Shantel Dow, Founder
Shantel is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been a music administrator and grants specialist for many arts organizations including the country's largest youth orchestra organization, the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (Minnesota).
As an amateur trumpeter, Shantel has had the opportunity to perform at the Sydney Opera House (Australia), Royal Albert Hall (England), Aotea Centre (New Zealand), on the Great Wall (China) and Carnegie Hall. She was a member of the McDonald's All-American Band in 1980.
She is a member of many professional arts organizations and is honored to have been chosen as Co-Chair for the 2018 Arts Midwest Conference.
Shantel has four children, Marissa, Leah, Sawyer and Carver and one grandchild, Masen Alexander.
Shantel is now serving as the Executive Director for The Reif Center in Grand Rapids, MN.