STAFF     Board of Directors

Brandon Henson, Executive Director

Brandon Henson, originally from Illinois, graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Management. Brandon has been a professional bassist working with legendary musical acts over the past ten years.

Mary Yearwood, Development Director

Mary Yearwood joined YOSA in 2017 as Development Director after working with local nonprofit organizations for the past several years. Mary’s love of music began at a very young age through singing, and continued through childhood as she learned the oboe and performed with local musical theater groups. Mary has a Bachelor of Business & Sociology and a Master of Community Development, both from the University of North Alabama. Mary believes in the power of music education and feels strongly that such an education helped shape her academic and professional careers for success. She loves the vibrant arts scene in San Antonio, the city she has always considered her home.

Ben HackettDevelopment Associate

A native of San Antonio, Ben Hackett joined YOSA in 2013 after completing his Master’s in Music Theory and Composition from Montclair State University in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Roosevelt High School and Texas Tech University. Ben is also an active composer and euphonium performer.

Garrett Lefkowtiz, Operations Director

Garrett joined YOSA in October 2016. Born in New York, Garrett moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1999, calling the city home ever since. He attended Albion College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Political Science. He then elected to continue his education, receiving a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from THE Ohio State University as well as later receiving a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Florida State University. Garrett has worked with such organizations as Interlochen Center for the Arts and Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, and is ecstatic to now be working with the YOSA organization.

Alex Flores, Operations Coordinator

Alex joined the YOSA team in January 2017, a month after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Marketing, minor in Business Administration, and Certificate in Audio Technology from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Although born in the Rio Grande Valley, she is proud to call San Antonio her hometown. Music has long been a staple in Alex’s life. She is a classically-trained vocalist, as well as a songwriter, and enjoys performing locally.

Molly BaskinOperations Assistant

Molly Baskin joined YOSA in August 2017. A native of San Antonio, Molly graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Marketing, and Performance Certificate in flute. Before joining the YOSA team, she interned on the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Concert Production team, and also on The CE Group’s event production team. Molly’s passion for music sparked during her time as a member of YOSA from 2007-2012.

Alfonso Gonzales, Bookkeeper

Alfonso joined the YOSA staff in April 2007. He has worked in the accounting and finance field for more than 40 years supporting a variety of companies. Born and raised in San Antonio, Alfonso worked in New York City much of his professional career. He returned to San Antonio in 1992.