Meet Our Volunteer

Board Member
Olympia is a former rock and jazz singer, and music brought her joy and solace throughout her youth. Olympia has been involved with Fireweed Frescoes since its founding year when her son was in kindergarten. She understands the power music can play to foster resilience, inspire creative thinking, and nurture lifelong enjoying. She brings finance […]
Board Member
Lindsay is trained as an engineer and brings arts administration and nonprofit experience to the OPUS board. Lindsay is a Chapman Eagle Ensemble parent and is excited about bringing the communities together through the shared creative process of making music.
Board Member
With a Master’s degree in Music Education and extensive Suzuki method teacher training on both violin and cello, Lisa Schallock has been teaching strings for over 40 years and currently has a small private studio in Homer. Lisa was the music director of the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club for 10 years, co-founded the Anchorage […]
Board Member
Daniel, an accomplished violinist, performs with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. He has concertized with many orchestral groups and well known performers. He has also taught violin privately for over 20 years. He is currently the conductor for all HYSOC groups. In his spare time, he is a naturalist and sea […]
Linda was a founder of Paul Banks Preludes. She plays violin and viola and is an enthusiastic proponent of modern brain science which indicates that every student’s social and behavioral skills, as well as their academic ability, can be significantly improved by early instruction in playing a non-fretted string instrument.
Board Chairwoman
Fireweed Academy teacher and a founding member of Fireweed Frescoes, Kim Fine is enamored to say the least to be a part of OPUS and the growing youth ensemble movement taking place in Homer. At Fireweed, Kim and her fellow teachers are thrilled to offer group music lessons to their K-2nd students and to have […]
Board President
A science and nature writer, Miranda Weiss is a parent of two OPUS students, a violinist and a cellist. The cellist is also a Frescoes violinist! Miranda has seen firsthand the ways music can change kids’ lives–helping them learn in new ways and see themselves in a new light. And she’s seen how the experience […]
String Program Director
Designated the Bronwyn and Jeffrey Lamont Longy Fund Scholar, Abimael began his musical studies in El Sistema, the community-based music program that began in Venezuela and has since inspired programs all over the world. In Venezuela, Abimael received a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the National Experimental University of the Arts and a […]