James is a 2003 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and has been teaching with the Clark County School District for 20 years. He also received a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University in 2016. He has been a proud member of the Las Vegas Men’s Chorus since 2015.
Christian Garcia holds Bachelor and Master of Music in Performance degrees from Texas Tech University and the University of New Mexico (UNM), respectively. Christian has been a member of the Lubbock Symphony, El Paso Symphony, and has served as the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Midland-Odessa Symphony. Christian’s love of performing has provided him opportunities to perform musicals and operas as well as performing with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael W. Smith and Jennifer Hudson, Marco Antonio Solis, and
Country Swing Band “Asleep at the Wheel”.
Aside from being a performing cellist, he has taught with the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras, taught at Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs, NM, maintained a private studio, taught with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association’s Elementary Strings Program, and held the position of Education Director for El Paso Opera.
Christian is currently on the cello faculty at the Nevada School of the Arts (NSA) in the Suzuki Talent Education Program, Director of Marketing and Logistics for NSA, and performing cellist in the Las Vegas area.
Aaron is currently a manager for Bank of America. He's been in that role since 2018. He has a history working in the private financial sector for a combined time of seven years. He completed his biology undergraduate degree program at the University of Central Florida in 2009. While he loves all things science, his passion is helping make people's financial lives better.
Since joining the chorus in the summer of 2021, he has served on the sponsorship committee and he is excited to serve the chorus
and see it grow.
During his free time, Aaron likes to read, workout and spend time outdoors.
Stephen, a native of the rural North Carolina foothills, received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from NC State in 1996 as a Caldwell Fellow and joined Intel Corporation where he worked for four years before joining Entegris, Inc. where he worked for 19 more years before coming to Las Vegas. Fluent in Japanese, Stephen worked most of his career in Tokyo, Japan while also doing stints in Minneapolis, MN and San Francisco, CA. Stephen held various professional positions including 10 years as chairperson of SEMI Standards PIC Committee, director of two different $60M businesses in semiconductor shipping and filtration products, director of Engineering, and director of marketing and intellectual property management while completing his M.S. in Engineering degree at the University of Arkansas.
In 2019 Stephen made the decision to leave corporate life and use his remaining career in the service of students as an academic advisor in UNLV’s Lee Business School, an extension of the volunteer work Stephen has been engaged in since 2010 with students at NC State University and Boy’s Hope Girl’s Hope of San Francisco.
In his free time, Stephen enjoys singing with the Las Vegas Men’s Chorus and is pursuing a hobby degree in Economics at UNLV.
Michael’s love for singing started in fourth grade when he was selected to sing in a city-wide children’s choir in Sterling, IL. In Washington, D.C. he landed the role of the Landlord in Michael McLean’s “The Garden”.
While in D.C., Michael sang for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington D.C. for four years.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education Social Sciences from the University of Las Vegas and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University.
Michael has been working in higher education for 12 years and his career has taken him to Washington, D.C., California, Utah, and Nevada.
Currently he is Administrative Faculty in Housing and Residential Life at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He enjoys playing volleyball, tennis, pickleball, and being anywhere there is a pool.
Timothy has always held a great vision of musical groups, from acting in musicals, dancing, instrument playing, and singing both in groups and solo work. From a small child, the music field was his interest and affected
and moved Timothy deeply.
Timothy has a secondary education degree in Music Vocal & Instrumental, and minor in German and Social Studies. He holds a Master's in Education Administration & Business. Timothy loves learning and being part of a community. Timothy joined LVMC in June of 2018. He sang with every season possible, as the choir shares love of music and brings great joy to all. Timothy will always be a person to use service to build his life. Giving and sharing as a member on the board is a privilege and honor.
Service is love and LVMC is equal to service!
Ryan is a 17-year partner (employee) of Starbucks Coffee Company and serves as Division Development Manager leading a team of market development managers through strategy, business development, design, & construction of Starbucks’ licensed stores across the Western U.S..
Ryan began playing piano at age six after being inspired by Marvin Hamlisch at a tour stop in Ryan’s hometown. He then studied classical organ which lead to him to a diocesan music director position by age 16. Ryan pursued a double major at Seton Hill University in HR Management and Piano Performance with a secondary focus in Vocal Performance.
Ryan also serves on the board of Starbucks Pride Network and held previous board roles with MassOpera, Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Springfield Civic Theatre, & Starbucks Women’s Impact Network.