Board of Directors


Richard Surbeck moved to McCall in 2004 from Sioux City, Iowa. While living in the Midwest, Surbeck was employed as Senior Vice President of Dain Bosworth, a New York Stock Exchange member firm, now known as RBC Wealth Management. He was also active in a number of community organizations including the board of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Association, the Board of the Siouxland Regional Cancer Center, the Sioux City Rotary Club and served a three year term as a Director of the Sioux City Community School District. He was also active as a Junior and Senior Warden of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Sioux City. Shortly after retirement in 1998, he was asked to serve as Interim Executive Director of the Sioux City Symphony. He held that position for a year.

Surbeck is a member and Treasurer of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in McCall and is a member of the McCall Rotary Club. He and his wife Margaret are parents of four children and have eight grandchildren.


Bob Hallock hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from Indiana University. A business career situated him in San Diego for 33 years. Bob and his wife, Linda, have owned a home in McCall since 1999 and became permanent residents in 2010.

Bob attributes his great appreciation for music to the cultural influences of both growing up in Ann Arbor and attending Indiana University. That appreciation continues to be enhanced by McCall Music Society!


Larry was raised in Connecticut and graduated from Yale University with a combined degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and served as Gunnery Officer aboard a destroyer during the Vietnam conflict. After discharge he met and married his wife, Chris, in Southern California. They have a son, daughter and four grandchildren. 

Larry enjoyed a thirty four year career in computers, most notably with IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. He began in sales and finished as a manager in consulting and support. Larry and Chris moved to Eagle Idaho in 2004 from northern California. They first came to McCall in 1996 and moved here permanently in 2012. Although Larry has no formal musical training he was drawn to the McCall Music Society for the value they add to the community.


Rey Vertrees is an Idaho native who moved to McCall from the Chicago area in 2006 when he retired from Boise Cascade/Office Max, where he worked in Human Resources. He is a graduate of The College of Idaho and George Washington University.

Music was an integral part of Rey’s life in high school, college and for a few years afterwards, but the time constraints of working and raising a family created a 25 plus year interruption. After retirement he picked up his trumpet and started playing again. Today he is part of the McCall Orchestra, plays at church and attends a week long music retreat each summer in Walla Walla, WA.

Rey and his wife Cinda have owned a home in McCall since 1994. They have two married sons and three grandchildren. Rey and Cinda have been known to travel around the Northwest to attend concerts and music festivals. In addition to music, Rey spends his time snow skiing, biking, flat water kayaking and working around the yard.


Chris hails from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to McCall in 2008. Music has been an integral part of her life: singing since high school and participating in music ensembles at various Ohio and Kentucky churches for over 30 years.

A degree in Mass Communication from Cleveland State University eventually led to an 11-year position at Kleier Communications in Louisville, Kentucky, where she was an advertising account coordinator, then a project manager.

Since settling in McCall, Chris has sung with the McCall Concert Singers and become involved with the Blackhawk Ranch community. In addition to music, she enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling with her husband, Tim.


Larry Zgonc is a retired teacher, conductor, and musician. He taught at Arizona State University, University of Arizona, was a co-founder at Mount hood Community College and has taught at all grade levels. He was the Conductor of the Phoenix Youth Symphony, the Arizona State University ballet, the Portland youth assistant conductor and the founder of the Mount Hood Community College orchestras . He was the teacher of the year for the American String Teachers nationally and the National School Orchestra Association, and Mount Hood Community College. Larry currently manages the McCall SummerFest orchestra.


I’ve always had a heart for music, beginning with tap dancing and singing performances at age 4 and starting piano lessons at ten. I sang in church choirs almost continually up to the present. My wife, Bev, and I have lived in McCall since 1997, full-time since 2010. The McCall Music Society has been one of our favorite charities.

My professional career was in the defense electronics field, designing, producing and fielding communications, radar and air defense systems for the US and NATO governments, working for Hughes Aircraft Company and its following entity, Raytheon. My last position prior to retirement was as Program Director for the development of the Norwegian Advanced Air Defense Missile System. Activities included making a survey of Norwegian industry to identify potential partners in a joint venture, and managing proposals valued in the 100s of millions of dollars.


Mary Lou Rush is an Idaho native who was raised in Eastern Idaho and graduated from the College of Idaho.  After spending five years teaching in the Arctic, she, her husband, Jim, and their two daughters returned to McCall  permanently in 1975.  Mary Lou taught in the McCall-Donnelly Schools for over 25 years.  She was an Elementary classroom teacher with endorsements in visual arts and dance.  She was involved in developing curriculum and training teachers in both these areas for the Idaho Sate Department of Education.   She and her family have been involved in the Music Society since its inception.  Her daughters were members of the original orchestra and two of the first elementary violin students in McCall.  She has been an advocate of the arts-visual, theatre, literary, dance,and musical- for as long as she can remember.  She is an avid gardener who also enjoys hiking, biking, tennis, white water rafting, and traveling. 

Communications and Youth Programs:  Suzanne Paisley

Suzanne moved to McCall three years ago and she and her husband are full time residents.  The move from Eastern Idaho was an easy one when the charm and community of McCall proved to be the perfect place to become an active citizen. Before making Idaho her home Suzanne had a successful career as a commercial photographer in Northern California. Suzanne owned a multi media production company in San Francisco and later became a marketing photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle /Examiner newspapers.  She finished off her career working for the University of California, Davis -Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

During the years of living in eastern Idaho, Suzanne was involved in many non profit organizations and served as president of the Teton County Valley Arena board. Suzanne is currently a life member of the Payette Lakes Progressive Club and is Chair of the scholarship committee. As a lover of Classical Music, Suzanne looks forward to bringing her marketing and creative talents to the McCall Music Society.