Board of Directors

The Boise Philharmonic’s board of directors leads through governance and ensures that the organization fulfills its mission to reflect the energy and heartbeat of our community through invigorating musical experiences that touch the human spirit.

If you are interested in applying to join the Boise Phil board of directors, see the application process below the listing of Directors

Boise Philharmonic Association Board of Directors

Brandon Snodgrass, President
Pet IQ

Rachel Raburn, Treasurer
AmerisourceBergen/MWI Animal Health, Director of Program Management/Finance & Strategy

Anne Hay, Secretary
Retired high school & university teacher, amateur musician, and lover of music


Phyllis Barker
Meridian School District (retired), Owner – Group One Property Management

John Barnet
Information Systems Manager (retired), Boise Phil Percussion (retired), Board Member Boise Jazz Society

Glenn Bothwell
Emergency doctor (retired)

Peaches Chilanga
SVP, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Zions Bancorporation

Nicolette Clark
Northwest Nazarene University, Adjunct Professor of English

Ridgley Denning
VP & Senior Relationships Manager, Boise Commercial, US Bank

Phil Gordon 
Attorney and Counselor, Gordon Law Offices

Mark Heil
Chief Financial Officer, Ohio University

Kara Jackson
J.R. Simplot Company, Senior Manager, Marketing (Simplot Grower Solutions)

Marty Jacobs
Law firm administrator (retired)

Phil Jensen
Partner, Idaho Gastroenterology Association (formerly President)

John Knochel
Gem State Radiology (retired), University of Arizona Medical Center (locum tenes)

David Mckinzie III
David McKinzie Enterprises & BowTieHustle

Susan McPeek
Retired Executive Secretary, Idaho Potato Commission; Designer

Christine Neuhoff
VP & Chief Legal Officer, St. Luke’s Health System

Peggy Ann Rupp

Ray Stark
Senior VP, Boise Metro Chamber (retired)

David Westergard
Attorney, Micron Tech, lifelong lover of classical music

Ex-Officio Members

Eric Garcia, Music Director
Geoffrey Hill, Orchestra Committee
Phyllis Saunders, Orchestra Committee
Kevin Richert, Master Chorale

Boise Philharmonic Foundation Board

Marty Jacobs, President
Christine Neuhoff, Vice President
Julia Rundberg, Secretary & Treasurer

Mary Abercrombie
Ridgley Denning
Bill Drake
Jack Gjording
Larry Hunter
Julie Kilgrow
Renee Langworthy
Amber Myrick
Jeanie Smith
Brandon Snodgrass
Ray Stark
Ex Officio Members

Erin Paradis

Become a Member of the Boise Phil Board of Directors

Do you love music and want to create a lasting impact in the community? We invite you to apply to join the Boise Philharmonic’s Board of Directors.

As stewards of the Boise Phil, the board of directors actively participate in monthly board meetings and regular committee meetings. Members of the board are expected to attend Boise Phil concerts, community engagement and education events, and support the financial health of the organization.

If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Board of Directors, please complete this online application:

Boise Phil Board of Directors Application

January – April: Applications open
March – May: Candidate interviews with nominating committee
May – June: Final recommendations for Board of Directors
June: Board of Directors votes on membership and new class of Board Members joins the Association for a 3-year term

Historically people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, people with disabilities and people from the LGBTQ community have been underrepresented in leadership positions in orchestras. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Apply now: Boise Phil Board of Directors Application