I first started directing our church choir as a volunteer in the mid 1970’s at New Fairfield United Methodist Church in Connecticut. After moving to Rhode Island in the 1980’s, I studied organ privately and agreed to take on the position of Organist and Choir Director at Trinity UMC in Providence, RI. My next position as Organist and Choir Director was at Roger Williams Baptist Church in North Providence, RI, where I remained for 15 years until we moved to Florida in 2004. I took a position at a Community Church in Orlando and left to come to Azalea Park UMC on Palm Sunday, 2006, for the position of Accompanist. Shortly thereafter, I was offered the position of Organist and Choir Director. Directing the Hand Bell Choir was in response to a need and I was grateful that all the “ringers” were experienced since I had not done this before. My love for music started in High School where I played clarinet in the band and studied piano. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University, Providence, RI, and subsequently continued my studies in Management and Labor Relations at Pace University, New York.