Joshua Vickery
Joshua VickeryFounder/Executive Director
Joshua earned a B.A. Degree in General Education/Music at Palm Beach Atlantic University and has been a Worship Pastor, Fine Arts Director and Executive Producer of Central Florida Christmas Celebration. He has lead adult and youth choirs and orchestras with memberships exceeding 300 and has been a producer, director, vocal coach and clinician in many of his ministry and educational roles. Joshua was employed by Walt Disney World for 5 years, most recently as an entertainment leader. He is an arts consultant and a member of Leadership Orlando, Central Florida Partnership, Young Nonprofit Professional Network and a Member Partner of Visit Orlando.
Katherine Gray
Katherine GraySr. Director of Education & Outreach
Katherine has been directing children’s musical theater since 2002 when she founded a performing arts program for Orlando Christian Prep. Since then, she has directed over 75 shows for multiple schools, churches and theaters and has taught music and drama to all ages of students; she has also been a performer and training coordinator at Walt Disney World. Katherine currently is the director of education and all youth programs for CFCArts.
Justin Muchoney
Justin MuchoneyMusical Director/ Conductor, Symphony Orchestra
With a degree in Music Education and a focus on Instrumental Conducting, Justin has taught music at all levels, directed marching bands, conducted choirs and orchestras, and served as the Director of Music and Fine Arts for a large United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Justin currently works as an Entertainment Manager at Walt Disney World.
Donald Rupe
Donald RupeDirector of Theatre
Donald received his Master’s Degree in Applied Theatre from New York University and has enjoyed a career directing and teaching Theatre ever since. He was a celebrated High School Theatre teacher for 8 years, and he continues to teach Acting and Theatre at Valencia College and Stetson University today.
Shauna Smith
Shauna SmithDirector of Administration
Shauna graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from Weber State University in Utah.  Throughout high school and college she has studied music and enjoys singing and playing the piano. Since moving to Florida in 2008, she has had the opportunity to work in various leadership positions in the Central Florida area.
Russell Stephens
Russell StephensDevelopment Manager
Russell Stephens, originally from Huntsville, AL, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama before permanently relocating to Orlando in 2014. In addition to his credits as a performer, he has organized fundraisers benefitting Beat Auburn/Beat Hunger food drive and disaster relief in Haiti, and volunteered with arts organizations in Alabama and Florida since 2000. He takes great pride in his passion for bringing people together, and strives always to enrich the lives of those around him through any means possible.
Cara Clough
Cara CloughBox Office Manager
Cara is a recent graduate from Florida State University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. She has spent 8 years learning and developing skills in the theatre and has done work with volunteer organizations that centered around promoting the arts. She has previously worked at Universal Studios Orlando and The Walt Disney World Company.
Rob Lott
Rob LottCreative Catalyst
Rob has been a member of the professional artist community of Central Florida for over 10 years, during which time he has performed, created, and directed intimate atmosphere shows for local theme parks, as well as spectacle stage productions for large audiences. Rob is currently a performer and creative consultant for Odd-O-Ts’ Entertainment, and a Featured Actor and Singer for Walt Disney World.
Kaileigh Anne Buckley
Kaileigh Anne BuckleySchool of Performing Arts Administrator
With a degree in Music Education, Kaileigh Anne has had diverse experiences working with musicians, performers, and students of all ages. She has over 16 years experience in vocal performance, in addition to credits in directing, pit conducting, and stage-managing. Her past experiences include teaching music and theater courses to young performers, in addition to teaching workshops regarding the techniques of Creative Drama to peers at the collegiate level. Additionally, she works for the Walt Disney Company in a variety of different capacities.
Bia Siva
Bia SivaMarketing & Development Associate
Bia is currently enrolled at the University of Central Florida and is working on her Bachelor of Arts in advertising and public relations, with a minor in marketing. She has been a flautist for over 10 years – having played in several bands and orchestras across Florida – and is now in the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra. Her passion for the performing arts extends to her volunteering experiences, years of playing the piano, and her main hobby: swing dancing. She hopes to further her involvement with the arts in tandem with her career path.
