We, (Ron Simner, Paul Kent, and Scott Canali) and our organization, (conveniently named Los Gatos Music in the Park) are the new producers of Los Gatos Music in the Park (LGMIP). We formed LGMIP simply because we love our town, we love Los Gatos Music in the Park and we want to insure Los Gatos continues its rich tradition of quality, family-oriented community music events.
Ron Simner is a friend of Los Gatos and native of Saratoga who initiated forming this organization to produce Music in the Park. A patron of the arts, Ron has enjoyed Music in the Park for many years. His extensive Los Gatos social network has enabled him to reach out to gather support for Music in the Park. Ron is an inventor with two patents and a technical background in software, chip design, customer service and marketing. He is also the owner of a small company, Ride Technology, and consults as an expert witness.
Paul Kent is a local champion of the Bay Area music scene. Having resided in Los Gatos since 1989, he has organized music events and performed with his popular Bay Area band The Houserockers at hundreds of civic, charitable, and public events over the past 17 years. Working with Sharon Childs and the Los Gatos Community Foundation, Paul founded the Los Gatos Park Dance to create a local celebration of community each Labor Day weekend. Paul is a professional Event Manager, having run the internationally renowned Macworld Expo series of events while a Senior Vice President at International Data Group.
Scott Canali is a Los Gatos resident and music and arts enthusiast and activist. Scott worked with Paul Kent and Sharon Childs to produce the very successful 2015 Los Gatos Park Dance. He spent 15 years on the Board of Directors of (and Stage Managed productions for) Children’s Music Theater San Jose. CMT has grown to become one of the finest and most recognized theater organizations in the country, earning 10 National Endowment For The Arts Grants for Artistic Excellence. Scott’s background is as a Senior Marketing and Management executive, excelling at making people and organizations successful, and putting together effective teams.