My path to conducting choirs began my junior year of high school, taking rehearsals when my choir director when on an unexpectedly early maternity leave. Little did I know that day when I volunteered out of curiousity how incredible the journey that was about to start. My training brought me to North Central University, under Dr. Larry Bach, then to Bemidji State University, under Dr. Paul Brandvik. I have completed my coursework in the master’s program at St. Cloud State University. My early teaching career found me in Red Lake, Bagley, and Staples. I spent twelve wonderful years in Sartell, building a program of 250 singers in a school of under one thousand. In 2005, along with a wonderful group of volunteers, I founded the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota.