The Portland Symphonic Choir is excited to introduce two new additions to the Board of Directors. Jason Brauser and Cara Cantonwine were nominated and unanimously elected to serve on the board at the January 26 meeting. Together, Jason and Cara bring years of business and nonprofit leadership experience to the organization. Welcome!
Jason joined the PSC Board of Directors in 2015. A graduate of Stanford University and Northwestern University Law School, Jason is a partner at Stoel Rives LLP and is the practice group leader for the firm’s corporate practice group. He is a past chair of the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section and the Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Celebration for the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Growing up, Jason played viola in the Seattle Junior Symphony and Stanford Symphony Orchestras.
Cara Cantonwine joined the Fort Vancouver National Trust as the Director of Programs in November 2010. Working with community partners and volunteers, she administers two General George C. Marshall leadership award programs and produces large public, patriotic events including Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, the Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver and Flag Day at Fort Vancouver. Before working for the Trust, Cara was the Special Events Manager for the City of Vancouver. Cara is a graduate of Leadership Clark County and has volunteered with several organizations including the Evergreen School District Foundation, the Portland Symphonic Choir, and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Foundation.
Cara is a graduate cum laude of the University of Puget Sound with a B.M. in Vocal Performance and Music Education. She is a classically trained soprano, but also enjoys singing jazz. In addition to music, Cara enjoys sewing, snowshoeing, and spending time with her husband James and sons Scott and Todd.