Board & Staff

Breckenridge Music takes seriously its responsibility to its constituents and has established a leadership position in Breckenridge and Summit County, Colorado. It has set standards of excellence for itself, including the importance of continuing its legacy. The Board of Directors believes it can best fulfill its responsibility to uphold the organization’s vision, purpose and values by following a set of principles for the Board.

Board member for Breckenridge Music Rich Rodel
Rich Roedel Chair

Richard W. Roedel is currently a member of the Board of Directors of five public companies: IHS Markit, Inc, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, LSB Industries, Inc., Luna Innovations Incorporated and BrightView Holdings, Inc. Mr. Roedel Is Chairman of the Audit Committees of LSB and BrightView and serves as a member of the Audit Committees of Six Flags and IHS Markit. Mr. Roedel serves on the Compensation Committee of LSB and Luna and is Chairman of the Risk Committee of IHS Markit. Mr. Roedel is also the Non-Executive Chairman of LSB and Luna. During the years Mr. Roedel has been a director of public companies, he has served as lead independent director on several occasions and the chairman of several governance, compensation and special committees.

Mr. Roedel is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Risk Oversight Advisory Council. In 2016 the NACD awarded Mr. Roedel its life-time achievement award. Mr. Roedel recently completed a three year term on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

Until 2000 Mr. Roedel was employed by BDO Seidman LLP, having been managing partner of its Chicago and New York Metropolitan area offices and later Chairman and CEO. Mr. Roedel is a graduate of The Ohio State University and a CPA.

Board Treaurer for Breckenridge Music Martin Inglis
Martin Inglis Treasurer

Martin Inglis retired from Battelle, a research and development enterprise headquartered in Columbus, Ohio in July 2014. He had served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Through July 2013 he had also served as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he had retired after 32 years with Ford Motor Company where he had held various finance and operations positions around the world including Group Vice President Business Strategy; Chief Financial Officer; President Ford South America; head Ford North America; and VP Global Product and Business Strategy. He was elected a corporate officer in 1996.

Mr. Inglis continues to serve on the Board of Carpenter Technology Corporation, a NYSE company, where he chairs the Finance & Audit Committee. Mr. Inglis and his wife Sue support a variety of charities. He chaired the Board of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2014. Martin and his wife, Sue enjoy music, travel, walking and golf. They own a house in Breckenridge.

Bill Taylor Secretary

Bill has 35 years of experience in public accounting, principally in the financial services industry, including service to property/casualty and life/health insurers and reinsurers, investment companies and broker dealers. Since retirement as a partner in Ernst & Young LLP, he has joined the Boards and Audit Committees of RBC Funds, a private captive insurance company and a private technology company; cofounded Citizens for Higher Education, a group of business executives advocating for state funding of higher education in Kansas; served as Chair of the Kansas University Business School Advisory Council and Chair of the KU Research Institute at the Medical Center.

He is Treasurer of the Kansas City Symphony, and has recently been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Bill is a graduate of the University of Kansas and has been active on the Boards of the KU Endowment Association, the KU Alumni Association and the University Multicultural Scholars Advisory Council. Bill and Marilyn enjoy international travel, summers in Breckenridge and visiting their son and his family in St. Louis. The Taylor family actively support a variety of scholarships for young women in memory of their daughter

Sue Carver

Sue was raised on a farm in Illinois and learned early on that wherever she has lived, being involved in the community is important. She has spent many years on the board of the Continental Divide Land Trust and volunteering at the County Pet Shelter, and supports many other non-profits in Summit County. Sue and her husband Howard have been skiing Summit County since 1983, have owned a home in Silverthorne since 1998, and became fulltime residents in 2010. Her favorite activities are skiing, hiking, golfing and gardening!

Board member for Breckenridge Music Laura Dziedzic
Laura Dziedzic

Laura joined the Board in 2010 and served as President 2011 – 2016. She retired from Air Products and Chemicals as a Human Resources Executive, specializing in Human Resource Strategy and Organization Development.

Working to advance Breckenridge as a cultural destination, she serves as President of the Breckenridge Cultural Coalition. Also, as a PSIA certified instructor, Laura volunteers in the ski program of the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC).

Prior to Breckenridge, she was active with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, serving as Chair as the Chamber grew to be the 2nd largest Chamber in Pennsylvania. She also provided volunteer assistance to the Latino Economic Development Center, the Lehigh Valley Business Education Partnership and the United Way.

Laura and Jerry came to spend the winter of 2005 – no plans, no expectations. So impressed with the community, they never left. She enjoys many mountain activities: skiing, snowshoeing, golf, hiking, biking. Her passion is the Breckenridge Music Festival. She recalls the thrill of attending her first BMF concert, sitting in the middle of town surrounded by amazing music. That sense of awe never leaves her.

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Heidi Jarski

Heidi and her Husband, Andy own an upscale home furnishings business, Mountain Comfort Furnishings & Design in Frisco, CO and in Truckee, CA. In 2006 they started their business together in Coeur d’Alene, ID then moved back to their beloved, and her native Colorado, where they purchased the Frisco business in 2014. In her free time from family and business, Heidi loves to volunteer in the local community and in her children’s elementary school. She was previously co-chair of board at the Summit County Preschool. Heidi and Andy have been an active supporters of Breckenridge Music through the Champagne Series. They thoroughly enjoy the intimate musical settings the series provides with the top notch musicians. Before the home furnishings business, Heidi worked in Quantitative Biology for cancer and inflammation research and has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado. She loves living in the mountains with their two active boys ages 9 & 6, where she enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, home design, music and anything science.

