I have been teaching orchestra in the Medford School District for over 20 years, and have played in RVSO for about the same length of time. I am married with two boys and 4 grown step children. We have a hobby farm on the north side of Roxy Ann and raise Black Forest Draft horses, sheep, goats, and chickens. I started playing cello as a 4th grader in the public school system in Puyallup, WA. I love to travel and have lived abroad in Germany for a couple of years.