I earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. In addition, I acquired a Master of Education Degree from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. At Clarke, I direct the 7th and 8th grade bands, as well as the 7th/8th grade jazz band. I also assist the high school band and color guard.
I am a member of Iowa Bandmasters Association, South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association, Iowa Alliance for Arts Education, Clarke Area Arts Council, and the International Double Reed Society. My primary instrument is oboe; however, I enjoy playing many other instruments, too!