Lech Usinowicz, Executive Director
Start Date: 2013
Lech Usinowicz, Executive Director/Founder of BFF (October 2013), graduated with honors in music education and music business from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, has taught elementary music for 7 years, plus 2 years as middle school and high school orchestra director for Bayfield Schools. He completed all three levels of Orff-Schulwerk certification in June 2011. Lech is a bassist in the San Juan Symphony, assisted in merging the Durango Youth Symphony and San Juan Youth Symphony, and was named Artistic Director of the San Juan Youth Symphony Orchestra in August 2016. He co-founded (2011) and serves as Academic Director for the Durango Chamber Music Academy. Ensembles under his direction have won numerous (17 and counting) gold medals at Elitch Garden's music festivals from 2011 to present.
Teresa Walter, Office Manager
Start Date: 2020
Teresa Walter has a variety of office and project management experiences in the Denver and Boulder areas prior to moving to SW Colorado in the fall of 2019. She has a lifelong passion for music and helping others. Teresa joined Be FRANK in the fall of 2020 taking on bookkeeping and office manager duties.
Karl Herr, Associate Executive Director
Start Date: 2016
Karl Herr, BFF Board member since January 2016 and Associate Director since October 2016, retired after 34 years in public education, including 21 years as a school administrator, four as Personnel Director, and nine as a teacher. His duties including proposal, grant, and newsletter writing in addition to various administrative tasks. He has worked predominantly with minority populations, mostly on/near the Navajo Nation. An amateur musician and songwriter, he has been part of several Americana bands over the the last 20 years.
Board Development / Board Orientation
Community Outreach / Community Relations