Board of Directors

Caz Wants You!

Love Caz?  Is it your kid’s favorite week or two of the year?  Are you a former camper or staffer that misses the connection to the camp?  Or are you just a fan of music education? We’d love to get you involved in Cazadero on a regular basis.  Consider applying to join our board!

Cazadero is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, run by a full time executive director, guided by a board of directors.   The board is responsible for setting broad goals and direction for organization, overseeing Cazedero’s financial wellbeing, advising staff on a range of matters, and helping ensure that the Cazadero experience remains amazing and unique.   The board has committees to look at finance, site maintenance and upgrades, and other issues as they arise.  The board meets roughly six times a year, on a weekday evening for two hours, with provision for dial-in options for folks who can’t make it in person to the Berkeley office. 

The criteria for membership of the board include:

  • A deep commitment to the power of music education to shape young people.
  • A true willingness to roll up the sleeves to engage on the full range of issues the board addresses.
  • A skill set that can help the board be a stronger board and the camp a better camp.  That can range from knowledge on budgeting and fundraising to insights into nonprofit or business management to knowhow on maintaining physical plant.  We are particularly interested in skill sets that will complement existing board membership.
  • The ability to commit to participation in the scheduled board meetings over the course of the year and to come up to camp at least once or twice during the summer.
  • A baseline financial commitment to the camp (we currently ask board members to contribute at least $600 per year to Cazadero).

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to fill out this short questionnaire and send it in to Cazadero’s Executive Director, Emily Wainacht, at

Cazadero's Board of Directors currently consists of 12 individuals with expertise in music education, nonprofit management, business, law, medicine, communications, and more. Our Board President is Bruce Lowry. Mike Kleinheinz serves as Treasurer, and Leslie Blackie is our Secretary.

We are grateful to this dedicated group of volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure that Cazadero Music Camp continues to thrive and inspire young musicians for decades to come!

Bruce Lowry, President
Mike Kleinheinz, Treasurer
Leslie Blackie, Secretary
Ellen Winograd, Vice President
Beth Lutt, Founder
Cheryl Yee Glass
David Golden
Aaron Johnson
Artie Lawyer
Bill Lutt
Rebecca Lutt
Joan Murray
Michael Roest

Cazadero Music Camp