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Terri Winston

Founder & Executive Director
Terri founded WAM in 2003 while she was a tenured Professor and Director of the Sound Recording Arts Program at City College of San Francisco from 2001-2011. Her love of music and the recording arts spans 30 years as a songwriter, composer, recording engineer, and producer. Winston was signed as a recording artist, engineer and producer by Polygram and BMG subsidiaries, and has shared the stage with such acts as P.J. Harvey, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Flaming Lips, Fugazi, Cake, and Third Eye Blind. She has collaborated with Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group and Greg Hawkes of The Cars and worked as a recording artist and producer for MainMan whose roster also included David Bowie, John Mellencamp, Lou Reed, & Iggy Pop. Winston has composed and produced theme music for KRON-TV's "First Cut" series, Banana Republic and for various films that have shown on BRAVO's Independent Film Channel, French Television's Cine Cinemas and major festivals all over the world. She is a founding member of the seminal San Francisco band Her Majesty the Baby, has received numerous awards including an ASCAP songwriting award, Boston Music Award and Bay Area Music Award, is a voting member of the Recording Academy (The GRAMMY's) and is active in the Producers and Engineers wing. She has most recently produced/engineered Kronos Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Van-Anh Vo, Wu Man, Tanya Tagaq, the SHE's and master world musicians from around the world. Winston has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

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Lara Morgan

Vice President of Development
A native Californian, Lara is a fundraising professional with more than 10 years of experience in nonprofits. Prior to her work with Women’s Audio Mission, she served as the Director of Individual Giving at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, and also managed a consulting practice with a primarily arts-focused client base, supporting fundraising efforts including major gifts, grants, and database setup. Lara holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive credential from CFRE International.

Lara earned an M.A. in Integrative Health and Coaching from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a B.A. in Anthropology and Law from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a focus on Gender Studies.

Lara currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter. As a volunteer, she has also served as the pro-bono Chief Development Officer of Giving Stage, a start-up company focused on doing good through webcasting live performances, the Director of Development and Community Engagement for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and as a member of the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership and Young Women Social Entrepreneurs.

With a background in singing and dance, Lara has been a part of award-winning choir and theater groups. Currently, Lara fosters her love of music and the arts by attending live performances. She also has an active meditation practice, and attends silent retreats regularly.

Gender equity and empowering women and girls through education and training have been a driving purpose for Lara throughout her education, volunteer, and work pursuits. She believes that WAM is truly changing the face of sound, and is thrilled to join the team so that she can help mobilize more support for this incredible organization.

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Noelle Duncan

Development & Communications Associate
Originally from rural Vermont, Noelle has found a home in the music and arts community in the Bay Area. Noelle is a recording artist, songwriter, and performer. She has also worked at Women’s Audio Mission for 4 years and before that as a marketing professional and copywriter for various nonprofit organizations such as Women Impacting Public Policy and Aorta Magazine. Noelle started interning at WAM in 2010 and was hired in 2011 and is now a Development and Communications Associate and instructor in electronic music production at WAM.

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Kelley Coyne

Program Coordinator/Instructor/Staff Engineer
Kelley earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Vocal Performance, International Studies and Women Studies at American University in 2009. After graduation, she taught Primary Special Education for DC Public Schools during the day, and catered for the famed 9:30 Club at night. Her time at 9:30 developed her passion for the sound world and, after a year of after-school teaching in Oakland, she began taking classes in sound at SF State. Kelley is thrilled to work with WAM, where she gets to pursue her passions in both audio and women's empowerment. She enjoys spreading the WAM message to women and girls just as much as recording and running live sound. www.kelleycoyne.com

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Veronica Simonetti

Intern and Facility Coordinator/Staff Engineer
Veronica grew up in the Midwest. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science in Recording Arts and a minor in Marketing. In college, Veronica gained a great deal of experience through the countless hours she spent recording ensembles and bands at the Jacobs School of Music. She interned for WAM while in college, and that positive experience led to her decision to move to San Francisco after she graduated. Being a part of WAM has been a dream come true for Veronica; it is a combination of the things she loves most in the world - audio, non profits, and the empowerment of women. She also works as a recording engineer, live sound engineer, and audio preservationist in the Bay Area.

Engineers


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Laura Dean

Dean is a veteran recording engineer, based in San Francisco. She has worked at Tiny Telephone and Hyde Street and now graces the WAM studio with her presence. Clients include Kronos Quartet, Salman Rushdie, the SHE'S, Sean Dorsey, Necessary Monsters, John Vanderslice, Tiny Television, Dolorata, Shawna Virago, Katastrophe, Amanda Palmer and the Dead Kennedy's. There is a reason we call her "the wizard."

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Jenny Thornburg

Jenny was born and raised in the Bay Area. She received her B.A. from San Francisco State University and has worked at many studios around the Bay Area including Fantasy Studios, Broken Radio, Laughing Tiger, and Spliggityfidge Studios. Some of the artists she has worked with are George Winston, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Weather Pending, Tropicali, Pete Devines Jug Band and Pamela Rose.