Jeffrey P. Haydon

Jeffrey P. Haydon

Drawing on twenty years of arts management experience and a lifelong love of music as both an avid audience member and musician, Jeffrey P. Haydon begins his second season at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts as CEO. Since his arrival, Caramoor has launched several new artistic initiatives, including In the Garden of Sonic Delights, an immersion Fall Festival, Artist-in-Residence, community collaborations including the launches of Cultural Katonah and Caramoor@KMA, and expanded its overall programming by over 60%–all while increasing ticket sales, fundraising, and improving its financial performance.

Previously, Mr. Haydon served as Executive Director of the Ojai Music Festival (an hour north of Los Angeles), where he led the festival through a number of major transformations to further position it as one of the preeminent musical destinations for artists and audiences alike. During a time when many cultural organizations experienced declines in donations and audiences, Mr. Haydon helped the Ojai Music Festival double its budget and triple the number of artistic and education programs produced – all while improving its balance sheet. A key focus of Mr. Haydon’s work was rallying the surrounding community and Festival constituents to raise over $4 million from 2008 to 2011 to rebuild the 1,000-seat Libbey Bowl, which serves as the home for the Ojai Music Festival and many other events throughout the year.

Mr. Haydon previously held positions with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Aspen Music Festival. As part of the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, Mr. Haydon worked with the Baltimore Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Seattle Symphony. He has also managed the Cultural Events performing arts series in Tacoma, Washington.

A native of California, Jeffrey Haydon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration through the Business leadership honors program and a minor in music from the University of Puget Sound. He also completed the Stanford Business School’s competitive Executive Non-Profit Leaders in the Arts program in association with National Arts Strategies.

Paul Rosenblum

Paul Rosenblum

Appointed Managing Director in 2001, Paul Rosenblum has been General Manager of the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts since the summer of 1992. As part of the management team with then Executive Director Howard Herring and Artistic Advisor Andre Previn, it was his particular mission to enhance Caramoor’s unique status and stature, making it as attractive and accessible to the public as possible through the modernization and upgrading of the facility, artistic administration, staff and marketing. Moved by a special affinity for Caramoor’s timeless and magical serenity, beauty, intimacy and elegance, Paul Rosenblum has used his experience in music performance, advertising and management to contribute to Caramoor’s blossoming and recognition as the home of one of America’s top five summer music festivals.

Paul Rosenblum is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and received the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Master of Science in Music Performance from the Juilliard School, where he studied the French Horn. In addition to extensive professional experience in orchestral and chamber music, and ten years in the advertising business, he was Director of Operations for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the resident orchestra of the Caramoor Festival, prior to becoming General Manager of Caramoor.

Nina Curely

Nina Curley

Nina Curley joined Caramoor in July of 2012, assuming the role of Vice President and Chief Development Officer.  Her previous position was as Director of Development at Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA.  In addition to her fundraising experience, Nina has worked in the financial industry and has also been a teacher and small business owner.  Her volunteer work includes serving as a trustee of a performing arts organization in Massachusetts and serving as a mentor for other non-profit fundraising professionals.

Originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, Nina received her B.A. from Davidson College and an MBA from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire.  She lives in South Salem, NY with her husband and three sons.

Tammy Belanger

Tammy Belanger

Tammy Belanger is currently the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, a premiere cultural institution that enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality, mentors young professional musicians, and engages young children through interactive, educational experiences that deepen their relationship to and understanding of music. Ms. Belanger began working at Caramoor as an intern to the Managing Director in 1995, while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music Management from Manhattanville College. Over the next nine years she learned the operation from the ground up while obtaining a Masters degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Phoenix. Shortly after completing her studies, she was promoted to the head of the finance department.

As CFO for the past nine years, she successfully upgraded Caramoor’s financial systems from a small, rudimentary nonprofit to one that matches the excellence of the internationally acclaimed performances Caramoor presents on stage. Through Belanger’s planning and management, Caramoor has regularly come in under its expense budget, which has raised the confidence of the entire staff and board of trustees. Working in a nonprofit requires a tremendous amount of personnel skills to train others in finances, help them manage extremely limited resources and navigate an exponentially growing number of complex regulations imposed on nonprofit organizations. Belanger has accomplished all of that.

