I am passionate about music and technology and have focused my entire career on both. I earned an Associates in Arts with a concentration on piano and organ, a Bachelor's in Applied Liberal Studies, and a Master's in Human Resource Development.
My career as a parish organist/pianist began while in college, has spanned 48 years, and is still going strong. I currently play in two churches and am fortunate to work with congregations that have top of the line pianos and organs and value music. I've also taught piano and organ during my career. The pandemic and shut down gave me the opportunity to begin teaching piano virtually by way of FaceTime and Zoom. It took some thought, as well as experimenting. The end result is that I have a process and make it work very well.
I was fortunate enough to spend 42 years working in technical fields, including system support, training (technical, information systems, and software applications), teaching at the community college and university level, and now, the best job of all, teaching computer courses to students in fifth eighth grade. I love being challenged, meeting new people, and learning new things!
I look forward to what the future will bring!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Western Michigan University - Bachelor in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Graduate Degree: Western Michigan University - Master of Arts Teaching, Urban Education and Leadership
My hobbies include gardening, reading, photography, and researching family history. I also love to travel.
Basic Computer Literacy
Technology and Coding