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LaVerne Bergstrom, East Wenatchee, retired from the Washington Apple Commission, took on a new challenge as an Executive Assistant at AgroFresh, and has just retired for the second time. La Verne is a quilter, a grandmother, and loves to refinish furniture. She has been ringing with the Marlin group for over 25 year.
Terri Butler lives in Cashmere and is a licensed massage therapist. After living and working on Maui for 8 years she returned 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 Wenatchee, 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 horse, 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.

Clifford Phipps, the newest and youngest member of the group. Cliff and his younger brother are home schooled by their Mom, Joyce. Both boys ring bells with the CCC Ringers, a church group. Clifford is an active member of Young Life in Leavenworth.

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 volunteers with Cashmere Museum, Leavenworth Summer Theater, and Wenatchee Symphony. She enjoys reading and travel with a goal of visiting all the National Parks.


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. 
Vicki Stebbins lives in Wenatchee. She recently retired from her position as a Physician Assistant in the Orthopedic Department at Confluence Health.  Music has been an important part of her life since childhood and she also plays in the Columbia River Community Flute Choir and her church orchestra. She enjoys hiking, walking, cycling, reading, gardening, cooking, sewing and doing volunteer work.  

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.

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.