Established 1980

Copyright©  Mayflower Choral Society 2014

A 501 (c)(3) Corporation Tax ID:  68-0311407

Last modified 4/4/17

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We wish to share our passion of music whether as singer, student, musician or listener

We are pleased to have a very distinguished Board of Directors.  They provide invaluable guidance and support for our efforts.

This page will serve to introduce them and their backgrounds.


Estelle Miller (Board President) - Director of Tourism and Development  for Hornblower Cruises.  She lives in San Rafael and is a new supporter of the chorus..

Gretchen Klein (Board Secretary) - Retired, Gretchen is a certified wound care nurse , owns her own consulting firm and is an active member of the Chorus. She serves on many Chorus committees and sings second soprano.

Bill Gossy - Works for the  U. S. Postal Service  as a Business Development Specialist.  Bill is an active  participant in many aspects of the Chorus and previously sang in the tenor section.  His background is in sales and  marketing.

Suzanne Thompson - Chorus soprano.  Chairperson for the Publicity Committee, original member of the Strategic Marketing Committee, served on New Director Search Committee, and also serves on Gala and Development Committee. Chorus member since 2007. Former owner of retail store in Corte Madera.

Cathy Sarkisian - - Alto in the Mayflower Chorus since September 2013. Scriptwriter for the past two concerts. Newest member of the Wildflowers ensemble.]. Teach English at Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anselmo, CA. Teacher, writer, director, performer in Winnetka/Evanston, Illinois, before moving to California in 2001.


Ken Klein - Ken is very involved in the Chorus as well as volunteer work with young people and entrepreneurial consulting. He has been a member of Mayflower since 1984. Ken sings baritone

Jan Gibbs (Vice President) – Mayflower Chorus member since 1996. Chorus Administrator from 1997-2001 and also served on Board in 2001.  Chorus soprano and active on Gala, Larry Vargo and Membership committees.  Currently accruing hours in post graduate internship as elementary school counselor, towards licensure as Marriage/Family Therapist.


Gary Gonser  (Treasurer)- President of Novato Theatre Foundation/Marin Onstage. Theatre producer for 19 years, web designer, set designer, technical director, marketer.  Project Manager and financial analyst for 10 years.  Currently producing plays and music at the Belrose Theatre.  Member of SF Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle, writing/publishing reviews on my blog, Marin Backstage.


Sterling Johnson -  works as a lawyer (35 years) and bubble performer (15 years). His appreciation for choral music was given depth when he first sang in a presentation of Handel's Messiah 40+ years ago. He believes that when people act from their passion (being of service, making bubbles, producing music), the world becomes a better place.


Teresa Saltzman - No biography available at this time.

Tania Weiss - No biography available at this time