I received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Baylor University, where I studied with Carolyn Backus. I also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, pursuing a Master of Music Degree and studied with Jack Coldiron. I have performed in many venues and held many positions in various churches throughout our state. I am married and have 5 grown children. I have been teaching for more than 30 years and have had many former students go on to colleges and universities to major in music. Many have received generous scholarships. Several are singing professionally. At last count, I have more than 20 former students who are now teaching music and/or singing professionally and 37 members of the Texas All State Choir (many of them more than one year). My students consistently receive the highest ratings at competitions, festivals, NATS and All-State. Each year, I have students selected to the OAKE National Choir and the Texas All-State Choir. I am a frequent adjudicator for vocal solo competitions. I hold membership in several professional organizations, including Organization of American Kodaly Educators, Music Educators National Conference, Texas Music Educators Association, Music Teachers National Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Dallas Music Teachers Association and Texas Music Teachers Association, where I held several state positions, most recently the State Vocal Chairman from 2007-2011 and 2014. I held the position of Independent Teacher Liaison in Texoma NATS from 2012-2014. I was elected the President of the Dallas Music Teachers Association, to serve from 2014-16 and reelected for a second term from 2016-18.