• Sue Bolstad


    Musician Administration

    So, my name is Suzanne Bolstad, I am the Audio Divisional Administrator and my responsibilities and functions cover such things as making sure that people know what they’re doing on their jobs, getting them the necessary hatting materials, designing drills and practicals for them to practice how to do their jobs smoothly so that once they’re finished with their part in scoring a music melody or whatever part of the production line, then it moves onto the next person and they’re able to do their part, knowing that the previous guy has completed his part of the product.

    In regards to one of my functions which is training people on how to do their actual post and, you know, score music, make melodies and so forth, I found Ron very difficult to work with. Because I would spend a number of hours finding various LRH references or references from the professional field, you know, manuals or songs that he should listen to or melodies or whatever. And I would give them to Ron with the understanding that he was now going to study those so he can improve his performance. And he would come back a couple of days later and he’d make out like he had actually studied these different training materials I’d given him, only to find out that afternoon he’d skipped the two steps on the checklist that related directly to the training materials I had given him.

    Unfortunately it was a repeating pattern, where I would study and find materials to train him better, he would pretend to use them, pretend to have some realization about how he could use them better, and how he was enjoying using them. And then he’d turn around and he had… hadn’t actually changed anything. He didn’t actually do the step any better than he was doing it six months ago before I had given him the materials to train him with.

    I mean, when we put on an event, we have an audience and they are told that the event is going to be a 7 o’clock on the 23rd of May. Well, we all work together to make sure that the curtain goes up 7 o’clock on the 23rd of May, and we have a jolly good time doing it. So, I don’t know, it’s just not real to me that you could say we have impossible targets. No, we decide as a team to get something done, we have incredible technology to achieve that and we work together in a very uptone and happy manner. I mean, it’s been so much more teamsmanship and joy to work in music since Ron left, it’s incredible. The little inner fightings and the, you know, nitpicking has completely gone. I love it.

    And then I have family members who have never changed their religion from Presbyterian, Catholic and they… but they’re still part of the family. They are still invited to family meetings and family gatherings and so forth, and made part of the family, regardless of their religion. And we’ll exchange ideas and, you know, the Catholic members will give their view on the world affairs and we’ll give our Scientology view on it. And it’s a nice, you know, banter back and forth, it adds flavor and color to it. And it’s sort of… of… and to me, growing up in that very nice environment, it’s hard for me to understand how you could ever turn around and attack a family member because of a belief they have. Like it’s… would just never occur in my family.

    And the idea that Ron would turn around, not only attack his son after years of showing and verbalizing great respect for what Mr. Miscavige has done, and a lot of pleasure in what he has done, and the good that he has done for Scientology and Scientology Churches, it’s just totally preposterous that he would now turn around and attack the very principle that his son, Mr. David Miscavige, is forwarding for the betterment of Mankind.