CYESO Board Members
Harold Seckinger, 1926 - 2017, Founder and President Emeritus
• Architect, Ret., musician, painter, stained-glass artist, poet, sculptor, writer, farmer.
• Born 1926, Marion County, FL.
• B. A., English Literature, Speech, Sociology, University of Florida, 1950; Architecture study, Columbia University; B. A., Architecture, University of Florida, 1956.
• Life-long wish: to be a band leader—but without contemplation that it would culminate in the Citrus Youth Orchestra.
• Retired as Founding President of CYESO in the Fall of 2016, and is succeeded by Vice-President Rebecca Limehouse.
Rebecca Montgomery, President and Director of Music
Rebecca started violin at 6, and made first violin in the Florida All-State Orchestra at 9, the Ocala Youth Symphony at 10, and at 12, the Central Florida Philharmonic. She is currently a violinist in the Villages Philharmonic.
A distinguished artist of the viola da gamba, Rebecca has performed across Florida, and has traveled to, and performed in Tuscany, Italy.
Rebecca spends much of her time as a luthier, making and restoring violins, violas, and cellos.
Born in Citrus County, an international polo player, who raises and trains polo ponies. She also has a Private Pilot license.
Angie Gabb, Vice President, Assistant Director of Music, Parent and Recorder Teacher
Angie has a vast variety of musical background which began in piano and music theory lessons throughout grade school and high school. She began playing flute in 6th grade and was in her high school and college marching band. She still enjoys playing the flute occasionally for her church family to enhance worship. She also owned her own Kindermusik business from 2004-2011 where she taught music and movement classes to babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. She believes that music is a very powerful tool and is so happy to be sharing the love of music with children in our community.
Martin Hoffman, Parent, Executive Director, and Director of Donor Relations
Born in Pinellas County, FL
Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto, FL since 1997
Served as the Executive Director of Covenant Children's Home from 2010 to 2013
Educational Chairman and board member of the Nature Coast Civil War Re-enactment Committee for over 10 years
Married to his high-school sweetheart, Joan, for over 37 years. They have four children and five grandchildren. Two of his children are currently students in CYESO
Patrick Coleman, Treasurer
Cheryl Rutledge, Secretary
- B.M. (Magna cum laude), Piano Performance, University of Chattanooga, 1968
- M.A., Music Major & English Minor, Jacksonville (AL) State University, 1973
- Ph.D., Music Education, Piano Pedagogy, Louisiana State University, 1983
- Music Educator, 34 yrs, USA & Taiwan
- Associate Professor of English, 20 yrs, Taiwan
- Academic English Editor, 25 yrs., Taiwan & USA
- Publications: ROTE ‘n’ READ: A Piano Book for the Young Beginner, 1986; Freelance articles in Travel in Taiwan Magazine, 1995 & 1997
Becca White, Director of Parent/Student Relations and Parent
Becca White is a community volunteer and small business owner. She has been married for 17 years and homeschools her two children. Becca volunteers for three local non-profit organizations while serving on the Board of Directors of two of them. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from USF in 2003 and is currently a Gold Leader Independent Distributor at Young Living Essential Oils. Her passion is serving God through serving others.
Jack Moorhouse, Inventory/Instruments and Teacher
Teaches Brass -- Began playing trumpet in 1960 (5th grade), served in the Navy in the music program aboard Commander Seventh Fleet flagship. Entertained troops in Viet Nam as well as in the fleet. Served as a firefighter/paramedic for 22 years in a suburb of Chicago. Retired in 2000, with my wife of 42 years,(that’s as of this year, not 2000!), and has one son, and two grandsons. Stunningly average, but happy. Enjoys woodworking, gardening and fishing, not necessarily in that order. Mr. Moorhouse also serves on the Board of Directors for CYESO.
Tina Mansfield - IT-Website, Printing and Parent
Married to husband Sam of 12 years. We have 5 children 4 of which are grown and a bonus baby who is 6 and is currently enrolled in the CYESO and is homeschooled by her dad.
Network Assistant for Sumter County School Board
Associates Degree in Computer Engineering Technology
Small Business owner
Played several instruments through the years in Band starting in Middle School with Clarinet, moved to Alto Clarinet and before entering High School played the Baritone.
Walter P. Wynn, Jr., Ph.D., Honorary Board Member
Retired CYESO Executive Director
Born Gainesville, Florida
B.S. US Naval Academy with distinction 1959 (one of five Burke Scholars in class of 900)
Ph.D., Cornell University, Engineering Physics, 1965
Commander, USN (Retired) (qualified for command of nuclear submarines)
Retired Program Management, Systems Analyst and Computer Consultant
Citrus County Resident since 1987
Solo chair clarinet in the US Naval Academy Midshipmen Concert Band and the Gainesville High School Band.