KIC Board

Ellen Briggs, President

Ellen Briggs is a CPA with a passion for music. Music has been a part of Ellen’s life she can remember. Knowing first hand the difference music makes in a child’s life, Ellen is dedicated to helping Kids In Concert build a strong program. A Board Member since 2015, Ellen is currently the President. She works for Health Systems Informatics as their Financial Controller. Ellen loves traveling and coming home to her favorite place, the Kitsap Peninsula.

LynDee Wells, Vice President

LynDee (Chippewa/Gros Ventre) retired from the practice of law in 2020 – just in time for the pandemic to hit. She grew up on the Quinault Reservation before starting college at Gonzaga University. She received her B.A. in Public Administration and worked in management for the Puyallup Tribe and the Quinault Nation. At the age of 36 she decided to pursue her life-long dream of becoming an attorney. She attended law school at Arizona State University and upon graduation in 1999 she served as principal clerk for Chief Justice Frank Gordon of the Arizona Supreme Court. LynDee then moved to Washington DC to become an associate in the law firm Winthrop and Stimson where she represented several tribes before Congress and the Executive branch. After several years in DC LynDee realized she missed the NW too much so moved to Seattle to open a branch of the law firm Dorsey & Whitney. She retired from the partnership in Dorsey & Whitney in 2011. However, after 2 months of retirement the Suquamish Tribe asked her to do a one-year project which was still on-going when she retired for the second (and last) time in 2020.

Throughout her career LynDee worked for many tribes and tribal organizations providing legal counsel on topics such as financing, constitutional reform, drafting statutes and codes as well as land and natural resources issues. Favorite parts of her work involved childrens and health and wellness issues. LynDee helped create and served as legal counsel for the National Tribal Environmental Council, a non-profit located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She served on the non profit boards of Friends of the Earth and First Book. She is a proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 6 and truly enjoys living in the Suquamish community.

Seth Milleson, Treasurer

A strong believer in the power of music and arts education, Seth Milleson has been a proud member of the KIC board for over 5 years. Seth is a senior manager in the Bader Martin tax practice focusing primarily on charitable giving and high net worth individuals.

At Large

Lorraine (Lori) Glover, LICSW, LMHC

Lorraine (Lori) Glover, LICSW, LMHC began her career as a child counselor and retired after working 40 years in diverse settings such as nursing homes, clinics, hospitals, home health and, private practice and home health as a clinical social worker. The majority of her time was spent working with Native Americans. Her clinical interest is chronic trauma and its effects on an individual and their community throughout the lifespan. She retired in 2017 after close to 25 years working with the Suquamish tribal community. Lori is excited to be a board member for KIC because she passionately believes in the power of music and relationships to foster healing, health, and growth.

Gabriela Pinto

Gabriela Pinto is a career Development professional with a passion for programs focused on breaking down barriers of access for children and families. She has spent the last decade fundraising millions of dollars and coalition building for nonprofit organizations in the United States, Guatemala and Brazil in the areas of education, food access and nutrition.

Gabriela credits her mother and stepfather, who are working musicians and music teachers in her home country of Brazil, for teaching her the power that music has to build self-confidence, and create a shared language that brings individuals from different experiences together in deeper connections.

Gabriela is excited to use her expertise in the areas of fundraising, community development and communications to support the future growth of KIC’s programs and outreach.

Tim Barnes

Born in South Africa, educated in England, New Zealand and the US, Tim is a licensed architect (retired), with previous careers including software engineering, marketing and business strategy. He holds degrees in English Literature, Computer Science, and Architecture.

A lifelong musician, Tim studied voice, piano, clarinet and viola. He continues to take voice lessons, building upon his experience with principal roles in a number of operas and musical theater performances. He is currently a member of Bainbridge Island’s Amabile chorus.

Tim’s board experience includes chairing the board of his own strategy company, and board membership at West Bay Opera in Silicon Valley. As a consultant he has also advised the executive staff and boards of a number of Fortune 500 and smaller companies.

Brent LeBlanc

Brent LeBlanc is a Business Development and Product Management Consultant, with a background in jazz performance and audio engineering.

Starting out on trumpet, Brent set a foundation in music and followed his inspirations to work as an audio recording engineer throughout many Pacific Northwest recording studios. Through the past ten years, Brent has been focused on helping companies drive growth through business development.

Brent is an advocate of the belief that you can build a harmonious bridge between personal passion and career. For Brent, music has served as that bridge, fostering a sense of unity and collaboration among friends, family, and business relationships. 

Sue Somers

Sue has had a life-long relationship with music.  Growing up, she studied the piano, clarinet and voice, eventually receiving a Bachelor of Arts in music.  As an adult, Sue had a marketing career in the financial world, encompassing both retail and wholesale banking, as well as a Pacific Northwest shared ATM network.

Leaving finance after more than 20 years of experience, she and her husband embarked on a new small business together, a local travel agency specializing in cruises.  After more than another 20 years of cruising and helping others plan their special vacations, she retired to become a full-time mother to twin boys. 

Now an empty nester, she has returned to her love of music through KIC and is excited to contribute to the important mission and vision of this organization.


Tony Stanton (Emeritus)