Our Leadership & Staff

Dr. Nathan Leaf
Artistic Director
Laura King Moore
Executive Director
Allen Bailey
Accompanist
Allen received a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1987. As a student of Dr. George Kiorpes, he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and won the University’s Concerto Competition in 1985. His professional career as a soloist and accompanist has spanned the state during which he has worked with churches, soloists, large ensemble, professional and amateur, scholarly and civic. Affiliated groups include the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Duke University, NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Meredith College, Peace College, NC public schools, Durham Chorale, NC Master Chorale, Concert Singers of Cary, Wake Forest United Methodist Church, and the NC Symphony. Currently, Mr. Bailey is employed by IBM as a Software Engineer, specializing in network security.
Thom Haynes
Membership Administrator
Thom is a retired user experience/interface software designer with Fujifilm Medical Systems (radiology diagnostic products) and IBM, and still is an Arts Access audio describer from Cleveland, a ‘mostly-vegan’ who loves pickleball and running/biking around Apex’ Lake Pine, and a bass with CSC. He also works as a standardized patient for medical students and is a fair housing tester.

Thom served on the Cary Players and Cary Playwrights’ Forum boards. He has written several short plays in his life, but acted a lot, produced some, and directed a few. Thom once realized he had lived nearly half of his life in Texas – he soon moved to NC. He has two grown sons – Alex and Ethan.

Melanie Simmons
Bookkeeper
Board of Directors

Megan Brachtl
Board Chair

Megan has proudly served on the CSC Board since July 2019, when she was also elected board chair. She joined the CSC soprano section in fall 2013, enjoying opportunities to perform individually and in smaller CSC ensembles, as well as with the larger CSC symphonic choir, since that time. Megan and her family moved to Cary from Washington, D.C. in 2011, although she has lived in a number of other places including Boston, Massachusetts; Berlin, Germany; and Dabakala, Côte d’Ivoire as a Peace Corps volunteer. Megan is looking forward to another season of making beautiful music with her fellow singers!

Stacy Hanna
Vice-Chair

Stacy has been a member of the Concert Singers of Cary since 2019 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2020 as Vice President. She started her singing career at age 7 when she began performing in local community theater. She eventually began concentrating on singing and performed with various choruses in NC, SC, and MD. Professionally, Stacy is Director of the Business Project Management Office for WIS International’s Inventory Solutions Division. In recent years she has served on several boards including the Raleigh Jaycees, North Carolina Jaycees, Junior Chamber International (JCI USA), President of her Homeowners Association, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership – NC East, and the Advisory Board of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Health Care. She resides in Clayton, NC and enjoys spoiling her nieces and nephews.

Rachael Lubbers
Treasurer

Rachael has been a member of the Concert Singers of Cary since 2018 and served on the Board of Directors since 2019, where she currently acts as Treasurer. She started her singing career at the age of eight, when she joined the local children’s choir and got hooked. From there she went on to earn multiple degrees and travel the world singing for anyone who would let her. She’s worked in a variety of fields including social entrepreneurship, behavioral economics, higher education, and graphic design. She’s currently living her best life snuggling her pitbull, playing all the board games, and trying to eat at all the best restaurants in the Triangle. She is also a founding member of Opera on Tap Raleigh and serves on the board of Triangle UXPA.

Debbie Carroll
Secretary

Debbie has served on the CSC board since July 2022, when she was also elected secretary. She joined the CSC soprano section in fall of 2019 but has been in choral or other musical ensembles for her whole life. She was raised in the greater Triangle area and had the opportunity to serve at other non-profit organizations including at local faith communities, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a local food bank, InterAct of Wake County, and others. She also works at a clinical research organization in pre-sales.

Ann Bingham

Ann has proudly served on the CSC Board since July 2019. She is a retired math professor who has always loved music. Her other volunteer work includes helping to prevent eviction with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and helping with the food bank at Catholic Parish Outreach. She and her family moved from NJ to Raleigh in 1994.

Sherry Kilgus-Kramer

Sherry has been a soprano in the Concert Singers of Cary since 2017 and has served on the CSC Board since July of 2019. Sherry and her family moved to Cary from New Hampshire in 2017. She has previously sung in various choruses and musical theater productions and, in addition to the Concert Singers of Cary, is currently serving as a cantor at St. Michael the Archangel in Cary. Sherry has her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her MBA in Marketing from the Robert Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. She has worked in technology marketing for over 20 years and has founded an educational non-profit group. She currently hangs her hat at Autodesk as a Senior Marketing Manager. She also volunteers in several capacities, including the Autodesk Foundation and the St. Michael Jesse Tree project, which provides Christmas gifts to needy children.

Katherine Womack

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Concert Singers of Cary

Cary Arts Center

101 Dry Avenue

Cary, NC 27511

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