The Noyes Fine Arts Foundation board is comprised of business professionals, producers, musical directors, choreographers, lighting & sound designers with extensive experience and a shared vision of providing quality performing arts education and performance in Katy, Texas.
David Bleazard is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Service Credit Union. He joined the company in 2004 to head a three-branch organization with assets of $94 million. Under his leadership, FSCU has grown into a full-service financial institution with assets over $600 million.
As a leader in the credit union movement, Mr. Bleazard has directed the growth and diversification of FSCU which currently represents over 140 sponsoring companies, 14 branches, 170 employees and an organization with over 55,000 active members.
Mr. Bleazard was the driving force behind FSCU's state-of-the-art online membership and loan applications. A visionary with hands-on experience of day-to-day operations, Mr. Bleazard exemplifies his organization's motto of "Outstanding Service" for FSCU members.
In addition, in 2015 Mr. Bleazard was instrumental in starting You First Foundation a registered 501c3 charity. The mission of the foundation is to improve the lives and educational opportunities for children and families who have been affected by traumatic medical events. The foundation raised over $55,000 in its first year.
Prior to joining FSCU, Mr. Bleazard spent 9 years at Members Choice Credit Union in Houston Texas, and 6 years at Utah Community Credit Union in Provo, Utah. He earned a B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University in 1992. Bleazard is the father to six children and has been married to his wife Suzanne for 26 years and is active in his church and community.
Andrew is the founder of the Noyes Fine Arts Foundation. He has extensive experience in acting, vocal performance, comedy, film, stage and television. Andrew started performing at a young age and was trained at the Rodgers School of Performing Arts, where he was later an instructor. At age 18 he was awarded an apprenticeship at Utah Musical Theatre, as well as a scholarship for musical theatre to Weber State University.
Andrew has worked in many different entertainment genres. He had the opportunity to teach summer workshops at B.Y.U, produce and host an entertainment television show, work in the Special Film Services Department at Fox Studios in L.A (team coordinators for the Emmy Awards), and most recently as Department Head of Entertainment on ships for Holland America line. Andrew has been featured in leading roles on stage, in film, and T.V. He has been teaching and working as a production consultant for over 10 years, and is very proud to spear head this project in Katy.
Debbie Wesemann-Siebert has her Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) in Voice from the University of Nevada Las Vegas; and has an extensive singing background in the U.S. and abroad, of opera, recital, and concert performance; as well as professional teaching in voice collegiately and privately. Dr. Siebert has been a featured singer as a mezzo-soprano with orchestras and opera companies such as the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Civic Symphony, Sugarland Opera, Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, Opera Las Vegas, Opera Southwest, Opera Unlimited, Santa Fe Opera Outreach, the Waco Symphony, among others, and has appeared in many concerts and recitals as a special guest or featured performer. She has won awards such as district winner and regional finalist of the Metropolitan Opera Nation Council Auditions, placed in the NATS Texoma region, two time district winner of the NATSAA competition, winner of the James Huntzinger Concerto Competition, among others. She has participated in abroad programs such as Operafestival di Roma, and was selected for the Des Moines Metro Opera apprentice program.
Her diversity in music spreads in other areas besides singing, including piano accompanying, directing, and coaching for countless musicals, recitals, and concerts, also arranging/composing and recording music, as well as years of conducting community and church choirs. She has been hired by several kinds of churches as the organist/pianist, conductor, or as a vocal soloist, and is constantly serving voluntarily for musical needs in the community or church organizations. She is a member of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS), and a regular clinician and adjudicator for secondary and higher education. Dr. Siebert is a fierce advocate of the arts and believes in it's benefits both for the individual and uniting communities. Besides offering her abilities freely and voluntarily, Debbie's entrepreneur ambitions include starting a company in 2007 called Bravi Beginnings, which creates media products teaching Pre-school ages foundational musical concepts. In 2011 she joined Andrew Noyes in forming the 501c-3 for the Noyes Fine Arts Foundation and it's Katy Grand Theatre Project, and in 2012 she founded the Katy Children's (Youth) Choir. She lives in Katy, TX with her husband Dr. Jim of FOX26 news, and their four wonderful children. She is thrilled to be a part of making history here in Katy with the Noyes Fine Arts Foundation.
