I received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado. I started teaching privately in high school and have continued ever since. I started teaching Orchestra in Adams County School District 50 in 1976. After eight years, I took some time off when from public school teaching when my children were born and continued my private lesson studio. I returned to public school teaching on a part time basis in Adams County District 12. I returned to District 50 in 1992 and taught there for six years. In 1993, I returned to college and got my certification to teach elementary education. From 1998 to 2000, I left teaching for a bit to try my hand at being a travel agent. I found out that I really missed teaching and that I was not cut out for a desk job. Following my stint as a travel agent, I taught orchestra in Jefferson County, Highlands Ranch High School in Douglas County and Denver School of the Arts in the Denver Public Schools. In addition, I have performed professionally with the Boulder Philharmonic, Arvada Chamber, and several other local orchestras. At present, I play professionally with the Cameo String Quartet and am a free-lance musician in the Denver-Metro Area. I have studied privately with Curtis Peacock, Howard Mickens and Mark Lamprey. I am an active member of American String Teachers Association, where I serve as President-Elect.