Midsummer’s Music draws on the wisdom and guidance from individuals who comprise the board of directors. Board members typically exhibit a special, continued dedication to Midsummer’s Music through their support for the organization, musicians and staff. We welcome Ann Morgan and Tyler Powell, who recently began three-year terms.
In her youth, Ann was a summer resident of Door County, where she fell in love with the peninsula. She and her husband, Mike, continued to visit the county while raising their family in New Glarus, Wis. They moved to Egg Harbor as full-time residents following her retirement in 2017. She holds an MBA in Accounting from UW-Madison, and she spent her career working primarily in finance and accounting for manufacturing companies. She retired as VP of Finance & Administration at Coating Place Inc. in Verona, Wis. In 2018, Ann co-founded 100+ Women Who Care Norther Door County, which – as of January 2020 – had raised more than $100,000 for the local Door County community. She also provides support for the League of Women Voters in Door County. Ann and Mike enjoy walking, kayaking, and biking together in Door County.
Tyler has been a Door County resident for four years and lives in Sturgeon Bay with his wife, Kori, and their daughter, Norah. He grew up in Janesville, Wis., and grew to love Door County when his family moved to Sturgeon Bay as he began college. He graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a double major in Economics and Political Science, and he then attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn., where he graduated with his JD in 2013. Tyler practiced law in the Stevens Point area for more than three years at a general practice firm with a focus on business law and estate planning. Since childhood, Tyler has been involved with various YMCAs throughout Wisconsin, and he received his first job as a Y lifeguard. As a result, the Y’s mission of creating stronger communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility has always been a central focus for him. He transitioned from the legal world to the Door County Y in 2016, and he now serves as the Executive Director for the Northern Door Program Center in Fish Creek.
Midsummer’s Music thanks the following people whose board terms recently expired: Gerri Friedberg, Carole Kraemer, John Stitt, Judy Widen, and Carl Zapffe.
Midsummer’s Music celebrates 30 years of bringing chamber music to Door County in 2020. The summer season of concerts begins June 12 and runs through September 7. Visit www.midsummersmusic.com for schedules.
Midsummer’s Music was co-founded in 1990 by Jim and Jean Berkenstock, long-time Door County summer residents and principal orchestral players with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. What began as two concerts among friends has become one of the Midwest’s most anticipated chamber music series, bringing thousands of chamber music enthusiasts from around the globe to the magical Door County Peninsula.