Melanie Pope is a proud Katy resident with countless volunteer hours dedicated to the community. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Texas A & M University in Management Information Systems. Melanie has a diverse background with over twenty years of experience as an office manager organizing accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and other accounting related tasks. Her experience in these areas has been spread across a wide variety of entities: from the auto industry to retail outlets to the worldwide shipping industry. Melanie has also spent a great deal of time working in Katy ISD as an instructional support aide and substitute teacher. She has also spent many hours volunteering at her children's schools and served on the PTA board as the volunteer coordinator for two years.
Melanie is the mother of four talented boys who have all grown up in the Katy area exceling in sports, band, Boy Scouts and student leadership at Cinco Ranch High School. She and her husband Derryk are amazing supporters of the Noyes Fine Arts Foundation.
Wipro Technologies - VP and Global Head – Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities Consulting
Megan Comin is the mother of 5 children who believes that music can impact people in a way that no other medium can. Megan has grown up singing in professional and community choirs. She was a member of the Mount Royal Children's Choir and The Calgary Girls choir under the direction of Elaine Quilichini where she was able to tour all over North America and perform at international conferences. The highlight of Megan's choral experience was when her choir was invited to sing for Mikhail Gorbachev and Megan was able to sing a solo. This performance was life changing because Megan understood that music was creating opportunities for her to be a part of something greater than herself. This lesson stayed with Megan and it became the inspiration behind Megan's consistent advocacy to provide opportunities for children to participate in music.
Megan started her music studio at age 18 and continued to teach music to children and adults through her studio for over 15 years. Megan's students were recognized by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada for their Excellence in Music by receiving Honors with Distinction in their examinations and competitions. Many of Megan's students have gone on to receive degrees in music and continue to pass on their love of music to the next generations.
Megan has tried to create a sense of community throughout her business career and as a member of the community. She loves to find a need in the community and help raise funds to aid the programs that she believes in. Her history in fundraising includes the following:
June 2011 – December 2014 – Executive Secretary, Calgary NorthWest Basketball
Through the use of internet initiatives, Megan has helped to raise over $5000 annually to KidSport which enables underprivileged children to have the opportunity to play community sports.
March 2012 – September 2014 – Fundraising Board Member, Vision Basketball
Megan has helped create successful golf tournaments and other fundraisers which have helped to raise over $15,000 annually for the non-profit Vision Basketball Academy.
September 2003 – December 2013 - Coordinator, Education Eh? and Camp Croppin'
Megan served as the Coordinator for the largest annual scrapbooking convention in Canada. This annual event became the largest contributor to the Therapeutic Scrapbooking Program at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
April 2013 – Creator, Fundraiser for Burundi
Megan created a successful fundraising gala to solicit donations to purchase uniforms for the children of Burundi so that they would have the opportunity to attend school. Through the dinner, silent auction and generous donations of the 80 people in attendance, Megan was able to raise over $12,000 at the event.
Carolyn Forsgren Gardner is the chairperson and founder of the Katy Youth Symphony, the newest organization to join the Noyes Fine Arts Foundation family. Carolyn is passionate about helping organizations that support the growth and development of children. She has served as the PTA Arts in Education Chair, PTA Vice President in charge of Programs, Library liaison and volunteer coordinator. She has also served on the Katy High School Choir and Orchestra Boards, volunteered with Katy High School Theatre and taught Junior Achievement for six years. In the Boy Scouts of America, Carolyn has led the planning and execution of four district-level 11 year old scout day camps and has served as a merit badge counselor for eight merit badges over the past 10 years. Carolyn has also given her time to serving and teaching children and youth in her church for over 20 years.
