Augusto Cardoso photo by Lena Cardoso.
Continuing our series, Earshot Jazz would like to introduce you to our board members. They’re a group whose work often goes unnoticed by the broader public, but we value their expertise and their dedication to Earshot Jazz. This month, please meet Augusto Cardoso.
1. What are your name, board position, and preferred pronouns?
My name is Augusto (Gus) Cardoso (he/him) and I am the most recent board member.
2. How long have you served on the Earshot Jazz board and please mention any other EJ board positions you’ve held if any?
Since February 2020, I have served on the Earshot Jazz board and I have joined the Finance and Hiring and Procurement committees.
3. What led you to join the Earshot Jazz board?
John Gilbreath reached out to me in 2019. Given that I have been an Earshot Jazz member and Gold Card purchaser since 1993, I felt that it would be a great opportunity to join the Earshot Jazz board.
4. Tell us something you’re proud of that Earshot has achieved
I am proud that Earshot has gained a stellar reputation for showcasing local talent along with national and international artists.
5. Tell us a little about your background-professional qualifications, job, interests, talents?
Currently, I am a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with Base2 Solutions working on a project at Boeing Commercial Aviation.
Previously, I worked with UW-IT on their Human Resource Modernization project. And before that, I had a long career with WRQ/Attachmate where I tested and supported Reflection brand desktop software products. Educationally, I am bi-coastal with a Master’s in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Riverside and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
I grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and I have family ties to Portugal. My spouse is self-employed as a statistical consultant and teaches part-time at the UW. My son graduated from UW Foster School of Business and is working in finance with Goldman Sachs. My daughter graduated with a Master’s in Public Policy from Duke University and she is working with Deloitte Consulting. We have resided in the Roosevelt neighborhood of Seattle for many years.
My music appreciation started with volunteering at the college radio station where I got exposure to the various styles of jazz and its influences. My CD collection is close to about 2,000 albums.
6. 2020/2021 have been challenging, is there any other organization or inspirational person you’d like to highlight that stood out to you?
Yes, this has been a very challenging year and I am inspired by all of the local nonprofit organizations that continued their missions to help people with food and shelter.
7. Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Also, I enjoy watching soccer live and on television. I am a season ticket holder with the Seattle Sounders FC and a life-long member of the Sporting Club of Portugal.