Board of Directors
Janet Garcia, Board President
Janet has served as a volunteer for MUSE since summer 2019 and as a board member since winter 2019. As a child, Janet played the violin and sang in choirs, which gave her an appreciation for music and community. She is inspired by the students and instructors of MUSE and is excited to contribute to the success of the organization. She believes music is good for the soul and provides comfort, especially during hard times.
Janet attended the University of Colorado, receiving a BA in Spanish and BS in Business Administration. She studied abroad in Seville, Spain and then worked as Associate Director of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Colorado, Boulder for many years. She currently works at the University of Colorado Boulder coordinating visa paperwork for international employees.
Julie (Jewelz) Wolny, Vice President
A Boulder native, Jewelz attended and graduated from Martin Park Elementary, Nevin Platt Jr. High, and Fairview High School. She went on to study at Colorado State University, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her son and daughter attended Creekside at Martin Park Elementary school in 1997. After raising her children as a single mother on the Western Slope, Julie returned to the Boulder area and most recently managed a local hardware store. She remains active as a volunteer with Women For Sobriety, and is currently a co-moderator for the Boulder group.
Bio coming soon!
Wendy Bigelson has worked with children for her entire career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has experience working in hospitals throughout the United States, and currently has her own private practice in Boulder, Colorado. As part of her role as a therapist, she has long incorporated art and music as part of healing the mind and soul. It is especially important for children to have the opportunity to learn music, because music creates neurological pathways in developing minds. Wendy is the mother of two boys (now men), and her personal interests include art, cycling, hiking, exploring nature, and music.
Carl "Skip" Rapp