President, Technology Coordinator, Chairman of Board
Jay is a creative & multi-talented master of digital technology. Fifteen years ago, Jay started playing guitar. He went on to major in music in junior college, then studied guitar as a music major for a semester at Sac State with Richard Savino. He joined Sacramento Guitar Society in 2017 and discovered many uses for his talents, including playing in the orchestra and its offshoot groups, producing practice recordings for the orchestra, and managing the society’s online presence. When he’s not playing guitar with the orchestra, Jay enjoys playing and creating video games.
Bachelor of arts in music business at Sac State, specialized program completions from UCLA, Eastern Tennessee University, and Southern Utah University. Certified Suzuki Flute teacher, tutelage from Toshio Takahashi and Member of Suzuki teachers association of America, Sacramento chapter. Mrs. Strautman is an amateur guitarist and keen music lover. A teacher at heart, she has been involved in sharing and teaching music for over 50 years. Her distinct music talent coupled with her love for teaching has contributed to her life’s mission— “Raising the next generation to have every opportunity to a well-rounded education that includes music (particularly guitar), and also to bring high-quality guitar music to her community.” Presently, she serves as the Vice President of Sacramento Guitar Society, which constitutes a group of skilled musicians performing in a guitar orchestra locally. Furthermore, this music society actively gives back to community by bringing high quality guitar artists to perform, guitar education to schools, Park Rec programs, Vets, and low-income neighborhoods. Sandra’s level of proficiency, an affinity for the guitar, and her love for teaching remain her driving force. She looks forward to raising the next generation of revolutionary guitarists.
Treasurer & Secretary
Retired – Michigan Technological University, Engineering & Business; 43 years’ experience as an Information Technology Professional with 20 years managing IT organizations and Operations including major banks and insurance companies. Formerly certified as a PMP, Project Management Professional, by the Project Management Institute. Former member of DPMA. Former co-owner of Aurora Portraits Photography.
Danny has played guitar for more than 60 years. He commenced his classical studies with the late Basil Gural (in Louisville, Kentucky), but his playing in rock and country bands over the years placed classical guitar a little out of focus—until recently, when he started playing classical more regularly.
Now retired as General Counsel of the California Earthquake Authority (“CEA”), Danny maintains his passionate lifelong interests in long-distance solo motorcycle touring and music, especially guitar. He also has a feel for what it takes to run an organization, since many of his clients when he was in private law practice were small businesses or nonprofits and the CEA governing board was his primary client in his public-service career.
Andrew is a tax CPA. He is interested in guitars among a wide range of hobbies. In 2018 He acquired a guitar and Rock Smith in order to try learning to play a guitar on his own. Most of his time ends up being occupied by other PC games or tabletop gaming.