|Carol Hoffman-Guzman Founding Director, Interim Executive Director and Program Director
Carol has a 35+ year history working with nonprofit, faith-based and arts organizations. Education: academic studies in visual arts, art history & indigenous art, with BA in anthropology at Cornell University (Ithaca), Columbia University (NYC), Carol was previously the Director of the Kellogg Family Foundation Project at M-DC and the Executive Director of Miami Urban Ministries. Carol also has Masters in Theology, and a PhD in Sociology (race & ethnicity), all of which help inform the cross-cultural and diversity vision of programming at the ASJ.
|David Kingery Artistic Consultant
A professional singer, actor, entertainer, director and vocal coach for over two decades in New York, Miami Beach, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, David is a graduate of the University of Miami’s School of Music with a degree in Vocal Performance He has performed in and directed countless productions locally and nationally, including Pippin, Rentboy – The Musical, History of Miami Beach-The Musical, Sweet Charity, and A-block-and-a-half from Broadway. David was previously Artistic Director with Arts at St. Johns and also the founding Artistic Director/Conductor of the South Beach Gay Men’s Chorus. In the past few years, he has performed in and directed musicals Off-Broadway in New York and Philadelphia. He is starting a new business this summer called THE CAKE SINGER – which will be gourmet cake delivery with singing and entertainment for parties and events- above and beyond a singing telegram!
|Phil Bracken Social Media and Marketing Coordinator
Phil is an active music educator, teaching piano at ASM Music Schools in Cooper City and as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University teaching woodwinds and music theory. He is also the Social Media Specialist for St. Johns on the Lake UMC where he sings as a member of the Chancel Choir. Phil is also an experienced grant writer, holding that position with the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble since early 2013. He maintains a blog at balancedflutist.blogspot.com and tweets @balancedflutist