and is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College.

V. Rick Ward Jr

Board Member at Large

V. Richards “Rick” Ward, Jr., has extensive experience litigating and trying cases on behalf of his clients in the State and Federal Courts of New Hampshire.

Law Office of Rick Ward 

Rick graduated from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1999, and was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar that same year.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Attorney Ward was an active professional musician having graduated from Boston Conservatory of Music, 1991, BM, and the Arizona State University, 1994, MM, in French Horn Performance.  Rick has been a featured soloist and has actively performed as a member of several professional orchestras and chamber music groups in the New England and Southwestern Regions of the United States. 

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