LOGAN SHEVALIER | ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | HE/HIM
Logan Shevalier, a native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, grew up singing in choirs and now directs several groups in the Spokane area. He is an accomplished classical vocalist and director, and has performed as a recital soloist and in opera choruses, with repertoire ranging from Puccini to Britten. In 2021, he served as assistant director to his university’s a cappella choir.
Logan received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Austin College in Sherman, TX, and has studied under Andrea Olsen, Wayne Crannell, and Scott Rednour. In addition to directing Spectrum Singers, Logan also directs music ministry at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and is the Music Director of Lilac City Voices, a mixed barbershop ensemble in Spokane Valley. Logan has two cats (Henry and James), a jungle of houseplants, and is overjoyed to be making music that makes a difference.
MAURA KEGLEY | ACCOMPANIST | SHE/HER
Maura Kegley found her niche for accompanying choirs in fifth grade. She continued on with North Central High School switching from choir to jazz band in her senior year and accompanied various musical plays with director Tom Armitage. She went on to Eastern Washington University for her music degree, studying under Dr. James Edmunds and Dr. David Rostkoski. She studied classical music in her early years from Carl Leuer, who studied under Stojowski, a student of Paderewski. She also studied jazz from Spokane legend Arnie Carruthers. Currently she plays at Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, accompanying their choir and Sunday services. She adores her husband, Dan, and her two sons, Ian and Eric. She has been with Spectrum since its inception, and is honored to be the accompanist for such an amazing group.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GRANT STEAD | PRESIDENT | HE/HIM
Performance has always been a part of Grant Stead‘s life. From an early age, he was singing and performing with school and church choirs. As a professional instructor and school administrator, he is always on stage as well.
His love of people is evident in all his endeavors, both professionally and personally.
BOBBI KIZER | TREASURER | THEY/THEM
Bobbi Kizer fell in love with choir in grade school and found it to be a wonderful place to build community and express their identity. After moving back to the Northwest in 2018, they quickly learned that the community seemed to be yearning for an organization that could bring together social justice, diversity, and music. Bobbi then initiated the process of putting together the pieces for the creation of Spectrum Singers.
In addition to their activities in the choir, Bobbi serves the community as a psychologist in private practice. They specialize in long-term therapy and issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation diversity. Bobbi is also an active cyclist, member of rowing crew, and lover of the outdoors.
MJ WOODS | SECRETARY | SHE/HER
MJ Woods (an Alto II) is a retired public school choir and drama director, having taught 27 years in Wisconsin and California to students K-12. Her passion is musical theater and making performance opportunities available to all.
Having joined Spectrum Singers in its second semester, MJ has fallen in love with the mission of the group and the people who make it happen. She has been acting Secretary on the Board for two years.
MICHELLE PAPPAS | DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR | SHE/HER
Michelle Pappas is a land-use and disability rights activist who fights for inclusion and systemic change in housing, transportation and prioritizing racial equity. In her free time she serves as an advisory board member for the Inland Northwest Disability Experience (INDEx), enjoys singing loudly in the car and spending time with her family.
ALENA SCHOONMAKER | MARKETING DIRECTOR | SHE/HER
Alena Schoonmaker grew up in Cupertino, California, and Mead, Washington. She has been working with nonprofits in Spokane for nearly ten years since she graduated from Seattle University, starting with animal shelters and the Spokane International Film Festival. In 2019, Alena joined Spectrum Singers as an alto and became a board member in 2021.
In addition to spending her time singing, Alena’s passion is to share access to diverse storytelling at the several film festivals where she works and volunteers. She also has three cats that she adopted from Pawsitive Outreach Spay/Neuter Advocates, and she is most likely to be seen taking pictures for the ‘Gram at choir rehearsals.
ERIN GEORGEN | BOARD MEMBER AT-LARGE | SHE/HER
Erin Georgen grew up in the Spokane area. Outside of her time in the USCG and attending college, Spokane has always been her home. She loves to sing, everywhere and every day, but especially with others. She spent many years working in health care and physical therapy, and, for the last several years, working in communications and design supporting nonprofit health organizations in our region.
Outside of the choir and work, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends playing games.
FORMER BOARD MEMBERS (THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR SPECTRUM SINGERS!)
FORMER ARTISTIC DIRECTORS (NUMBER ONE IN HELPING US TO FIND THE POWER OF SONG!)