My musical ability has more to do with genetics than training. My parents both had beautiful voices, and I’m the oldest of five kids who could all sing. Mom was a talented pianist, and many hours were spent singing, wherever we were. In grade school, I took some beginning piano and flute lessons, and participated in choir through junior high. Our family provides the singing for virtually every family wedding and gathering.
It was not until 2003 that I got involved in a choir again, when I joined the choir at the United Methodist Church, where I sang for seven years. Upon moving to Tualatin in 2009, I found the Conchords Chorale. I have been the President of the Conchords board for the last three years. Soon after joining the Conchords, I was invited to become part of the Trouble with Trebles. Singing with these two groups is a huge joy and passion in my life.
I am a native Oregonian. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from OHSU, and I have lived in the Portland area for 45 years. I spent ten years in nursing, and 27 years in national medical sales and marketing. I live with my partner, Linda, and am enjoying a retirement filled with boating, camping, traveling, golfing, family, and, of course, singing!