What is the Super Conductor contest? It is an annual contest where the community votes on three contestants to raise funding for the Longmont Symphony Orchestra. Each of the three contestants campaigns for your vote to select them as the Super Conductor. You vote by donaiting money as votes for your favorite candidate. The contestant with the most votes wins and conducts a musical selection at the seasons first concert. This year's candidates are: Dr. William Benedict, John Boettcher and Rose Chamberlain. Each of the candidates has volunteered to help raise funds to enhance the community support for the Longmont Symphony Orchestra. They will hand out ballots, give high spirited campaign speeches at every opportunity. You may also make donations at the Symphony office at 519 Main St. (just north of the Theatre Company in the walk-through between Main and Coffman streets).
Contributions may be sent to:
Longmont Symphony Orchestra PO Box 74 Longmont, CO 80502
Please indicate candidate of choice in memo field.
Dr. Benedict is a Board Certified and Fellowship trained Eye Physician and Surgeon who specializes in the surgical and medical management of vitreo-retinal eye diseases. He is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Rocky Vista University, and is a former Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Benedict’s education includes an intensive two-year vitreo-retinal fellowship at Texas Tech University, which he completed in 1993. Prior to this, he trained in Ophthalmology as a resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he also served as Chief Resident in 1991. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Benedict is a native of Boulder and has served the Front Range as a physician and as director of the Retinal Center of Northern Colorado since 1993.
Dr. Benedict has expertise in all state-of-the-art medical and surgical therapies for diseases of the retina and vitreous. He has special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, macular pucker, retinal vascular disorders, uveitis, retinal tears and retinal detachments. He has extensive training and experience in the use of ocular lasers, modern diagnostic modalities and current microsurgical vitreo-retinal techniques.
The Retinal Center of Northern Colorado is expertly staffed and fully equipped to handle any vitreo-retinal disease or emergency. We have multiple in-house ophthalmic lasers to treat many retinal problems such as diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders, retinal tears, neovascular glaucoma, and other diseases. We offer traditional and wide-field digital angiography as well as spectral domain OCT, so that vascular emergencies and wet Macular Degeneration can be diagnosed and treated promptly. Diagnostic ultrasonography is also available for diagnosing complicated retinal detachments, ocular tumors, and orbital diseases. Two in-office surgical suites allow for convenient and less expensive treatment for selected retinal detachments, severe eye infections, intra-ocular medicine delivery, and some eye trauma. Other major retina surgeries are performed at Longmont United Hospital; a modern facility which is fully equipped and expertly staffed to handle all types of complicated and routine eye surgery.
Dr. Benedict currently lives in Longmont where he enjoys spending time with his family. Skiing, mountain biking, golfing, white water kayaking, videography, and nature photography occupy whatever waking hours are left.
John Boettcher is a native of Boulder County. He moved from Boulder to Longmont in 1964 and attended Longmont Schools. In 1979 he joined the Cadet Corp at St. Johns Military School in Salina Kansas. He graduated as a Battalion officer and was part of the leadership of the 91st Corp of Cadets.
John graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis on marketing. He has worked for the family business most of his adult life and is currently an owner of the business with his brother Steve and father Bill. He has been instrumental in growing the business to over a hundred employees. During John’s career at BC Services, he has served in several industry associations. He is a past president of the Associated Collection Agencies of Colorado and Wyoming and past president of Medical Dental Hospital Business Associates, which is a national association of healthcare business professionals.
John is married to Ann A. Boettcher and has three children and two grandchildren. John attends Calvary Church in Longmont and enjoys fishing, hunting and running in his off time.
After twenty years in the financial industry, Rose Chamberlain followed her passion to the real estate area along with owning Chamberlain Gold and Silver Exchange with her husband where she utitilizes her marketing and networking skills and integrates the
artform of social media into her marketing plans.
Rose has volunteered and held numerous positions within various programs and most recently, she dedicated time as the President for the St. Vrain Rotary Club of Longmont and resident for the American Business Women's Association, Board of directors for the Longmont Public Library along with the Friends of the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center and an Ambassador for the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce.
Rose is an active volunteer for the Longmont Theatre Company and is the Assistant Governor for Rotary International Colorado Area 8, Secretary for the St. Vrain Rotary Club of Longmont and a returning member of the Friends of the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center. Rose is also the Workshop Coordinator for the Friends of the Longmont
Public Library. Other achievements include 2010, Making A Difference Award from the Longmont Chamber of Commerce, "Business Women of the Year" through ABWA in 2005 and 2006, received "Top Ten Business" again with ABWA Longmont Charter Chapter, honored in 2007 as "Business Women of Distinction" from Mountain Prairie Girl Scout Council and Real Estate "Rookie of the Year" from Longmont Association of Realtors. Voted 2009 Friendliest Realtor in Longmont by the Readers Choice
Award, 2008 Summit Award from Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors and received the Spirit Award.