Scott Kinkead
Scott KinkeadEvent Booking Administrator
Scott’s formal training comes from Kirkwood College and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Ia. with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Education but it’s the school of life through performing, directing, teaching and business management that he feels is what has given him the ability to coach students and achieve their personal goals. Scott has also been a Music Minister to Adults, Children and Youth for the past 20 years directing Choirs, developing arts programs for children, youth rock bands for middle and high school students and choirs. Currently, Scott works as a voice and piano teacher for CFCArts School of Performing Arts as well as directs children’s out reach choirs, special music projects, rehearsal director for the CFCArts Community Choir and is a member of Legacy.
Brandon Fender
Brandon FenderProduction Coordinator
A Native Floridian, Brandon began singing and playing piano at a young age. He was a member of the Bach Festival Children’s Choir. He directed his first choir at age 15 and has continued to direct choirs and ensembles since. He was an All-State Musician in 2003 and graduated from Seminole State College, where he studied Music. He currently works in Entertainment at Walt Disney World.

 


Sara Brady
Sara BradyChair of Board
Sara Brady Public Relations, Inc., specializes in crisis management and strategic communications. She has been named PR Professional of the Year by FPRA and one of Orlando Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful People. Sara also serves on the board for the Orlando Science Center.
Dean Bosco
Dean Bosco
Dean currently serves as a Wealth Advisor for BB&T. He serves on several local Boards including the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. He is an active member of Grace Fellowship Church and has sung with the Central Florida Community Arts Choir for three seasons.
Carlos Barrios
Carlos Barrios
For more than three decades, Carlos Barrios has dedicated his career to creating architecture that exemplifies excellence, innovation and the utmost attention to detail. He oversees Quality Control and Assurance on major projects and is responsible for the development of innovative delivery systems, staff development and mentoring. Barrios sits on the Corporate Board of Directors and serves on multiple committees.
Jim Bowden
Jim Bowden
Jim Bowden is the Director of Employee Relations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Jim began his career at Walt Disney World Resort in 1988. He has held a variety of leadership roles in hotels, park operations and human resources. Jim’s community involvement includes a grants program panelist for United Arts (2013-2015) and recently served as a board member for Center for Independent Living. He holds a B.A. in business management.
Mary Recchia Brown
Mary Recchia Brown
Mary is Founder & Chief Learning Officer at Possibilities YOU, an essential success skills training hub for small business owners & independent entrepreneurs. She is also a principal with Recchia Brown & Associates, a strategic-think-partner consulting practice facilitating nonprofit board retreats focused on strategic planning, visioning & executive transition.
Brenda Cole
Brenda Cole
A northern transplant, Brenda works as a residential sales agent with Keller Williams Winter Park. She and her native-Floridian husband have two very musical sons, and they have been supporters of CFCArts since its inception. Her son, Jonathan, just might have something to do with that!
Jonathan Cole
Jonathan ColeCo-Founder & Board Emeritus
Jonathan grew up in the Central Florida area with a passion and love for the arts that started at a young age, while learning to play the piano. After initially co-founding and then being on the Board of Directors of CFCArts, he graduated with his Master’s Degree in Worship Arts – Leadership from Liberty University in 2013 and is now the pastor of music and worship at Westview Baptist Church in Belleville, Illinois. He is extremely grateful to have been able to serve an incredible organization such as CFCArts.
Scott Evans
Scott Evans
Scott Evans is the Visual and Performing Arts Administrator for Orange County Public Schools. He is proud to support over 600 amazing arts educators who provide arts learning opportunities to over 180,000 students. Previously, he served as an elementary music teacher and secondary choral director for the Orange County Public School system.
Vicki Fuller
Vicki Fuller
Vicki Fuller is the CFCArts Community Liaison for VITAS Healthcare, a hospice provider that cares for patients facing life-limiting illnesses. Vicki is a member of the Advisory Council for Senior Resource Alliance, and earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from UCF. She is Stanford University-certified as a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Leader, and this year earned her certification as an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator. A recent appointee to the CFCArts Board, Vicki indulges her creative side by singing with Musical Minds, and supporting her daughter in the CFArts Children’s Choir.
