Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Member Profile: Martha Swanson

MARTHA SWANSON lives in Aurora and has rung advanced music at several conferences and festivals across the country. A graduate of Aurora University in 1981 with a Business Administration degree, Martha runs the office for her family’s plumbing business. In her spare time, she volunteers for Midwest Greyhound Adoption, a not-for-profit agency that places retired racing greyhounds in permanent, adoptive homes. With Chicago Bronze since 2005, Martha serves as our Vice President.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Member Profile: Lisa Gutzler

LISA GUTZLER of Mount Prospect is also a charter member of Chicago Bronze. She was introduced to handbells in junior high, and has been ringing ever since. A graduate of Valparaiso University, she majored in Nursing and minored in Spanish. Lisa works as a pediatric nurse at Lutheran General Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys cross-stitch, and traveling with husband, Matt, and daughter, Rachel. Lisa is our equipment manager.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Member Profile: Laura Olsen

LAURA OLSEN lives in Barrington. She plays flute and piano and sings in her church choir. Music is central to her professional life as well. She owns A Joyful Sound, Inc. a piano service business and is a registered member of the Piano Technicians Guild. Now that her 3 sons are grown, she finds time to pursue other interests such as sailboat racing and bicycling.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Member Profile: Jolinda Pacay

JOLINDA PACAY resides in Rolling Meadows is another charter member of Chicago Bronze. She earned a BS in Education from Western Michigan University and has taught primary grades and special education in the northwest suburbs. In her free time, Jolinda enjoys being a grandma for her granddaughters, Savannah, and Lily.