I thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts about myself that you might not know. So let’s see if anything surprises you:
- I’m an Eagle Scout. I was heavily involved in scouting growing up and worked all the way up through the ranks of the scouting program.
- I worked nearly 10 years in summer camp programs. Of course this relates to scouting, but I also worked at a camp for kids with Epilepsy and a church camp and I held positions from waterfront staff to Program Director.
- I was a drum major in high school. I was chosen as a freshman to be a drum major for 3 years, which was a first for the school I was in. I loved it and it really inspired me to go into music as a career.
- I play the bassoon. Most people don’t even know what this instrument is, so you might need to go look it up. But it’s a long woodwind instrument mainly used in orchestras. I switched over from clarinet in high school because I knew I could get more scholarship money for playing, and I did.
- I’ve played Carnegie Hall…twice.
- I have 3 degrees. One in music education, one in music and then my PhD is in education.
- My research interest for my PhD and beyond was preserving the indigenous music of the Ecuadorian rainforest. I eventually wrote a book, published completely in Spanish, that documents the original music of this area. I lived in the jungle twice for about a month gathering information and recordings.
- I’ve been learning to play the harp. If you follow my facebook page you already know this. I’m already a teacher and performer in voice, piano, organ and woodwinds and I’ve always wanted to learn to play the harp.
- I run a private music studio. While essential oils has become a full-time career for me, I love music so I still maintain an active studio. Want lessons? Just let me know…I offer virtual lessons as well.
- I direct music at a church. This is the 3rd church I have worked in but have been in this job for almost 19 years, the longest job I have ever held. I accompany the services and direct the adult ensembles.
I hope this gave you more insight into what makes Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil. Want to learn more about me, then you need to join my Private Facebook Group.