Meet the BRAVO! CLUB Board and Get Involved

Who Is The BRAVO CLUB Board?

BRAVO! CLUB board members are dynamic, social young professionals who enjoy cultivating a younger opera-going audience. Representing a range of professions, from legal and finance to tech and the arts, Board members apply their diverse skill sets to the shared goal of building the opera audience of the future for San Francisco Opera.

Lauren Groff, President
Lauren is an insurance consultant by day, an opera singer by night, and has a master’s degree in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and an undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University.
 
S. B. Hadley Wilson, Vice President
Hadley is working on a novel, and has an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a marketing degree from New York University.
 
Anna Aleksandrova
Anna is a research analyst at a San Francisco-based fund of hedge funds, and has a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University.
 
Adam Arthur Bier

Adam is the founding partner of a Bay Area law firm, and earned his law degree from New York University and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Kyle Brisby
Kyle is an independent nonprofit event manager and intern in the education department at the San Francisco Opera, and is earning a degree in theater arts from City College of San Francisco.
 
Shannon Eliot
Shannon is the communications manager for a nonprofit organization in Oakland, and earned a B.S. in animal physiology and neuroscience and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego.

Sacha Feinman
Sacha is a climate change and alternative energy activist with a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard.
 
Benjamin Russell Osgood
Benjamin is a commercial real estate advisor who specializes in office tenant representation with a focus on environmentally sustainable real estate strategies, and attended Pembroke Academy and the University of San Diego.
 

BRAVO! CLUB Advisory Council:

Marie Carr, Thomas Cunningham, Ileana Facchini, Anjelika Koulebakina, Guillaume Orilac, Andreas Papaliolios, Julie Plunkett, Alexandra Siliezar

 

Interested in Joining the Board?

Each board member plays an integral part in the success of BRAVO! CLUB’s mission to develop new audiences for San Francisco Opera. Through tireless dedication BRAVO! CLUB’s volunteer board of directors works together to bring opera to younger demographics in the Bay Area through a range of annual programs, events and tickets discounts.  
 

See What’s Required to be a BRAVO! Board Member

Being a BRAVO! CLUB Board member requires approximately 5–10 hours per month, and includes the following responsibilities:

  • Attending monthly board meetings and BRAVO! CLUB social events
  • Planning 1–2 BRAVO! CLUB events over the course of the year with another board member
  • Performing individual board member responsibilities (e.g., developing sponsor partnerships)
  • Recruiting 3 new members to join BRAVO! CLUB
  • Recruiting 10 people to attend the annual BRAVO! CLUB gala

We accept new board members on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you are interested please email bravoclub@sfopera.com and one of our board members will get back to you shortly.