I was born and raised in Hawaii and now live in Bellingham, WA. For years I heard nothing that hinted at the world of old time music (my Dad played tenor banjo, which doesn’t really come close, but it definitely had an effect on me). I moved to the ‘Mainland’ when I was 25 and immediately found my way to folk and old time music. I have been playing and singing ever since then, incorporating it in class whenever I could in my 23 years as a public school teacher. I started going to PSGW in 1976 and started teaching there in 1982, presenting classes in banjo, guitar, song repertoire, and hula. These days I have two favorite ways to enjoy music; one is to sing and play with friends, and the other is singing with my 2 and 1/2 year old granddaughter who sings along with me in a wonderfully bold and confident voice!