Board of Directors
Robert E. Kulp, Jr.
Robert E. Kulp, Jr., retired attorney and now community volunteer, has served on the Boards of The Louisville Bach Society, New Performing Arts, Actors Theater of Louisville, Friends of the School of Music and River Fields, Inc. Mr. Kulp presently serves on the Boards of Musica Toscana (Secretary). Bourbon Baroque (President), Boston Early Music Festival (President), and The Speed Art Museum and has served as Chairman of the Speed Charter Collectors for twenty years.
After completing her collegiate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and pursuing a career at Microsoft in Redmond, Seattle, Louisville, Kentucky native Austyn Hill has once again made Louisville home owning and operating L.E.M.R.S., a small business based in the Highlands. She is happy to take some time out from her primarily technologic focus to re-center on her love of the artistic and musical serving on the Executive Committee for Bourbon Baroque.
Lauren Bosché Freibert
Lauren Bosché will receive her MBA from University of Louisville in August and is currently doing business development research as an intern for Home of the Innocents. Lauren enjoys being a part of, and learning about, her community by volunteering. She is actively involved in the Young Professional Association of Louisville and the Junior League of Louisville.
John H. Clark IV
John H. Clark, IV was the founder and owner for 27 years of a unique custom manufacturing company, Midland Communications Packaging, Inc. specializing in custom loose leaf ring binders, index tabs, manuals, catalog covers, presentation cases, point of purchase displays, tool pouch packaging and various other presentation packaging used in promoting or developing new products or services.An active participant in Louisville‘s vast not-for-profit sector and professional leadership programs, Mr. Clark is currently a member with Bingham Fellows 2011, Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University, Bourbon Baroque: Louisville’s Period Instrument Ensemble (Board of Directors), Rotary of Louisville, Center for Non-Profit Excellence (CNPE) marketing committee, and has most recently served with the Visual Arts Association Board of Directors (2004 to 2010), CNPE Board of Directors (1999-2006).
Benjamin J. Evans
Benjamin J. Evansis a Member of Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC, working in the firm‘s Louisville office. Ben concentrates his practice in Employee Benefits law, including qualified retirement plans, employee welfare benefit plans, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, COBRA, health care reform, and ERISA-related litigation. Ben also provides advice regarding benefits issues in corporate transactions, correcting errors in the administration of employee benefit plans, and dividing retirement benefits in divorce. Ben is the Vice Chair of the ERISA Litigation Sub-Committee of the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section. Ben is on the Executive Committee of the Louisville Employee Benefits Council, currently serving as Treasurer. He also is a member of the Louisville Bar Association and the Lexington Employee Benefits Council. Ben is on the Board of Directors of Pomerium Musices, Inc., a New York City-based Renaissance a cappella choir. He also is a Member of the Young Associates Program, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City. A 1993 graduate of St. Xavier High School, Ben is a member of the St. Francis Xavier Society. Ben is a double graduate of the University of Notre Dame, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Philosophy and Medieval Studies, and Notre Dame Law School, J.D., Cum Laude.
Michael G. Swansburg, Jr.
As a lover of both the baroque and classical movements and their influence on American history, Michael G. Swansburg, Jr. is a proud member of the Board of Directors for Bourbon Baroque: Louisville‘s Period Instrument Ensemble. He works as an associate at the law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden, with a practice that focuses primarily in the area of labor and employment law. A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Mr. Swansburg served as Legislative Director for U.S. Representative John Linder in Washington, D.C, before coming to Louisville in 2007. Mr. Swansburg is also a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, where he sacrificed many of his weekends as the Editor in Chief of the law school’s flagship student publication, the University of Louisville Law Review.
Rachel Blanton serves as one of the founding violinists of Bourbon Baroque. She maintains a violin studio at the Sacred Heart School for the Arts where she spearheaded the development of its strings program. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Louisville and completed training courses with the Suzuki Violin Foundation. In addition to her work with Bourbon Baroque and teaching, Ms. Blanton works with the highly successful Abbey Road on the River festival that spans internationally along with her active involvement with the local band Porch Possums.