It all started when…
Our family - my wife Anita and our daughters Kara and Erin - came to LCHope in 1993. The following year the first three octaves of LCHope’s handbell set were purchased. I became the first handbell director for LCHope. In 2004 I relinquished that role to focus on full time directing of the bands and orchestras at Niver Creek Middle School. In 2017 an opportunity to once again direct the handbell choir led me back to that position, first as interim, and now as the full director. Additionally I have performed with many of the ensembles, mainly in percussion. It is a pleasure to be a part of a dynamic music staff at LCHope.
Outside of LCHope I have spent 10 years as the principle alto sax with the Thornton Community Band. But I also have a love for history, especially military history. I have a miniatures painting service for people wanting figures painted for both model railroading and for wargaming on tabletops. Miniature wargaming is one of my major focuses outside of music. I am the secretary of the Colorado Military Historians of which I have been a member since 1976. My professional life was spent as a music teacher in Adams 12 5-Star Schools for 31 years at both the elementary and middle school levels.
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