I began dancing as a teen in 1972 with the Susquehanna Swingers in Havre de Grace, Maryland. At Susquehanna Swingers, I learned to square, round, and line dance. I have been in love with dancing since.
I was recruited as a caller in 2006 by Sage Swingers Square and Round Dance Club in Brunswick, Maine. As an associate caller, I was mentored by local callers Bill Fulton and Walt Bull, and attended caller school at the NorthEast Caller School with Ken Ritucci every year since 2006, most recently serving as an Teaching Assistant.
In September 2011, I started Twin City Spinners Square and Round Dance Club in Lewiston/Auburn Maine. Promotion for the club start-up included many flash dances and demonstrations and an incredible article published in the Lewiston Sun Journal
I started cueing rounds in 2014 in response to the need for more round cuers. I now cue most styles and levels of dances.
Square dance calling: I call through A1, teach through plus and prefer to call fast-track (hot hash) mainstream and plus.
Round dance cueing: I cue two-step, waltz, foxtrot, slow two-step, cha, tango, jive, humba, and bolero through Phase 4. I will cue higher level dances with advance notice.
I am a member of the international associations caller/cuer Callerlab and Roundalab and local caller/cuer association NECTA, METRA, and am a founding member of the Four Corners Association.