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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 Associate

Originally from South Dakota, Caroline has been in the Seattle area since 2009.  Caroline has taught violin and piano at the Kaleidoscope School of Music in Issaquah since 2012 and coached the BYSO Cadet orchestra 2nd violin section since 2016, but has been involved with BYSO since 2012 as a substitute.  She plays with several orchestras in the Seattle area, including the Yakima Symphony orchestra, Pacifica Chamber orchestra, and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra.  Caroline has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gent, Belgium.  Most recently, Caroline is the development associate with BYSO and the music librarian for Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and enjoys mountain biking and hiking all over the Pacific Northwest in her free time.

Brook Rose

Volunteer Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Brook Rose grew up in Southern California and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2009. She worked for corporate America for many years while volunteering in the Bellevue School District. When she discovered she had a love for service and volunteering, she switched to working in the non-profit sector. Brook’s daughter plays flute with BYSO, currently in Flute Orchestra, and also is in her high school’s Marching Band and Jazz Band (on alto sax). Brook’s love of the symphony drew her to the BYSO organization, where she hopes to connect with all our member families and get to know this community.

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

Ramon Salumbides began his studies of the double bass with Barry Lieberman and would eventually attend UW for a Bachelor’s Degree in Double Bass Performance. In the summer of 2013, Ramon won the position of Section Bass for the Yakima Symphony Orchestra and has since then been granted tenure.  In addition, he currently holds the position of Principal Bass for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Philharmonic String Orchestra, and the Pacifica Chamber Orchestra.  

Ramon has served as double bass coach for the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, and various schools within the Bellevue, and Lake Washington School Districts since 2013.  His current studio ranges in a wide variety ages (9-40), styles, and ability levels.  Students have gone on to receive recognition within BYSO, All-State, and acceptance into collegiate music programs. In addition to coaching for BYSO, Ramon accepted BYSO’s Production Manager position in 2018.

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