Originally from Maine, Ms. Belanger and her two children, Justin and Jessica, reside in Carmel, NY.

Tahra Millian

Tahra Millan

Tahra Millan joined Caramoor in December 2013 as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to Caramoor, Tahra worked as Director of Marketing for Westport Country Playhouse, a 500+ seat subscription-based house located in Westport, CT. Her previous positions include serving as Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing for the corporate offices of Blue Man Group where she developed Blue Man Group’s digital marketing and communications arm supporting Blue Man’s theatrical productions across the globe. Tahra also served as Director of Development and Marketing at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She oversaw a $3 million fundraising budget and managed strategic communications and marketing efforts. Tahra began her career working for the Broadway industry. At the Broadway League, the national trade association for the commercial theatre industry, she spearheaded the industry’s first economic recovery campaign stemming from the events of September 11, 2001 and established the industry’s first multilingual website. Tahra also worked for an Omnicom-owned entertainment advertising agency, Serino Coyne, where she continued her work in developing industry-wide projects and sales promotions.

Since 2009, Tahra has served as an adjunct professor teaching Arts & Entertainment Marketing at Columbia Business School. She earned her B.F.A. in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and an M.A. from the Program in Arts Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University. While at Teachers College, she served as the Enid Morse Fellow focusing on education marketing and evaluation at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Tahra is a classically trained actor and Opera singer residing in Carmel, New York with her husband and two children.


Executive Office

Jeffrey P. Haydon, Chief Executive Officer
Daria Maurer, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

Artistic Administration

Paul Rosenblum, Managing Director
Ellie Gisler, Manager of Artistic Planning
Timothy Coffey, Artistic Coordinator
Steven Ledbetter, Program Annotator

Development

Nina Curley, Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Junetta Maxfield, Director of Development Operations
Christine Bosco, Director of Special Events & Facility Rentals
Jennifer Pace, Director of Individual Gifts
Alithia Dutschke, Director of Institutional Gifts
Chrystal Gulbin, Development Analyst
Karla Stewart, Development Associate & Caramoor Concierge
Alex Melito, Special Events Assistant

Rosen House

Merceds Santos-Miller, Rosen House Manager & Director of Rosen House Programs
Gina Cassetta-Westenberg, Rosen House Assistant
Tess Dennis, Rosen House Assistant
Roanne Wilcox, Rosen House Assistant

Finance

Tammy Belanger, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Tina Salierno, Bookkeeper

Gardens & Grounds

Dan Rader, Facility Manager
Milton Alvarez, Assistant Facility Manager
Germania Alvarez, Rosen House Superintendent
Rosa Alvarez, Rosen House Assistant
Lucio Alvarez, Grounds Assistant
Jose Cardenas, Grounds Assistant

Marketing

Tahra Millan, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Sal Vaccaro, Director of Audience Services
Morgan Boecher, Communications Marketing Manager
Emma Corey, Marketing Coordinator
Mary Cornell, Programs Coordinator
Alex Cutrone,
Box Office Manager
Angie Pippenger, Box Office Assistant Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Catherine Craven, Box Office Associate
David Mainey, IT Coordinator
Christina Horzepa, Contributing Editor

Education

Scott Ellison, Education Program Coordinator

Media Associates

Lois Cohn Associates, Public Relations
Lois Cohn, National Press
Maria Im, Press Associate
Gabe Palacio, Principal Photographer
Lawrence Weiner & Associates, Marketing & Advertising Consultant
R-Way Enterprises (Liza Reiss), Program Book Publisher
Progressive Computing, IT Consultant

Technical Direction & Production Management

Go Production Services, Inc.
Warren Hammer, Production Manager & Technical Director
Peter F. Petrino,  Lighting Designer
Lauren Jackson, Assistant Stage Manager

Artistic Team

Jeffrey Haydon, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Rosenblum, Managing Director
Edward Arron, Artistic Director of Chamber Music & Caramoor Virtuosi
Steven Blier, Artistic Director of the Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars
Will Crutchfield, Director of Opera
Pamela Frank, Artistic Director of the Evnin Rising Stars
Katie Kresek, Artistic Director of Family Programs
Maggi Landau, Artistic Director of Roots Music
Jim Luce, Artistic Director of Caramoor Jazz Festival