Lara Herreid is a native of Wichita Falls. After graduating from WFHS in 2013 she began her career by attending Southwestern University in Georgetown where she received her BA in Sociology and English. Lara gained valuable experience as an intern with Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. where she contributed to projects as a program evaluator. She also worked with the City of Upper Arlington as a Parks and Recreation Graduate Intern before completing her Masters of Public Administration at Ohio State University.
After graduation in May of 2019 Lara returned home to Wichita Falls while she waited to begin her new job. She offered to be available as a volunteer to the WFSO and we were honored to have her! Her incredible organizational skills were utilized in our administrative office during this very busy summer. We wish Laura the best in all of her future endeavors!
Nancy Scott began her idyllic life in Wichita Falls being born and raised here. While attending Colorado State University for a degree in History and Secondary Education, she had many great adventures working with the U.S. Forest Service on the Arapaho – Roosevelt National Forest. After graduation, she returned to Wichita Falls and began her 27- year career as a teacher at Petrolia ISD and teaching Kindergarten and Texas History at Windthorst ISD. Upon retirement, she was invited by Carol Sales to become part of the very beautiful Kemp Center for the Arts and she has been working with the Arts Council for ten years. Nancy stated that, “Friends and I have truly enjoyed this very artistic community. We have tried to attend as many events, performances and festivals as possible because it is wonderful to have so many very talented artists in this region.” Nancy says that she is excited to volunteer with the symphony and considers it an honor. The WFSO is honored to have such incredible volunteers who are passionate about the arts in Wichita Falls!
Abby Jones is a sophomore at Christ Academy this year. She enjoys volunteering with the WFSO as well as at her school, House of Hope, Patsy’s House and the Church of the Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen. She started volunteering on concert night at our season opener this year with the Christ Academy HS Student Council. However, Abby’s interest in the symphony goes back much farther than just this season! A major influence in her musical interest is her dad, Denny Jones, who is a seasoned WFSO percussionist. Her dad Denny, has been playing with the WFSO since 1993, that’s 23 years! Abby spends her free time on the tennis court and also enjoys taking art classes. This year she started taking flute lessons as well; who knows, maybe her future holds a spot on stage with our orchestra. Abby has been a huge help to us on concert night this year, we are honored that she has chosen to serve with the WFSO!
Alex Parkey is our volunteer of the month. Her energetic personality and technological expertise have been a big help to us in the office as well as behind the scenes. She is always willing to help out in any way from day to day tasks to special projects and of course concert night!
Alex graduated this year from Notre Dame Catholic School and will attend the University of Dallas in the fall.
We wish her all the best!