Board of Directors

Elliot Shin // Executive Director
Elliot is a Senior at Lincoln High School and studies the oboe with the Oregon Symphony assistant principal Ms. Karen Wagner. He volunteers as a clarinet assistant instructor at Bravo Youth Orchestra, which follows the El Sistema, providing a free music program for students at Cesar Chavez Elementary School. Elliot is looking forward to working with students of refugees and especially excited to teach and share Iraqi folk songs. His favorite composer is Kenji Bunch. He also started a local chapter for LiNK, Liberty in North Korea, which is a nonprofit organization that helps North Koreans escape and start better lives. Currently, Elliot is working together with his brother, Wesley to build a Medical Center in Lilongwe, Malawi which is projected to finish in the fall of 2020. In his free time, Elliot likes spending time backpacking, hiking, and fishing.
My name is Ashley Yoon, and I am a Senior at Lakeridge High School. I have been playing violin for 12 years and have been studying with Carol Sindell since the second grade. Music is a necessity in my life. I listen to music anytime to relieve any stress, and to connect with my friends. Playing in OLIVENBAUM is an amazing experience for me because I can play music to promote peace and unity. OLIVENBAUM benefits people of all ages, being a crucial source of the unstoppable power of music.
christine youn // director of education 
My name is Christine Youn and I am a 17-year-old Senior at Lake Oswego High School. My favorite composer is Bach because his works are calming and beautiful. I would like to help and contribute to the peace and unification of the country through OLIVENBAUM. I like to hang out with my friends and take pictures of nature in my downtime.  
My name is Ian Song and I attend Cleveland High School as a Junior. I have been playing the violin since I was 4 years old. I have been a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP) association for 7 years and now serve as the co-principal 1st violin in the PYP orchestra. I’ve learned that music is extremely powerful; it can evoke our wide assortment of emotions and feelings. For me, Olivenbaum is not only an all-embracing environment to connect with new people and play great music but an invaluable conduit through which I can help unite people all over the world using the power of music with everyone. My hobbies encompass gaming, reading, and drawing.
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