To provide financial and other assistance to young musicians, and to
promote the creation and enjoyment of music in the community.read
The purpose of the Friends of ROAM is to assist young musicians to
access high quality music education in order to develop their
musicianship and love of the art of music.
Eric Tober believes in the power of music and its unequaled ability to
communicate the human condition. Reared in the shadow of the
birthplace of jazz....
Michelle Bares Tober is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. She grew
up in a large French-speaking Cajun family, in the land of gumbo
Karla is from Salt Lake City, UT. She studied law in San
Francisco, CA and afterwards she spent 2 years in Guatemala as a
U.S. Peace Corps volunteer....
Brian has lived in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria with his
wife Karla (also a Friends of ROAM board member) since 1998, the
same year they had the first of their two children, Maya and
As the product of adventurous parents who never stayed in one
place long enough to feel like "locals", Wendy is happy to have
called Del Ray home for the past 21 years....
A life-long music lover, Thad finally picked up the guitar in
middle-age and has become a master strummer of simple songs and a
disciple of the “three chords and the truth” school of guitar
Jonathan Wolcott is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP and serves
as pro bono counsel to Friends of ROAM. Jonathan’s legal practice
focuses on mergers and acquisitions....
Joy has lived in Del Ray since 1999. She has done a range of
non-profit work, from managing civil society programs in Ukraine
A great lover of music, Alex Sirpis has been involved with ROAM
since its inception. Alex was raised in Oakton, Virginia and has
spent the last 25 years as an Alexandrian.....
Friends of ROAM is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS. EIN 83-2582015
All donations are tax deductible.