Instrument: Banjo



+ The band gives me the opportunity to not only hone my skills as a performer, but to serve a special purpose in extending a smile or two to those confined in senior living facilities.

+ My wonderful husband, not only helps the band with its audio challenges, but is also my own personal technician for my Mason Bee talks.


Music background:

+ I got my start in jamming with a beginner group "New Old Lompoc Off key" bluegrass jam in Portland, OR.  Randy Black headed up the group and still does, but it's called the "Off Key" jam now.  I've participated in many events since then, including the Stevenson's Bluegrass Festival band scrambles.  I'm not afraid to make mistakes any more - I just go ahead and do it!

+ I have been playing banjo for 6 years. I also play piano, keyboard, guitar and mountain dulcimer.



Amateur naturalist studying bugs and varmits.  Author of a book titled “Mason Bees for the Backyard Gardener”.  Check out my web site:

I enjoy gardening & outdoor projects. Also pursue artistic endeavors by painting & drawing wild life subjects.


Born: Vancouver, WA, currently living in Washougal, WA.

Although I was born here in Washington state, I was raised in the San Jose, CA.  Past job was a Mechanical Engineer for Cisco Systems, but retired with my husband to return to my mossy roots.  We have 3+ acres for me to explore and study wetland critters and plants.