I grew up in a singing family and continued to sing in college and church choirs as well as 2 years with the Metropolitan Men’s Choir. Several years traveling for work left me disconnected from singing. Karaoke brought me back to performing and friends from karaoke brought me to Alive and Kicking where I feel happy whenever I am in the presence of these wonderful souls. Looking back, I am grateful to have absorbed the craft of choral music from 3 years with Elliot Wold at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. So many years later, his way of guiding an ensemble to embody music is still with me.