Born in Guatemala City and brought up primarily in the hill country of Texas, Hester Hamman, Vice-President of the Board of Directors, received her formal education at San Diego State University with a brief stint at ILS in Brisbane Australia. She has managed departments at various music industry companies including The Spreckles Building & Theatre, The 4th & B Theatre, and Ticketmaster/LiveNation, in San Diego, CA, as well as Masterdisk Studios in NYC. She has extensive business management experience and is also a skilled musician and educator.
Brought up in a musical home, she plays piano, guitar, ukulele and upright bass. She is also a skilled puppeteer, playwright and performer, and is fluent in American Sign Language and Spanish. When she’s not leading jams, teaching music to kids or hanging out with her enormous dog Dodge, she manages a historically preserved commercial building in the West Village of Manhattan.