Board of Directors

Kristi Jo Lynn


board photo headshotKristi Jo Lynn is a healthcare management consultant who holds a Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota. She earned her BA at St. Olaf College where she played the flute in the band and chamber orchestra. Kristi served in various leadership roles across the healthcare industry with physicians and health systems as well as health plans. Her son played the viola in BYSO for five years and now plays viola in orchestra at St. Olaf as well.  She began serving on the BYSO board in 2015 and cares deeply providing challenging and engaging musical and performance opportunities for students.

Bennet Wang

Vice President

board member headshot bennet wangBennet Wang has three children, two of whom played in Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra for years. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and currently works as a pulmonary physician for Kaiser Permante in Bellevue. He has been a board member since 2007.



Kathy Kearny


Kathy Kearny, a Chartered Financial Analyst, is the mother of a BYSO alumna and a current BYSO trumpet player. Kathy holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master’s in Public Administration with a certificate in non-profit management from the University of Washington. She joined the BYSO board in 2016.

Jay Laughlin


A BYSO parent and bass musician for Eastside Symphony Orchestra, Jay is dedicated to supporting youth and local community orchestras. Jay contributes both his enthusiasm for the arts and his technical software engineer background to the board. Jay joined the board on Feb. 7, 2019.


Reid Flickinger

A BYSO parent, Reid Flickinger joined the board in June 2019.

Lawrence Merritt

Pascal Pinck

Pascal Pinck is a customer operations specialist for enterprise software companies, BYSO parent, and a lifelong musician. He holds degrees in Art, History, and Business Administration. Pascal joined the board in June 2019.

Khek Teh

Khek Teh is the CEO and co-founder of PlanQube, a project planning and management business. He mentors technology entrepreneurs through the Founder Institute, volunteers with the YMCA’s Adventure Guides program, and is the father of a BYSO violinist. 

Jennifer Torr

Jennifer Torr was educated at Barnard College and UC Berkeley and currently works on the Microsoft Bing team. She played violin in a state youth symphony as a student in Connecticut. Jennifer has been a board member since 2004 and is a dedicated supporter of the arts.

Asako Yoshimura

Asako Yoshimura has two children in BYSO, a violinist and a flutist. She has worked in product management and product marketing for high tech companies and is currently active in local PTA and school communities.

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