Throughout last year, in each month’s eNotes, I shared with you a look at our Auburn Symphony leadership from the deck of the Board of Directors. This season’s monthly spotlights will be a behind-the-scenes look at the staff and volunteers that REALLY make things happen and put on the shows! It is only fitting to shine a light this “Box Office Open Month” on Jennifer Sanders, our Auburn Symphony Business Manager (and all-around Center-of-Everything-Office).
Jennifer has been with the Symphony for 12 years, after working locally as a bookkeeper. In addition to staffing our office four days a week, she and husband Brent are steadfast supporters and personally involved in “front of show” concert responsibilities as well as present for leading roles in all of our fundraisers (sometimes roping in college-student son Mac when he’s around). Since coming into the position, Jennifer has seen many changes and has worked for two Executive Directors. She has professionally grown as the Symphony has expanded technologically, adding Quickbooks and two online ticketing systems to her resume skills. My highest praise of Jennifer is when I ask if she might be able to figure something out or extract data for me to use. I always get a quick “Sure!” or a cheerful, “Hmmm— let me see what I can do!” She says her favorite part of the job is hearing those first notes fire up and knowing that she's helped everyone get settled in a seat for incredible live music. When buying your season tickets this year, Jennifer is truly your best friend in the Auburn Symphony office! If you haven’t already met, be sure and introduce yourself when you see her in the concert hall.