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.
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!
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.
Marc joined the LVMC in January 2023 after moving to Las Vegas from Pendleton, Oregon. Marc has been involved in choirs since childhood. His early years were spent singing in church choirs as his father was a minister and mother a music teacher.
Music has been a constant in Marc’s family since his childhood, and this makes him passionate about sharing musical experiences with those close to him. Marc was most recently a member of the Pendleton Men’s Chorus, and came across LVMC when searching for a similar group in Las Vegas.
In addition to enjoying singing in a men’s choir, Marc has also been moved by the mission and purpose of the LVMC, promoting greater awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ people, and the challenges they face on a daily basis. This is perhaps one of his greatest motivations for joining the Board of Directors, where he can serve in a more direct way to guide the vision and future of this critically important group, as it seeks to broaden equality and understanding through beautiful music.
Mikey joined the Las Vegas Men's Chorus for their Spring 2022 concert.
He immediately fell in love with the organization: their acceptance of members of all types, everyone's passion for music, and the joy of singing.
Mikey loves to perform and will be the first to tell you he loves a stage. He's been a performer from a young age, playing in piano recitals and appearing small school productions. He played percussion with the Green Valley High School concert band and continued performing throughout college. To continue to develop as a singer, he's taking voice lessons through the College of Southern Nevada's music program.
He received his BFA in Game Development from SCAD and has been working in the Video Game Industry since 2015.
Joey was born and raised in a small town nine miles north of Boston and relocated to Las Vegas in January of 2020. He has never, nor has anyone, parked a car in Harvard Yard. Joey began performing at the age of three and as a small child saw his sister off to enroll in dance lessons; 20 years later, he went on to own that very dance studio. Through dance, Joey discovered his love for performing. From elementary throughout high school, Joey performed in a plethora of productions with his local theater company, church choir, and school’s theater and chorus programs. Joey competed locally, regionally, and nationally in dance, singing, and acting competitions, earning numerous titles before he could legally vote.
Joey earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State University in 2010 and began his nursing career in emergency medicine and trauma services. Joey earned his M.S. in Nursing from Southern New Hampshire University in 2022. Joey is currently a full-time professor of nursing and per diem in an emergency department. He is also enrolled in a Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program at United States University .
Joey discovered the Las Vegas Men’s Chorus through his fiancé, who is an active member of LVMC. Joey began volunteering with the chorus, selling tickets and assisting wherever he was needed at the shows. Joey attended his first ever Pride event, walking with LVMC in the Las Vegas Pride Parade. After accepting a full-time nursing faculty position in December 2022, Joey finally had weekend availability to audition for LVMC. Joey joined LVMC as a Tenor II in January of 2023 and is ecstatic to sing and dance alongside friends who have become family here in Las Vegas. Joey was elected to the LVMC Board of Directors in early 2023 and looks forward to helping the organization flourish and reach its true potential.
Originally from Kentucky, Frederick celebrates his 60th year working on stage and in television. In his hometown, he helped found the Lexington Shakespeare in the Park festival, which is still running, in its 40th season, and still free to the public.
He appeared in major roles in HAMLET, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and JULIUS CAESAR, and the title roles in KING LEAR, and RICHARD III. In musical comedy, he has appeared in major roles in SHOW BOAT, OLIVER!, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and GYPSY, and in drama he has appeared in works by Ibsen, Chekhov, Inge, O'Casey, and Goldsmith. In television, he did on-camera and voice over work for PBS, The Learning Channel, Discovery, and Nickelodian.
Currently, he appears in his one-man shows featuring the works of Capote, Faulkner, Twain, and the poets of the 19th and 20th centuries. He is joyful and proud to be singing with the talented and accomplished artists of the Las Vegas Mens Chorus.
Tom grew up on the coast of the Carolinas with a passion for food, service, and hospitality. This passion for service led him to earn his B.S. Hotel & Restaurant Management from USC Columbia. From there, his culinary prowess took him across the east coast leading high-profile hospitality & food services including the U.S. House of Representatives and the Pentagon.
Tom is now a 12-year partner (employee) of Starbucks Coffee Company and serves as Customer Success Manager, leading strategic technology implementation across 8,800 U.S. licensed stores.
Marty has had a variety of careers. He was a high school biology teacher for 15 years in New York. Subsequently he has been a financial planner for Morgan Stanley and an environmental attorney until he retired
and moved to Nevada.
Theatrically, Marty has been in over 50 productions and numerous cabarets in New York, Connecticut, and Nevada. He is very excited to be part of the Las Vegas Mens Chorus and serve on the Board of Directors.
His LVMC passion is to grow the chorus both in number-of-members and financially.
Justin has been passionate about the arts since his earliest years growing up in Reno, NV, where he started playing piano at five, completely by ear, as well as writing and composing his own songs. In high school he was a member of the state honor choirs and a performer in Intermezzo, a highly prestigious and talented group known for its many award-winning performances and appearances on stage and television.
Justin received his B.S. in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Las Vegas where he served as president of the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artist). Justin has guided design firms from start-up to established companies as a creative director, helping marketing and design teams produce high-end, professional work here in Las Vegas, and working with clients from all over the world. Always curious and always learning, he puts everything of himself into his work and into his personal and professional growth.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Timothy is extremely happy to be part of the Las Vegas Men’s Chorus as of 2022. “It is such a great honor to perform with people who give of their time and talents to share their love of music and arts to encourage and inspire the masses.”
Timothy began performing at an early age in elementary school and in church. In 1983, he began his 20-year military career as a Food Service Specialist, before being introduced to the military music field. Timothy attended the Army Element School of Music and graduated in 1990. In 1992, he became a Vocalist with the United States Army Field Band (also known as the Musical Ambassadors of the Army) and traveled the world performing on stages from corn fields to Carnegie Hall with the mission -“to keep the support of the Nation behind its military”. Also, Timothy has served in various churches and ministry positions through his life, from choir member to clergy, and is currently an ordained minister.
After retiring from the military, Timothy followed his passion into the field of Protective Services and attended the South Carolina Law Enforcement Academy, graduating in 2006 to become a Public Safety Officer. In 2008, Timothy relocated to Las Vegas and continued both his passions of music and public service. As a Private Patrolman with the State of Nevada, he has contributed to the successful operations of various security companies in the Las Vegas Valley and currently occupies a position with a prestigious private school. Timothy was selected to become a Board Member in 2023 and looks forward to assisting in the next great chapters of our organization.
Rob, originally from the Peach State, received his Master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Georgia. He has 22 years of experience in people and account management supporting some of the largest fortune 500 companies during his tenure. His career brought him to Las Vegas in 2019 where he attends as many musical shows
and concerts as possible.
Rob joined the LVMC family in the Spring of 2022 after attending the 2021 LVMC Holiday Concert. His love for music began at a very young age when he began to sing with his church choir. He was a member of the Tift County School systems choir program from grades 6th to 12th where he served as tenor one section leader his junior and senior year for the A capella choir, and was a member of the GA All State Choir his freshman and senior year.
In his free time he loves socializing with friends, traveling and spending quality time with his two dogs – Izzy and Jackson.
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.