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Board of Directors

Joseph N. de Raismes

Joe de Raismes is an attorney who currently serves as President of the Boulder Bach Festival, Vice-President of the Boulder Center for the Performing Arts and General Counsel of Mental Health America. Joe served as City Attorney for the City of Boulder from 1979-2003. He received his B.A., magna ...

James R. Pollicita

Originally from New England, Jim graduated from Springfield College, then a masters at Boston University. He served in Peace Corps (Costa Rica) before earning a PhD from the University of Illinois. His career has focused on program development, management, and mentoring in higher education, business, and nonprofits. He was the first director of alumni continuing ...

Molly Hardman

Molly was born and raised in Durban, South Africa, where she was an amateur musician and studied Physics and Mathematics at the University of Natal. She and her husband moved to the United States in 1981 and to Boulder in 1983. She joined the board of the Boulder Bach Festival more than 10 ...

Mark A. Kightlinger

Mark is originally from the Chicago area but later moved to Boulder in 1987. He manages and owns a local CPA firm that specializes in tax, audit, and accounting services for small business and nonprofit organizations. He worked for Ernst & Young in Denver for eight years and served as Controller for two high-tech companies ...

Richard B. Collins

Richard Collins is Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. His courses are Constitutional Law, Property, Colorado Government, Law and Religion, American Indian Law, Marijuana Regulation, and Wills and Trusts. Before joining the faculty, he practiced law with nonprofit organizations representing American Indian tribes and individuals. The work included several important cases before the ...

Melinda Mattingly

Melinda Mattingly moved to Boulder from New Orleans in 1981 with her husband, a Boulder native. She accepted a job at Boulder Public Library where she had a long career as Head of Reference and Collections. In 1985 she found a musical home in the Bach Festival. She had the privilege of starting her long ...

Prudence E. (Pru) Nagel

Pru Nagel grew up in Massachusetts and has been singing since childhood as a choral singer and soloist.  After graduating from Swarthmore College she pursued a career in professional nursing.  In Boulder she has sung with the Rocky Mountain Chorale, the Colorado Music Festival chorus, First Presbyterian Church Choir, and the Boulder Bach Festival Chorus.   She has also studied vocal ...

Lynne Troup

Lynne Troup moved to Boulder five years ago from Baltimore, MD. She has worked as a magazine editor and writer, speech writer and news media relations specialist during her professional years. After retiring to become a full-time mom, she worked as a volunteer and leader in parent organizations at ...

Richard Van Pelt

As a child I tootled the flute and the music was simply bland. Later I played the piccolo in the Stanford Band at the Rose Bowl. While on a ship in the Navy I went to the next smaller instrument, a harmonica, and finally reverted to my own voice, singing with the Bach Festival and ...