Steph is the parent of a student, is herself a student, and is an active member of the Board of Directors at Marin Community Music School. She believes music is good for the soul. Steph enjoys the challenge of learning and the satisfaction of playing the guitar.
Lois Lane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a longstanding psychotherapy practice in San Anselmo where she sees individuals and couples. She was also supervisor of Children’s Services for Marin County Community Mental Health. Her other longstanding avocation has been playing music. She was fortunate enough to study violin from a young age at Third Street Music Settlement School in Manhattan. In a public high school in New Jersey she participated in a regular orchestra, a string orchestra and played in a string quartet. This early enrichment led to a life long love of playing the violin, taking lessons and making music with others. She is very grateful to participate in the Chamber Music Program at MCMS. Her goal as a Board Member is to strengthen the music programs at MCMS so other children can have the opportunity to discover the joys of making music.
In her spare time she is an avid gardener, with a large organic vegetable garden.
Susan has spent the better part of the last 35 years involved with community activities, politics, volunteer work and philanthropy, both locally and globally. Her primary focus has been in the area of women’s issues, particularly reproductive rights, but she has also been involved with various educational institutions and other community organizations.
A fundraiser as well as a donor, she has held leadership positions with many philanthropic organizations. Some of her current affiliations include Pitzer College and Mother Jones magazine.
With her husband and four children she established a family foundation, The Libra Foundation, whose mission is to support organizations which promote human rights.
San Francisco native Brent Morton is an avid recreational musician with a broad background in business management. Before joining Southern Wine & Spirits in 1980, where he has held various management and executive management positions, Brent owned and operated several of his own businesses. He has been a retailer of high fashion leather goods (Rock Island Leather) and wine (Santa Barbara Wine Cellars), operated a seven-office home finding service (B & A Rentals), and run a restaurant serving California cuisine (Metro Café).
Brent lives in Novato and enjoys mountain climbing and golf in addition to music making.
Long-time San Anselmo resident Adrienne Roth has had two careers, one in education and another in real estate, as well as a life-long passion for music. As an educator, she aided in the development of the California legislation that enabled the California Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program and subsequently administered the GATE program for the San Anselmo schools. She moved into real estate sales with Merrill Lynch, and has been a broker with Frank Howard Allen, now Coldwell Banker, since 1985.
Adrienne earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Brandeis University, majoring in psychology and minoring in music, and her Master of Education degree at Harvard University. She plays the piano.