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Sandra Shane-DuBow
President
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Sandra Shane-DuBow is a certified mediator with a practice in alternate dispute resolution. Trained as a psychologist of law, her research focus was on decision-making and judicial discretion. She lectured on sentencing and related critical justice issues for over 30 years, served as principal investigator on major studies of judicial decision-making, and wrote numerous books and articles. Ms. Shane-DuBow was the executive director of a state agency and the director of the division of law at a non-profit research institute. She was a research fellow and consultant at the University of Wisconsin Law School, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the University of Chicago Law School, among others. During her career she has been active as a board member and/or officer for many not-for-profit organizations. Her contributions to these boards have been in the areas of administrative oversight, personnel matters, board relations, financial development, strategic analysis, and business plan creation. Currently, she is a Trustee of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, a member of the Board of Governors of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, a member of the Board of Directors of American Players Theatre, and also of Chicago area not-for-profit boards dealing with the arts, architecture, and provision of social services for the indigent. She has a working farm in the nearby town of Clyde.
Nancy Cullen
Vice President
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Originally from Ohio, Nancy arrived in Wisconsin to complete her MS in Arts Administration at UW-Madison School of Business – a long time ago. But then the arts administration plan turned into an avocation as she pursued a varied career, first in manufacturing/materials management, then as a small business owner, and currently as a financial advisor. Throughout it all, she has maintained a love of music, and has sung in community choruses, and even took up violin lessons. She has thoroughly enjoyed all the years of working with Rural Musicians Forum and is excited about RMF’s prospects for even more community outreach in the future. Nancy lives with her husband, Gary, just outside Spring Green.
John Hess
Treasurer
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John has been looking after the finances and administrative matters of Rural Musicians Forum since 1994, drawing on a business career in mortgage banking in the Chicago area and a degree in Banking and Finance from UW-Madison. He resides on and operates his Hardwood Tree Farm just up the hill from both Unity Chapel and the Hillside School Theatre. He has been serving as Chairman of the Town of Wyoming since 1989, and is an officer of the Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair, Greenway Manor Volunteers, Kiwanis Club of Dodgeville, Iowa County Historical Society, Wisconsin Council for Local History and Wisconsin Towns Association. For the past eight years he has been coordinator of the Hymn Sings at the Wyoming Valley Church, stepping up when the congregation no longer could carry on this long standing tradition, which started in 1979.
Jeannie McCarville
Sectretary
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John Christianson
Member-at-Large
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John Christensen has been an amateur musician since childhood and a fan of Rural Musicians Forum since moving to Spring Green with his wife Sara and son Aaron in 2004. John sings with both the Spring Green Community Chorus and Taliesin Choir, has performed in shows with the River Valley Players, and plays keyboard and sings with local group "another roadside attraction" which, among other performances, serves as the house band for Spring Green's annual 4PeteSake Day in the Park. John has volunteered with other local cultural organizations, including the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition, and as President of the Spring Green Literary Festival. John manages the independent bookstore Arcadia Books in downtown Spring Green, and before then, from 2000-2011 worked as Assistant to the Director of Federal Relations in the Office of the Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Charlotte Mitchell Smith
Member-at-large
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M Kent Mayfield
Director-at-Large (Artistic Director)
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Kent brings to his work with the Rural Musicians Forum wide experience in strategic planning, fundraising and the management of charitable, non-profit and professional organizations. His career includes small-college teaching and administration, with degrees in theater, literature and theology and a doctorate in modern Japanese theater, drawing upon several years of teaching in Japan. Ordained as an American Baptist minister, Mayfield has for some years served congregations in the Unitarian-Universalist tradition. He sings with a number of local chamber and larger choral groups, performs occasionally as an actor. As one of the founding members of Grassroots Citizens of Wisconsin, Kent maintains visibility in regional civic affairs. A breeder of Egyptian Arabian horses, he is active in equine conservation and sits on the Board of Directors of The Pyramid Society, an international organization of breeders of Egyptian Arabian horses. He and his partner of 30 years, make their garden grow on a farm in the hills north of Dodgeville.
Effi Casey
Taliesin Liaison
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Linda Marquardt
Communications Liaison
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