Leadership

Staff

Vanessa Grose

Founder and Executive Director

Vanessa Grose works for Google as a Head of Customer Engineering and has an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She has a lifelong love of choral music and believes in the power of music to change hearts and lives. As the Founder and Executive Director of Puget Soundworks, Vanessa is excited to combine her love of people management and business strategy with her passion for the arts to help build an inclusive singing community.

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Artistic Director

We are in the process of hiring the next Artistic Director for Puget Soundworks, to guide our post-pandemic artistic vision and beyond.

Jina Jansson

Director of Operations
Proudly raised here in the Pacific Northwest, Jina has over 20 years of experience in visual & project management. Working with Sur La Table for the past 15 years, she currently manages Operations for the Visual Merchandising department. Musical since birth, Jina has shared her talent with various organizations including the Seattle Women’s Chorus, Sensible Shoes, and the Sing The World Chorus. As the Director of Operations for Puget Soundworks, Jina enjoys keeping all the moving parts and pieces in working order. When she puts down her clipboard, Jina lives at home with her husband, Brian, and their three beloved cats.

Board of Directors

Diana Guard

President

Along with professional experience as a singer/songwriter, Diana has been singing in choral groups for over 50 years. She believes that music is the answer and that singing together with others in harmony heals the world. She studied theater and music at the University of Minnesota and Computer Programming at North Seattle Community College. She has served on numerous artistic boards including Front Room Theater and Seattle Choruses. She was elected to Puget Soundworks as president in 2019 and has very much enjoyed learning and being stretched by this role. She makes a living as a Software Developer and energy medicine practitioner. She also uses video editing as a creative outlet and continues to write and perform music regularly in all possible ways. She thrives with Sylvia, her wife of 35 years, and their doggie Max.

Christina Wilson

Vice President / Secretary

Christina first served on Puget Soundworks Board in January 2020 as Board Secretary. In mid 2021 she began serving as Vice President.

Christina has over ten years of corporate HR experience. In addition, she is a licensed mental health counselor and has been working in private practice for 14 years.

“I’m thrilled to be serving Puget Soundworks as a singer and board member. I’ve been a singer since Puget Soundworks’ inception, and became a board member shortly after. I’ve seen an increase in quality in our production and performances. Organizationally, the growth and change has been astounding. I believe in the heart of the organization and I’m very excited about our future!”

Christina holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, with an emphasis in Organizational Development from Sonoma State University and a Master of Science in Systems Counseling from Bastyr University.

Carol Logan

Treasurer

Carol Logan was elected to the Puget Soundworks Board of Directors in February 2021 and serves as Treasurer and co-chair of the Artistic Director Search Committee. After receiving a Master of Science in Communicative Disorders, she pursued a career in Audiology, blending her interests in health science and caring for people. Carol then switched to the payment processing industry, where she has spent the past two decades applying her technical and people skills in management and training roles. As a proud member of the LGBTQ community who has enjoyed the community-bonding experience of choral singing since the 6th grade, Carol is delighted to contribute to the governance oversight of this invaluable organization. Carol lives in Kent with her husband, David, and enjoys making their dreams of European travel and improving their golf game come true.