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Administrative Staff

Trudi Jackson

Executive Director

Trudi Jackson is a Seattle native who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She worked in marketing computer and networking systems in California, Sweden, and Washington. She has been active with the Bellevue Schools Foundation for the last twelve years, and also serves on the Bellevue Arts Commission. She is familiar with the on-the-go life of a BYSO parent, having raised two daughters who between them studied piano, organ, saxophone, cello, and voice. Ms. Jackson herself studied harp as a teenager.

Andrea Owre

Development Manager

Andrea Owre (Andy) was raised in Montana but knew from an early age that she wanted to live in the Pacific Northwest. She earned Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Journalism from Ohio University and interned with Seattle Magazine. She spent many years at Cornish College of the Arts, working with students, alumni and donors, and served as the Development Coordinator for the UW’s College of Forest Resources. An Eastside resident since 2004, she is committed to both the arts and nonprofits and has supported local organizations in a variety of roles, including board member, parent, coach, volunteer, and animal-assisted therapy dog handler.

Caroline Faflak

Development Coordinator

Theodora Teodosiadis

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Theodora Teodosiadis is thankful to have grown up in the Pacific Northwest. She learned piano as a child and later chose violin as her main instrument. She graduated from University of Washington’s Program on the Environment in 2010, which led her to evaluate agriculture and food systems in New Zealand and Seattle. Theodora’s artistic heart eventually led her to Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Music and the arts are very important to Theodora and she continues to keep them in the forefront of her life. Theodora currently plays Greek and Klezmer music with her various band groups. She is very happy to be a part of Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, who makes music accessible to all youth.

Ramon Salumbides

Production Manager

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