Pictured left to right: Jacquie Ward, Bradley Petzold, Larkin Sanders
Not pictured: Tony Hackney
Bradley Petzold, President and Artistic Director
Bradley moved to Kansas City from St. Louis in 2004 to study piano performance at the UMKC Conservatory of Music. He continued his piano studies at the University of Kansas and completed an MBA there as well. Since then he has continued to be an active appreciator of music and the arts throughout the region and was one of the founding members of the Kansas City Symphony's professionals group, MaestroKC. He has worked in consulting at Cerner for the past several years. He enjoys wine tastings, especially ones that involve Oregon Pinots, and continues to play the piano regularly. He is thrilled that his home is the Charlotte house of the Charlotte House Series and looks forward to connecting others to music throughout the community.
Jacquie Ward, Treasurer and Director of Finance and Operations
Jacquie currently works for UMB Capital Corporation investing in early to mid-stage financial technology companies. She grew up playing many instruments, including piano, and studied finance in college. Jacquie, also a founding member of MaestroKC, enjoys supporting the arts including the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, and the Charlotte House Series as a founding member. She also works as a wedding musician in the Kansas City region. Jacquie is very excited to help make the vision of the Series a reality and to continue bringing the arts to the Kansas City community.
Tony Hackney, Secretary and Director of Marketing
Tony is a native of Houston who made the journey to Kansas City seven years ago to pursue a career at Sprint. Tony has worked for Sprint for over 15 years in a variety of roles in Sales and Operations management. He has been on the DIFFA KC board for the past four years in various roles including Chairman of the Board. Tony enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with his amazing family and friends. He is excited to be on the Charlotte House Series Board and looks forward to contributing to the launch and growth of the organization.
Dr. Larkin Sanders, Director of Media and Public Relations
Dr. Larkin Sanders is a native of Branson, Missouri and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri where she is the clarinet instructor at Washburn University, owns the Clever Clarinetist, performs with Xiphias Trio and other various ensembles, and is the Vice President of the American Single Reed Summit. Most notably, Larkin is the founder, executive artistic director, and is a clarinetist of the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, a summer music festival in Branson, Missouri. Dr. Sanders is also a Woodwind Method Clinician for D'Addario & Co and is endorsed by Henri Selmer Paris, Silverstein Works, and Brian Corbin Clarinet Products. In addition to her activities as a clarinetist, teacher, and administrator, Dr. Sanders is also a composer and author of The Creation of the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra: The Performer’s Field Guide to Music Festival Foundation and The Clever Clarinetist’s Daily Scale Method: Scales and Exercises for Everyday Use.