Team 3A: Staff & Board of Directors
Interim Artistic Director
Sarah Tiedemann currently serves as the Interim Artistic Director of Third Angle New Music and as a member of the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra. She has performed across North America, Europe, and Australia with groups including the Oregon Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and at festivals including Chamber Music Northwest, the Britt Festival, the Astoria Music Festival, and the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice. Sarah specializes in interpreting contemporary works and has appeared with Third Angle New Music, Northwest New Music, Cascadia Composers, and Boston’s Callithumpian Consort. She holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the New England Conservatory and pursued postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. Sarah has received national and international awards and fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the American Women’s Club of Sweden. Also a skilled administrator, she previously served as Executive Director of Young Musicians & Artists (YMA), Communications Coordinator at Third Angle, and Marketing Director at Chamber Music Northwest. She is currently a faculty member at Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University.
Lisa Volle, Executive Director, is a former musician turned arts administrator. Lisa graduated from Skidmore College with a BS in Social Work and a minor in Music. She previously worked for Friends of Chamber Music and Portland Piano International, as well as at summer music festivals around the U.S. Lisa also served as the 2014-15 Ambassador for Artslandia Magazine. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the office and concert production. Some of Ms. Volle’s key responsibilities include all the logistics associated with concerts, ticketing, contracting, maintaining financial records, accounts receivable/accounts payable, marketing, and fundraising.
Institutional Giving Officer
Evan Lewis, born and raised in Portland, received his Masters of Music in composition from Mannes College, and his BA from Whitman College, in Walla Walla, WA. His opera “The Witch of the Iron Wood” received an in-progress staged reading in 2013 as part of the Fertile Ground New Works Festival in Portland, Oregon, where it was a Portland Monthly Editor’s Pick. He has written grants for many non-profit organizations in both Oregon and California, with special emphasis on music education grants, and helps raise funds for specific artistic programs as well as for general organizational support. He plays piano and euphonium, which comes in very useful in his day-to-day life.
Kim Gumbel is an artist manager, arts administrator, and consultant. In addition to her work on Team 3A, she currently runs Vespertine Works and previously spent five years working in arts administration and programming at Chamber Music Northwest. While there, she grew to oversee the operations of a five-week summer festival of more than 50 events as well as growing a year-round outreach and education program. Her work was largely dedicated to the polished execution of festival operations, yet she had the opportunity to develop successful fundraising events, pilot outreach programming in underserved parts of Portland, and create dialog between artists and audience members. Kim has also worked as an event planner at Reed and Lewis & Clark colleges, house managed for a small theater company, and once upon a time she stage managed many, many theatrical productions.
Board of Directors
David Machado, President
Chef, Restaurant Owner and Consultant, David Machado Restaurants
George Rowbottom, Secretary
Computer Software Engineer (retired)
Katie Abbott, Treasurer
Bookkeeper, Traffic Safety Supply
Owner/Designer, Elizabeth Dye
Partner, Hart Wagner LLP
Computer Software Engineer (retired)
Partner-in-Charge of Visual Communications, Mayer/Reed
President, Dianna Schmid Marketing Communications, Inc.
Executive Director, Third Angle New Music