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The Bugle Boy Foundation

The Bugle Boy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of elevating and sustaining original live music. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors oversees fundraising and financial stewardship for many projects in support of our mission.

Lane Gosnay, Founder & Executive Director

Lane Gosnay

A graduate of Texas A & M Maritime Academy and a former Texas Game Warden, Lane Gosnay may have what some would consider odd credentials for the founder/operator of a music venue, but her background gives her the tools she needs to be serious about her business. In a world where many in the music business consider the term "music business" an oxymoron, Lane takes the business of music seriously. Lane's passion and seriousness in presenting musicians in an "extreme listening" room environment hails from the palpable connection between the artist and the attentive audience.

(photo by Vincent Lee Adams)


The Board of Directors


Margo Johnson, President

Margo Johnson

Margo Johnson has been exposed to music--good and questionable--since a small child when her mother and grandmother taught her to sing and pushed her onstage as a 3 year old to sing in her small Oklahoma hometown.

She has expanded her musical listening interest from those early World War II ballads, to 'Peter and the Wolf', through west Texas country and western, and finally to an appreciation for the musical notes and words of individuals who write and perform their own creations.

Margo graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in journalism, and has enjoyed careers in publishing, banking, and chambers of commerce. She serves as a volunteer for several organizations, and writes a weekly column in the Fayette County Record.


David Vogel, President Emeritus

David Vogel

A 5th generation Houstonian, David Vogel graduated from U.T Austin in 1971 with a BBA in Marketing. He's been a part-time resident of Fayette County since 1961, and has lived here full-time since 1978. He's worked in construction and real estate, and is now retired, manages "the farm", and serves with a number of organizations as a volunteer officer or board member.

"I grew up with parents who both loved good music, and who had beautiful singing voices. My mother took voice lessons, sang for weddings and other functions, and filled our home with her beautiful soprano, operatic voice. My father had a fine, deep baritone voice, and the two of them often sang duets. I took accordian lessons briefly as a kid, but baseball was of higher priority, and my talent in music developed as a listener, so The Bugle Boy is perfect for me."

Vogel amuses himself with very limited skill on his guitar, which impresses no one except his wife and devoted dogs.


Chuck Mazac, Vice President

After earning an undergraduate degree in science with Southwest Texas State University in 1982, Chuck Mazac completed the nuclear medicine technology post graduate program with Baylor College of Medicine and later completed a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Houston. Chuck had careers in healthcare imaging and healthcare corporate finance with Texas Children's Hospital. After raising a family in the northeast Houston, Texas area, Chuck and his wife Gay Mazac moved to La Grange, Texas where he started his career as a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. He likes hunting, fishing, and spending time on his ranch near Muldoon, Texas. He is a member of Rotary International and a member of First United Methodist Church of La Grange and he enjoys serving the community.
Diane Donovan

Diane Donovan, Secretary

Senior project manager and engineer in the power industry. B.S. Education, University of Texas at Austin. B.S. Mechanical Engineering, M.B.A.,University of Houston, certified Project Management Professional. The mother of twin daughters, an active volunteer in education and in local politics, Diane has been a resident of Cat Spring, in Austin County, for over 30 years. An avid believer in the power of live music and performing arts to uplift, inspire and enrich life at every stage, and a supporter of the Bugle Boy‘s evolving mission to uplift independent artists and spread the magic of live music in our communities in Central Texas.
Korin Burnett

Korin Burnett, Treasurer

Korin Burnett is the Executive Director of the La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce and co-owner of The Back Porch BBQ. Originally she grew up in Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of Texas State University with BBA degrees in Marketing and Management and a MBA degree in Business Administration. Korin has had extensive experience in the areas of fundraising, event planning and non-profit administration. Korin and her husband Derrick, and their two children, Kayler (9) and Shelby (7), moved to La Grange in 2011 when they purchased the property at 1602 N. Jefferson that is now The Back Porch.

Staff

Heather Eilers, Operations Manager

Heather Eilers

"Heather’s musical “career” began in the church choir at age 6. After participating in many church and school-related choirs, it was determined that while she can carry a tune, she is great in the chorus but not destined for a solo career so shifted her attention to enjoying the music of others!

Heather has a BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership/Management from ACC/TANO (Texas Association Nonprofit Organizations). She is an AmeriCorps Alum and served six years as the AmeriCorps Program Director for SWIFT, an educational tutoring nonprofit, an organization still close to her heart and now serves as its Board Chair. Heather serves on other community advisory boards including the Blinn College Education Advisory Board and Texas A&M AgriLife Leadership Advisory Board for Fayette County.

Heather joins the Bugle Boy staff after five years as the Volunteer Coordinator. Born in Canada, she was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, London and Brazil but has lived in Fayette County since 1981.

Heather looks forward to taking The Bugle Boy’s music based programs into the community as well as working with the amazing volunteers, musicians and Bugle Boy regulars who make the venue “our happy place”.


Professional Support

Connie Strong, Contributing Writer

Connie Strong

"I have loved music my entire life, but in the past years I've felt like there had to be something 'different' out there--something with more substance. Fortunately, I discovered The Bugle Boy. It's so refreshing to be able to experience meaningful lyrics and incredible talent in a venue that sets the highest standards for a listening-room environment. TBB is a wonderfully intimate setting that fosters mutual respect and appreciation between the artists and the audience. Thankfully, Lane continues to save original music in a unique way, one concert at a time."

Connie and her husband, Lanny, live in Chappell Hill and spend as much time as possible traveling.


Past Board Members

Amy Newland

Wayne Penello

Christian Smith

Harold Huff

Pat Settle

Frank Hillbolt

Janetta Morris

Kirk Craig

Alicia Butler

Virginia Thomas

Diane Henson