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Katie Wyatt

Executive Director

Katie Wyatt is an accomplished musician, executive and innovator in social change through music. In July 2016, Mrs. Wyatt became the first Executive Director of El Sistema USA, the national network supporting the…

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Josh deVries

Director of Membership and Communications

Josh deVries began as Director of Membership and Communications for El Sistema USA in August of 2018. Most recently, he served as Program Manager at The People’s Music School in Chicago,…

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Nikki Kirk

PRESTO Program Manager

Nikki Kirk manages the development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the PRESTO program. She received her Bachelor degree in Political Linguistics from Pitzer College in southern California, where she solidified…

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Anna Barson


Born and raised in Southern CA, Anna began playing cello at the age of 8 after participating in a summer strings camp. Anna is a proud alum of the University…

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