JCC Leadership

Administrative Staff

CAROLYN BELL AUDIJE

Visual Communications Specialist
353-1636, ext. 3 | Email

Carolyn has been with the JCC since 2010. She joined the administrative team with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and many years of experience in design and marketing. Her background includes publishing, advertising, collegiate communications, prepress, web design, and corporate branding. She has worked with many non-profit organizations including Special Olympics, The Boselli Foundation, The Jacksonville Children's Commission, The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as well as Christ the King, Resurrection and Guardian Catholic Schools. She has a passion for helping children and her community through the use of her artistic gifts.

Carolyn has been living and working in Jacksonville since late 1991, but was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was involved in vocal music, visual art, and theater. She had the pleasure of getting to know Darren Dailey while working on Jacksonville's Dancing with the Stars benefiting the Boselli Foundation in 2010. She went on to plan and organize the same event benefitting the Jacksonville Children's Chorus six times now since 2011. In recent years, Carolyn was an avid competitive ballroom dancer and active in stewardship at Christ the King Catholic Parish. Her husband, Larry, owns A Social Affair Dance Studio and their daughter, Elyssa, is a member of the Touring Choir and has been a member of the JCC since 2010. 


 

RYAN BALDRIDGE

Program Assistant
353-1636, ext. 9 | Email

Ryan Baldridge comes from the rural Midwest where he has been an active music educator for seven years. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and has certifications in the Musikgarten Program. While studying at Wheaton, he served as Assistant Conductor for the Men’s Glee Club. In addition, he also assisted as an early childhood music teacher for the College’s Community School of the Arts. Finally, he has also worked with children by being a private piano instructor and teaching at the Music Institute of Chicago.

 


 

KATHERINE (KT) BOLING

Business Manager & Development Officer
353-1636, ext. 4 | Email

KT joined the JCC team in 2016 as a member of the Finance Department. With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and experience in project management, quality engineering, and accounting, KT joined our team as Accounting Assistant and is now the Business Manager and Development Officer for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.

KT’s ties to the Chorus go back as far as 1996 when she joined the JCC as a young singer under the direction of Jim Taylor, the Chorus’ first conductor. In her two years as a member of the JCC, KT enjoyed opportunities to perform at various venues around the state and country, and even in Carnegie Hall. Since then, she has continued her passion for music, participating in numerous bands and choirs at her church, and through high school and college. KT’s love of the arts has also extended to dance, where she has become a professional Latin dancer, ballroom dance instructor, and even an aerialist.

 


DOROTHY LEITCH

Program Manager
353-1636, ext. 6 | Email

Dorothy Leitch is a Florida native – born and raised in St. Petersburg, then moved on to Georgia for higher education. She received her Associate of Arts from Oxford College of Emory University and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University, while also starting her professional career with Coca-Cola. After graduation, she moved to Jacksonville – a city her father’s family had lived since the 1800’s.

Now living in Jacksonville, Dorothy has worked in many businesses including the Federal Reserve Bank and several small, privately-owned companies. Jacksonville is also the place where she and her husband of over 30 years, Jim, have their family with three children. Carlisle, their oldest, is a mechanical engineer who works on F-18s at NAS Jacksonville. Emily, the middle child, works as a kindergarten teacher in Tallahassee. Sarah, her youngest, is a full time student at Florida State University and an alumni of the JCC Touring Choir. Once her children were all in school, Dorothy became a teacher in Duval County Public Schools at Dinsmore Elementary, where she taught second through fourth grade students for 15 years.

It was through Sarah, her youngest, that Dorothy began to volunteer with The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. Through her personal experience, Dorothy developed a love and an appreciation for the JCC. As the Program Manager for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Dorothy feels that her new role serves everything she loves – children, music, and working in a business-related position. Dorothy is excited to be a part of the JCC family.

  


 

JORDAN WETHERELL

Development Associate
353-1636, ext. 7 | Email

Jordan is originally from a small town outside of Flint, Michigan, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Research Psychology with a minor in Theater. She went on to move to San Diego to work in the Film & Television industry, where she coordinated travel for a wide variety of productions with hotel vendors across the country. With her love of fostering meaningful relationships and passion for the Choral Arts, she has since become the Development Associate with high aspirations to help bring the joy of singing to as many children in Jacksonville as possible.

Jordan has always had an affinity for the creative arts, but her love for choir has always come above all else. Her best memories of growing up come from the many years she spent in different choirs within her school district. When she relocated to Jacksonville from California, she never would have guessed an organization like the JCC existed. Now she is living out her dream of having music at the forefront of her day-to-day life, while taking pride in knowing she gets to help the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus maximize its impact in giving children the ability to flourish with a strong musical education in the same way that she did. 

“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne, Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“The JCC is more than just a chorus; it is truly a life-changing experience. The Chorus has opened me to new experiences, provided me with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and helped me discover singing is not just one of my interests but rather a lifelong passion.”

Emma, 17, Touring and Concert Choirs

“The Chorus expands your musical horizons and helps you grow as a person. You are surrounded with other young people who have something in common…their love of music. I have learned that music does, indeed, bring people and cultures together. The music we sing brings people hope for a better future of understanding and cooperation.”

Jasmine, 16, Touring and Concert Choirs