Since a young age, I have loved listening to, performing, and creating music. I have co-written most of my music with my mother, Shirley Riley, who passed away a few years ago. She was a very talented lyricist and poet as well as musician and I miss her dearly.
Our first published song, "Someone is Listening" was picked up by a Christian singing group called, "Afterglow" back in the 80's, and was used as their album cover. For those aspiring to be songwriters, don't always listen to the opinions of others. A publisher told us not to get our hopes up and yet it became our most popular song.
I have a music degree from Utah State University, served a Spanish speaking mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to San Diego, Ca., and taught full-time Seminary at Bingham and Clearfield High schools. I currently have a piano studio in my home and continue to write music. My husband and I have 5 beautiful children and 3, almost 4 grandchildren.