Eileen operates a private voice studio in addition to directing the Nebraskats as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Nebraska-Kearney and teaching classes at the Kearney Family YMCA. She is an active adjudicator and performer whose recent roles include the title role in Mary Poppins with the Minden Community Players, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun with Kearney Community Theatre, and Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! with Crane River Theater. She graduated from UNK in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and earned her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Kansas State University in 1999. She is a life member of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and the American Choral Directors Association, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Eileen sings with the Platte River Singers and serves on the board for the Kearney Concert Association. Her most important roles in life are those of wife to Mick and mother to Emma and Heath.