My family had a large dairy farm north of Ebensburg. I loved the farm, especially working with the cows.
My piano study began in second grade. I soon began to play the organ in Colver church. We were Catholic and the mass was still in Latin.
My education is in philosophy and music with a masters degree from IUP. Ongoing education includes choral conducting at Duquesne University, many years accompanying the chorus with the Johnstown Symphony, and many choral workshops with the Mendelssohn and Bach choirs in Pittsburgh and the State College Choral Society.
Other passions include bicycling, skiing, genealogy and family history. I like working on old houses and stained glass.