Carolyn is the proud mother of five children and has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University. She is currently working on a Master's Certificate in Autism Studies from the University of Kansas, which she expects to complete in May of 2015 and with which she expects to pursue a career in research, counseling and education of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
Shaun Kallis is a Senior Electrical Engineer currently working in the Oil and Gas industry. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria.
Shaun has always been passionate about the performing arts and started formal lessons in both piano and Speech & Drama at the age of 8. As a youth he participated in various small stage performances, the largest of those being a high school production of Grease in which he portrayed Vince Fontaine. More recently Shaun played the part of Reuben in Katy Grand Theatre’s 2013 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Off-stage Shaun assists the Noyes Fine Arts Foundation with various technical aspects such as sound management for the Katy Children’s Choir, website maintenance and miscellaneous performance visuals.
Elizabeth Kamp joined Midway Companies in 2015 as an Associate for Asset Management. She is responsible in helping to maintain the daily operations of Midway assets. In addition to her role in Asset Management, Elizabeth also assists in the leasing department.
Elizabeth's past commercial real estate experience includes working as a Property Accountant. She also spent four years at commercial real estate investment firm where she served both the Accounting and Asset Management Departments in various different capacities including document management. She has experience of over ten years in the restaurant world working her way up the ladder from bussing tables to Manager and Marketing Director. She has extensive experience in training and has worked many grand openings in order to train new staff. She has a passion for customer service, training, and providing quality experiences for patrons.
Elizabeth first hit the stage at age 8 when she performed in the Utah Musical Theatre's production of Annie. Her performing credits span an over 25 year time period, at which time she could be seen singing, dancing, and acting throughout Utah , Idaho and Texas. Of all the performances and roles she performed, she most enjoyed playing "Narrator" in three different productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Being an adoptive mom, she is a proud member of the organization Families Supporting Adoption and has spoken and sung at several of their conferences. Elizabeth was honored to be a featured soloist on an album written to support the miracle of adoption.
CPA and Master of Accountancy
Clyde was raised in the Seattle area and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering for the University of Washington in 1979. Clyde has spent the past 36 years working in the energy industry in a variety of engineering and business development roles and has been a Regulatory Engineer for BP America for the past 8 years. Clyde and his wife Kristin also own and manage the Woodhaven Group LLC, a small business that exposes school children, seniors and disadvantaged youth to the wonders of live on stage performances though its subsidiary, Imagine That. Clyde has served on the boards of several nonprofits including The Highlands 460 Civic Association (a homeowner's association) from 1990 to 1997, holding the positions of Member at Large, Finance Committee Chair, Architectural Committee Chair, Vice President and President of the Association, and the Girl Scouts of America (South Texas Girl Scout Council) from 2002-2003 serving as a Member at Large and Finance Committee Chair. Clyde also served on the Board of the Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center from 2005 to 2012, where he held the positions of Director at Large, Finance Committee Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice President.
Clyde and Kristin live in Katy and have 5 children.
Stephanie Perez has always had a passion for service. From her time as a parent club vice president and volunteer coordinator, to being an elected member of her children's school site council and community education foundation, she has always enjoyed giving back. She has a unique 15 year background in various school and community budget and fundraising committees.
Music and arts has always been an important part of Stephanie's life. As a mother to five amazing children who love the performing arts, Stephanie has seen firsthand how beneficial the NFAF programs are to the Katy community. When not working with Katy Children's Choir, you can find her spending as much time as possible with her husband, cheering on her five children in their own sporting events and musical performances.
Stephanie joined the Katy Children's Choir staff in 2013 and served as a group director before transitioning to fundraising and marketing. She is proud to be a part of the Noyes Fine Arts Foundation and is thrilled to see the positive impact the NFAF will have on the Katy area.
Strasburger Attorneys at Law
Public Relations, Theatre Administrator and Director
Dr. Jim Siebert
Marketing, Communications and Development
Batchlor Johnson, III
Radio-one Integrated Marketing Specialist, Business Owner, Music Producer/Song Writer and Musician, Talent Consultant
Founder of the Katy All American Youth Association
Triple Point Technology Inc