Paul Lartonoix
Paul Lartonoix
Paul Lartonoix is currently the Assistant Vice President at the University of Central Florida. As AVP, he has been charged with the organization of many high level projects. In recent years, Mr. Lartonoix co-produced the UCF Celebrates the Arts headed up the UCF International recruitment project titled, Global UCF. Mr. Lartonoix had previous UCF appointments as the Asst. Dean of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities. He served three years as the Director of the School of Visual Arts and Design, and five years as the Executive Director of the Orlando Repertory Theatre. Currently, Mr. Lartonoix serves on Boards for the United Arts of Central Florida, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and the UCF Theatre Professional Advisory Board.
Kristen Magana
Kristen Magana
Kristen’s involvement in the arts began more than 20 years ago with her introduction to her “first love,” the viola, which she played through the collegiate level. Now an attorney with a husband & daughter, Kristen has rediscovered her love for playing in a community setting and has performed in many CFCArts productions and outreach events.
Sarah Mattingly
Sarah Mattingly
Sarah Mattingly has been on staff at Northland, A Church Distributed since 1998 and among many hats she wears there, she serves as their Director of Events. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Organizational Communication.  A native Central Floridian, Sarah has a love for this community and is excited to watch the arts flourish!
Jeff Moore
Jeff Moore
Jeffrey M. Moore is the Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and a Professor of Music (Percussion) at the University of Central Florida. Prior to his role as Dean, he served as the founding Director of the School of Performing Arts and Chair of the Music Department. Active in all facets of percussion, he has performed with several major symphony orchestras and is a frequent performer of chamber music. He also performs on drum set, and is an international clinician, lecturer, and soloist. He served as an Associate Editor of Percussive Notes and is currently on the Board of Advisors for the Percussive Arts Society. In addition, he currently serves on the Boards of the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, the Orlando Repertory Theatre, the Orlando Philharmonic and A Gift for Music.
Mary Palmer
Mary Palmer
Mary Palmer, University of Central Florida Professor Emerita and former College of Education Dean, has taught in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve schools, as well as colleges, universities, and community settings throughout the world. As president of Mary Palmer & Associates, LLC, a consulting group in education and the arts, Mary assists schools and community organizations in transforming their practices through the arts. As founder of the Florida Alliance for Arts Education and a board member for numerous local, state and national organizations, she is a tireless advocate for arts education in schools and communities. She is Past-President of the Florida Music Educators Association, the Music Educators National Conference Southern Division, the Florida Alliance for Arts Education and is a member of numerous national, state, and community arts Boards of Directors. Palmer hold’s Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois.
Joe Saunders
Joe Saunders
Joe Saunders currently serves as the Southern Regional Field Director for the Human Rights Campaign, the largest advocacy organization in the U.S. working to end discrimination again the LGBT community, where he manages the organizations legislative and electoral programs in the Southern US. A former member of the Florida House of Representatives, Joe has been a leading advocate for the arts in Central Florida. Joe is a former board member of the Osceola Center for the Arts and currently serves on the Board of Directors for MadCow Theatre and Central Florida Community Arts.
Stephen Summers
Stephen Summers
Dr. Stephen Summers joined CFCArts in Summer 2011, and continues to perform in the community choir, classical choir, and orchestra. He holds a doctorate in chemistry and currently serves as Dean of Arts & Sciences at Seminole State College.
Dan Yee
Dan Yee
Daniel J. Yee completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts, Classics from Loyola University at Chicago, followed by a Bachelor’s of Science of Pharmacy from Midwestern University. He then completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree the following year, also from Midwestern. After completion of his PharmD, Dan completed Pharmacy Practice residency at Edward Hines VA Hospital in Chicago.Out of residency, Dan joined Dr. P. Phillips Hospital as a Clinical Coordinator. Dan decided to return to Orlando Health in March of 2011 to ORMC as a Pharmacy Supervisor and was promoted to his role as Pharmacy Manager of APMC in December of 2012. Dan currently plays violin for Central Florida Community Arts Adult orchestra. He joined Central Florida Community Arts in September 2012.