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Jesse Keaveny

An experience marketing executive, Jesse recently served as the Director of Marketing with Vail Resorts Breckenridge. In that role he was a member of the Breckenridge Tourism Office’s Board of Directors. Prior to his time in Breckenridge, he served as CMO for Taos Ski Valley and as a Regional VP of Marketing for Caesars Entertainment. Jesse holds a MBA from Vanderbilt University and an BS degree from the University of Utah. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, fly fishing and traveling with his wife, Lindsay.

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Sandy Kuschnerus
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Elisabeth Lawrence

A Breckenridge resident for nearly two decades, Elisabeth Lawrence serves as Summit County Commissioner. Previously she was Mayor Pro Tem as a Town Council member of the Town of Breckenridge as well as Director of Community Relations for The Summit Foundation. Originally from Arkansas, Elisabeth has the familiar story of moving to Summit County for “one ski season” and ended up staying after a discovering an appreciation for small resort communities. She has been involved with Breckenridge Music for over 10 years, as an attendee, volunteer, and now donor. Her love of Breck Music grew out of a desire to introduce her young daughter to arts and culture while living in a mountain town.

Her community involvement began with early childhood education and the arts and has expanded to include mental health, protecting our public lands, and community engagement on a variety of issues. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors for Building Hope, Breckenridge Music, and Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. She has previously held leadership roles on the boards of Breckenridge Creative Arts, Breckenridge Open Space Advisory Committee, Carriage House Early Learning Center, Upper Blue Elementary PTA, Summit County Libraries, and Breckenridge Mountain Rotary.

When not attending a Breck Music Festival concert, you can find her volunteering, golfing, reading, or hosting friends.

Jill Ludowese

Jill Ludowese retired as a Colonel from the U.S Army in 2011, completing a 28-year career as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot.She led Army Aviation units around the world, and served in the US, Korea, Europe, and the Middle East.Jill completed undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, and has earned graduate degrees from Central Michigan University and the U.S. Army War College.She and her husband, Jim, enjoy the many outdoor activities offered in both Breckenridge, and their home on the “Nature Coast” in West Central Florida.As a member of the Breck Music Board, Jill is responsible for coordinating our Champagne Concert Series.

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Janey Trowbridge

Janey has been an active member of Applause since 2009 and served as head of the Ways and Means Subcommittee from 2017-2019. She and husband Russ have hosted a sold-out Breck Music champagne brunch for the past 10 years. Janey is an occasional accompanist at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and performer at the Summit County Piano Club. She and Russ have two daughters—both professional musicians—two sons-in-law, one of whom is a composer, and four grandchildren—future musicians of course!

Janey has a Ph.D. in Communication and a Project Management Professional certification and has taught at the Norwegian School of Business, George Mason University, and Texas State University. As a management consultant for 25 years, she helped different types of organizations in the US and abroad create and implement plans to make significant transformations, e.g., to become results- or project-oriented, or to make the transition from public sector to privatized, financially self-sustaining organizations. She is the author of numerous academic papers, articles, and book chapters.

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Carole Weller

Carole Weller has volunteered for Applause! since moving to Breckenridge in 2013. Originally from the South East of England, Carole moved to the US in 2005 with her husband Paul, who is also English. Having expressed a desire to employers to spend some time living overseas, they relocated to San Francisco where Paul was employed in the tech industry. They both fell in love with the city and America and decided to stay, becoming American citizens in April 2012. Carole has had a long career in recruitment, both as an individual contributor, as a manager and her final full time role as Vice President for Robert Half, one of the world’s leading recruitment consultancies. She specialized in placing contract and full time senior level finance professionals and worked closely with many early stage start-ups to ensure that they had the finance talent to grow successfully.

Paul and Carole learned to ski in Breckenridge in 1991 and always had a plan to retire to the mountains. In 2013 they were lucky enough to fulfil their dream and now live here full time. They spend time skiing, biking, hiking, walking their Bernese Mountain dogs and working with several non-profits in Summit County.

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Hans Wurster

Hans Wurster and his wife Mary Jane (MJ) retired to Summit County in 1999. They moved here from Appleton, Wisconsin where Hans was owner and VP of Kaukauna Cheese, a national specialty cheese company. They often visited Summit County to see their son Pete, founder and owner of Unity Snowboard Mfg. in Silverthorne, and their son Fred, who was completing graduate studies at CSU. Upon arriving in Colorado, Hans and Mary Jane got involved in nonprofit work for Breckenridge Music Festival (BMF) and Continental Divide Land Trust. Hans was board president for the BMF and served on the steering committee that raised private funds to replace the tent with a permanent roof for the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge in 2007-08. Hans and MJ enjoy participating and competing in masters athletics. They are particularly fond of rowing and sculling on Lake Dillon which is a world class venue for this sport.

Hans joined The Summit Foundation board in 2007. Through the Summit Foundation, they have established designated funds or agency endowment funds for Breckenridge Music Festival and Continental Divide Land Trust.

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MJ Wurster

During their years in Wisconsin, Mary Jane was very involved in the nonprofit community in Appleton, which included a board position with a large community foundation. Together, she and Hans often visited Summit County to see their son Pete, founder and owner of Unity Snowboard Mfg. in Silverthorne, and their son Fred, who was completing graduate studies at CSU, until they retired to Breckenridge in 1999. Upon arriving in Colorado, Hans and Mary Jane got involved in nonprofit work for Breckenridge Music Festival (BMF) and Continental Divide Land Trust. MJ is co chair of music education. Hans and MJ enjoy participating and competing in masters athletics. They are particularly fond of rowing and sculling on Lake Dillon which is a world class venue for this sport.


Tamara Nuzzaci Park, Executive Director

Lauren Richmond, Marketing & Development Manager

Julie Kahan, Administrative Assitant

Tom Joyce, Orchestra Personnel Manager

Monica Soderman, Production Director

Lyle Wong, Festival Librarian