I am originally from Watertown, Wisconsin, where I received my High School Diploma in 1981. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to major in Instrumental Music Education. I graduated in 4 years with a Bachelor of Music Degree in 1985.
My first teaching job was a combination of teaching a 5th Grade Band program in Stevens Point on Mondays, and teaching K-8 General Music and 6-8 Band in the Birnamwood School District Tuesdays-Fridays as a year long-term sub for their music teacher who was on medical leave for that entire school year.
In the Fall of 1986, I moved to Antigo, and taught Grades 5-12 Band at the White Lake School District which is about 20 miles east of Antigo for 2 years.
In the Fall of 1989, I accepted the band director position here at Abbotsford and have been here for the past 32 years. I raised 3 boys who also attended the Abbotsford School District.
I received my Masters Degree in Education from Viterbo University in 2007.