ECAF Board Members
Tim Miley, a San Diego native, grew up in San Gabriel Valley, California and earned a BS Degree in Business Management from Cal Poly, Pomona in 1969. He married Jacqueline K. Reynolds in 1968 and raised two sons in Orange County, California.
A United States Marine from 1969-1977, he earned his Naval Aviator Wings and was deployed to West Pact in 1972. Tim worked for Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and NGC, holding numerous business management positions throughout his career. He retired from the Aerospace Division after managing the Global Hawk Unmanned Air Vehicle program and moved to Escondido where he is now a serious woodworker and wood turner starting his own business- Miley’s Handcrafted Woodworks.
Tim is a member of the SD Fine Woodworker’s and the SD Wood Turners Associations. He holds certificates in case furniture construction/manufacture and veneering technology from Palomar Community College in San Marcos, California.
Karen became a resident of Escondido when she was 10 years old. Her love of music came from her mom, who played piano and organ at church every Sunday. Karen played violin—and in high school sang as an alto in the Madrigals. After college at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, she sang in the Palomar Chorale with Dr. Stanford, while working as a teacher in the Valley Center school district. She retired as Superintendent after over 30 years as a teacher and administrator.
Currently Karen is also on the board at the California Center for the Arts Escondido and two local foundations that award grants to non-profits. She is honored to be working with the Escondido Choral Arts Foundation to help implement their mission of working with children and adults in their education and performance experiences.
Virginia graduated from the University of South Dakota…Bachelor of Science Degree, and was selected for Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, a scholastic honor society and studied at the University of CA, Berkeley. She taught 1st and 2nd grade in Oakland public schools, was concert master of Washington High School orchestra, and played lst violin at USD, at CAL, and continues to play in the Palomar Symphony Orchestra. Virginia was on the board of Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties, and has been a board member of Hidden Valley Community Concerts for many years.
Cynthia Poole received a BA Degree from St. Olaf College and an MA from San Diego State University. She taught vocal music in Lake Mills, Iowa, was Dean of Women at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa and is now retired from the faculty of Palomar College where she taught music, served as a counselor and administrator. She presently directs the music program and tutors elementary school children at the First Congregational Church in Escondido. Hosting international students and spending time with her four grandchildren provide lots of joy and adventure.
Ron has been a San Diego County resident since 1961, and attended Helix High School in La Mesa. He made his stage debut, and only career appearance in his high school musical, Oklahoma, as a cast dancer.
After graduating from San Diego State University in 1975, and earning his teaching credential, he and his wife, Molly, moved to Escondido to begin careers with the Escondido Union School District. During his 33 years with EUSD, he served as middle school teacher, middle school assistant principal, and elementary school principal. He retired in 2008, after working as the founding principal of Bernardo Elementary. Ron has always enjoyed music and music education, especially choral arts.
Ron is active in Escondido through volunteer work. He served on the Boys and Girls Club of Escondido Board of Directors. He now serves on the local Salvation Army Advisory Board and is a member of the Rotary Club of Escondido.
He hopes that his role with the Escondido Choral Arts Foundation will help further the amazing work of the performing artists in both the adult chorale and children’s choruses.