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Meet Our Staff

First Citizens Bank Plaza128 S. Tryon St., Ste. 350 | Charlotte, NC 28202
Administration: 704.972.2003 | Ticket Office: 704.972.2000 | Fax: 704.972.2011


David Fisk, President & Chief Executive Officer
Samantha Hackett, Executive Administrator, 704.714.5102


Sara Gibson, Director of Operations, 704.714.5122
Carrie Graham, Director of Artistic Planning, 704.714.5103
Nixon Bustos, Principal Music Librarian, 704.714.5125
Tim Pappas, Orchestra Personnel Manager, 704.714.5127
John Jarrell, Stage Manager
Bradley Geneser, Assistant Librarian, 704.714.5105


Leslie AntonielDirector of Donor Engagement, 704.714.5139
Amanda LoCascio, Director of Corporate Engagement, 704.714.5138
Tammy Matula, Database Manager, 704.714.5105
Jennifer Gherardi, Campaign Coordinator, 704.714.5106
Senta Harvey, Development Coordinator - Stewardship & Events, 704.714.5133
Toni Freeman & Associates LLC, Grants Strategy & Proposal Writing


Wendy Laxton (Laxton CFO Services), Fractional Vice President of Finance
Chazin & Company, Financial Services


Kirsten Morris, Vice President of Human Resources & Administration, 704.714.5107
Amy Hine, Office Administrator, 704.714.5110


Aram Kim Bryan, Vice President of Learning & Community Engagement, 704.714.5135
Iv├ín Garnica, Community Engagement Manager, 704.714.5120
Emily Gordon, Youth Orchestra Programs Coordinator - Project Harmony, 704.714.5116
Dylan Lloyd, Youth Orchestra Programs Coordinator - CSYO, 704.714.5131
Peyton Wulff, Learning Coordinator, 704.714.5114 
Christen Crumpler, Youth Orchestra Programs Assistant - Project Harmony
Jirah Montgomery, Youth Orchestra Programs Assistant - CSYO 


Candace Sykes, Vice President of Marketing & Patron Experience, 704.714.5123
Deirdre Roddin, Director of Communications, 704.714.5112
Nicole Glaza, Senior Manager of Digital Marketing, 704.714.5128

Chad CalvertVisual Communications Manager, 704.714.5115
Stephen Emery, Patron Communications Manager, 704.972.2001 
Meghan Starr, Ticket Services Manager, 704.972.2002
Laura Thomas, Marketing Manager, 704.714.5109