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Other Contributors

Larry Wayte (Composition Coach)

Gabriela Martinez (Videographer)

Jennifer Gordon, Ph.D.

Barbara Myrick

Andrea Halliday (Producer)

Kelli Matthews (Marketing)

Kelli has more than 15 years of public relations and marketing experience as the founder and managing director of Verve Northwest Communications. In addition, she is a senior instructor of public relations sequence in the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications. Kelli and her team at Verve Northwest are proud to support the marketing and promotions for The Woman of Salt. 

Andrea has been supporting The Woman of Salt since its inception in November 2012. Her essential contributions have been expressed on multiple levels including the writing of the lyrics for the first song, It Didn’t Have to be This Way. She feels honored to have been a part of this project and plans to continue to support the arts in our community.

Some of you may know Barbara Myrick from her 43 years of teaching music classes at Lane Community College.  Others may know her from her singing in the Eugene Opera or Eugene Symphony Chorus or from other concerts involving 1-8 pianos or Baroque instruments.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Montana State University, then taught all the music, plus English, in the small town of Wilsall, Montana. She came to Eugene in 1970 to do graduate work at UO, where she received advanced degrees in Piano and Flute Performance and Music Education. She started working at LCC in 1973 and just fully retired last June. She took a break from LCC in 1981 when she attended the Eastman School of Music, where she studied Performance Practices in the Renaissance and Baroque and received another advanced degree in Musicology.

Jennifer Gordon, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst, musician and advocate for using artistic expression to heal and grow.  For more information, visit her website

Larry is an Instructor of musicology at the University of Oregon. He is also an avid musician who plays both classical and jazz piano, cello, guitar, and is an accomplished improvisor. He joined the UO faculty in 2008 and primarily teaches courses on the history of American popular music and the music industry. He has a Master of Arts in Composition from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is also a recovered lawyer, having earned a law degree from Stanford and practicing law in San Francisco for nearly a decade before embarking on his current career. 

Gabriela is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her early documentary work includes ethnographic documentaries addressing daily life and indigenous rituals in the Peruvian Andes (i.e. Ñakaj, Textiles in the Southern Andes, Mamacoca, and Qoyllur Rit’i: A Woman’s Journey), and in recent years her documentary work has centered in social/political issues as well as the intertwined nature of human rights and collective memory and memory making (i.e. Media, Women, and Rebellion in Oaxaca, Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala, and Agents of Change: A Legacy of Feminist Research, Teaching and Activism at the University of Oregon ). In addition to her documentary work, Martínez is a scholar who specializes in international communication and the political economy of communication. While her primary geographical area of expertise is Latin America, she also looks at, weaves in, and analyzes historical, political, cultural, and economic connections highlighting the longstanding connection of Latin America to other countries and continents around the globe.

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