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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Board Member at Large
Kelly Barbarisi has worked at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital since 2005 and is currently in the Communications Department and has been Assistant to the Director of WDPC Operations.  Prior to her employment at Wentworth-Douglass, she had several roles, over a 17 year period, from Administrative Assistant to Client Manager at Willis of New Hampshire (previously Kendall Insurance).  During her years at Kendall/Willis, she received the INS Associate in General Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America. She attended New Hampshire College with a focus on Business Administration. In 2013 she launched a new career in photography, shooting weddings, portraits, events and concerts. Kelly resides in New Durham with her 2 sons, Bradley 18 (SYMS recipient) and Brayden 11 and their rescue pup, Boo.  
Board Member at Large

Ms. Bedford grew up in New Rochelle, NY and attended New Rochelle High School. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA, Magna cum Laude, in 1960 and from The Juilliard School in 1965, where she earned her Masters of Science degree in piano under scholarship with the renowned artist/teacher, Sascha Gorodnitzki. Anne Marie moved to Pennsylvania in 1966 and was a resident there until 2016. She was Associate Professor of Piano, part-time, at West Chester University, Head of Piano at  Immaculata University, and Assistant Professor of Piano at Duquesne University, performing in the greater Philadelphia area as a soloist and in duo-piano recitals before curtailing her career to raise her two children. She returned to her musical endeavors as a teacher in 1984, joining the piano faculties of the Bryn Mawr Conservatory and then the Settlement Music Schools. Her tenure of 25 years at the Settlement Music Schools ended with her retirement in June 2016, when she moved permanently to her home in Moultonborough, NH. Anne Marie was on the Board of the Tri-County Concerts for 30 years in Wayne, PA, first serving as President and then Chair of the Artist Selection Committee.

Board Member at Large
Claudia is a year round resident of Tuftonboro. She is a retired music librarian.  She holds master's degrees in library science and musicology and has worked at the University of Rhode Island, the MacDowell Colony, and New England Conservatory.   As a flutist, she performs with the Strafford Wind Symphony, the All Saints Episcopal Choir, Cate Park Band, and the Village Players, and also volunteers at the Kingswood music department.  She is a former member of the New England Flute Orchestra and has published several arrangements for flute ensembles.
Board Member at Large

Debbi Gibson followed her dream to pursue music and received a BME with a Certificate in Performance from Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music.  She then obtained her MME from James Madison University.  She has been a music educator for over 40 years, teaching K-12 grades and adjunct faculty at local colleges. Her teaching accolades include 2005 NHMEA Distinguished Music Educator of the Year, 2011 NHBDA Outstanding Band Director Award.  Mrs. Gibson performs regularly with the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, the Lakes Region Woodwind Quintet, the Newmont Military Band, the Center Harbor Town Band, and the NHMF Festival Chorus.  She conducts the New Horizons of the Lakes Region Band, Jazz Band and the Taylor Community Chorus and the Carter Mountain Brass Band.

Board Member at Large

Bob recently retired from The Barnstormers Theatre after serving for 14 seasons as artistic director/ producer. From 2000 to 2018, Bob also served as Artistic Director of the Dana Center for the Performing Arts, a regional performing arts center on the campus of Saint Anselm College. Bob served from 1996 to 2000 as Vice President for Academic Affairs of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. From 1983-1995, Bob served as Executive/Artistic Director of the Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH
In 1997, Bob founded New Art Theatre, a professional theatre company dedicated to the production of classical and innovative performance works. Bob has served as full-time and adjunct faculty at the University of Memphis, New England College, the NH Institute of Art, and Plymouth State University. Bob holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Memphis.
Bob and his wife Kristen have been residents of Wolfeboro for 25 years.