What is your favorite thing about being a teacher?
My favorite thing about being a teacher is interacting with the students, both in and outside of class. That communication can enhance all of our lives in a wide variety of ways – academically, emotionally and spiritually.
What age were you when you first discovered that you wanted to be a teacher?
I was a high school senior, enjoying singing in the Minnesota All-State Choir, when I thought about sharing singing opportunities - like the ones I was having - with others.
What is your favorite subject to teach?
I love to conduct, and rehearse choirs.
Where is your favorite season on Bluffton's campus?
I love the colors and atmosphere of fall.
What is your favorite sport?
Baseball is my favorite sport.
What do you do in your free time?
I like to travel, play golf and go to the movies.
What was the first job you ever had?
I taught kindergarten-12th grade vocal music in Nebraska.
What kinds of activities did you participate in when you attended college?
I was in many choral groups, musicals, operas and I played intramural sports.
Where is somewhere that you would like to visit?
I would like to visit Australia and New Zealand.
What is your 'bucket list', or a couple things you would like to do before you die?
I would like to be able to travel to most continents, spend time at a baseball spring training camp and have the opportunity to conduct Bach's "B Minor Mass."