I have been a choir teacher since 1996 and spent my first four years teaching at Centennial High School in Circles Pines and completed my twentieth-year teaching at MPA in 2021. A church musician since the age of 14, my longest tenures were at Mizpah United Church of Christ (UCC) in Hopkins and now at Saint Anthony Park UCC (2012-present). I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota in 1995 and received my Master of Arts in music education from the University of St. Thomas in 2008. Currently, I am a doctoral student in music education at Boston University. I am a member of the Minnesota Music Educators Association and ACDA of MN where I serve on the Diversity Initiatives Committee.