Jerilyn directs three bell ensembles: Northern Bronze; Bells of Ascension, which she started; and the bell ensemble at Wake Robin Retirement Community. Jerilyn's music education began early with piano, organ and voice. She also directs vocal choirs and sings with Bella Voce Women’s Chorus. A love of science led her to various degrees: BS, MS and MEd, and careers as a medical technologist, plant researcher, and high school chemistry and biology educator. "Retired" since 2006, she enjoys hiking, skiing, kayaking at her cottage on South Pond, and sitting with a great book.