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Paul Anderman is a career librarian, speaks Spanish, is a childrens’ performer (juggler, magician), published writer, was with the bells at the beginning, with a 25 year gap to raise a special needs child, and back with the bells again.
LaVerne Bergstrom, East Wenatchee, retired from the Washington Apple Commission, took on a new challenge as an Executive Assistant at AgriFresh, and has just retired for the second time. La Verne is a quilter, a grandmother, and loves to refinish furniture.

Terri Butler is a long time resident of Leavenworth and a licensed massage therapist. After living and working on Maui for 8 years she returned to Leavenworth and joined the Marlin Handbells. Terri's music background includes voice, piano and flute. "Playing music keeps my brain agile and my soul happy."

Ivan Bowman has lived in many far-away places including Laos and Nigeria. He currently lives in Wenatchee, is a member of the Columbia Chorale. 

Sandi Hendrickson lives in Cashmere, earned her O.T. degree at Mt. Hood College and currently "plays" with kids at Ohana O.T., a pediatric outpatient sensory integration clinic. During her free time, she’s riding her horses, boating on Lake Chelan or doting on her two grandkids.

Ruth Hull, Wenatchee, moved to Wenatchee from San Diego. She is a wife, mother of four, and grandmother of ten. She is active in both church music and Bible study.

Ginny Langum has been involved with handbells for more than 30 years,  joining the Marlin Handbell Ringers 20 years ago. She has 3 grown children and 8 beautiful grandchildren. Both she and husband Dick are retired from public school education and love to travel in their motor home.

Joyce Phipps, a Cashmere native, now lives in the Leavenworth area with her husband and two youngest children. Joyce is a stay-at-home mom who home schools. She is active in church, CCC Ringers, music composition, home remodeling, and sewing. Joyce is the rehearsal director for the group.

JoAnne Prusa retired to the sunshine of Cashmere and spends her time volunteering with the Cashmere Museum, prison ministry, Performing Arts Center and juvenile court. She enjoys reading and travel, and has an ambition to visit all the National Parks. Her goal is to become organized.

Dick Rieman is a retired airline pilot and is involved in environmental projects to help save the planet for the rest of us to enjoy. Tina and Dick have been ringing bells in the Marlin group for over 30 years
Tina Rieman is a retired ski instructor, works in graphic design, and loves skiing, hiking, kayaking and anything outdoors. She coaches cross-country skiers for participation in the WA State Special Olympics. 

Cathy Vejvoda lives in Wenatchee with her husband Hank, 3 busy daughters, 2 horses, 6 chickens, 4 goats, and 3 dogs. She enjoys cooking and baking, interior design, and playing and teaching the piano. Music has been a primary focus in her life and she is pleased to be a new member of the handbell choir.  

Alex Weirich currently lives in Peshastin and works at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth. Alex grew up and attended school in the valley and graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a BA in Music. 

Rufus Woods is a first-time bell ringer from Wenatchee. As a newspaper columnist, he's a passionate advocate for building stronger, more resilient and compassionate communities. He's proud to have two sisters who are accomplished musicians and parents who generously support the arts.