Vital Volunteers

JTVA is very fortunate to have available the remarkable talents of several volunteers who continue to be invaluable to the organization's development and growth.

 Photo credit: Robert Shomler/Festival Opera

Photo credit: Robert Shomler/Festival Opera


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TIM QUOCK | Controller

Tim Quock's roots in music began as a young high school student of Jim Toland. He performed in his first opera Bizet's Carmen with Festival Opera at the age of 17. Tim later went on to receive a Bachelor of Science and Commerce, Accounting emphasis and a Minor in Musical Theater and Opera from Santa Clara University. He brings with him a diverse background of consulting and industry work first with PricewaterhouseCoopers "PwC" in the Private Company Practice and most recently as the Head of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting at Fastly, Inc. Tim believes the performing arts and song are the messengers for change and passes from it the wisdom to empower the next generation.

 photo credit: Vibeke Johnson

photo credit: Vibeke Johnson

Roberta Emerson | Marketing & Communications

Roberta Emerson is a marketing consultant and copywriter for the performing arts industry. Formerly vice president of corporate communications for a high-tech manufacturer in Silicon Valley, Roberta served for eight years on the Festival Opera board of directors, first as secretary, then head of the marketing committee, before assuming the role of chair. During that time, she sat on nearly every committee including: finance, nominations, events, development, and by-laws. She has also served on the local and international boards of the Business Marketing Association, and as a volunteer supporting music and the arts in local schools. A violinist through her college years, she has been a lifelong fan of opera, classical music, and dance.

 photo credit: Barbara Hartford

Daniel Floyd | Geek Services

Daniel started his business career in the arts working at several video game development studios such as Electronic Arts, Westwood Studios and Mythic Entertainment. After being employed in every graphics arts role from Character Artist through Art Director, Daniel started Foware with his brother and has been engineering independent software applications since 2009. Currently, Daniel has also turned his ambitions towards pursuing vocal development as an aspiring opera singer.

 photo credit: Sam Crossley

photo credit: Sam Crossley

Mark Wilhelm | Photography & Video

Classical singing, photography, videography, video production, audio recording and music composition have been major avocations of Mark’s for many years. Mark was introduced to photography as a teenager - sharing a darkroom with his brother. Over the years he has taken well over 100,000 photos of a variety of subject ranging from people and events to animals and nature. Mark recently was affiliated with the Scary Cow indie film co-op in San Francisco, where he composed music scores for, edited and acted in a number of short film projects. He has studied classical voice with a number of teachers — and currently has the pleasure of studying with James Toland. Time not spent by Mark on his various avocations has been spent as an executive with GE, Siemens, PG&E and the Electric Power Research Institute. Mark lives with his partner of 24 years, Victor Libbey, in Oakland, CA.