Mary Broderick, President
Mary Broderick, Branch Title Manager for a local title company, began her Kenai Peninsula musical journey in 2006 when she began cello lessons. She has played as a valuable member of the Central Peninsula Community Orchestra, Redoubt Chamber Orchestra, Kenai Performers Pit Orchestra, Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and several cello groups. Wanting to help ensure that live classical performance will continue, she joined the Board in 2010 where she has served as both Co-President and Vice-President of the board of directors. Between her very full work and orchestra schedule, Mary spends her free time off-roading in her Jeep and spending time with her 9 children and their spouses, and starting her own orchestra by teaching grandchildren to play cello.
Mi’shell French, Vice President
Leslie Morton, Secretary
Linda Reinhart, Treasurer
Linda began playing the violin at the age of 11. However, upon her marriage, she set aside the instrument while she attended to the homemaking duties of wife and mother of 6 children. After 30 years she began playing violin again and gradually increased her participation as a playing member of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra.Linda’s special interest is focused on promoting the training and encouragement of young people who want to participate in making music. To further that purpose she also participates on the board of the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club, one of the youth orchestras KPO helps sponsor.
She is thankful for the opportunity to work and play with such a splendid group of people, helping to present classical music to the music lovers of the Kenai Peninsula.
Dr. Robert Thompson, Member
Dr. Thompson, medical doctor and author, resides in Soldotna with his practice focused on achieving wellness and anti-aging medicine. He actively seeks outdoor adventure, hunting, fishing, dog training, skiing, climbing, and more. He also serves as President of Love INC of Kenai Peninsula. He plays in the first violin section of the KPO and has served as concert master and assistant concertmaster of his undergraduate college orchestra at Western Kentucky University, and for the Anchorage Community Orchestra.
Ashley Curtin, Member
Tracy Curtin, Member
Marion Parrish, Member
Scott Bartlett, Member
Scott Bartlett is principal percussionist for the orchestra. Bartlett received a Bachelor in percussion performance from Washington State University (2000) and a Master of Arts in Music (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (2011). He has performed with the Washington-Idaho Symphony, the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra (timpanist and principal percussion), numerous pick-up ensembles and pit orchestras, and a wide range of folk, popular, and culturally diverse ensembles. Bartlett has been professionally employed in the arts and culture sector since 2000. Since 2012, he has served as the Curator of Exhibits at the Pratt Museum in Homer. Scott has been a member of the KPO Board of directors since 2017. He also serves on the Board of Museums Alaska (since 2016).
Teddy Handley, Youth Member
Teddy Handley is a 16 year old Sophomore at Homer High School. He began receiving violin lessons when he was nine. He has been studying under Lisa Shallock for the past five years, Michael Shallock for the last year, and plays in the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club. Teddy has also played with KPO for various concerts since 2015. Music has always been a major part of his life. Ever since he was a child his family would have home church services where singing consisted of almost half the service. These family get togethers gave him an appreciation for music and making music. As he has gotten older he has realized that music is a universal language and he has continued seeking to improve his knowledge and expression of it. He plans to keep violin and orchestra playing as a focal point in his life. He is excited to be asked to join the KPO Board and learn another side of what it takes to bring music to a community. He was a cast member in the 2015 Pier One production of Les Miserables, sings with the Homer High School Chorus and Swing Choir, and loves the stage. Teddy also has been competitively swimming for the past ten years and recently has added Diving and Track / Field to his activities.