Jessica Guthrie
Jessica Guthrie
Jessica Guthrie is the President of One Compass Consulting, a management consulting company she founded in 2014. She specializes in guiding businesses and individuals in their right direction by developing strategic plans, driving operational plans and projects, and facilitating communications and organizational change. Jessica has always loved music and grew up playing flute and piano with various organizations. She enjoys the camaraderie of creating music together and connecting with others through the arts. She has been performing with the CFCArts choir since 2013. Jessica is actively involved in the community and participates in Toastmasters and Orlando Science Center events. Jessica and her husband, Vance, reside in their native Orlando, Florida and enjoy every opportunity to explore and travel the world.
Joshua Vickery
Joshua VickeryFounder/Executive Director
Joshua earned a B.A. Degree in General Education/Music at Palm Beach Atlantic University and has been a Worship Pastor, Fine Arts Director, and Executive Director of Central Florida Christmas Celebration. He has lead adult and youth choirs and orchestras with memberships exceeding 250 and has been a producer, director, and vocal coach in many of his ministry and educational roles. He is a member of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network and a Member Partner of Visit Orlando. He is currently employed as an Entertainment Manager at Disney.

Kaileigh Anne Buckley
Kaileigh Anne BuckleySchool of Performing Arts Administrator
With a degree in Music Education, Kaileigh Anne has had diverse experiences working with musicians, performers, and students of all ages. She has over 16 years experience in vocal performance, in addition to credits in directing, pit conducting, and stage-managing. Her past experiences include teaching music and theater courses to young performers, in addition to teaching workshops regarding the techniques of Creative Drama to peers at the collegiate level. Additionally, she works for the Walt Disney Company in a variety of different capacities.

Melanie Galiardo
Melanie GaliardoArtist in Residence
Melanie Galiardo has been a private vocal coach for over fifteen years and is Central Florida’s only certified Speech Level Singing Instructor. She has a Master’s in Music in Vocal Pedagogy from Belmont University and her Bachelor’s in Music from Stetson University.
David Kiyak
David KiyakArtist in Residence
David joined Orlando Ballet in 2010, and in the summer of 2011, he was invited by prima ballerina, Maniya Barredo, to perform in the Philippines as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. He also had the opportunity to perform as an on-call artist for Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba in Orlando throughout the year of 2014. David just completed his fifth season with Orlando Ballet where he performed numerous principle roles. He is now working as a guest artist, teacher and choreographer. David gives all glory to God for his gift of dance.
Scott Kinkead
Scott KinkeadArtist in Residence
Scott’s formal training comes from Kirkwood College and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Ia. with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Education but it’s the school of life through performing, directing, teaching and business management that he feels is what has given him the ability to coach students and achieve their personal goals. Scott has also been a Music Minister to Adults, Children and Youth for the past 20 years directing Choirs, developing arts programs for children, youth rock bands for middle and high school students and choirs.
Mary Thompson Hunt
Mary Thompson HuntArtist in Residence
Mary been professionally improvising and teaching for over 30 years and has interviewed and worked with numerous celebrities, executives, and politicians from all around the world. In addition to television and film work, Mary is also a voice over artist. She is married to graphic artist, Jason Hunt.
Amy Martin Cole
Amy Martin ColeArtist in Residence
With 30 years at working and performing at Walt Disney World, Amy now enjoys teaching choral groups, vocal clinics and private coaching sessions. She holds a Music Education degree and can frequently be found either in the recording studio or performing.
Jason Bailey
Jason BaileyArtist in Residence
Jason graduated with a B.A. in Vocal and Instrumental Education with an emphasis in Jazz Studies from Spring Arbor University. Since graduating, Jason has been an actor, a teacher, and worship leader. His acting and singing career has included tours with Missoula Children’s Theater, American Family Theater, Rocky Mountain Repertory, and his all-time favorite, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. Jason has also been playing the saxophone for nearly 27 years and has played in a number of jazz bands and ensembles, including performing with jazz great Dan Lanphere.
Kevin Harris
Kevin HarrisArtist in Residence
A graduate of UMKC Conservatory of Music, Kevin has led choirs and orchestras, music camps and conferences all over the nation. His company, Harrisland Studios, provides voice coaching and training, song writing, arranging and production. He is the Music Minister for Windermere Union Church and a sub for Voices of Liberty at Walt Disney World. His philosophy is that music is a special gift that binds us together, touches our soul and helps us become one family.