Board of Directors
★ Julia Querin
Co-Founder & President
Julia Querin brings over 25 years of finance and accounting experience and has been responsible for managing many companies’ financial and accounting activities. She served as CFO and Corporate Secretary for several start-up companies in the high tech and construction industries. Ms. Querin received her B.S. in accounting from the University of California, Berkeley and has her CPA credentials.
In addition to her professional experience, Julia has worked with several non-profit organizations in various roles. Julia helped create the Bachelor of Fine Arts-Acting program at Baldwin Wallace (BW) University, which received approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Learning in less than a year. BW began to offer the newly created BFA-Acting program in the Fall of 2016.
Julia has been involved in several fundraising projects for Saint Augustine High School, St. Michael’s School, and the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. She has also served on several committees with various non-profit youth theatre organizations in San Diego County, including La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe and North Coast Repertory Theatre.
Julia has been involved in most aspects of youth musical theatre as a “behind-the-scenes” contributor. She has been involved in over 50 youth productions, along with her daughter Alexa, in different capacities. One of Julia’s projects was producing a youth musical theatre production at Alexa’s elementary school, the first musical theatre production in the school’s history. A collaboration with San Diego Junior Theatre, Julia was responsible for all aspects of producing, coordinating and administering the production. Through this project, Julia was also able to assist young people who would normally not have been able to take part in the production due to financial difficulties. It was during this production process that Julia discovered her passion, and Sing Your Song was born.
★ Alexa Querin
Co-Founder & Vice President of Marketing and Events
Alexa is responsible for all marketing, communications, press releases, social media and website updates.
Alexa received her BFA in Classical Acting from Baldwin Wallace University. She has been involved in theatre since she was 6 years old, both on stage and off. Some of her favorite roles include Rachel Corrie in My Name is Rachel Corrie, Heather McNamara in Heathers, Celia in As You Like It, Pericles in Pericles, Fantine in Les Miserables and Princess Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress.
In addition to being on stage, Alexa has spent time working behind the scenes. Alexa was the assistant director for Les Miserables, Seussical, Jr. and The Wizard of Oz. Alexa also spent a summer interning for the North Coast Repertory Theatre, where she had hands on experience in learning how a professional theatre is run.
Alexa conceived, directed, choreographed, organized, produced, marketed and performed in the cabaret show, One Night On Broadway. Alexa directed a similar event that was produced and performed at Baldwin Wallace University in the Fall of 2016.
Alexa is currently the Academy Manager at San Diego Musical Theatre. She is responsible for coordinating classes and workshops, organizing master classes and intensive programs, and managing social media for the Academy.
★ Eric Querin
Vice President and Board Member
Eric Querin brings over 20 years of experience in management and sales to the Sing Your Song board. He currently serves as a senior officer/board member for three companies: President, T.E.A. Time Solutions, LLC; President/CFO, FP Contracting, Inc.; and CFO, Great West Interiors, Inc. Eric currently has his LUTCF and GDPRS designations. In addition to his professional experience, Eric has worked with several non-profit organizations in various volunteer capacities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He spent 20+ years in several roles with the Saint Augustine Alumni Association, including serving as President, Vice President and Board Member of the association. He also headed up many fund raising campaigns and committees for Saint Augustine High School.
★ Juliet Jakosalem
Treasurer and Board Member
Juliet Jakosalem has been in public accounting over 20 years. Her experience includes working for a Big Four accounting firm in the corporate tax department, working for local South Bay/Los Angeles accounting firms and having her own accounting practice. She recently merged her practice with another South Bay Firm and serves as the firm’s Senior Tax Manager as well as the Quality Control Assurance Manager of the tax department.
Juliet has prepared private foundation and non-profit tax returns over the last 20 years. In addition to her professional experience with foundations, Juliet has worked with various non-profit organizations in the South Bay in various volunteer roles, including helping students, “spirit programs”, and fundraising.
Juliet’s current involvement in youth music and theatre has been as a financial contributor and by supporting the students at Mira Costa High School by attending the annual performances of both the drama and orchestra.
Juliet obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley (B.S. Business Administration), where she was an Alumni Scholar. She also earned her graduate degree (MBT, Business Taxation) from USC, where she attended on a Local Tax Practioner’s Fellowship.
★ Bettina (“Pixie”) Warren
Secretary and Board Member
Bettina (”Pixie”) Warren has been entertaining people for over 35 years, and holds membership in SAG, AEA and AFTRA. Her roots are in musical theatre, appearing in lead roles in more than 20 major productions. From roles such as Eva Peron in Evita, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, and Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Bettina’s soaring voice and dynamic stage presence have always drawn rave reviews and thrilled audiences on both the East and West Coasts.
Bettina has also worked extensively as a voice-over actress on the East Coast and appeared in several television commercials. But San Diego is where Bettina calls home. Her “Manhattan Transfer”- style group (“Sentimental Journey”) was a favorite in San Diego for years.
During the past few years, Bettina has established herself as one of the premiere cabaret vocalists in San Diego. She has a BA in Drama from San Diego State University and also has extensive training in musical theater, voiceover, and film. She has also worked with many non-profit organizations throughout her career as a board member, a volunteer and has assisted in productions and fund-raising activities.