has been involved in orchestral music all her life. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Utah State University. Since her elementary school days she has participated in summer music camps, all-state orchestras, special ensembles, and university orchestras. She taught in the Nebo School District for 17 years and is now retired. She has been a member of the Utah Valley Symphony for over 25 years and is currently serving as principal violist in that group. She also has over 30 years experience of choral conducting. She moved to Spanish Fork with her family in 1992.