Originally from Hastings, Nebraska, Peg graduated from Hastings High School and Hastings College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. She has been a music and theater educator in many rural schools throughout Nebraska, including Amherst, Green Hill, Stone School, Center District 28, Elm Creek, Odessa, and most recently Gibbon Public Schools. She has directed numerous musical ensembles, show choirs, competitive one-acts and musicals. She has also taught private voice, piano and guitar lessons in her years of teaching. Peg was recognized as “Teacher of the Month” in 1999 by Nebraska Television and “Teacher of the Year” in 2015 by the Nebraska American Legion. She is a member of the American Choral Director’s Association and the Nebraska Music Educator’s Association. She has served on the Kearney Community Theatre Board of Directors and is a proud member of the First United Methodist Church Choir and Platte River Singers. Peg is the proud mother of 3 children; Bill and Brandy of Kearney and Ben of Waukesha, Wisconsin, plus 6 grandchildren; Drew, Grace, Jack, Maren, Lauren and Reid. She is extremely honored and excited to become a part of the Crane River family!