Chorus Management Team (CMT) Tracey Sandberg: Team Coordinator Kathleen Hansen: Master Director, Sweet Adeline of the Year 2013 Sharee Markiewicz: Secretary Cindy McAdams: Finance Diane Thornewell: Membership, Sweet Adeline of the Year 2012 Debra Rasnick: Business Development Melissa Galanty: Events and Facility Sara Lokan: Performance
Tracey Sandberg: Team Coordinator - A Sweet Adeline since 1999, Tracey has earned multiple Regional Quartet Medals and has two International Chorus Gold Medals with the Harborlites Chorus. Tracey has lead San Diego’s Chorus Management Team since 2017. Prior to being elected as Team Coordinator, she served as Business Development Coordinator and Music Team Secretary. Tracey has extensive Sweet Adelines leadership experience, serving as Team Coordinator on the Regional Management Team from 2014 to 2019, and serving on the Harborlites Chapter Board of Directors in multiple leadership roles including President. She is married to a Barbershopper with five gold medals with the Masters of Harmony. And is the daughter of a 50-year Barbershop Harmony Society member.
Kathleen Hansen: Master Director- Kathleen joined the San Diego Chapter of Sweet Adelines in 2000. Kathleen Hansen was awarded Master Director status following the 2015 Sweet Adelines International Competition while directing San Diego Chorus, and has been selected to be on the Sweet Adelines International Faculty. In other Sweet Adelines ventures, Kathleen has served both on regional faculty teams and as a coach. As a quartet member, Kathleen has won a regional novice contest, placed third in Region 21's spring competition, and this group was named champion of the 2004 Buckeye Invitational. Now a highly sought-after adjudicator and clinician, Kathleen previously taught music at local schools, as well as Varsity band and Beginning Conducting at SDSU. She also directs the men's Barbershop Harmony Society's Sun Harbor Chorus, is the Artistic Director of the San Diego Women's Chorus, and works with the barbershop Youth in Harmony program. Kathleen has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education specializing in trumpet, a teaching credential in music, and a Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting from SDSU.
Sharee Markiewicz: Directing Team/CMT Secretary - Sharee first joined Sweet Adelines in 1985, singing Baritone in the Elkridge Chorus ( now the Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus) through 1990. After taking a break to raise her family, she joined the San Diego Chorus in 2014, and currently sings Bass. She played flute/piccolo in marching and concert band throughout high school, plays a little tin whistle and Irish flute, and has sung in many choirs/choruses over the years. She recently enrolled in the Director’s Certification Program (DCP). She loves to sing in quartets and small groups in addition to singing with the chorus.
Debra Rasnick: Directing Team/Co-Baritone Section Leader/CMT Business Development Debra joined Sweet Adelines in 2016 singing Baritone. She first sang with the Virginia Coast Chorus in VA and when transferred to San Diego, joined the San Diego Chorus. Debra also sings with Jukebox Quartet, recipient of the Region 21 Quartet Novice Award in 2018. Debra has always loved music participating in All State Band and All State Chorus in high school. Debra has a BA in Music Education K-12. . Debra just loves to sing, share and learn through this organization.
Cindy McAdams: Finance Chair - Cindy joined the San Diego Chorus in 2010 as a new Sweet Adeline. Her background in banking, her family’s retail business, and her own business is where she learned Quickbooks and other business skills needed to be Finance Chair. She was SDSA Business Development Chair. then learned Finale to help transcribe chorus repertoire. She loves numbers, so spreadsheets and Quickbooks are just as easy as sight-reading music for her. She learned piano as a toddler and played many other instruments in middle and high school. She played flute and piccolo in various bands including field, parade, pep, jazz, concert and county honor bands. She also accompanied her soloist peers on piano. Cindy loves to perform singing bass in the chorus, with her quartet and in small groups.
Melissa Cohen: Events Coordinator - Melissa Cohen became a Sweet Adeline in 2013 when she joined the San Diego Chorus. Her previous musical experience includes singing in children's choirs, musical theatre summer programs, classical choir, concert choir, and chamber singers. After completing grad school, Melissa switched gears and took several years of ballet classes. Now she gets to combine singing and dancing as a Sweet Adeline. Who can ask for anything more? Melissa works as a School Psychologist in San Diego, and is currently the Events Coordinator with the San Diego Chorus.