Administrative Staff

Marcia Isenberger

Co-Interim Executive Director

Marcia is a transitional leadership consultant with Loveall Price and Associates (LPA). She  brings 33+ years of non-profit executive leadership to BYSO. Marcia’s expertise includes strategic planning, board development, fundraising, community development, public/private partnerships, staff development and business operations. Marcia has worked with organizations both small and large, in terms of staff, budget size and diversity. What is important to Marcia is relationships, relationships with staff, board, volunteers, and community. Marcia believes that relationships build trust, better communication and great listening skills that help in any environment.

Suzie Cavassa

Co-Interim Executive Director

Suzie is a transitional leadership consultant with LoveallPrice and Associates (LPA). She brings a diverse history of operational leadership to the interim ED role, with over twenty years of experience in both the non-profit sector. Suzie provides interim leadership to organizations in transition.  Recognized as a seasoned professional, she is able to build the culture, operational structure and support systems necessary to advance a vision. 

Natalie Ham

Operations Manager

Dr. Natalie Ham is an active musician and administrator in the Greater Seattle area with a passion to promote music education in our communities. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Washington, all in flute performance. Dr. Ham has served in administrative and event coordinator roles for the Seattle Flute Society, the American Guild of Organists – Seattle Chapter, the University of Washington School of Music, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Medina, Washington. In Seattle, Dr. Ham is a featured flutist of the Harry Partch Ensemble and the Inverted Space Ensemble, a new music collaborative that features composers from the Seattle area and abroad. In addition, she currently serves as the Flute Professor at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, where she enjoys working with the students virtually, with occasional trips over the mountains. Dr. Ham enjoys hiking, baking, and is a proud book worm. She lives in Everett with her partner Matt and their 18 year old cat, Bella.

Caroline Faflak

Development Manager

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.

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