Our Team

We came from different places and arrived by different means.  Our love of music and helping others brought us together.   

Joey Schneider - Fund President

Joey retired from the US Air Force in 2014 and is a self-employed trader and bass player.  He is married to Ann and they have one music-loving child.  They have called Alexandria home since 2011. 

Debbie Wells - Secretary & Treasurer 

Debbie Wells recently retired from as Vice President for Administration and Finance for Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a lobbying and consulting firm advocating for the interests of higher education and scientific research. Debbie has lived in Alexandria for 40 years, has owned her own business in the city, and has served in a number of volunteer non-profit leadership roles including Chair of The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, Director of the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau and President of Alexandria Crew Boosters. Debbie has two grown sons, Trevor and Bryan whom both have a passion for music. Bryan and his family reside in Alexandria.

Ann Schneider - Board Member

Ann retired from the US Air Force in 2020 and now is a Deputy at MTSI. She loves music and probably would have won big on "Name That Tune."  She is married to Joey and they have one music-loving child.  They have called Alexandria home since 2011.   

Casey McKay - Legal Advisor

James (Jim) McGillivray, Lt Col, USA, Ret. - Founding Board Member 

Jim was orignially from the Chicago area.  His musical interests range from bagpipes to bluegrass and he loves spending time in the hills and hollers of the Shenandoah Valley.  Sadly Jim passed away in August 2023, but his love of music and access to it for all children lives on through the AMMSF Jim McGillivray Scholarship.