Following graduation from St. Olaf College, I began my teaching career in Pella in the fall of 2007. I now live in Indianola with my husband, Joe, daughters, Annabelle and Jocelyn, and dog, Duke. I enjoy playing violin, reading, cooking, being outside, and spending time with my family. My favorite part about teaching orchestra in Pella is that I get to work with really great students and I get the joy of watching them learn and grow as musicians and as people year to year. I direct the orchestra ensembles for grades 5-12 and teach orchestra lessons for all grades at Jefferson, Middle School, and High School.