GOFFIN AND KING FOUNDATION

WHO WE ARE

The Goffin & King Foundation is a registered educational 501 (c)(3) dedicated to empowering songwriters while preserving the legacy & inspiration of Gerry Goffin & Carole King’s songwriting.

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Louise Goffin

Founder, Executive Director

Singer-songwriter, recording artist, and record producer, Louise has been making music since she was 8. She created, produces and hosts Song Chronicles – a podcast featuring exclusive in-depth conversations about career-defining moments with songwriters, musicians, recording artists, as well as behind-the-scenes business executives. She is currently self-engineering and producing her 11th album, and working on a fictional memoir. Louise produced Carole King’s Grammy-nominated “A Holiday Carole” and duets with Carole on the Gilmore Girls theme song. An advocate for people finding their voices within songwriting, Louise loves mentoring upcoming songwriters, and developing spaces for songwriters to come together and learn.  

Louise Goffin
Sherry Goffin Kondor
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SHERRY GOFFIN

Director & Secretary

Music business manager who has multiple decades overseeing the careers of Carole King and Jesse McCartney. Sherry Goffin Kondor knows how to bring out the best in her artists, whether that’s through creative collaboration, encouragement, or simply knowing when to get out of the way. She is the Executive Producer of the hit Broadway musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which ran for 6 years on Broadway and spawned multiple touring companies worldwide (as well as an upcoming feature film). A wonder at problem-solving, Sherry is a gal who takes care of things with class and a straightforward no-nonsense attitude. She’s the “ride or die” manager of every artist’s dreams.

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Christine Russell

Director & Treasurer

Christine Russell is an Executive Producer on the Tony Award winning show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, a project she developed for ten years based on the music of her first client, lyricist Gerry Goffin (“Natural Woman”, “Locomotion”, “Up on the Roof”). She represented Gerry for over 20 years and continues as a Trustee to The Gerald Goffin Estate. Russell served as the Lead Producer on Broadway’s groundbreaking musical Head Over Heels, a comedic Elizabethan romp based on Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia featuring the songs of The Go-Go’s. She is a partner at Evolution Music Partners, a leading Hollywood based talent agency representing national and international composers for film and television. Russell’s career in the music industry began as a recording artist signed at Rondor Music, founded by Herb Albert and Jerry Moss, now owned by Universal Music Publishing. Following her time as a professional singer/songwriter, she transitioned to artist representation and a career as a Broadway producer.

Christine Russell
Caitlin Vaughn Carlos
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Caitlin Vaughn Carlos, PhD

Head Of Education and Outreach

As a musicologist, musician, and educator, Caitlin Vaughn Carlos channeled her passion for music into action, co-founding Music Universe. She dedicates herself to bringing the creative and expressive power of music to all ages, whether she’s teaching and developing curriculum for K-12 classrooms, or teaching at the collegiate level, as she has done at Chapman University, the University of Redlands, and UCLA. Caitlin holds a PhD in musicology from UCLA, as well as several degrees in vocal performance. As a scholar, she specializes in popular and rock music, especially that of the sixties and seventies. Caitlin embraces all aspects of her identity as a writer…from prose to song.

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Ian Janco

Outreach and impact coordinator

Ian is an accomplished creative with a passion for nurturing talent in the music industry. With a Music BA degree from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Ian brings a strong educational foundation to his role. His extensive experience as a performing artist, collaborative songwriter, and producer provides him with valuable insights into the music world.

Ian’s work extends beyond his musical output. He holds a creative practice certification with LifeBEAT, demonstrating his commitment to fostering creativity. With years of experience in creative event coordination, Ian has helped organize and execute impactful initiatives that empower aspiring artists.

Driven by a deep-seated desire to support and facilitate creative development, Ian’s role at the Goffin & King Foundation is a culmination of his varied experience and dedication to excellence in songwriting for all. 

Ian Janco