The Board

Suzanne Bell, President

Suzanne Bell is the mother of four children and a music enthusiast. Suzanne attended Texas State University and received a BS in Physical and Applied Geography and a Masters in Remote Sensing and GIS. Suzanne worked for Hays County and the Capital Area Planning Council, overseeing a major 911/mapping project for a ten county region and as a research biologist for an agricultural company in Fredericksburg, Texas. Suzanne currently works with her husband Mitch at Hill Country Solar and is co-founder of She played clarinet as a youth, and has tried to foster a love of classical music in her children and the community.

Melody Yuhn, Treasurer

Melody is a native Texan, now retired and living in Fredericksburg, Texas. A lifelong lover of music and the arts, she plays cello in the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra and serves on the board as Treasurer. Melody retired from Product and Marketing Management, Sales Engineering and Business Development in the high-tech industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Baylor University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Cox Business school at Southern Methodist University.

Ann Reynolds, Secretary

Although not a Native Texan, Ann Reynolds has lived in the Hill Country for over thirty years. After teaching school for 34 years, she retired to head up the Youth Educations Support Center which provides after school tutoring and enrichment to the students attending Kerrville’s sixth grade campus. Ann has always held music and the arts dear to her heart. She plays piano and took up the cello as an adult. She now plays in the Fredericksburg Community Orchestra where she also serves as a board member. She sings in the choir at First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville. Ann has been active in community theatre in Kerrville for years. She is the proud mother of two grown daughters. Ann has a BA from SUNY at Fredonia and a Masters in Education from The University of Houston.

Cathy Seddon, Board Member

Cathy grew up in Austin, playing viola in school orchestra and Austin’s All City Orchestra.
She attended Tarleton State University and UT Austin. Her first careers were with a large
insurance company in Dallas and later a real estate and insurance agent. Her second, and
most rewarding career, for 25 years, she co-owned a group tour company primarily for
music groups and soccer teams. What a combination! She moved to Fredericksburg in 1995
and became active in Memorial Presbyterian Church, Fredericksburg Choral, on the board as
treasurer for Habitat of Fredericksburg, and had the privilege of being in 5 productions of the Fredericksburg Theater Company. Cathy’s current activities include volunteering for Hill Country Memorial Hospital, the Gillespie Literacy Council as an ESL tutor, Fredericksburg Theater Company, the Community Chorus, and GCHS.

Former Board Members

Julie Alvarez, Phil Houseal, Kent Rylander, Tammy Widener