Board of Directors


Christopher K. Rasmussen AIA

President [email]

A resident of New Mexico since 1958, Mr. Rasmussen and his four children are avid lovers and supporters of the fine arts and classical music in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Opera communities.

An artist (and recently retired NM Architect specializing in educational and performing arts design), Christopher’s focus today is upon environmental sculpture and painting.

In addition to the P:VNM Board, Mr. Rasmussen has also served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico, a non-profit organization that provides bereavement services for children, five to twenty-five years of age, who have lost a family member or loved one.

Professional affiliations and memberships include the American Institute of Architects; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; and the University of New Mexico Dean’s Council for Design & Planning Excellence.

Chris is pleased and honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico since 2012.

Maxine Thévenot

Vice President

Alyssa Landahl

Secretary; Publicity and Ticketing [email]

Alyssa Landahl, a founding member of Polyphony, Voices of New Mexico, is serving her ninth year (since 2011) on the Polyphony Board of Directors where she enthusiastically serves as Ticketing and Publicity Chair and Secretary. 

In New Mexico, she has been an active member of the alto section in the Cathedral of St. John Choir (where she also serves as Choral Librarian and Vestment Coordinator), and a member of the Cathedral’s Vestry for 6 years.  She has also been a member of Quintessence, UNM’s Las Cantantes, and the UNM Chorus. She draws on a wealth of experience in New England choral singing, including regular appearances at the Berkshire Choral Festival and the Boston Pops Holiday Chorus. 

Prior to her departure from Boston (and subsequent arrival in Albuquerque), she served as Director of Operations for the 120-member Back Bay Chorale for seven years, where she managed four performances per year in the Boston area.   

Outside of singing, Alyssa has an Ed.M. from Harvard University and has taught history, English, and humanities at the middle-school and high-school levels.  She currently substitute teaches at Manzano Day School in Albuquerque with a schedule that enables her to spend quality time with her husband, Andrew, and two children, William and Sally.

Kat Vinson

Chair of Charitable Contributions [email]

A native of South Carolina, Kathleen “Kat” Miller Vinson has lived in Albuquerque for 25 years. Her professional experience includes education, business development and proposal management, technical writing, editing, researching, project management, public relations, and sales. Focusing on negotiations through communication, teamwork, and collaboration, Kat has demonstrated excellence and proven results in award-winning documentation design and implementation in fast-paced environments under multiple deadline constraints. She has more than 20 years of experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and ensuring that all items are finalized and delivered according to client and company specifications.

Presently a freelance writer and editor, a teacher and private tutor, and a vintage and home decor proprietor, she enjoys working in a variety of disciplines. As a board member of Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico (PVNM), Kat serves as Chair of Charitable Contributions. Another nonprofit for which Kat serves is the Music Guild of New Mexico. Her former nonprofit leadership experience includes the Albuquerque Academy Parent Association, the Clemson University Women’s Alumni Council, and the Cathedral Church of St. John.  Having sung in various choirs and ensembles in South Carolina, the District of Columbia, and New Mexico, Kat has most recently enjoyed singing with the Cathedral Choir at the Cathedral Church of St. John in Albuquerque.

Kat enjoys serving on the PVNM board for several reasons, including PVNM’s role in enlightening and educating children of all ages through music.  She relishes the opportunities and challenges that PVNM has provided to her, including grant preparations, public relations, community outreach, and voice enhancement.  Kat looks forward to many more creative endeavors within this talented community.

Reese Gateley

Treasurer [email]

A graduate of the University of Arkansas with additional studies at the University of New Mexico, Reese is a practicing CPA since 1992 serving a diverse base of clients throughout New Mexico and other states.  He serves as Finance Officer for U S Eagle Federal Credit Union and is Treasurer of the Cathedral of St John Albuquerque NM.

Reese has been a resident of New Mexico since 1978 enjoying his family and travel.