I am currently an associate member of the Piano Technician's Guild, Southwest Missouri Chapter and regularly attend their monthly meetings. I also try to keep up-to-date with current piano technology information, practices, and methods by attending special training such as the PTG National Convention, PTG chapter technicals, and by reading PTG journals, online articles, piano forums, and the like. I am presently enrolled in the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology, Inc. to help further my studies. I am also currently studying to complete the final 2 rigorous exams required to be a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technician's Guild. I passed the written exam during the 2011 National Convention in Kansas City.
I attend the Waynesville Church of the Nazarene which my father helped start in 1977. I am currently on staff there as a part-time Lay Minister of Music. I enjoy playing bass guitar, keyboard, and trumpet in our worship services. I also serve as the webmaster for the church's website.
I am a Missouri Certified K-6 grade teacher, although not currently teaching. I taught 5th-6th grade Science at Laquey Middle School from 2003-2008, and worked as a Special Education Paraprofessional at Thayer Elementary School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. from 2009-2010.
One of the joys of servicing pianos is the opportunity to meet new people and make many new friends. I look forward to meeting you and hope I can be of service to you in the near future.