Artistic Staff

Allan R. Scott, Music Director & Conductor
To contact Maestro Scott, please email the Executive Assistant to the Music Director, Lisa Van Meter

Michael Mleko, Orchestra Assistant Conductor
June Lee, Staff Accompanist

Artistic Administration

Rehanna Olson, Director of Artistic Planning
Nicholas SlaggertOperations Manager
Joseph Sanford, Stage Manager
Nicholas Slaggert, Librarian
Joshua Dickey, Chorale Manager
Rachel Aagenes, Assistant Chorale Manager
John Murphy, Recording Engineer
Don Phillips, Technical Director
Darla Sautter, Head Usher
Tom Rolfe, Artist Driver

SUTS Production Staff

Rose Miller, Volunteer Coordinator
Mike Jones, Sound & Lights
Jay Waller, StagePro
Rob Holter, Crew Contractor
Ric Almendinger, Big Sky Fireworks
Allegra Printing, Printing

Administrative Staff

Scott KallDirector of Patron Services
Cameron BetcheyDirector of Development
Lisa Van Meter, Executive Assistant to the Music Director
Scott KallProject Manager / Symphony Under the Stars
Katie ClarkEvents Coordinator
Duane JohnsonInformation Technology Manager

Ginny Emery, Staff Photographer
Wandering Albatross Photography

Wipfli, Accounting

Marketing Staff/Edge Marketing + Design

Diana Norton, Project Manager
Lori Pederson, Brand Manager
Deanna Johnson, Webmaster/Marketing Director

Allan R. Scott, Music Director

Appointed as Music Director of the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Philadelphia native conductor Allan R. Scott is the longest serving Music Director in the Symphony’s six decade history. Entering his twelfth season, Maestro Scott has been noted for his innovative approach to programming, dynamic vision, and ability to elicit top-notch performances from musicians. As the subject of SYMPHONY Magazine’s article “Big Sounds, Big Dreams,” Maestro Scott was acknowledged for his “large orchestra view” noting, “under Scott’s leadership the quality of the orchestra’s playing has skyrocketed.”


Helena Symphony Officers

Patrick Keim, President
Ron Waterman, Esq., Vice President
Alison Paul, Esq., Treasurer
Renee Liston, Secretary

Board of Directors

Patrick Keim - Chair
Art Bumgardner, D.M.A.
James Burkholder, orchestra representative
Victoria Cech
Maddie Collins
Matthew Dalton
Kristin Lahmeyer Drees
David Genter
Sara Groves
Renee Liston
Ronald Lukenbill
Virginia Markell, honorary
Susie Osborne, chorale representative
Alison Paul, Esq.
Allan R. Scott, ex officio
Darien G. Scott, honorary
Eric Stern, Esq.
Ron Waterman, Esq.
Kali Wicks

Helena Symphony Foundation

Ross Cannon, Esq. - President
Joan Poston, Esq. - Chair
Thomas C. Morrison, Esq. - Treasurer
Peter E. Bogy, Esq. - Treasurer
Darien G. Scott - Secretary


Ellie Parker
Marie Brown
Marty Thieltges