Bruce Dresser, Personnel Manager
Bruce is our principal trumpet player and assists the local middle school bands. He has an infectious laugh and loves to ride his bike.
He enjoys arranging music for brass ensembles, and has a dog named Berlioz.
Anastasia comes to Rogue Valley Symphony with a diverse background in performing and visual arts. She has worked in arts administration for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, and Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Most recently Anastasia has worked as a movement therapist for young adults with Cerebral Palsy, helping them to integrate their movement patterns, gain confidence, and become more independent. She just completed directing a film about her work, “Beyond Expectations” before moving from Portland Oregon to the Rogue Valley with her family. Anastasia is also co-writing a play, “Beloved: a story of love and loss”, with Portland writer, Monica Welty.
Anastasia loves poetry, yoga, pilates, being outdoors in all seasons, and a good Caesar salad. The Rogue Valley promises to be a wonderful place for all of these things.
Kristin Kessler, Patron and Marketing Services Administrator
Kristin is an amazing baker (who knew it was Gluten Free!) and an avid reader.
She also plays the oboe in the symphony and has a dog named Snickers.
Will Scharen, Operations Manager and Orchestra Librarian
Will brings several years of experience in orchestra operations to his position with the Rogue Valley Symphony. He has held positions as librarian and personnel manager for the Wyoming Symphony and as librarian for the Boulder (CO) Philharmonic. An avid mountain biker, Will can often be found on the trails around our valley. In his spare time, he builds bicycle frames by hand in his home shop.
Will plays trombone with the orchestra and has a black and white cat named Chloe.