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 (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.
Julio Cruz recently moved to Seattle from his native New York to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in tuba performance at the University of Washington. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, earned his Master of Music degree at Lynn University Conservatory of Music, and studied for a time as an undergraduate at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He has performed in orchestras and wind ensembles throughout the eastern US, northern California, and Seattle, as well as internationally in Italy, France and China, under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Marin Alsop, Ludovic Morlot, Alasdair Neale, and many others.
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.