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Board of Directors

Edward M. Nelsen III

Edward M. Nelsen III

Board Chair

Ed is the Director of Development for Valley Outreach. He has over 15 years of non-profit fundraising, management, and...

Amanda Ressler

Amanda Ressler

Board Treasurer

Amanda joined Riverbridge in 2022 as the financial controller. For more than 15 years,...

Layton "Skip" James

Layton "Skip" James

Board Member

Known to all as “Skip”, Layton James retired six years ago after 42 seasons as Principal Keyboardist for the...

Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn Johnson

Board Vice-Chair

Marilyn’s love of singing started in college where she was in the Hamilton College Choir and the College Hill Singers...

Trygve Olsen

Trygve Olsen

Board Member

Trygve Olsen has a wealth of experience in marketing after running his own digital marketing business, servicing both national...

Obed Floan

Obed Floan

Board Member (Ex-Officio)

Obed Floan, Master of Music and one of SCVO’s founders as well as its current executive director, is an accomplished Heldentenor and...

Laurann Kirschner

Laurann Kirschner

Board Secretary

Laurann is an attorney with Galowitz Olson law firm in Lake Elmo, and very honored to serve as...

Margaret Jane Wray

Margaret Jane Wray

Board Member

Margaret Jane Wray has been internationally recognized as a brilliant jugendlich-dramatisch soprano and...

Megan Wagner

Megan Wagner

Board Member (Ex-Officio)

Megan Wagner, Doctor of Musical Arts (ABD) and one of SCVO’s founders as well as its current general manager, is an experienced...

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