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Board of Directors

Sean McGuire - President

Sean McGuire is a graphic designer helping organizations create societal change. In addition to design, Sean is a part-time instructor at the Academy of Art. He is a lifetime resident of Santa Rosa, an amateur photographer and gardener. Sean lives in Santa Rosa with his wife and two children who attend primary class at Brush Creek Montessori

Giuliana Brockway

Giuliana is a Santa Rosa native who attended University of California, Davis undergraduate school and received her law degree from Empire College School of Law. She is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section, the State Bar of California Trusts and Estates Section, and Sonoma County Women in Law, and the Principal of Brockway Law in Santa Rosa. Giuliana has also been voted a Super Lawyers Top Rated Attorney Rising Star in 2017 and 2018.

Giuliana and her husband, a teacher, have a daughter in Redwood and they share a passion for community involvement. Outside of work and family, Giuliana is active in Rotary Club of Santa Rosa East and the Velo Fratello Cycling Club


Candace Mackey - Treasurer

Candace Mackey is currently the owner and director of Santa Rosa Children's Music. She has a BA in Music from Smith College in Music with an emphasis in music education and an MBA from Dominican University. She is a certified teacher, has taught middle school choir & band and private wind, brass and percussion instrument lessons. She was the Executive Director of the non-profit Occidental Center for the Arts and Redwood Arts Council for over 10 years.


 She lives happily in Santa Rosa with her husband and two sons: 16 and 3; with lots of curious interest in everything and everyone.

Music has always been central to Candace’s life. Her grandmother was a piano teacher and her mother was a singer. By the age of 10 she was playing flute in the Colorado Honor Band and by high school was teaching flute classes. She brings her love of fun, music and teaching to her Kindermusik and private students and their families.

Faithe Simpson - Secretary

Faithe is a healthcare administrator working in the field of dialysis. She is a Bay Area native, who recently relocated back to the area with her family after a decade exploring and eating our way through Portland, Oregon. 

Faithe and her husband, Charlie, a web designer/developer, have 2 daughters; 1 in the Redwoods classroom, and one who will join the Saplings classroom in the 20/21 school year.

April Rossi - Staff Liaison

April Rossi joined the BCMS team in the fall of 2017 as our toddler teacher. She brings years of experience in Early Childhood Development, and has a passion for the Montessori method. April shares her love of gardening and nature with her students. In the spring of 2019, April joined the BCMS board of directors as the staff liaison. April has two sons, two grandchildren, and lives with her husband and her precious dog Gigi.

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