Years involved in baton twirling.
What is your first memory of baton twirling? What made you start?
Watching the high school drum major of the band perform at half-time…I never DID become a drum major!
What was the most helpful/impactful coaching advice you ever received?
Be patient and strive to LEARN, not win!
What is your role on the Executive Committee and what do you find most rewarding about your work on the IBTF EC?
I serve on the Technical side and have a strong vision as to where twirling can go in the future.
What is your reason for giving back to the sport?
I want baton twirlers to experience the same sense of artistic sports that I experience. This is something that changes your perception of life, in general, and I feel blessed to have been involved in baton twirling for that reason.
What is one fun fact about you?
I am a judge for Winter Guard International, a VERY artistic “sport of the arts”.
What quote do you live by?
“The greatest method of communication doesn’t come from your words, it comes from your movement in performance.”
What do you hope most for the sport of baton twirling –or—what are you looking forward to most at the first IBTF World Baton Twirling Championships?
I want baton twirling to share the World Stage with figure skating, rhythmic gymnastics, and all sports, in general.