Barbara Berlin Accompanist Barbara’s musical experience includes music education, choir conducting and piano performance, as well as accompanying church choirs and the San Diego Children’s Choir. She attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University, taught music in the Baltimore Public Schools and is a trained piano accompanist. She has continued to stay active in music after moving to California and retiring from a long, successful career in marketing and sales.
Melodi Denton Administrative Assistant Melodi manages and coordinates our newsletter, programs, event flyers, e-blasts, mailing lists and donor drive. She knows, advocates and shows concern and respect for all our singers. She also loves our music-making. Melodi is a wife and mother of 3 boys and has volunteered for many non-profits. She loves Disneyland, crafting, walking and sharing time with friends. Michelle Gray Accompanist, San Diego Central Tremble Clefs Michelle has extensive experience as piano accompanist in multiple settings including the San Diego Children’s Choir and Cuyamaca Community College. She has a BA in Music from UC San Diego as well as skills in Keyboard Programming and Music Production Software. She has been a self-employed piano teacher for 15+ years. Michelle joined Tremble Clefs as accompanist for the San Diego Central chorus in August 2019.
Matt Ignacio Music Director, San Diego Central, North Coastal & North Inland Tremble Clefs In addition to directing both Tremble Clefs choruses, Matt is the Music Director at St. John of the Cross Church, and Music Director for the Young Actors’ Theater in Spring Valley. He attended the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and then graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Linguistics from SDSU in 2011. He won the 2015 National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Musical Direction for The Music Man, and he was recently certified as a Song Shine Instructor. A San Diego native, Matt also performs frequently as cantor and soloist throughout the county.
Debbie Myer Accompanist, North Coastal Tremble Clefs Debbie is a private piano instructor with a long history as choral accompanist and vocal soloist. She has experience working with all age groups from children to seniors. She has high proficiency in sight-reading and facility with many musical genres. As accompanist for Santa Fe Christian School, she participated in a collaborative singing project between the school chorus and Tremble Clefs. Subsequently she accepted an invitation to accompany our North County group.
Sandy RehartBookeeper Sandy graduated with a bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands and has over 25 years’ experience in accounting and business leadership. Before opening her own practice, Sandy worked as a controller for companies in diverse industries. Sandy also volunteers to teach QuickBooks through San Diego SCORE, which is how she met the Tremble Clefs. Sandy has been married over 30 years, has two grown daughters, a 5-year-old granddaughter and 3 dogs.
Rick AnkromMarketing Committee/ Fundraising Rick’s career began as a software engineer developing Command and Control systems for the US Navy Aircraft Carriers. He retired in 2006 as a Department Manager at Northrop Grumman. Rick has served on the Board of the San Dieguito Planning Group and the Elfin Forest Town Council. He co-founded the Rancho Bernardo chapter of the North County Parkinson’s Support Group, and with his wife, Linda, the North Inland chorus of the Tremble Clefs. Rick served in the US Army, including Vietnam from 1967-1968. He currently serves on the TCSD Marketing Committee and as a loyal attendee and volunteer for the Board of Directors.
Barbara BerlinMarketing Committee Barbara joined Tremble Clefs San Diego as an accompanist and became interested in using her business, advertising & promotional skills to benefit our organization. She has a career history in marketing & sales management with Johns Hopkins University Press, the Maryland Assoc. of CPAs and the Baltimore Business Journal among other companies. This professional experience, as well as her enthusiasm for Tremble Clefs, has made her a valued member of our Marketing Committee. Barbara also has recent involvement in social media and helps manage our FaceBook page.
Jim BregaEditor/Proofreeder A published author and person living with Parkinson's, Jim loves to sing in weekly Tremble Clefs sessions and provides copywriting, editing and proofreading of TCSD outgoing correspondences, newsletters and editorial.
John Castell Marketing Committee/ Online Engagement/ Editor With 40+ years’ experience in advertising and marketing for life sciences, pharmaceutical and environmental businesses, John's enthusiasm for creating awareness and helping others is a perfect match with Tremble Clefs. He coordinates and manages local awareness campaigns, our website, online and social outreach channels and development of graphic content for events and promotions. A BFA graduate form Parsons School of Design in NYC, he is also a singer, yoga enthusiast and vinyl records enthusiast. John attends weekly sessions with his husband, Jim Brega, who was diagnosed with PD in 2013. Jim PaternitiProgram Operations Committee, Chair Jim’s professional background includes a PhD in classical biology, a fellowship in molecular physiology and a life-long love affair with medical science. Jim has enjoyed international recognition in the pharmacology of diabetes, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008, Jim went on to create “Minds in Motion” with the goal of empowering people with Parkinson’s and care partners to live well by taking control of the disease. Jim is also a music and dance enthusiast leading to his participation in Tremble Clefs and his dedication to advancing the organization through the Program Operations Committee. Matt WelshMarketing Committee/ Fundraising Matt is a licensed California contractor since 1990, certified in many specialty areas. Self-employed since 1993, he started Tool Time Construction, Inc. specializing in kitchen and bath remodeling. Now partially retired, he works in residential remodeling and is active in real estate investing. He is a member of 2 real estate investment groups and focuses on continuing education and investment opportunities. Matt is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Miramar Point One Business Park. As Matt tells us, “I have had a successful life in family and business… and feel the need to give back. Thus, my interest in the Tremble Clefs!”