Board Chair
Festival Opera
675 Ygnacio Valley Road, Ste. B-215, Walnut Creek, CA
Festival Opera website

"As board chair for Festival Opera, I am very grateful to Jed for transforming our financial systems and helping us turn around our organization. He is a joy to have on our team and I recommend him without reservation."

Tom Rose, Orchestra Personnel Manager

San Francisco Ballet Association
455 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco Ballet website

"The monthly budget reports for the organization came from Jed, and they were the clearest reports I've received during my 22 year tenure as Orchestra Personnel Manager.
Jed converted our payroll processing into a comprehensive, custom program in Access. Currently the system is a comprehensive application, including a MasterFile database, complete self-contained payroll system, leave tracking, orchestra audition management, musicians' instrument insurance and all support reporting.
...the Ballet highly values Jed's expertise and invaluable contributions."

Cindi Young, Director, Marketing and Development

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra
1223 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Cindi Young e-mail
Musica Angelica website

"Jed's familiarity with all things financial on both sides of the curtain - from box office to backstage - makes him an indespensible and ideal partner for any arts management team."

Bennett Smith, Director of Advancement

Sonoma Academy
2500 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Bennett Smith e-mail
Sonoma Academy website

"Jed identifies opportunity and optimizes it; he deeply understands the cultivation and stewardship of donors while bringing entrepreneurship and expertise to everything he touches..."

Joan Lounsbery, Executive Director

Music in the Vineyards
P.O. Box 6297, Napa, CA 94581
Joan Lounsbery e-mail
Music in the Vineyards website

"Jed has brought our summer chamber music festival to new levels of organizational sophistication..."

Kate Jenkins, Executive Director

Friends Outside in Sonoma County
P.O. Box 3905, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Friends Outside website

"At the first Board Meeting ... Jed was able to take finance-speak and turn it into a listener-friendly description of our status and what the options might be to improve our status. The Board fully understood his description and was able to take actions accordingly..."

Kris Sinclair, Executive Director

Association of California Symphony Orchestras
2755 Cottage Way, #3, Sacramento, CA 95825
Kris Sinclair e-mail
ACSO website

"Jed knows EVERYTHING about the financial workings of nonprofits! I've never had a question he couldn't answer. He served on the ACSO Board as its treasurer for several years and his reporting was flawless and in plain English. I highly recommend him."

Jim Plaisted, Executive Director

Actors' Theater for Children
1616 4th Street, Santa Rosa, CA 94928
Actors' Theater for Children website

"We are thrilled with the direction ATFC is moving now, and with the new energy and commitment that has been generated. Jerry Green and Jed Coffin have done an outstanding job empowering all of us in ATFC. We look forward to working with them..."

Michele R. Hassid, CPA, Partner

Eckhoff Accountancy, Inc.
145 Northwood Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
Michele Hassid e-mail
Eckhoff Accountancy website

"The success of your not-for-profit organization depends on many factors, including the quality of the professional expertise your organization receives.
As an auditor, I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Coffin during his term as Director of Finance and Administration for the Santa Rosa Symphony Association.
With his broad experience and a thorough understanding of financial system design, analysis and reporting requirements, he was instrumental in revising their financial reporting system and developing effective and meaningful reports for management and the Board."

Joseph Truskot, Executive Director

Monterey Symphony Association
2560 Garden Road, Suite 101, Monterey, CA 93940
Joe Truskot e-mail
Monterey Symphony website

"Jed entirely transformed the Monterey Symphony's finance and administrative functions.
With his extensive knowledge of accounting, box office operations, computer systems, and office management, he was able to provide a smooth transition from a part-time bookkeeper position to a fully fledged finance department.
The board of directors, in particular, praised his guiding efforts and without reservation gave him encouragement and support."



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