Board of Directors


★ Julia Querin
     Co-Founder & President

   

Julia Querin brings over 25 years of finance and accounting experience and has been responsible for managing many companies’ financial and accounting activities. She currently serves as CFO and Corporate Secretary for several start-up companies in the high tech industry.  Ms. Querin received her B.S. in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley and has her CPA credentials.

In addition to her professional experience, Julia has worked with several non-profit organizations in various volunteer roles. She has been involved in several fundraising projects for Saint Augustine High School, St. Michael’s School, and the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. She also served as Coordinator for the St. Michael’s Children’s Choir. Julia has also worked in numerous volunteer positions with various non-profit youth theatre organizations in San Diego County.

Julia has been involved in most aspects of youth musical theatre as a “behind-the-scenes” contributor. She has been involved in over 30 youth productions, along with her daughter Alexa, in different capacities. Her most recent experience was producing a youth musical theatre production at Alexa’s school, the first musical theatre production in the school’s history.  A collaboration with San Diego Junior Theatre, Julia was responsible for all aspects of producing, coordinating and administering the production. Through this project, Julia was also able to assist young people who would normally not have been able to take part in the production due to financial difficulties. It was during this production process that Julia discovered her passion, and Sing Your Song was born.

   

★ Alexa Querin
     Co-Founder & Vice President of Marketing and Events

   

Alexa is responsible for all marketing, communications, press releases, social media and website updates.

Alexa is currently pursuing her BFA in Classical Acting, with an Emphasis in Acting and Directing, from Baldwin Wallace University. She has been involved in theatre since she was 6 years old, both on stage and off. Some of her favorite roles include Pericles in Pericles, Prince Escalus and Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Fantine in Les Miserables, Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Princess Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress and Queen 1/Schoolmaster in Two Noble Kinsmen.

For the past two summers, Alexa has participated in 2 Shakespeare Intensive programs - one at Shakespeare & Co; the other at the British American Drama Academy at the University of Oxford.

In addition to being on stage, Alexa has spent time working behind the scenes. Alexa was the assistant director for Les Miserables, Seussical, Jr. and The Wizard of Oz. Alexa also spent a summer interning for the North Coast Repertory Theatre, where she had hands on experience in learning how a professional theatre is run.  She was also a member of the Youth Advisory Board at the La Jolla Playhouse, where she helped educate youth about theater and assisted in getting youth more involved in theater.

Currently, Alexa is a Tour Guide for Baldwin Wallace University where she gives welcoming, informed tours of BW’s campus to prospective students, their families and important community members. In addition, Alexa has been selected as a Peer Advisor for current BW students interested in studying abroad, as Alexa recently studied in London for a semester. Alexa is also very active in the drama club on campus.

Alexa conceived, directed, choreographed, organized, produced, marketed and performed in the cabaret show, One Night On Broadway. Alexa directed a similar event that was produced and performed at Baldwin Wallace University in the Fall of 2016.

   

★ Eric Querin
     Vice President and Board Member

   

Eric Querin brings over 20 years of experience in management and sales to the Sing Your Song board. He currently serves as a senior officer/board member for three companies: President, T.E.A. Time Solutions, LLC; Senior Vice President/CFO, FP Contracting, Inc.; and CFO, Great West Interiors, Inc. Eric currently has his LUTCF and GDPRS designations. In addition to his professional experience, Eric has worked with several non-profit organizations in various volunteer capacities, including  the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He spent 20+ years in several roles with the Saint Augustine Alumni Association, including serving as President, Vice President and Board Member of the association. He also headed up many fund raising campaigns and committees for Saint Augustine High School.

   

★ Juliet Jakosalem
     Treasurer and Board Member

   

Juliet Jakosalem has been in public accounting over 20 years. Her experience includes working for a Big Four accounting firm in the corporate tax department, working for local South Bay/Los Angeles accounting firms and  having her own accounting practice. She recently merged her practice with another South Bay Firm and serves as the firm’s Senior Tax Manager as well as the Quality Control Assurance Manager of the tax department.

Juliet has prepared several private foundation tax returns over the last decade. In addition to her professional experience with foundations, Juliet has worked with various non-profit organizations in the South Bay in various volunteer roles, including helping students, “spirit programs”, and fundraising.

Juliet’s current involvement in youth music and theatre has been as a financial contributor and by supporting the students at Mira Costa High School by attending the annual performances of both the drama and orchestra.

Juliet obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley (B.S. Business Administration), where she was an Alumni Scholar. She also earned her graduate degree (MBT, Business Taxation) from USC, where she attended on a Local Tax Practioner’s Fellowship.

   

★ Bettina (“Pixie”) Warren
     Secretary and Board Member

   

Bettina (”Pixie”) Warren has been entertaining people for over 25 years, and holds membership in SAG, AEA and AFTRA.  Her roots are in musical theatre, appearing  in lead roles in more than 20 major productions.  From roles such as Eva Peron in Evita, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, and Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Bettina’s soaring voice and dynamic stage presence have always drawn rave reviews and thrilled audiences on both the East and West Coasts.

Bettina has also worked extensively as a voice-over actress on the East Coast and appeared in several television commercials. But San Diego is where Bettina calls home. Her “Manhattan Transfer”- style group (“Sentimental Journey”) was a favorite in San Diego for years.

During the past few years, Bettina has established herself as one of the premiere cabaret vocalists in San Diego.  She has a BA in Drama from San Diego State University and also has extensive training in musical theater, voiceover, and film.  She has also worked with many non-profit organizations throughout her career as a board member, a volunteer and has assisted in productions and fund-raising activities.

   

★ Tom Warren
     Board Member

   

Tom Warren has been involved with the performing arts since grade school. He has organized several different performing arts groups and manages his wife's performing career. Most recently he was the general manager and part owner of a large cultural arts performance center in San Diego, CA. His responsibilities included all aspects of arts management, from negotiating with performance groups to providing the physical facilities and production components.

Tom has extensive experience in marketing through website design, social media, and e-mail campaigns. His special areas of expertise in the performing arts include sound engineering, lighting design, and crowd management.

Tom has an MS in Physiology and has his own marketing and logistics company which trades bulk raw materials on ocean-going vessels worldwide.

...Find us on  Find Us on Facebook

Contact us for more information or email Info@SingYourSong.org
PO Box 270876 | San Diego, CA 92198 | 858.395.2734
Privacy Policy | Powered by Avatar Website Design

San Diego Foundation Valued Partner

San Diego Foundation
Valued Partner