Campbellford is definitely close to home for me. I've always had family there (my mom's brother and his family have always lived there), so it is so special to be a part of Westben and to be close to home! Balancing teaching and performing, it can be tricky sometimes. Throw a young family in there, and I often wonder how I get things done! Schedules can be crazy, and fatigue often sets in, especially at certain points in the year. However, I couldn't imagine my life being as rich and, quite frankly, as happy without doing both. My performance experience enhances what I do in the classroom, and my classroom experience enhances all aspects of my performing. I am really lucky to have both!