Singing has always been one of my passions. Starting out as a very young child in the church cherub choir and doing living room “performances” for my parents with my two older brothers, music has continued as a life force throughout the years through various choirs, musical theater, “lounge singing” and being involved with several bands while living in New York, as well as when I moved back home to Minneapolis. My passions took a back seat to motherhood and teaching public school for 30 years or so, though I always found time to keep the vocal muscles exercised through karaoke and the like. I no longer teach, and instead do freelance artwork and have been blessed to become a part of this wonderful group of people in Alive & Kickin. Oh, and I still sing karaoke every chance I get.