Staff | Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra


The KSO staff is a collaborative, enthusiastic team focused on our mission to serve our community through outstanding musical listening and learning experiences. Our artistic leadership and executive director are joined by four full-time and two part-time senior staff, three full-time and eight part-time staff members, the musicians, and volunteers as we carry out this mission and make a difference in the community.


The KSO Artistic Team

Julian Kuerti
Julian Kuerti
Music Director
Raymond Harvey
Raymond Harvey
Music Director Emeritus

Executive Office

KSO Senior Leadership

Jessica Mallow Gulley
Jessica Mallow Gulley
Executive Director


Grants | Foundation & Government Agency Relations | New Initiatives | Office Administration

Suzanne Weeldreyer
Administrative Director
Garret Ray Jones
Executive Assistant


Concert Scheduling & Production |  Musician Personnel Management | Music Purchase & Preparation | Stage Management 

Erik Shinn
Director of Operations & Artistic Planning
Open Position
Assistant Director of Operations & Personnel Manager
Sara Churchill
Librarian & Acting Personnel Manager
Open Position
Stage Manager

Education & Community Engagement

School Programs | Community Collaborations | Family Events | Sensory-Friendly Programming | Educator Resources 

Elizabeth Youker
Director of Education & Community Engagement
Cindy Cross
Assistant Director of Education
Open Position
After-School Program Manager
Brenda Swanson
Education Coordinator
Open Position
Kids In Tune Site Coordinator


Fundraising | Corporate Sponsorships | Endowment | Planning Giving | Capital Campaigns | Multi-Year Pledges

Christopher Schram
Director of Development
Rachel Cook
Donor Services & Special Events Coordinator


Box Office | Patron Services | Design | Publications | Marketing | Advertising | Media Relations

Sydney Schless
Director of Marketing & Communications
Nicole Reedy
Director of Creative Design
Haley Cyr
Ticketing & Marketing Coordinator


Financial Planning | Accounting | Budget | Staff Personnel Management

Pam Brenzing
Director of Finance & Human Resources
Sarah Larson