Please allow me to tell you a little about myself . . .

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and except for 13 years when I lived in Elizabethtown, KY, Louisville is where I have always called home…that is until June of 2022. That’s when I decided to jump the river and move to New Albany, IN with my boyfriend and fellow caller, Chuck Woods. We live in a quiet little neighborhood with our two cats, Patty and Sonny.

Like so many others, I first square danced in elementary school, however, my experience with it was not a gym activity, but a one-time deal. A group of us were selected to learn a couple of singing calls and perform at our annual May Day Festival. Looking back, I suspect the teacher that taught us was most likely a dancer. Well . . .I fell in love with it then, but my dreams of becoming a square dancer would have to wait as I had no idea how to become a real one! Finally, in 2006 I found out, and took lessons from the late great Wes Dyer. In 2010, Wes convinced me I wanted to be a caller and I began learning from him how to do so. Since then, I have enjoyed this activity and this community from both sides of the microphone. I am eternally grateful to him for bringing this to my life.

Outside of square dancing I work a full-time job in Human Resources at the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office. I’ve had the pleasure of working with this awesome set of folks for the last 10+ years. I’ve been in HR/Accounting since I graduated from high school and I love doing what I do.

If you see my equipment, you know I love purple. It started with a microphone cord and took off from there. Now it’s a thing with my calling career. You’ll notice the butterflies on my site. They are simply for me (and you!!). I love them, but they also represent those that I have lost but still watch over everything I do. They also represent new beginnings, and strength in doing so. Something I have had to do a time or two.

If we have not met, I am looking forward to doing so. Meeting new friends is my favorite part of this activity! If we have met . . . well then . . .

See you across the Square!