Board of Directors
About Our Board Members
Susan Kelley Beyer, President: member since 1991. She is also Twin Cities Show Chorus Choreography Team. She has been a School Psychologist for 20 metro charter schools since 1992.
Susan started singing in her high school choirs and continued through college. She was in plays/musicals in her high school and community theater in Rice Lake, WI. She was a dance and psychology major in college. She choreographed while in college and even did a few musicals in graduate school. She was recruited into Sweet Adelines in 1991 in California from a Monday night community chorale in which of course, a few Sweet Adelines were singing. She was hooked from the start. She has been in 4 small choruses (1 in CA, 3 in SE MN) until she joined TCSC in the fall of 2005. Susan sings baritone in TC and tenor in a new quartet. She is Co-Choreographer on the visual team, Vice President on the Board of Directors, and Young Women in Harmony Co-Coordinator. She also enjoys teaching a dance class at one of her schools and judging High School Dance Team competitions in the winter throughout the state.
Megan Wood, Vice President: has been a member since 1997. She has worked as an Administrative Assistant Project Manager for Delta Airlines since 1989.
Dawn Bradshaw, Treasurer: member since 2003. Music Team, Board, and Tenor Section Leader for the chorus. Dawn has been a practicing Veterinarian since 1990.
Dawn started singing before she could walk, and was soon harmonizing with her older sister and parents. She was singing alto in the adult church choir by the age of nine, and taught herself to play the ukelele until her fingers were big enough to play the guitar. She sang bass with a barbershop quartet that she formed in high school at the annual talent show, and played the violin for all the high school theater productions. In college, still singing bass, she found three other willing women to practice singing tags just for fun in the stairwell of her 10-story dormitory.
Despite the early start in Barbershop, it wasn’t until 30 years later that she actually joined a Sweet Adelines’ chorus. She sang tenor at the 2003 Twin Cities’ Show Chorus Christmas show after only 2 rehearsals, and joined in early 2004.
Joy Johnson, Secretary: member since 2011. Joy was home-schooled for 17 years and is currently a secretary for Xcel Energy.
In first and second grade, my dad was in a barbershop quartet. I used to crawl up on the family room couch and listen to them practice for hours every Saturday morning. I loved the sound and the songs. As I grew up I thought that only men sang barbershop. Every night after supper, while my sister and I did the dishes, my dad would practice his banjo. I heard the same songs from the 1920's, 30's, 40's and 50's over and over. I learned all the verses and usually sang along. I was in choir in high school and college. I also played guitar every Thursday night at InterVarsity meetings at UW-River Falls and led 40-60 students in singing. I also sang at church services and Memorial day services. I worked at camps during the summers and one of my roles was to lead the campers in song. While in college I considered trying to find other girls who liked barbershop music. I figured I'd have to arrange music myself. But I never found anyone else who wanted to sing barbershop. My dad invited me to a Commodore's concert, when suddenly all these women walked on to the stage! They filled the risers and started to sing. I was almost in shock! Over 100 women singing barbershop! I didn't know that such a group existed. I finally found Sweet Adelines online with a chorus only 20 minutes from my house! I walked in the door of the church where practice was and a very tall woman (Susan) walked up to me and said, "Hi, what part do you sing?" I hesitatingly said, "Uh, soprano." "Ok", she said, "You can sing tenor, go stand up there by the person in the pink t-shirt." So I went and stood next to Dawn. She gave me some music. My thought was, "tenor is kind of low, but I have a pretty broad range, I'll manage". I was just so excited to be there. Then the group started singing. I thought, "Boy, these notes are high for tenor", but I had so much fun and was just so excited to sing. It took me 3 weeks to figure out the chorus wasn't singing Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass, that barbershop is arranged Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass! I was so impressed with the professionalism of the women as well as their grace and friendliness. I have never been a part of such a fine group of women. My first Regional competition was in Rochester. My first International was in Houston. When I walked into the auditorium and heard 7,000 women singing barbershop I though I had died and gone to heaven (except that there weren't very many men there, so I knew it couldn't actually be heaven). I was so happy. I thought I was the only one! It's been a long journey, but I am finally realizing a dream. I just want to say to anyone who is newer than I am, "Welcome Home! We're glad you're here".
Lisa Bonine, Membership: member since 2005. She has a Masters in Special Education and a Minor in Theater and has been teaching since 2004.
Leann Lake, Performance Coordinator: bio coming
Wendy Arcand, Marketing/PR: bio coming
Beth Henn, Financial Support: member since 1989. She is also the Twin Cities Show Chorus Choreographer. She worked for Delta Airlines Revenue Accounting for 25 years and has been doing Accounting for Regency Beauty Institue since 2010.
Wendy Hamilton, TCSC Business Manager: has been a member since ____. Wendy was the former owner of Associated Sewing stores in the metro area until recently. She is currently on the Music Team and is Lead Section Leader.
June 19, 2013