Board of Directors


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!

 Vice President: Suzanne Paisley

For Suzanne 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. 

Suzanne is involved in many non profit organizations in McCall and is a life member of the Payette Lakes Progressive Club. As a lover of Classical Music, Suzanne looks forward to bringing her marketing and creative talents to the McCall Music Society.

Secretary: MARY LOU RUSH

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, 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 State 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, and now her granddaughter is a part of the High Mountain Stings program.  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, canoeing, white water rafting, and traveling.



Owen is a CPA with a Masters degree in accounting and a certificate in Ski Area Management. His previous work includes leadership positions at a Big 4 accounting firm. Owen most recently served as Brundage Mountain’s Finance and Accounting Manager, where he successfully implemented efficient work processes, modeled revenue forecasts, and demonstrated great motivational and leadership qualities.


Community LIAISON: Patti Barrow

Patricia moved to McCall in 2005 so her daughter could grow up in a small town. She has worked as a Coder for Chemotherapy Infusions for St. Luke’s Hospital since 2012.  Her stepson is currently a member of the McCall Youth Orchestra and plays the Cello as a Freshman.  He has been playing since 7th Grade.  Through the generous Rental Program McCall Music Society has, she met Richard Surbeck who honored her by asking to become a Board Member.  She joined in May of 2022.



Born in Kentucky and is number six of ten children. Music was always a big part of his life.
He sang soprano in the Bishop’s Choir for several years. Live music made a huge impression on him from; Classical, Broadway, Rock and Roll, and Punk were some of his favorites. He grew up in his father’s hardware store, worked and ultimately managed one store before moving to McCall in 2002. From 2002 to 2022 he worked at Builders First Source and is now retired. He joined the Music Society in 2021. He has been singing Tenor for 7 years with the McCall Concert Singers.

carl Robbert

After graduating from the University of Washington and a 40+ year career in the lumber business, Carl moved to McCall to give all four seasons a try in mid-2019. Though raised in Eastern Washington, Carl spent most of his adult life in and around Seattle and still visits the westside for college football, Mariners baseball and, most importantly, to stay connected with family and friends, including his daughter, Megan.

He is an avid reader who enjoys learning as much about music as he does listening to all types of music. Other passions include spending time snow skiing, traveling and dog walking with his partner, Janell and their Griffon, Tucker.

Carl looks forward to contributing to an organization that is creating such a lasting legacy for area youth and a positive impact on our community.


Bob Wilkinson

Bob went to the University of Vermont and graduated in 1971 with a degree in hockey. After
graduating he spent 5 years as an Army captain stationed in Germany where he learned his
passion for skiing. That prompted a move to Utah where he married Sally. They established
their forty-four-year-old printing business, P C Printink, in Park City. They have three children
and five grandchildren. Twenty-four years ago they brought their grandson to McCall to visit a school friend. Having
never been there Bob was immediately enchanted with what a great place and great people
there were. For the next twenty years, they rented each summer for a week or two. Four years
ago they built a home in the Woodlands and now try and be in McCall as much as possible.
Bob has known and enjoyed working with Richard and Margy Surbeck for many years. He
began to help out the McCall Music Festival by printing whatever was needed and helping with
festival logistics. His involvement grew as he fell more and more in love with the whole
dynamics of putting the whole summer fest concerts together, hosting musicians, seeing and
participating in the feeder system of the youth music program, how the orchestra personnel are
brought in from all over the country and the gift that these different programs give to this
wonderful community.



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, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.