Board of Directors

The Tacoma Opera Board of Directors

Sean Schmidt, President
Associate Director, Student Planning & Administration, UW Tacoma

Teresa Gutierrez, 1st Vice President
Pediatric Physical Therapist, Madigan Hospital

Todd Vallie, 2nd Vice President
Senior Vice President, Columbia Bank

Cynthia Branson, Secretary
Retired Speech and Language Pathologist

Kathy McAuley, Treasurer
Vice President, Investor Relations, Weyerhaeuser Company (Retired)


Susan Connolly
Retired Librarian

Jenny Hartley
Retired Librarian

Heidi Madson
Assistant City Attorney, Tacoma City Attorney’s Office

Fralisa McFall
Principal / Instructor, Imagination School

John Saunders
Retired JAG Attorney